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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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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
Group of Henry Brown Santa Fe  and Other Stereoviews,
Lot # 696 - Group of Henry Brown Santa Fe and Other Stereoviews,
lot of 9, ca 1870-1880s, all cabinet sized. Includes 5 on yellow mounts by Henry Brown with numbered manuscript titles (No's 1, 42, 43, 55, 108); one by Buehman and three anonymous images. > Item Details
Photograph and <i>Rymes of the Frontier</i> by <i>Texas Bob Heckle</i>,
Lot # 414 - Photograph and Rymes of the Frontier by Texas Bob Heckle,
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Four Lincoln County, New Mexico Territory Receipts Signed by Drivers,
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Winter & Pond, Juneau, Alaska Boudoir Cards,
Lot # 591 - Winter & Pond, Juneau, Alaska Boudoir Cards,
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West Point Superintendent Thomas H. Ruger Archive,
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Lot # 526 - Three Scarce Pieces of Printed Ephemera from the Oregon Stage Company,
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Jack Hillers Mammoth Plate Photograph of Zuni Pueblo,
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Scarce 1880s Photograph of  a California  Freight Team Taken by an Early Socialist,
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Group of 16 Wyoming Territory Bank Drafts and Receipts,
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Two Important Letters from William H. Harrison Describing Indian Hostilities,
Lot # 74 - Two Important Letters from William H. Harrison Describing Indian Hostilities,
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Confederate First National Flag of General Gustavus Smith, 1861,
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