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Sweet Caporal Lady Actress Cards Including Topless Portrait
Special Collections: American History, Nov. 11th, 2010
Lot of 9, 1.5" x 2.5", with Absolutely Pure / The Old Reliable Sweet Caporal Cigarette / Has Stood the Test of Time. / More Sold Than All Other Brands Combined printed on verso. Includes a rare topless portrait, of a Mrs. Fitzherbert.

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Mexican War Meteorological Records from Veracruz
Lot # 55 - Mexican War Meteorological Records from Veracruz
Includes printed instructions for meteorological observations provided by the Smithsonian (drawn up by Louis Blodgett, revised by "Professor Henry"). Instructions for Northwest (posts at Puget Sound, Columbia Barracks, Fort Wallah-wallah, etc.), but apparently adapted for Mexico. Observations for Ve... > Item Details
<i>U.S.S. Oregon</i> Sea Trials, Ten Photogravures,
Lot # 60 - U.S.S. Oregon Sea Trials, Ten Photogravures,
overall size 14 x 17"; image size 6.75 x 9". All dated and timed on verso. The U.S.S. Oregon was built by the Union Iron Works of San Francisco, CA. These sea trials thought to have taken place in the Santa Barbara Channel, before her guns were mounted, Aug 21-22, 1894. She was commissioned in 1896,... > Item Details
Programme of Re-Raising Fort Sumter Flag
Lot # 26 - Programme of Re-Raising Fort Sumter Flag
4pp, 8vo, fully titled Programme of the Order of Exercises at the Re-Raising of the United States Flag on Fort Sumter Charleston, S.C., April 14th, 1865, Upon the Fourth Anniversary of the fall of the Fort. Printed at "The New South" Office, Port Royal, S.C. and imprinted Verbatim Copy of Original,... > Item Details
Hollywood Film Stills From Western Films, Plus
Lot # 101 - Hollywood Film Stills From Western Films, Plus
Lot of 50, including stills from Cave of Outlaws(1951), Cripple Creek(1952), Silver Canyon(1951), Best of the Badmen(1951), and nearly half from circus-themed Elia Kazan film Man on a Tightrope(1953). > Item Details
Reward Broadsides For Texas and Kansas Criminals
Lot # 178 - Reward Broadsides For Texas and Kansas Criminals
including a 5.5 x 8" handbill with $50 Reward! Wanted for Horse Stealing. The perpetrator, Wesley Stevens, is described as 5'4", with red hair and freckles. Crime committed 22 Dec. 1899 in Woodson Co., Kansas, and Stevens was spotted in Springfield, MO on 1 Jan. 1900. Why do folks with distinctive f... > Item Details
Alonzo Bell and Staff at the U.S. Patent Office, Washington, D.C., Photographs
Lot # 131 - Alonzo Bell and Staff at the U.S. Patent Office, Washington, D.C., Photographs
Lot of 12 photographs, ten 5.25" x 8.5", two slightly larger, some marked Johnson Bros, Washington, DC, some unmarked. Alonzo Bell (d. 1906) was a Civil War volunteer from New York City who later represented his district of the Bronx in the state legislature of New York and served as Asst. Secretar... > Item Details
Jaroslav Heyrovsky, Nobel Prize Winner, ANS
Lot # 103 - Jaroslav Heyrovsky, Nobel Prize Winner, ANS
Written in Czech, dated January 8, 1965 at Prague. Jaroslav Heyrovský (1890-1967) was a Czech chemist and inventor who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1959 for his work in polarography > Item Details
Rhode Island Civil War Recognition Certificate
Lot # 19 - Rhode Island Civil War Recognition Certificate
recognizing Capt. Phanuel E. Bishop Co. B 14th R.I.H.A. and dated Providence, May 4th 1869, signed by Rhode Island Governor and former Union General Ambrose E. Burnside; 13" x 16", framed, 13.75" x 16.75" overall. > Item Details
39-Star Silk U.S. Flag
Lot # 162 - 39-Star Silk U.S. Flag
ca 1889, 12" x 17", silk, with stars arranged in rows of 6-7-7-6-7-6. A scarce flag as the 39-star flag never legally existed and is probably the result of a flag maker betting on the accession of the Dakota Territory as a single state in 1889. In reality the Dakotas joined the Union as two states... > Item Details
<i>The Virginian</i> by Owen Wister
Lot # 182 - The Virginian by Owen Wister
Wister, Owen. The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1902. 12mo, tan cloth, 504pp. Previous owner's signature on front pastedown, frontis and seven other illustrations by Arthur I. Keller. > Item Details
Ninth Plate Tintype of A Young Boy Playing the Mandolin
Lot # 155 - Ninth Plate Tintype of A Young Boy Playing the Mandolin
anonymous photo showing a young boy in a suit playing a mandolin in a Union case with deep blue velvet floral design opposite image.. > Item Details
Sixth Plate Tintype of Boy on Tricycle
Lot # 151 - Sixth Plate Tintype of Boy on Tricycle
image of a boy in a hat posed on a tricycle, looking pouty; in full floral embossed paper case. > Item Details
Civil War Letter From Cameron Corry, Co. G, 5th MI Infantry
Lot # 16 - Civil War Letter From Cameron Corry, Co. G, 5th MI Infantry
4pp. letter from Cameron Corry of the 5th Mich. Inf., Company G, to hi wife. Written in ink and datelined Fort [illegible] Va / April the 2nd/65, the letter reads in part...Elisa dear you must excuse this poor writing for I am in a hurry...we got to fire a national salute from our fort of 35 guns t... > Item Details
Major General William B. Taliaferro, CSA, Cabinet Card,
Lot # 36 - Major General William B. Taliaferro, CSA, Cabinet Card,
A cabinet card of Major General William B. Taliaferro (1822-1898). After fighting in the Mexican war, Taliaferro returned home and took an interest in politics. From 1850 to 1853, he represented Gloucester County in the Virginia House of Delegates. He continued to be prominent in military affairs an... > Item Details
13 Star Naval Jack,
Lot # 160 - 13 Star Naval Jack,
31" x 42", machine-sewn wool with machine sewn linen 5-pointed stars arranged on canton with larger star in center, surrounded by eight smaller stars with four smaller stars at corners, canvas hoist with two brass grommets. > Item Details
Pennsylvania G.A.R. Composite Photograph
Lot # 31 - Pennsylvania G.A.R. Composite Photograph
Cabinet card imprinted Geo. & Wm. H. Rau, 922 Girard Avenue below image and with Rau's ornate logo on verso. Photo shows 16 oval portraits of men wearing G.A.R. medals positioned around an oval document. > Item Details
Photographs of Armed Cowboys and Cowgirl
Lot # 188 - Photographs of Armed Cowboys and Cowgirl
Lot of three, including two anonymous ca 1890s photographs, one of a armed cowboy and his horse, one of an armed cowgirl and her horse, both taken on the plains, seemingly at the same time, and possibly a couple, PLUS a photo of a cavalryman and his horse marked Medley Photo. New York mounted on an ... > Item Details
Scarce Mexican Pamphlet Leading Up to the War,
Lot # 56 - Scarce Mexican Pamphlet Leading Up to the War,
Ultimas comunicaciones entre el Gobierno Mexicano y el Enviado Estraordinario y Ministro Plenipotenciario Nombrado por el de los Estados-Unidos, sobre la Cuestion de Tejax, y Admision de Decho Agente. Mexico, 1846. In Spanish. Small 4to, disbound, 22pp, part of top partially uncut. This is Jose Her... > Item Details
Washington Fire Society Constitution, Newburyport, MA
Lot # 124 - Washington Fire Society Constitution, Newburyport, MA
Full title: Constitution and Laws of the Washington Fire Society, in Newburyport; Instituted, January, 1806. Later printing, since it includes amendments dated 1818. 16mo, in orange paper wraps, 9 numbered pages. Last 2 pages list of members. Fire has long been a fear of city-dwellers. One need only... > Item Details
Two General Orders from the Mexican War, 1848
Lot # 57 - Two General Orders from the Mexican War, 1848
Lot includes: General Orders - No. 3, dated 3 Jan 1848, Mexico, describing a military commission which heard charges against Richard Albert Singleton, TN Vols., for murder; Thomas Figaroa for theft; John T. Misiner for stealing public property; Jose Maria Garcillasso for Purchasing arms from an Amer... > Item Details
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