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Civil War-Era Binoculars and Spyglass Telescopes, Lot of Five
Lot # 136 - Civil War-Era Binoculars and Spyglass Telescopes, Lot of Five
Lot of 5, including:

Two-section brass and wood spyglass engraved Jones London / Day or Night; 36 in. fully extended.

Six-section brass and leather spyglass, unmarked; 33 in. fully extended with hood.

Three-section brass and wood spyglass stamped OSBORNE; 19 in. fully extended.

Early 20th century binocular field glasses marked "Hezzanith", by Heath & Co., New Eltham, London.

Binoculars by Derogy / Optician, Paris, accompanied by the original leather case.
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Three Abraham Lincoln Prints
Lot # 348 - Three Abraham Lincoln Prints
Lot of 3, including a colored Currier and Ives print; an engraving by R. Whitechurch, and a framed Harper's Weekly print of Lincoln's funeral. 

Whitechurch lithograph approx. 5.5 x 75. in. Framed to a bit larger. With facsimile signature below.

Portrait by Currier and Ives with color. Approx. 99.25 x 13 in. (sight). Facsimile signature and typeset name below. Water stains at top.

13 x 17.5 in. print from Harper's Weekly, "President Lincoln's Funeral-Procession in New York City - [Photographed by Brady.]" Across the banners on the balcony at top is the line from the second Inaugural address, "With malice toward none, with Charity for all." No major staining evident.
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US Civil War Era Spy Glasses lot of Three
Lot # 137 - US Civil War Era Spy Glasses lot of Three
Lot of 3, including (l-r):

10x spyglass by Wollensak-Rochester; 5.25 in., 14.75 in. extended.  Early 20th century, accompanied by a leather case.

Brass spyglass; 3.25 in, 7.5 in. extended.  19th century; unmarked.

Brass spyglass with worn red paint; 3 in., 6.75 in. extended.  19th century; unmarked.
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Cassius Marcellus Clay, Tax Document, Chicago, Illinois, 1882
Lot # 308 - Cassius Marcellus Clay, Tax Document, Chicago, Illinois, 1882
Signed on verso as executor. For four lots in Cook County, IL, Apr. 22 and May 3, 1882.
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Eight Civil War Stereoviews from the Anthony Negatives
Lot # 100 - Eight Civil War Stereoviews from the Anthony Negatives
From "The War for the Union" series. All on orange mounts, two are arched-top views, others are rectangular. All distributed by Taylor or Taylor & Huntington, Hartford, CT.

Views included are: 756. Our Boys in the Trenches; 553. The "Sunken Road" at Antietam, (filled with the dead); Dr. Bunnell's embalming establishment; Dead confederate soldier in the trenches of Fort Malone; a second view of a dead soldier with explanation on verso that it was taken the morning after the storming of Petersburg, April 2, 1865; Chattanooga Railroad Depot, Lookout Mountain in the distance; John Burns, "the hero of Gettysburg," sitting in front of his door with rifle and crutches - recovering from his wounds received in the battle - s2401; and Gunboat "Commodore Perry," in James river, s6687.
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Independence Hall, Piece of Original Cedar Beam
Lot # 3 - Independence Hall, Piece of Original Cedar Beam
A thin 1.0 x 0.5 in. piece of wood from an original cedar beam in Independence Hall, housed in presentation case.  Wood is stamped 19066, under clear plastic in a 6 x 5 in. patent leather case with identifying plaque, depiction of Independence Hall on the cover, and facsimile signatures of the signers of the Declaration of Independence on the inside of the flaps.  Case housed in the original cardboard box with certificate of authenticity from Burnes of Boston in scroll form.
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Political Porcelain Plates & Glassware
Lot # 356 - Political Porcelain Plates & Glassware
Lot of 4.

McKinley plate, white with McKinley's portrait in center, scalloped edge with gilt highlights; 6.5 in. diameter.

Souvenir Lincoln's Birthplace, Hodgenville, KY. Blue transferware, with images of Lincoln, the Lincoln Memorial, the log cabin, another Lincoln monument, and Lincoln Spring. 9 in. diameter.

James A. Garfield Memorial plate, in colorless glass with scalloped edge. With "We Mourn Our Nation's Loss" around the insidie, then inside that is a bust of Garfield surrounded by "Born Nov. 19, 1831 / Shot July 2, 1881 / Died Sep. 19 1881."  11.5 in. diameter.

Square colorless glass bread plate, circular center with portrait and "The Patriot and Soldier / Gen. Ulysses S. Grant" around the bust. Area between the sides of the plate and the portrait is filled with stars.
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Robert E. Lee Photogravure by Joseph Gessford
Lot # 78 - Robert E. Lee Photogravure by Joseph Gessford
5.5 x 7.5 in., framed to 7.5 x 9.75 in. Part of the classic series of images of Lee, his son, Custis, and aide Walter Taylor taken as Lee returned to his home in Richmond just after Appomattox, April 16, 1865, all still wear their uniforms. The images were taken by Brady and widely reproduced.
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U.S. Presidents Grant, Hayes, Garfield, & Arthur, Group of CDVs & Cabinet Card Photographs
Lot # 362 - U.S. Presidents Grant, Hayes, Garfield, & Arthur, Group of CDVs & Cabinet Card Photographs
Cdvs include: U.S. Grant in uniform, no backmark; U.S. Grant post-war, in civilian suit, Brady's backmark; image labeled "Grant family," no backmark; James Garfield, in civilian suit, Brady's backmark; and Chester Arthur, in civilian suit, no backmark.

The Cabinet cards include a lithograph of President Hayes and his cabinet, 1879, backmark of Pach, New York. Plus a photo of "Mrs. Jas. A. Garfield," on light blue mount.
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