Lot 427    

Two Montana Territorial Warrants for Stock Inspectors,
American History Auction / June 24, 2009
one before, one after statehood. First is for 1891 for Territory of Montana, from the Stock Inspector and Detective Fund; with lithograph of cattle on left side. Second for 1892, State of Montana, from the Sheep Inspector and Indemnity Fund; with lithograph of ram on left.

Provenance:  
The Thomas Minckler Collection of Western Americana


Condition:  
Expected cancellations, stamps, etc., otherwise very good.
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Quarter Plate Ruby Ambrotype of Armed Private,
Lot # 139 - Quarter Plate Ruby Ambrotype of Armed Private,
a rather heavy-set anonymous infantryman sits for his portrait next to the photographer’s patriotic flag draped stand. Gilded numerals 99 (or 97) on his kepi indicate a soldier from a high numbered Indiana, Illinois, New York, Ohio, or Pennsylvania regiment. The rifle musket is the M1855 with disti... > Item Details
Rocky Mountain Pioneer Luke Voorhees 1892 Letter Resigning from the Cheyenne Club,
Lot # 413 - Rocky Mountain Pioneer Luke Voorhees 1892 Letter Resigning from the Cheyenne Club,
and requesting his annual fees, if possible. 1p, on letterhead of Voorhees' company, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska and S. Dakota Mail and Stage Co. of Cheyenne, 14 Jan. 1892. Second letter on similar letterhead signed by George Voorhees, 29 June 1896, with cover. Addressed to Will Kelly of Ann Arbor, ... > Item Details
Female Slave and Child, Sixth Plate Ambrotype,
Lot # 59 - Female Slave and Child, Sixth Plate Ambrotype,
While a typical pose – she holds a white girl in her lap – the African American sitter is hardly typical of the genre. Her hair is carefully and stylishly coifed, she is dressed in a finely tinted dress, and wears a wide array of delicately tinted gold jewelry, including earring, a brooch, rings an... > Item Details
Three Billheads from Fort Steele, Wyoming to the Sharp's Rifle Company,
Lot # 361 - Three Billheads from Fort Steele, Wyoming to the Sharp's Rifle Company,
all from J. W. Hugus & Co., Post Traders. First from 27 Oct. 1876 requesting a 30 inch, 40 cal. barrel. Second is postcard dated 18 Jan 1877 requesting 3 main lever springs. Third from 27 Sept. 1878 with list, including a military rifle, a bullet mold and seater, shells, and more. Mr. Hugus then spe... > Item Details
Rare S.J. Morrow Stereoview of the Fort Benton, Montana Levee,
Lot # 625 - Rare S.J. Morrow Stereoview of the Fort Benton, Montana Levee,
a view on regular-sized yellow mount from Stanley Morrow's series The Great North-West, with photographer's Yankton, Dakota Territory credit; manuscript title below image 113 Nellie Peck discharging cargo at Ft. Benton. Nellie Peck, a stern-wheel packet with wood hull was built in Brownsville, PA in... > Item Details
Full Plate Tintype of an Ohio Town,
Lot # 8 - Full Plate Tintype of an Ohio Town,
a ca 1888 reverse tintype of a group of men, women, and children standing in front of what appears to be a general store in the northwestern village of Montpelier, Ohio. Two printed signs posted on the fence at right advertise the Montpelier Fair Sept. 4, 5, 6, 7, 1888. An African-American woman and... > Item Details
J.C. Grabill Photograph of a <i>Black Hills Treasure Coach</i> Signed by Capt. Thomas McDougal, 7th Cavalry,
Lot # 502 - J.C. Grabill Photograph of a Black Hills Treasure Coach Signed by Capt. Thomas McDougal, 7th Cavalry,
a boudoir-style image, 7.75 x 4.5" on larger mount with Grabill's Sturgis, Dakota Territory imprint. In addition to passengers, these coaches carried bullion from the Homestake Mine. A Wells Fargo and Co. strongbox is visible chained on top of the coach. > Item Details
Eight S.J. Morrow Stereoviews of Fort Berthold, D.T.,
Lot # 624 - Eight S.J. Morrow Stereoviews of Fort Berthold, D.T.,
lot of eight views from Morrow's series The Great North-West with the following titles written below each image: 22 Interior of Ft. Berthold, D.T. Oldest Trading Post on Miss Riv; 24 Medicine Lodge, Ft. Berthold D.T.; 120 Mandan Village. Ft. Berthold D.T.; 125 Section of Gros Ventres Village. Ft. Be... > Item Details
Wild West Poster,
Lot # 789 - Wild West Poster,
a chromolithograph advertising Buffalo Ranch Real Wild West, a show that offers A Lesson in the History of Pioneer Days and Games of the Real Red Men / Camel Races, printed by the Riverside Print Co., Milwaukee, 20.75" x 55.5", framed, 22.75" x 57.25". The poster features a group of men racing camel... > Item Details
Three CDVs of Ute Indians by Chamberlain of Denver, Colorado,
Lot # 662 - Three CDVs of Ute Indians by Chamberlain of Denver, Colorado,
ca. 1860s, each with his Larimer St. backmark. Includes a close view portrait of an Indian wearing a .44-40 cartridge belt; another of four braves, one armed with a lever action rifle, another with a revolver, another with a percussion rifle; and possibly a copy of five elaborately dressed Indians. > Item Details
West Point Superintendent Thomas H. Ruger's Annotated Copy of USMA Regulations,
Lot # 282 - West Point Superintendent Thomas H. Ruger's Annotated Copy of USMA Regulations,
full title: Regulations for the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, New York. New York: Baldwin & Jones, Printers, 1866. 12mo in brown cloth boards, gilt title on front, 74pp. (Then) Colonel Thomas Ruger served as Superintendent of West Point from 1871 - 1876. A graduate of the class of 1854, Ruge... > Item Details
Four Sixth Plates of Navy Tars,
Lot # 142 - Four Sixth Plates of Navy Tars,
three tintypes and one tinted ambrotype of anonymous Civil War Navy enlisted men wearing typical fatigue blouse and round cloth cap without tally. None of ratings show specialty patches. Three of the four sailors are just boys. > Item Details
Buchanan and Breckinridge Political Textile,
Lot # 15 - Buchanan and Breckinridge Political Textile,
a cotton banner promoting Buchanan and Breckinridge!, the Democratic nominees for U.S. President and Vice President in 1856, with a spread-winged eagle holding a small Buchanan and Breckinridge banner at top center; 12" x 15.5", framed, 12.75" x 16.75". A rare textile from the 1856 campaign, not in ... > Item Details
Thomas Jefferson and James Madison Autographed Ship Document, July 16, 1804,
Lot # 96 - Thomas Jefferson and James Madison Autographed Ship Document, July 16, 1804,
16 July 1804. Partially printed document signed by Thomas Jefferson as President (1801-1809), James Madison as Secretary of State (President 1809-1817), and David Gelston as Collector of Customs in the port of New York (1801-1820) (Gelston papers at Mystic Seaport Library). Also signed by Maliley Ge... > Item Details
Photographic Archive of General Thomas Ruger & Family (1833-1907),
Lot # 258 - Photographic Archive of General Thomas Ruger & Family (1833-1907),
comprising 4 different views of Ruger in uniform, 4 cartes of Mrs. Ruger, the former Helen Lydia Moore, with two CDVs of daughter Nellie (b. 1859), all originally contained in a small period envelope inked Our Pictures. Plus a printed memorial under cellophane wraps, ostensibly from Ruger’s funeral,... > Item Details
M.T. Hamilton Stage Coach at Yosemite Falls, California Photograph,
Lot # 504 - M.T. Hamilton Stage Coach at Yosemite Falls, California Photograph,
an anonymous albumen photograph of a group of well-dressed men and women seated in or standing in front of a horse-drawn M.T. Hamilton Stage Coach, with the beautiful landscape of Yosemite Falls as their backdrop; 6.5" x 8.75", mounted on cardstock that has been trimmed, 8" x 11". > Item Details
Brigadier General Joseph F. Knipe (1823-1901), Autographed CDV,
Lot # 262 - Brigadier General Joseph F. Knipe (1823-1901), Autographed CDV,
with imprint of Klauber & Campbell, Louisville, ink signed on verso, Truly Yours/Ths F. Knipe/Brig Genl Vols. Wearing a formidable 12th Corps star on his slouch hat, Knipe joined, as colonel of the 46th Pennsylvania in August 1861 and was wounded at Cedar Mountain in August 1862. He led a brigade a... > Item Details
Twelve CDVs of the 10th Rhode Island in Camp,
Lot # 163 - Twelve CDVs of the 10th Rhode Island in Camp,
a sublime collection of mostly anonymous enlisted men with one Company D officer tentatively identified—all candid views of soldiers engaged in various camp chores. Five cartes are back marked Frank Rowell, Prov. R.I. with one unidentified man seated on an ammunition crate showing D/10 insignia on ... > Item Details
William Henry Jackson Stereoviews of Zuni Pueblo,
Lot # 569 - William Henry Jackson Stereoviews of Zuni Pueblo,
lot of seven views, all with Jackson's studio imprint and Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey of the Territories mark on recto. A variety of views taken from roof tops and streets within Zuni Pueblo. > Item Details
Two Annual Reports by Gen. Thomas H. Ruger,
Lot # 297 - Two Annual Reports by Gen. Thomas H. Ruger,
each 12mo in printed paper wraps. First for the Department of Dakota, dated 15 Sept, 1888, pages (as typical, each section numbered separately): 18, 1, 32, 9, 20, 1, 2, 9, 7, 1, 6, 2, 12, 1. Second written when Ruger was head of the Department of California, Report of Operations Against the Sioux In... > Item Details
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