Lot 357    

Three Photographs of Western Stage Performers,
2010, American History Absentee and Live Auction, January 21
Lot of 3 includes a 6 5/8" x 4 1/4" photo of a man on a horse in front of a barn. Side marked J.C. Knight Coatsville, Ind. PLUS 4 1/8" x 6" photo of five performers, some with masks while others hold props. PLUS a 5 1/8" x 8 3/8" photo of a woman dressed as a cowboy with fake facial hair, holding rifle rested on shoulders.

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Sixth Plate Daguerreotype of Four Gentlemen -- Gold Miners?
Lot # 7 - Sixth Plate Daguerreotype of Four Gentlemen -- Gold Miners?
Both sitters and photographer anonymous. The gent in the foreground wears waterproof (?) overalls and holds a book; gent at right in rear wears a Western style shirt favored by gold miners. Housed in full pressed paper floral case with splitting spine. > Item Details
Quarter Plate Ambrotype of Early Church
Bret  Harte, <i>The Heathen Chinee</i> Poem
Lot # 124 - Bret Harte, The Heathen Chinee Poem
Written as a parody of Swinburne's "Atalanta" and published under the above title in The Overland, this poem was soon being reprinted and republished across the country as "The Heathen Chinee." Although Harte was being critical of the Irish workers' attitudes toward Chinese laborers in California, t... > Item Details
Early CDV Album From Buck's County, PA
Lot # 46 - Early CDV Album From Buck's County, PA
Front page marked K.L. Stackhouse. Album contains 18 cdvs of men, women and children. In embossed leather album with latches and gilt-edged pages. > Item Details
Sixth Plate Tintype of African American Lad
Lot # 28 - Sixth Plate Tintype of African American Lad
Ca 1870s. Boy is seated on couch, mounted in embossed leather case. > Item Details
James K. Polk Secretarial Signed Land Grants
Lot # 57 - James K. Polk Secretarial Signed Land Grants
Lot of 2 James K. Polk secretarial signed land grants. Both partially printed DS on vellum with wafer seals. Grants asign 160 acres in Jeffersonville, Indiana, to Harrison Eubank of the 3rd Regiment of Kentucky Volunteers, and Frederick Milhorn of the 5th regiment of U.S. volunteers. Both dated Dece... > Item Details
Engraving, <i>Jackson's Home - The Hermitage, Near Nashville, Tenn.</i>,
Lot # 56 - Engraving, Jackson's Home - The Hermitage, Near Nashville, Tenn.,
an engraving of the home with smaller renderings of Jackson's original home as well as his tomb in upper left corner, with the following printed below the title: Second Engraving of the series, "Homes of our Farmer Presidents" - Presented to Subscribers of the "American Agriculturist.". This engravi... > Item Details
Eskimo Ink Drawings by Robert Mayokok,
Lot # 242 - Eskimo Ink Drawings by Robert Mayokok,
Lot of 2. Both of hunter and polar bear competing for a seal. One, 3.5 x 7 in., shows hunter behind snowdrift watching a bear that has just caught a seal. The second, 8 x 10 in (sight), shows the hunter ready to hurl his harpoon as the bear reaches for a seal that is in the water, although whether t... > Item Details
Civil War Soldier's Letter to His Wife,
Lot # 194 - Civil War Soldier's Letter to His Wife,
Leftwich, James P. Enlisted in Confederate Army in VA August 1, 1861. ALS, 1p, 15 3/8" x 12 1/2". January 4th and 5th, 1862. Addressed to Fannie Leftwich. In this letter to his wife, Leftwich explains the death of a close friend, William C. Morgan, on December 25th, 1861. He also tells her he will s... > Item Details
Vanderbilt Family DsS and LS
Lot # 98 - Vanderbilt Family DsS and LS
Lot of 3. Includes letter on New York and Harlem Railroad Company letterhead, 5.5 x 8.5 in., New York, 20 Nov. 1871. Signed by William H. Vanderbilt (1821-1885). To John E. Burrill, Esq. regarding a lease. Second item is proxy statement signed by William K. Vanderbilt, approx. 7 x 8.25 in., 26 Nov. ... > Item Details
Marine Engineers Beneficial Association Souvenir Manual
Lot # 334 - Marine Engineers Beneficial Association Souvenir Manual
1897 booklet Marine Engineers Beneficial Association Souvenir Manual and Directory of Members, San Francisco, California. Includes a list of officers, trustees and deligates, as well as a lengthy alphabetized directory of members, and some unusual text on first aid. > Item Details
Coke's 1669 English Law Book
Lot # 120 - Coke's 1669 English Law Book
Coke, Edward. The Third Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England: Concerning High Treason, and other Pleas of the Crown, and Criminal Causes. Published for W. Leake, A. Roper, F. Tyton, T. Dring, T. Collins, F. Place, J. Starkey, T. Basset, R. Pawlett, S. Heyrick, and G. Daws, booksellers in Fl... > Item Details
Black Tom, New Jersey Explosion, 1916, Archive,
Lot # 225 - Black Tom, New Jersey Explosion, 1916, Archive,
Includes 25 - 3.5 x 5.5 in. photos dated from 2 Aug. 1916 to 30 Dec. 1916; two additional photos without dates Looking easterly from 2nd floor of warehouse; 8 x 10 in. photo Looking west toward warehouse from South Pier dated July 1944; and Dunn, Colonel B.W. Report On Explosion at Black Tom, N.J. J... > Item Details
<i>Army</i> and <i>Navy</i> Spelter Sculptures
Lot # 236 - Army and Navy Spelter Sculptures
Lot of 2 spelter sculptures, each with an engraved plate, the first reads Navy, the second reads Army; 13 x 8 x 5 in. > Item Details
Two Early Washington State Booklets
Lot # 323 - Two Early Washington State Booklets
Includes 1883 Message of William A. Newell, Governor of Washington Territory to the Legislative Assembly, Session of 1883. Printed by C.R. Bagley, public printer, Olympia, Washington territory. One copy known. PLUS 1890 Session LawsEnacted by the Washington Legislature at the Special Session Held Se... > Item Details
Well Fargo & Company Express Rail Passes,
Lot # 327 - Well Fargo & Company Express Rail Passes,
lot of 2, both 2.5 x 4 in. First from 1902 for F.E. Greene, Secy. to Gen Man, C & NW Ry. Second from 1913 for E.E. Smyth, Traffic Manager Missouri & North Arkansas RR. Countersigned by W.B. Clark, who is listed as Assistant Secretary in 1915 (Gardiner, the other potential signee, was Secretary). > Item Details
Perry's Expedition to Japan, Vols. 1 and 2
Lot # 119 - Perry's Expedition to Japan, Vols. 1 and 2
Hawks, Francis L. Narrative of the Expedition of An American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan, Performed in the Years 1852, 1853, and 1854, Under the Command of Commodore M.C. Perry, United States Navy, By Order of the Government of the United States. Washington (DC): A.O.P. Nicholson, 1856. Vol... > Item Details
Wells Fargo Metal and Porcelain Sign, Possible Reproduction
Lot # 328 - Wells Fargo Metal and Porcelain Sign, Possible Reproduction
a Wells Fargo & Co. Express sign, with white lettering on navy blue circle, on red ground, composed of metal and porcelain, with holes in each corner for hanging, 12" x 12". The sign is accompanied by a copy of a letter of provenance written and signed by Cecil Hart, a retired Railway Express Agency... > Item Details
Western United States Pictorial and Promotional Guides, 1890s-1920s
Lot # 321 - Western United States Pictorial and Promotional Guides, 1890s-1920s
lot of 5 includes an 1890 booklet The Loop and Clear Creek Canyon. Accordian style pictorial. Several separations at folds, disbound. Two copies known. PLUS a 1906 booklet Whittier, California, Some of Its Advantages and Resources, City of Homes and Solid Prosperity. Early promotional booklet for th... > Item Details
Henry A. Kippen, 25th Connecticut, Civil War CDV,
Lot # 166 - Henry A. Kippen, 25th Connecticut, Civil War CDV,
CDV of Henry A. Kippen of Hartford, CT, on double gold line border with bottom labeled Lieut H.A. Kippen Co. K Reg W. Kippen enlisted 8/20/1862 as a 1st lieutenant into company K of the Connecticut 25th infantry. > Item Details
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