Lot 19    

Cartes De Visite of 19th Century Personalities,
2002 Americana & Decorative Arts. November 20.
lot of 26. Includes 12 from life portraits of Longfellow and his wife; Washington Irving; Alfred Tennyson; Halleck; T.S. Arthur; Park Benjamin; Edgar A. Poe; Nathaniel Hawthorne; Tom Thumb and Lavinia Stratton. Photographers include Anthony, Fredricks, Black and others. Remaining portraits heavily retouched or from engravings.

Condition:  
Most with trimmed corners; engravings heavily trimmed.
Est $150 - $250
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Early French Automobile Hand-Colored Lithographs by Gamy
Lot # 482 - Early French Automobile Hand-Colored Lithographs by Gamy
Two hand-colored lithographs by Gamy matted in a single frame; each measures 34" x 17"; "THE SPLITDORF MAGNETO GRAND PRIX OF AMERICA 1910" shows two man racing a single car through the countryside, leaving a trail of dust behind. In the upper right of the painting is an inset of an automobile engine... > Item Details
Louisiana State Militia Officers Sword,
Lot # 225 - Louisiana State Militia Officers Sword,
with 31" double edged sword with 1/2 length fuller, with acid etched patriotic and floral designs on blade, cast knights helm pommel, ribbed ivory grip, spread eagle wings quillons, with shield shaped langets, total length 37.5". Brass scabbard with double carrying rings, simple top mounted plate t... > Item Details
Rare Hawaiian Stereoviews By Chase,
Lot # 22 - Rare Hawaiian Stereoviews By Chase,
lot of 5, three with his 64 and 66 Fort St. Honolulu backmark. Includes three scenes in and around Kilauea volcano, a view of the "Punch Bowl" volcano, and a coconut grove "Wikiki Oahu Residence of King Kamahameha [sic] V." PLUS another maker's view of a carved wooden Hawaiian idol on exhibit at th... > Item Details
Brass Kettles,
Lot # 640 - Brass Kettles,
lot of 2, American mid-19th century. Each spun brass with iron bale handle. Worn maker's mark on one; 12.5" d. x 9" high & 13" d. x 8" high. > Item Details
Theorem of Fruit,
Lot # 765 - Theorem of Fruit,
19th century American, depicting a Chinese export porcelain bowl with blue painted landscape, toppled on it side and spilling its fruit & flowers onto the table top. Mounted in a 1" wide gilt frame 24" wide x 19" high. > Item Details
Bedford Co, Tennessee 1847 Slave Receipt,
Lot # 109 - Bedford Co, Tennessee 1847 Slave Receipt,
for the purchase of "one Negro boy John...about nineteen years old" for $750. E.D. Rushing to W. Jackson. Receipt 5.5 x 8", Aug. 12, 1847, witnessed on verso in March 1849. > Item Details
Chippendale Mirror,
Lot # 752 - Chippendale Mirror,
American, 18th century, with original glass, old but not original finish; 11" wide x 18.25" high. > Item Details
George III Inlaid Game Table,
Lot # 517 - George III Inlaid Game Table,
mahogany, with satin wood string inlay on top edge and skirt, oval panel inlay at top of tapered Hepplewhite-style legs and string inlay 3" above feet. Closes to squared "D" shape with rear gateleg, opens to 38" square with canted corners, 29.5" high. > Item Details
Cdv of Abolitionist Gerrit Smith,
Lot # 103 - Cdv of Abolitionist Gerrit Smith,
(1797-1874), philanthropist and supporter of numerous social programs. Smith worked his father's estate along with slaves (before New York's abolition in 1827), becoming an abolitionist for life. Although Smith seems to have "experimented" with tobacco and alcohol while at Hamilton College, he becam... > Item Details
Scarce Horace Greeley Illustrated Campaign Sheet Music,
Lot # 78 - Scarce Horace Greeley Illustrated Campaign Sheet Music,
with a portrait of Greeley and "OUR NEXT PRESIDENT" above and "HORACE GREELEY'S MARCH" below. Published by Horace Waters, New York. > Item Details
Joseph R. Good 39th Missouri CDV Albums,
Lot # 181 - Joseph R. Good 39th Missouri CDV Albums,
lot of 2. Captain Good’s complete 1860’s photo archive in two beautiful leather albums containing six military CDV’s among seventy-one additional civilian relatives and lithographs of Presidents. Three of the military cartes are identified in ink, including two different views of Captain Joseph R.... > Item Details
Abraham Lincoln Springfield Autograph,
Lot # 425 - Abraham Lincoln Springfield Autograph,
24 Aug. 1860, probably during the campaign of that year. This is a short note on 1 panel of a folded letter sheet to one H.S. Johnson, Esq. "Dear Sir -- Herewith I send you my autograph which you request. / Yours truly / A. Lincoln." Only signature in Lincoln's hand. > Item Details
Sterling Child's Mug Dated 1881,
Lot # 681 - Sterling Child's Mug Dated 1881,
marked Whiting M.F.G. Co. (Providence, R.I.) Sterling, gilt washed interior reeded "C" shaped handle, with lovely engraved boy and girl seated on flowering tree branch, with "Morley 1881" on front, 3" diameter x 3.5" high. > Item Details
Green River Chromolithographed Whiskey Sign,
Lot # 799 - Green River Chromolithographed Whiskey Sign,
on poster board, mounted in old, not period, frame, 14.2" x 18". Classic chromolithograph of an African American man leading mule with jug of Green River whiskey strapped to saddle. > Item Details
Mark Twain Autographed Photograph,
Lot # 466 - Mark Twain Autographed Photograph,
by Alvin Langdon Coburn,of Clemens in his later years, matted and signed on mat, plus a second clipped signature. Both signed "Mark Twain." Photo is 6 x 8". Both framed together under glass. > Item Details
Miniature Watercolor Portrait,
Lot # 589 - Miniature Watercolor Portrait,
of a young gentleman with wild hair in high collared frock coat. Image is 2.25" wide by 3" high, in modern reproduction frame, 5" x 5.7". > Item Details
Mottled Brown Glazed Yelloware Batter Pitcher,
Lot # 686 - Mottled Brown Glazed Yelloware Batter Pitcher,
early 19th century yelloware batter pitcher, probably East Liverpool, Ohio. This nicely wheel thrown piece has a 3 ribbed extruded strap handle and pinched spout, nice early barrel-shaped with clear glazed interior and mottled Rockingham-type brown glazed exterior; 4" high x 6" d. > Item Details
1840'S Watercolor of a Young Lady,
Lot # 655 - 1840'S Watercolor of a Young Lady,
in her late teens, standing in striped dress, holding a rose in right hand & white lace bonnet in other, red bead necklace. > Item Details
Howell Cobb ALS Plus,
Lot # 442 - Howell Cobb ALS Plus,
including a 1p. letter to his son John, Athens, 9 July 1855. In this he notes that "Mrs. Thomas is at me about that debt of mine....upon which there is now due about three thousand dollars and for which she holds a mortgage on some of my negroes." He asks John to call her to say that he (John) is re... > Item Details
Christmas Tree Fences,
Lot # 501 - Christmas Tree Fences,
lot of 2, both 19th century. Includes a nice 4-part fence, picket type with false gate, flanked by turned posts, forms square 18.5"; AND an accordion/split rail type which can be arranged in many different forms, but when circular it is 30" d. > Item Details
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