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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Cabinet Card of Hunter and His Dog,
Lot # 26 - Cabinet Card of Hunter and His Dog,
with imprint of G.C. Acker, Bedord, Iowa. The hunter armed to the teeth with a double barreled shotgun, a tip-up pistol, a bowie knife, and a .32 cal revolver, his dog sports a comically large collar. > Item Details
From Life CDV of CSA General Franklin Gardner,
Lot # 194 - From Life CDV of CSA General Franklin Gardner,
with imprint of “Theo. Lillienthal, New Orleans” issued in 1863. A transplanted Yankee and ex-regular, Gardner won two brevets in Mexico before throwing his lot with the Confederacy and joining as a regular Lt. Colonel of infantry in March 1861. Promoted to Brigadier General in April 1862 Gardner ... > Item Details
Rinehart Platinum Print of Native American,
Lot # 360 - Rinehart Platinum Print of Native American,
7.25 x 9.25" titled in negative, "White Swan, Crow, No. 815, Copyright 1898, F.A. Rinehart, Omaha." "The Rookwood Pottery Co." with "April 1899" hand-written below. > 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
Blue Decorated Salt Glazed Stoneware Jars,
Lot # 696 - Blue Decorated Salt Glazed Stoneware Jars,
lot of 2. Includes a Penn. example with straight & wavy lines in cobalt surrounding #2 in freehand; 11.5" high x 7" d.; AND a jar with painted flowering branch and #2 with painted lines at sides and bottom; 11" high x 8" d. > Item Details
Memphis Civil War Occupation Newspaper,
Lot # 278 - Memphis Civil War Occupation Newspaper,
single folded newssheet from the "Evening Times Extra", dated August 24, 1864. Discusses local battles and citizens detained on various charges by Union forces, 12" x 17", printed on one side only. > Item Details
Finely Engraved 1853 Scottish Powder horn,
Lot # 137 - Finely Engraved 1853 Scottish Powder horn,
with presentation inscription; "Presented By D.C. To Charles Henderson, Glasgow", scenes with identifying inscriptions include "Edinburgh Arms"; Hollyrod Palace & Views of Edinburgh"; "St. Andrews Kirk"; "Tron Kirk"; "Nelson's Monument"; "Edinburgh University"; St. Gile's Cathedral"; "Royal Institut... > Item Details
Scarce Indian Wars Dress Shoulder Boards, 8th Infantry,
Lot # 391 - Scarce Indian Wars Dress Shoulder Boards, 8th Infantry,
with braided gilt metal edging and oak leaves, flanking a silver woven wire "8" on dress white felt ground with shield breasted eagle buttons with "I" (infantry) in shield, 6.6" long. Marked on brass mounting bar "M.C. Lilley & Co./Columbus/Ohio.". > Item Details
Civil War Battle Prang & Co. Chromolithograph
Lot # 268 - Civil War Battle Prang & Co. Chromolithograph
entitled "Sheridan's final cavalry charge at Winchester", dated 1880, Boston, signed in print by artist "Thurstrup," in period oak frame. 14.75 x 21" visible. > Item Details
Rare Percussion Cap Dispenser,
Lot # 147 - Rare Percussion Cap Dispenser,
with ring pivot, stamped on back in oval "A. Boche Paris", 3.5" long x 1.2" wide x .25" thick, nice old patina. > Item Details
Rare First Edition of 1875 Hawaiian Guide.
Lot # 309 - Rare First Edition of 1875 Hawaiian Guide.
WHITNEY, Henry M. "The Hawaiian Guide Book for Travelers; Containing a Brief Description of the Hawaiian Islands, Their Harbors, Agricultural Resources, Plantations, Scenery, Volcanoes, Climate, Population and Commerce." Honolulu: Henry M. Whitney, 1875. First edition. Small octavo. [12, ads], 144 p... > Item Details
Rare Early CDV of Jeff Davis,
Lot # 201 - Rare Early CDV of Jeff Davis,
offered by the “Ladies Southern Aid Association” on behalf of the “family of Jefferson Davis” for a contribution “of not more than one dollar.” Verso bears an orange two-cent revenue stamp and 1865 cancellation date with marvelous graphics in the style of a business card. The image of the Ex-Presi... > Item Details
Early French Automobile Hand-Colored Lithograph by Gamy,
Lot # 492 - Early French Automobile Hand-Colored Lithograph by Gamy,
showing a two seater race car on a banked speedway in an Excelsior. Framed; 17.5" x 34.5" Frame 19.5" x 36.5" > Item Details
A. Ferguson Patented Spotlight Lantern,
Lot # 815 - A. Ferguson Patented Spotlight Lantern,
designed to be used as a hand held spotlight. Tin, 9" high with brass medallion label "PAT'D JUNE 4, 1878 A. FERGUSON, THOS. J. CONWAY SOLE AGENT N.Y." > Item Details
Ambrotype of Hammer Dulcimer Player,
Lot # 4 - Ambrotype of Hammer Dulcimer Player,
anonymous sixth plate in a pressed paper case, showing a young girl holding two hammers and peering over her dulcimer. The first such image of this type of musical instrument we've seen in 20 years! > Item Details
Fine  Ambrotype of a Civil War Captain and Friend,
Lot # 169 - Fine Ambrotype of a Civil War Captain and Friend,
a quarter plate ruby ambro that recorded the bond of friendship between two obviously debonair Victorian fellows. They must have thought of themselves as quite rakish, yet for all the confident demeanor their barely disguised youth betrays a lack of worldly experience. They both clench pipes, prop... > Item Details
John Wilkes Booth Theater Broadside,
Lot # 72 - John Wilkes Booth Theater Broadside,
Boston Museum, Jan. 19, 1863. "In Rehearsal -- The Celebrated Opera Bouffe, The Doctor of Alcantara! John Wilkes Booth Will appear on Monday Evening, Jan. 19th." Booth was a well-known actor in his day, and son of an actor, but a Southern sympathizer. He is best-known today, of course, as President ... > Item Details
U.S. Navy Civil War Class of 1863,
Lot # 212 - U.S. Navy Civil War Class of 1863,
albumen photograph, 8.75 x 6.25" mounted on larger cream board, possibly by Joshua Appleby Williams, Newport, Rhode Island. An exceptional image showing the class of '63 standing before the "Old Stone Mill" in Newport, many holding octancts, gimbaled compasses, sextants and other instruments. Manu... > Item Details
Early American Baskets,
Lot # 652 - Early American Baskets,
lot of 3, all 19th century American. Includes a nice split hickory buttocks shape with nice old varnish finish; 14" wide x 10.5" high; PLUS a nice cane & split hickory round basket with notched handle; 7" d. x 8" high; AND a grass opal basket with ruffled & turned down lip, 8" long x 5" wide x 2" h... > Item Details
Great Nebraska Trappers Photograph,
Lot # 347 - Great Nebraska Trappers Photograph,
5 x 7" silver gelatin image on larger mount, showing two trappers posed with their catch. At least 63 pelts hang on drying frames on the side of a board building, the trappers posed with their leg-hold traps. Titled in negative "Hinkle and Owen. Stella Neb. 24 Days Catch." > Item Details
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