Lot 145    

Sweeny Photograph of First Covered Bridge, Cleveland-Painesville-Ashtabula RR
Spec. Coll.: American History Auction, Ends 12/20
An 8" x 11" albumen photograph on a 10.75" x 13.75" mount pencil inscribed Sweeny-Photo-Clev. at l.r. of recto, with cancelled five-cent revenue stamp, Painesville Telegraph rubber-stamp, and inscribed ink and pencil description on verso reading 1st Bridge of Cleve-Painesville-Ashtabula R. Road in 1850's over Grand River - Later the Lake Shore Covered Bridge (U.S. Route 20) and Tunnel. East of Painesville-present site of Calamity Curve; housed in 13.5" x 16.5" wood frame.

Thomas T. Sweeny was a prolific photographer of the Cleveland area active from the late 1850's until around 1900.


Condition:  
Even toning, scattered minor surface scratches, else very good.
Sold: $88.13
Price includes
Buyer's Premium
      Ask a Question

All Images

don't miss

an opportunity to bid. You can't win if you're not in.

sign up to bid

what's it worth?

ask the experts

sell your item

start selling
<i>Buffalo Bill's Wild West Historical Sketches & Programme</i>
Lot # 202 - Buffalo Bill's Wild West Historical Sketches & Programme
Programme copyrighted Cody & Salsbury, New York, 1897. 8vo, chromolithographed paper wraps, 64 numbered pages plus 16pp ads (8 front, 8 rear), plus 4pp ad insert advertising Olean, New York, area businesses. > Item Details
<i>The Exiles of Florida</i>,
Lot # 134 - The Exiles of Florida,
Giddings, Joshua R. The Exiles of Florida: or, The Crimes Committed by Our Government Against the Maroons, Who Fled From South Carolina and Other Slave States, Seeking Protection Under Spanish Laws. Columbus (OH): Follett, Foster and Company, 1858. 12mo, brown cloth boards, 338pp. > Item Details
Dana B. Chase Boudoir Photographs of Santa Fe, NM
Lot # 102 - Dana B. Chase Boudoir Photographs of Santa Fe, NM
Lot of 6, including a photograph captioned in negative The Plaza Santa Fe N.M., AT+SF RR, No 231 and another captioned AT+SFRR No 213, Oldest House in the United States, both an off-white mounts with a Santa Fe Route imprint on verso, affixed with a printed description of Santa Fe and ink inscribed ... > Item Details
Emmett Dalton Photograph and Newspaper Clipping
Lot # 185 - Emmett Dalton Photograph and Newspaper Clipping
Lot of 2, including a laminated clipping of an article titled Former Bandit Gives Views on Present-Day Crime from the Sunday, May 17, 1931 edition of The Wichita Beacon, 16" x 16.5", detailing Dalton's life of crime and subsequent transformation into an upstanding citizen, plus a 4" x 5" photograph ... > Item Details
Christian G. Kaadt Boudoir Photo of Ute Indian
Lot # 99 - Christian G. Kaadt Boudoir Photo of Ute Indian
studio cabinet photograph, ca 1880, full standing wearing beaded moccasins and beaded/fringed leggings holding bow and arrow, with imprint of C.G. Kaadt Wholesale and Retail View House in Santa Fe below a lenghy imprinted advertisement for Santa Fe urging Easterners to move west, as well as an ad fo... > Item Details
Colorado Boudoir Photographs by Sturtevant, Plus
Lot # 192 - Colorado Boudoir Photographs by Sturtevant, Plus
Lot of 4, including 3 photos on plain off-white stock with no imprints, id'd on negative as being by J.B. Sturtevant, aka "Rocky Mountain Joe", and captioned on negative Sunset in the Rockies, After the Storm, Aug. 8"97, IL" St. Looking North, Boulder, Colo., and "Mount Alto Park" on the Colorado & ... > Item Details
Pair of Budweiser Lithos,
Lot # 205 - Pair of Budweiser Lithos, "Custers Last Fight"
Lot of 2 lithographs printed on heavy cardboard, including the following titles, printed below each image: Custer's Last Fight; and Attack on the Overland Stage, 1860. Copyrighted 1952 by Anheuser-Busch, Inc., St. Louis, MO. 28.5 x 42 in. > Item Details
Anthony Clay, Co. K, 58th PA Infantry, Civil War Papers
Lot # 13 - Anthony Clay, Co. K, 58th PA Infantry, Civil War Papers
Lot of 3, including a letter from 1st Lt. and Acting Adjutant Anthony Clay, dated Head Quarters, 58th Pa. Vol/In the Field Va. Dec. 24th/1864 addressed to Brig. Genl. Thomas, Adjutant General U.S.A. Washington D.C., rquesting a certificate of his muster in as the original was lost, and he cannot mus... > Item Details
W.R. Cross Cabinet Card of <i>Steps</i>, A Nez Perce Indian
Lot # 96 - W.R. Cross Cabinet Card of Steps, A Nez Perce Indian
on light gray stock imprinted Copyrighted, 1882, by Bailey, Dix & Mead below image. Verso is yellow with the imprinted id and description STEPS./A Nes Perce Indian, who escaped from his band, while surrounded in the bad lands of Nebraska, by Gen'l Miles, in 1878. He then joined Sitting Bull's ban... > Item Details
Military Appointment of Henry W. Benham to Maj. Gen. Stamped Andrew Johnson
Lot # 128 - Military Appointment of Henry W. Benham to Maj. Gen. Stamped Andrew Johnson
dated March 7, 1867, at Washington, appointing Benham to the rank of Major General by Brevet, retroactive to March 13, 1865, for gallant and meritorious service during the war. Affixed with embossed royal blue seal of the U.S. War Office and stamped with the signatures of President Andrew Johnson an... > Item Details
Civil War CDV of Staff Col. William M. Wherry
Lot # 42 - Civil War CDV of Staff Col. William M. Wherry
ink signed beneath portrait, "Wm. M. Wherry/Bvt. Col. A.D.C." with Brady & Co. imprint on verso. This volunteer aide-de-camp wears a quartered, shield-shaped 23rd Corps badge on the breast of his frock coat and late-war eagle shoulder straps sans bullion border. William M. Wherry (1836-1918) served... > Item Details
Currier & Ives Hand-Colored Lithograph, <i>Bombardment of Island " width="224" />
">Lot # 1 - Currier & Ives Hand-Colored Lithograph, Bombardment of Island "Number Ten"
fully titled Bombardment of Island "Number Ten" in the Mississippi River. By the Gunboat and Mortar fleet, under the command of Flag Officer A.H. Foote. and further captioned The Bombardment commenced on Saturday afternoon, March 15th 1862, and continued until midnight of April 7th when the whole Is... > Item Details
Three Union Cases
Lot # 155 - Three Union Cases
including a sixth-plate black thermoplastic case featuring a patriotic shield surrounded by stars and patriotic banners below the word UNION, housing a hand-tinted tintype of a young man opposite a purple velvet pad, PLUS a ninth-plate black thermolastic case featuring a beehive surrounded by garden... > Item Details
Group of Ninth Plate Figural Thermoplastic Cases
Lot # 152 - Group of Ninth Plate Figural Thermoplastic Cases
Lot of 5, including a black case featuring a dog with a basket in mouth above Going To Market; a beautiful black case showing a young boy feeding a rabbit with a country scene in the backgroud; a black case showing a beehive surrounded by gardening tools; a mahogany case with a floral border surroun... > Item Details
Nine Reference Books on Gen. George A. Custer,
Lot # 55 - Nine Reference Books on Gen. George A. Custer,
titles, authors and dates only include: Custer in Photography, by D.M. Katz, 1985; The Custer Album, A Pictorial Biography of General George A. Custer, by Lawrence A. Frost, 1964; General Custer's Libbie, by L.A. Frost, 1976; Custer's Last, by D. Russell, 1968; Legend into History: The Custer Myster... > Item Details
Fort Keough, MT Cabinet Card Photograph of Armed Hunter and His Sons
Lot # 195 - Fort Keough, MT Cabinet Card Photograph of Armed Hunter and His Sons
ca 1884, with Chr. Barthelmess, Fort Keogh, Montana imprint on recto, showing a man and two young boys, all armed with 1884 trapdoor Springfield carbines and the boys wearing .45-70 Mills cartridge belts, posing in front of a wilderness backdrop with antlers in the foreground. A fine, unique photog... > Item Details
<i>Indian Tribal Series</i>, Complete Set of 40
Lot # 69 - Indian Tribal Series, Complete Set of 40
Lot of 40 books, published 1971-1976 to accompany "Commemorative Silver Medallions from the Indian Tribes of America" produced by the Franklin Mint, 8vo, with blue paper wraps embossed with the tribal medallion, signed by the tribal leader inside the front cover, each approximately 100pp, with photo... > Item Details
Limited Edition Lithograph Print -
Lot # 3 - Limited Edition Lithograph Print - "Cornfield Ironclad" by William R. McGrath
Professionally framed, number 101 of 950, artist remarqued, depicts Civil War Confederate Navy ship Albemarle firing on Union war ships near Plymouth, N.C., 1864. > Item Details
<i>Buffalo  Bill</i> Cody Chippewa Beaded Leather Piece
Lot # 201 - Buffalo Bill Cody Chippewa Beaded Leather Piece
ca 1890, 7" diameter, old beaded smoke tanned leather with satin backing. Backside is marked Scout's Rest - Pahaska. Scout's Rest Ranch was Buffalo Bill's ranch near North Platte, Nebraska, and "Pahaska" was his Sioux name. > Item Details
ITEMS 1-20 of 20
SKIP TO PAGE: