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Sixth Plate Daguerreotypes of Musicians With Their Flutes,
American History Auction / June 24, 2009
lot of 2, including a sixth plate daguerreotype portrait of a handsome young gentleman proudly displaying a flute in his right hand, in full case; and a sixth plate daguerreotype portrait of two young boys, the eldest displaying a flute across his lap while the other grasps a hat with his left hand, in full case.

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First has minor tarnish in upper right corner; both cases rehinged.
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S.F. Fansler Photographs of Crow and Sioux Dancers at Little Big Horn Festival,
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S.J. Morrow Stereoview of Two Sioux Warriors,
Lot # 613 - S.J. Morrow Stereoview of Two Sioux Warriors,
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Edward S. Curtis Signed Photograph, <i>The Old Well at Acoma</i>,
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Four Fine S.J. Morrow Stereoviews,
Lot # 604 - Four Fine S.J. Morrow Stereoviews,
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C.R. Savage Stereoview of Ute Indian Chief,
Lot # 666 - C.R. Savage Stereoview of Ute Indian Chief,
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D.F. Barry Cabinet Card of Lt. James Calhoun,
Lot # 765 - D.F. Barry Cabinet Card of Lt. James Calhoun,
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Collection of Civil War Letters of John P. Brown, Co. I, 12th Maine,
Lot # 202 - Collection of Civil War Letters of John P. Brown, Co. I, 12th Maine,
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Edward S. Curtis Signed Photograph of Mounted Apsaroke Warrior,
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Rare S.J. Morrow Stereoview of the Fort Benton, Montana Levee,
Lot # 625 - Rare S.J. Morrow Stereoview of the Fort Benton, Montana Levee,
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Texas Jack Front Page Woodcut in <i>New York Weekly</i>,
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Lot of Eleven Maine Civil War CDVs,
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Cabinet Card Photograph by Mora of Actor in Western Attire,
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Three Fine S.J. Morrow Stereoviews,
Lot # 628 - Three Fine S.J. Morrow Stereoviews,
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Rare 1885 Articles of Incorporation for a Wyoming Territory Cattle Company,
Lot # 423 - Rare 1885 Articles of Incorporation for a Wyoming Territory Cattle Company,
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Two Pieces of Ephemera from the Studio of L.A. Huffman,
Lot # 320 - Two Pieces of Ephemera from the Studio of L.A. Huffman,
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Fine Territorial Arizona Letter and Circular Regarding a Stagecoach Robbery,
Lot # 390 - Fine Territorial Arizona Letter and Circular Regarding a Stagecoach Robbery,
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Early 19th Century Diary of a Trip on the Ohio River and its Tributaries,
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Three 19th Century Military Manuals,
Lot # 274 - Three 19th Century Military Manuals,
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Four CDVs of Identified Army Surgeons,
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