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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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Manuscript <i>Plan For Utilizing the Water Power of the Ohio River at Louisville, KY</i>, 1875,
Lot # 77 - Manuscript Plan For Utilizing the Water Power of the Ohio River at Louisville, KY, 1875,
by Wm. C. Coghlan, Civil Engineer and Architect, Offices 69 W. Jefferson St. Louisville, Ky. 1875. Framed and glazed, 30 x 33" overall, 27 x 30" (sight)with hand-colored details of the Louisville and Jeffersonville (IN) riverfronts, including islands and rock banks exposed at low water, and the Loui... > Item Details
Four War of 1812 Letters from Ohio with Great Content,
Lot # 82 - Four War of 1812 Letters from Ohio with Great Content,
Timothy E. Danielson. 3 ALsS to Samuel P. Hildreth, 1812.In July 1812, Lieut. T.E. Danielson raised a company of volunteers in Marietta, Ohio, for military service in the War of 1812, leading his men through a long march to the upper Ohio Country. During his service, he wrote these three letters t... > 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
Three Custer Battlefield Photographs, One Autographed by Custer Scout,
Lot # 768 - Three Custer Battlefield Photographs, One Autographed by Custer Scout,
lot includes the following unique silver gelatin photographs, ca early 1890s: one of the earliest known images of Custer's wooden cross that captures the cross facing uphill, and to the right of the monument, opposed to later published views that look downhill showing the valley and river, dedicated... > Item Details
General Thomas Ruger's Volumes Relating to West Point,
Lot # 281 - General Thomas Ruger's Volumes Relating to West Point,
including bound copies of Official Register of the Officers and Cadets..., 1849-1863 and 1864-1877. Two volumes, 16mo and 12mo respectively, bound alike in half-leather marbled paper boards, marbled endpapers, both with gilt spines. Plus unbound "Registers" for 1854 (Ruger's class) and 1876. There a... > Item Details
Partially Printed 1876 Requisition for Payment to Army Freighter, from Caldwell, KS to Fort Reno, Indian Territory,
Lot # 482 - Partially Printed 1876 Requisition for Payment to Army Freighter, from Caldwell, KS to Fort Reno, Indian Territory,
2pp Bill of Lading, quarterfold, 8.5" x 14", Caldwell, KS, 28 July 1876. For "special train" to transport 104 men of Companies G & D? "and accoutrements" of the 3rd Arty. to Ft. Reno (22 thousand pounds). Signed by Ira MacNutt, 2nd Lieut. 3rd Arty., AAQM. E. Fenlon & Co. are listed as "government c... > Item Details
Punishment Collar for Enslaved African Americans,
Lot # 56 - Punishment Collar for Enslaved African Americans,
blacksmith made, of hand-forged iron, with hinged opening and opposing hand-forged locking device. Collar 1" high, with oval 5.5 x 5.75" opening, having three pronged 8.5" spikes attached through openings in the strap.This Lot and the previous Lot (55) are both part of a collection of items relatin... > Item Details
Two Trays of Various Wisconsin GAR Pins, Badges, & Calling Cards,
Lot # 242 - Two Trays of Various Wisconsin GAR Pins, Badges, & Calling Cards,
25 assorted pieces in total. Lot includes 3 black Memorial Ribbons, a GAR Membership Star pinned to a red 1920 Baraboo, Wisconsin ribbon with original railroad tag identifying the piece to veteran G. Hohloway, 36th Wisconsin, five GAR Calling Cards impressed with name, units, and post, 2 enameled l... > Item Details
American and Mexican Cowboy Silver Gelatin Photographs,
Lot # 406 - American and Mexican Cowboy Silver Gelatin Photographs,
lot of 5, includes one showing a meager camp with three men on horseback, penciled inscription on verso, 5" x 7"; one of a young cowboy on horseback, 3.25" x 5.5"; a group of mounted and seated men in the Great Plains, verso with penciled inscription From Robert - Mont. To. his Mother, 4" x 6.25" im... > Item Details
Book That Saved the Life of A North Carolina Confederate,
Lot # 213 - Book That Saved the Life of A North Carolina Confederate,
12mo (3" x 5") leather bound copy of an 1836 copy of The Lady of the Lake by Sir Walter Scott, published in Bristol, R.I. Front end papers inscribed in both pencil and ink Mrs. L(avinia)Sparrow Durham and W. L. Sparrow MD Sparrow. Volume worn, with front cover separated and crudely reattached, sewn ... > Item Details
Large Group of Miscellaneous Putnam and Hildreth Family Manuscripts,
Lot # 87 - Large Group of Miscellaneous Putnam and Hildreth Family Manuscripts,
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Scarce 1879 Annual Pass for a Texas Stage Coach Line,
Lot # 534 - Scarce 1879 Annual Pass for a Texas Stage Coach Line,
S. T. Scott's Stage Lines, 2" x 3.25". A relatively simple card with patterned background. One of the earliest stagecoach robberies in Texas was of one of Scott's stages in 1874. When the reward reached $7000, at least one posse started searching for the robbers. The mail sack that was stolen was fo... > Item Details
Large Albumen Photograph of John Singleton Mosby,
Lot # 170 - Large Albumen Photograph of John Singleton Mosby,
6" x 8", on 8.5" x 10.5" card. Pencil notation on bottom of card John Singleton Mosby 1838-1916 (Mosby's date of birth was 1833). This is a classic image of Mosby in his Confederate uniform, three stars on his standing collar, slouch hat on, often encountered as cdv. The "Grey Ghost" and his Partisa... > Item Details
Albumen Photograph of the Yosemite, California Stagecoach by Fiske,
Lot # 505 - Albumen Photograph of the Yosemite, California Stagecoach by Fiske,
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Three Government Printings Relating to the Yellowstone Region, Including Sheridan's Reports,
Lot # 302 - Three Government Printings Relating to the Yellowstone Region, Including Sheridan's Reports,
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Captain A.V. Gardner's Stage Coach Stop, Dakota Territory,
Lot # 500 - Captain A.V. Gardner's Stage Coach Stop, Dakota Territory,
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CDV of Armed Ute Chief by Chamberlain of Colorado,
Lot # 663 - CDV of Armed Ute Chief by Chamberlain of Colorado,
ca 1860s, with his Denver backmark. A fine early image of this Ute holding a Remington Army revolver, the butt of another is visible at his waist. > Item Details
Stereoview of <i>Maj. Gen. Burnside & Staff</i>,
Lot # 184 - Stereoview of Maj. Gen. Burnside & Staff,
on yellow mount published by Anthony after Brady with printed text on verso. From the War Views series, No. 2434, titled Major Gen. Burnside and Staff at his headquarters in the field near Richmond. > Item Details
Fourteen Receipts, Waybills, and Other Ephemera from Western Stage and Freight Liners,
Lot # 491 - Fourteen Receipts, Waybills, and Other Ephemera from Western Stage and Freight Liners,
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Thomas Saltz Portrait of Abraham Lincoln,
Lot # 35 - Thomas Saltz Portrait of Abraham Lincoln,
oil on canvas, signed and dated 1947 in lower left center; 20" x 15" (sight). > Item Details
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