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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Photograph of Clam Fish, by Alexander Gardner,
Lot # 353 - Photograph of Clam Fish, by Alexander Gardner,
albumen print, 5 x 7.5" mounted on larger board, titled in negative "Warm Springs" and with typed strip paper label "487. Warm Srpings. (Histo) Clam Fish." Negative probably taken by Alexander Gardner as part of a treaty delegation in Washington in 1872. Likely printed later by the Bureau of America... > Item Details
Hoover & Smith Campaign Cello Pamphlet,
Lot # 99 - Hoover & Smith Campaign Cello Pamphlet,
9.25 x 5.5" overall, folded into thirds to 3 x 5.5". The front of the 2 outer flaps has a "?" and "Our Next President / Hoover / Smith." One has green cellophane in an oval, the other red. When the pamphlet is opened, if one puts the red flap over the center, Hoover's face appears in the oval and on... > Item Details
Cast Iron Piggy Bank from Pottstown, Pa.,
Lot # 515 - Cast Iron Piggy Bank from Pottstown, Pa.,
in walking position with "Norco Foundry & Specialty Co. Pottstown Pa." on left side & "Buy At Norco And Save" on right. Original flesh tone, red & black paint. > Item Details
Mortised Bucket Bench,
Lot # 796 - Mortised Bucket Bench,
mortised construction with bootjack ends, lower shelf mortised, upper is lap-jointed with wood pegs; 40" long x 12.5" deep x 31" high. > Item Details
Quarter Plate Tintype of Armed Union Soldier & Flag,
Lot # 166 - Quarter Plate Tintype of Armed Union Soldier & Flag,
an unknown Maine photographer documented by his use of a carved wooden “US” oval plate prop worn over the rectangular belt plate to effect a positive “US” in the finished photograph. This photographer is also recognized by the use of a partially bunted flag always extending from the left field. Th... > Item Details
McKinley Dinner Loving Cup,
Lot # 91 - McKinley Dinner Loving Cup,
silver-plated, with 3 handles which divide the cup into 3 panels. One panel is engraved with a monogram "CCC", another panel with "President McKinley, Guest of Honor, and the third with "Annual Dinner, Oct. 30th, 1897." Cup is 2.25" high with similar diameter, the entire cup with handles is about 3.... > Item Details
Stereoview of  Dakota Territory Flat Boats,
Lot # 343 - Stereoview of Dakota Territory Flat Boats,
by F. Jay Haynes from "Scenery of the Red River Valley", series showing a landing in Fargo on Red River where flatboats are being constructed and launched. With Haynes' paper label on verso. > Item Details
Butler's 1834 History of Kentucky,
Lot # 319 - Butler's 1834 History of Kentucky,
Butler, Mann. "A History of the Commonwealth of Kentucky." 1834, Louisville: Wilcox, Dickerman and Co. 12mo, full calf with gilt spine, 396pp. Howes [B1059] notes that this "...contains the Journal of Col. George Croghan, one of the earliest accounts in English of the Ohio country...." > Item Details
Red & White Jacquard Coverlets,
Lot # 608 - Red & White Jacquard Coverlets,
lot of 2, both 19th century American. Includes a wool & linen centennial example with 16 pointed star center, U.S. shield breasted eagle & fruit baskets in corners; 77" x 85" with 1" red fringe; AND an all linen central floral medallion in rococo style with fretwork border; 83" x 86". > Item Details
Autographed Photograph of Captain Jack,
Lot # 384 - Autographed Photograph of Captain Jack,
in the twighlight of his career. Anonymous silver gelatin image, 7 x 4." Boldly inscribed "To Madame Mrs. Nicholls With a Boundless Love and Blessing J.W. Crawford Capt. Jack, 1916." > Item Details
American Pieced Quilt,
Lot # 613 - American Pieced Quilt,
mid 19th century American, calico prints & solid color fabrics in double nine patch pattern with geese in pond surrounds, in greens, red, & cream color with blue & white border, all hand quilted 82" square. > 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
Autograph of Maintenon, Wife of Louis XIV,
Lot # 458 - Autograph of Maintenon, Wife of Louis XIV,
ANS, 12mo, n.d., n.p., integral address sheet, with royal wax seal. Marquesa Francoise d'Aubigne, second wife of Louis XIV. A note written entirely in her hand addressed to a "Monsieur Mavelz (?)" informing him that he may call. Boldy signed "Maintenon." WITH an engraving of Maintenon and her child... > Item Details
Civil War Pen and Ink By John R. Chapin,
Lot # 273 - Civil War Pen and Ink By John R. Chapin,
(1823-1907), a 10 x 7" illustration of a Zouave. Signed "Chapman after a sketch by J.H. Goater," and in pencil "A Zouave. Chap IX." Chapin, a Captain in Chapin's Battery of New Jersey Militia produced this sketch for Goss' "Recollections of A Private" (1890). > Item Details
George III Mahogany Two Piece Bookcase,
Lot # 522 - George III Mahogany Two Piece Bookcase,
resting on a 2 door cabinet base with reeded legs and paneled ends. Top with stepped crown moulding, 2 doors with Sheraton sytle mullions and 3 adjustable shelves, 55.75" wide x 22" deep x 87" high. > Item Details
Civil War Sutler's Manuscript Archive,
Lot # 267 - Civil War Sutler's Manuscript Archive,
Henry Garrsion, Sutler, 2nd New York Infantry. 8 letters, 1862-1863. Although he made attempts to join his brother, Amos, out west, Henry Garrison became Sutler to the 2nd New York Infantry in Virginia. Henry Garrison left eight fine Civil War letters, including three written in the immediate afte... > Item Details
WWI Aviation Paintings by Ruttan
Lot # 403 - WWI Aviation Paintings by Ruttan
1918. A group of five paintings, all oil on canvas and framed. Canvas sizes range from 18 x 47" to 28 x 65." Meant to show various aerial scenes in WWI, includes English planes in a dogfight, downed English biplane receiving help from another English plane with rescue boat approaching; a deck scen... > Item Details
Watercolor of Shawnee Prophet, Tenskwatawa,
Lot # 143 - Watercolor of Shawnee Prophet, Tenskwatawa,
17 x 12.5" on laid paper. A fine portrait of the brother of Tecumseh, after the original portrait published by Thomas McKenney and James Hall in their monumental "History of the Indian Tribes of North America" (1837-1844). The present work of unknown age, though likely 20th century. > Item Details
Scarce Oregon American Indian Newspaper,
Lot # 382 - Scarce Oregon American Indian Newspaper,
THE INDIAN CITIZEN, Vol. I, No. I, Indian Industrail [sic] School, Forest Grove, Oregon. February 1884. Four pp, printed on a single 10 x 10" sheet, with a central fold. The Indian boarding school at Forest Grove (later Chemawa), Oregon, like its counterpart at Carlisle, Pennsylvania, was an ill-c... > Item Details
Montgomery Co, Ohio Lincoln Presidential Ballot,
Lot # 63 - Montgomery Co, Ohio Lincoln Presidential Ballot,
printed in blue and red ink on paper, 8.25 x 4.75. An unusually large ballot from the 1864 campaign. headed by "The Union It Must and Shall be Preserved" with flags and patriotic motifs. Perhaps printed in this imposing size to counteract supporters of the Copperhead Clement Vallandingham, a Montg... > Item Details
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