Lot 17    

1887 Morgan Silver Dollar Photo Locket,
2008, Historic Americana Auction, Dec 4 & 5
this dollar coin/locket is so well made that with the naked eye one cannot tell it has been altered, with reverse having a spot, that when pushed, opens the locket to reveal milled interior with space for 1" diameter circular photograph.

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Minor wear to coin, VG+.
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Photograph of Indian Council at Driving of the Last Spike of the NPRR By F.J. Haynes,
Lot # 332 - Photograph of Indian Council at Driving of the Last Spike of the NPRR By F.J. Haynes,
showing a group of Crow seated near the wood frame station house; with separate title line Indian Council at Last Spike, N.P. Railroad, Sept. 8, 1883 tacked to card stock, image 6.5" x 9", title line .75" x 9". > Item Details
Pawnee Bill Archive,
Lot # 448 - Pawnee Bill Archive,
ca. 1930-50s, involving the attempts to get a biography of Major Gordon W. "Pawnee Bill" Lillie published, made into a movie, and/or made into a serial radio program. The central character of the archive is John C. Johnson, a hearing-aid dealer, sometime herbalist and biographer of Pawnee Bill from ... > Item Details
17-Jewel Howard Pocket Watch Presented to QM Sgt. R.C. Durland, from 161st Co. C.A.C.,
Lot # 499 - 17-Jewel Howard Pocket Watch Presented to QM Sgt. R.C. Durland, from 161st Co. C.A.C.,
open face gold-filled pocket watch marked Howard on enameled dial, interior movement cover engraved Presented To Q.M. Sgt. R.C. Durland by the enlisted men of the 161st Co. C.A.C. Feb. 20, 1911 and marked by the company Howard Watch Co., movement marked Howard Watch Co. Boston U.S.A. 17 Jewel 106948... > Item Details
Real Photo Post Cards of 1920's Indianapolis 500,
Lot # 1690 - Real Photo Post Cards of 1920's Indianapolis 500,
includes three titled in negatives Joe Boyer Winner 500 Mile Race Indpls. Motor Speedway May 30, 1924 PLUS Jimmy Murphy 3rd Place 500 Mile Race Indpls. Motor Speedway May 30, 1924, 1922 Winner, Holder of Track Record For 500 Miles (94.48 M.P.H.) at Wheel of Miller Special, PLUS Earl Cooper A Real V... > Item Details
A Scarce S.J. Morrow Stereoview of Luther <i>Yellowstone</i> Kelly in Mock Combat,
Lot # 323 - A Scarce S.J. Morrow Stereoview of Luther Yellowstone Kelly in Mock Combat,
on regular-sized yellow mount, from the Wild Indians of Dakota series and with Marrow's Yankton, Dakota Territory credit; printed title Hand to Hand below image and revised in ink to Death Stroke. One of a series of images staged by Morrow of the famed scout re-enacting this fight. > Item Details
Two Photographs of U.S. Hanging of Philippine Insurgents,
Lot # 1361 - Two Photographs of U.S. Hanging of Philippine Insurgents,
cabinet-sized albumen prints (approx. 4.5 x 6.5"), not attached to cards. First shows soldiers forcing prisoners up on the scaffold at gunpoint; the second shows them adjusting nooses and tying hands behind their backs. > Item Details
Civil War Special Order Issued to Control Rowdy Troops During Transport,
Lot # 1052 - Civil War Special Order Issued to Control Rowdy Troops During Transport,
printed on 6.25" x 10" card stock with triple line border and bold heading reading Connecticut River Rail Road, and being an order from Major General Dix, Dept. of the East, N.Y.C., dated April 18, 1864, General Order No. 30 reading in part Frequent complaints having been made at these Headquarters,... > Item Details
Western Chaps,
Lot # 399 - Western Chaps,
brown leather with some fancy stitching on the outer edges. Marked on the belt in an oval S.C. Gallup-Saddle Co, Pueblo. > Item Details
Thomas Edison 1923 ANS,
Lot # 282 - Thomas Edison 1923 ANS,
1p, approx. 5" x 8", n.d., n.p., 1923 written in upper right corner in another hand (possibly Buchanan's). This note to Jaffrey Buchanan involves the day-to-day operation of a large company. Thomas Edison (1847 - 1931) relocated his business from the famous Menlo Park to its final home in West Orang... > Item Details
Civil War CDV of Libby Prison,
Lot # 1129 - Civil War CDV of Libby Prison,
showing Union tent encampment set up in front after the fall of Richmond, with printed text and imprint of Seldon & Co., Richmond on reverse. AUCTIONEER'S NOTE: We have been informed that this is actually Libby while under Confederate control (Stars and Bars battleflag is flying over prison) in the ... > Item Details
F.B. Carpenter Engraving of Abraham Lincoln, 1866,
Lot # 1544 - F.B. Carpenter Engraving of Abraham Lincoln, 1866,
sheet just under 18 x 23", facsimile signature below image. Notes in corners From life by F. B. Carpenter 1864 to left of image, with engraver's note to right. Copyright by Carpenter in 1866 in the Southern District of New York. Probably a memorial piece, but definitely not one of Abe's better hair ... > Item Details
Two Ohio & West Virginia Civil War CDV Albums,
Lot # 108 - Two Ohio & West Virginia Civil War CDV Albums,
a large wartime album compiled by Maria Susan Hanna, wife of Lieutenant Robert H. Jones, 5th US Cavalry, containing nine military subjects among 41 assorted civilian men (12), women (21) and children (8) with surnames of Hanna, Dickam, Morford, Walterhouse, Rhodes and Hawk, with most presumably re... > Item Details
1877 History of Monroe County NY,
Lot # 1331 - 1877 History of Monroe County NY,
full title being 1788 History of Monroe County, New York; With Illustrations Descriptive of its Scenery, Palatial Residences, Public Buildings, Fine Blocks, and Important Manufactories, from Original Sketches by Artists of the Highest Ability., anonymous, 1877, Philadelphia, Everts, Ensign & Everts,... > Item Details
Huge Lot of Early Photographs,
Lot # 1406 - Huge Lot of Early Photographs,
of more than 157 individual 19th and early 20th century images, including 42+ cdv-sized and other tintypes; 79 paper cartes de visite; 21 cabinet cards; 33 miscellaneous albumen and silver gelatin card mounted images; and three pieces of photographic jewelry. A potpourri of portraits, actors and act... > Item Details
A Gathering of Henry Brown Stereoviews of New Mexico Pueblos,
Lot # 365 - A Gathering of Henry Brown Stereoviews of New Mexico Pueblos,
lot of 19; 17 arched and square views mounted on yellow cardstock with Brown's Santa Fe studio imprint and captions on recto, printed descriptions on verso; images show the pueblos of Acoma, Santo Domingo, Taos, San Juan, and Cochiti; plus one view of Cochiti with Bennett and Brown's Santa Fe backma... > Item Details
Group of 1780s Legal Documents Including Nathan Levy, 1st Jewish Businessman in Philadelphia,
Lot # 1295 - Group of 1780s Legal Documents Including Nathan Levy, 1st Jewish Businessman in Philadelphia,
lot of 6, includes an 8" x 13" partially-printed document being a bond of John Moore and Thomas McGuire of Fredericks Co., Va. to Levy and Franks (1st Jewish-owned company in Philadelphia, established in 1737), dated 1749, with two seals affixed to lower right margin; a partially-printed document si... > Item Details
Fine H.H. Bennett Stereoview of Big Bear, A Winnebago,
Lot # 375 - Fine H.H. Bennett Stereoview of Big Bear, A Winnebago,
albumen 4.24" x 7" card with arch-top views from the series Wanderings among the Wonders and Beauties of Wisconsin Scenery; caption below image Among the Winnebago Indians/ 1131. Big Bear. > Item Details
Four Large Format Western Cattle Ranch Photographs,
Lot # 1800 - Four Large Format Western Cattle Ranch Photographs,
all 8” x 10”, on original 11” x 13.75” card stock mounts showing an unknown western cattle ranch in winter or early spring with light snow on the ground. One image shows the ranching family, all mounted with ranch house in background with father and mother at right and two sons, each with either rif... > Item Details
Libbie Custer Signed Copy of <i>Boots & Saddles</i>,
Lot # 1188 - Libbie Custer Signed Copy of Boots & Saddles,
8vo, with embossed red cloth boards, New York, 1913, Harper Brothers, 315pp, with inked presentation inscription on front end paper reading To my dear friend Julia from Elizabeth B. Custer. After Custer's death on the Little Big Horn in 1876, his wife, Elizabeth "Libbie" Bacon Custer spent the rema... > Item Details
Original 1817 Green County, Ohio Manuscript Survey Maps, Signed By Edward Tiffin,
Lot # 250 - Original 1817 Green County, Ohio Manuscript Survey Maps, Signed By Edward Tiffin,
with twelve 11" x 14" inked maps on folded paper, each signed lower right by Tiffin and dated with one labeled Plat of the United States lands in the County of Green drawn to scale by Saml. Williams, Clerk in the Surveyor Generals Office, and not signed by Tiffin. Lot also includes a folded page of ... > Item Details
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