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.

Most with trimmed corners; engravings heavily trimmed.
Est $150 - $250
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Civil War Photograph of Ruins of Gaines Mills,
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Currier & Ives Lincoln Political Cartoon,
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Autographed Wright Flyer Silver Print,
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Early 19th Century English Bone China,
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Photograph of Prairie Turtle, by Alexander Gardner,
Lot # 354 - Photograph of Prairie Turtle, by Alexander Gardner,
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Cast Iron Figural Bookends,
Lot # 644 - Cast Iron Figural Bookends,
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Sam Houston Autographed Book,
Lot # 423 - Sam Houston Autographed Book,
Fremont, Brevet Captain J.C. "Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the Year 1842, and to Oregon and North California in the Years 1842-43." Original embossed cloth. Washington. 1845. An otherwise unremarkable copy of Fremont's report, lacking the large folding map, but bol... > Item Details
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Presidential Postmaster Appointments,
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Lincoln Campaign Ferro in Shell,
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Cast Iron Piggy Bank from Pottstown, Pa.,
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Chalkware Lamb,
Lot # 624 - Chalkware Lamb,
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Signed and Dated Early Appliqué Quilt,
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American Redware,
Lot # 715 - American Redware,
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Cast Iron Anti-Chinese Figural Padlock,
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