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Calamity Jane Photograph by H.R. Locke
6/21/2012 - American History, Including the Civil War
Portrait of Calamity Jane, General Crook's Scout, from period copy negative by H.R. Locke, Deadwood, ca 1895. 7.5 x 9.25 in.
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13-Star American Naval Jack
Lot # 83 - 13-Star American Naval Jack
Worsted wool, 29 x 52 in., with 13 hand-sewn, double-appliqued, cotton stars configured in 3/2/3/2/3 horizontal rows on canton. The fly consists of 13 hand-sewn stripes. The hoist looks to be cotton and is stamped along the back U.S. Ensign No. 48 / Navy Yard NY / July 1890. Hoist includes... > Item Details
Talley Family Civil War Archive, Including Diaries of Joseph R. Talley, IL 27th Inf., & Charles Talley, DE 7th Inf.
Lot # 332 - Talley Family Civil War Archive, Including Diaries of Joseph R. Talley, IL 27th Inf., & Charles Talley, DE 7th Inf.
6 letters (4 war-date); 13 documents; 3 diaries (2 war-date); 11 banknotes; 2 photographs. 1853-1934. Joseph R. Talley was one of three men of the same name to enlist in Co. F of then 27th Illinois Infantry from the small town of Piasa. This small collection documenting his Civil War service includ... > Item Details
Franklin Pierce Indian Peace Medal
Lot # 232 - Franklin Pierce Indian Peace Medal
Silver, approx. 76.13 mm dia., 2328 grains. The obverse features a high-relief bust portrait of Pierce, and reads Franklin Pierce, President of the United States around the small date of 1853; the reverse shows a settler instructing an Indian, flag behind, and reads Labor Virtue Honor abov... > Item Details
Lincoln & Hamlin and Bell & Everett 1860 Campaign Ferrotypes
Lot # 135 - Lincoln & Hamlin and Bell & Everett 1860 Campaign Ferrotypes
Lot of 2, including: brass "doughnut" mount, obverse featuring ferrotype portrait of a beardless Lincoln, see Sullivan 1981, Lincoln portrait No.1, inscribed Abraham Lincoln. 1860, olive spray to right and left of date, reverse with ferrotype portrait of Hamlin, inscribed Hannibal Hamlin. ... > Item Details
Theodore Holliday, 11th Ohio Cavalry, Tintype Plus Knife & Sheath, Bow-Case & Quiver Taken from Sioux Indian
Lot # 235 - Theodore Holliday, 11th Ohio Cavalry, Tintype Plus Knife & Sheath, Bow-Case & Quiver Taken from Sioux Indian
Theodore Holliday was 18 years old when he enlisted in the 11th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry on June 22, 1863 for what would become the greatest adventure of his life. Likely believing that he would become part of the army fighting to preserve the Union, Holliday, along with a detachment that became desig... > Item Details
Herbert Hoover Official Inaugural Medal
Lot # 154 - Herbert Hoover Official Inaugural Medal
Bronze medal, 2.75 in. dia. The obverse features a bust portrait of Herbert Hoover and reads Inauguration - March 4 1929; the reverse features American eagle with head turned toward the bundle of arrows in its talons, with names of Hoover and Vice President Charles Curtis above. The right features d... > Item Details
Drakes Photograph of Chief Ed LeClair, Ponca
Lot # 204 - Drakes Photograph of Chief Ed LeClair, Ponca
Toned silver print, 3 x 5.5 in., on 5 x 8 in. cream mount, featuring a standing LeClair in feather headdress and full trail, long otter skin, pictorial breach cloth, holding a catlinite pipe and quilled stem, also wearing beaded vest, heavily fringed leggings, and silver armed cuffs. With Drake'... > Item Details
Texas & New Mexico Military Correspondence of Jonas P. Holliday
Lot # 297 - Texas & New Mexico Military Correspondence of Jonas P. Holliday
Lot of 3 ALsS. 1850-1857. Appointed to West Point from New York, Jonas P. Holliday graduated 24th in the class of 1850 and remained in the military service for life. As a young officer in the 2nd Dragoons, he was stationed initially on the Texas and New Mexico frontier and then, after a lengthy s... > Item Details
James Whitcomb, Governor of Indiana, Sixth Plate Daguerreotype
Lot # 104 - James Whitcomb, Governor of Indiana, Sixth Plate Daguerreotype
Sixth plate, housed in a full case with inked note pasted to the pad reading: Hon. James Whitcomb - Ex-Governor of Indiana.  Presented to A.L. Ruter Defour by himself - May 1851.  This daguerreotype is the only known original photograph of the governor still in existence. James Whitcomb... > Item Details
Books on the Battle of Fort Pulaski and Partial ALS of Charles Olmstead
Lot # 361 - Books on the Battle of Fort Pulaski and Partial ALS of Charles Olmstead
1p, 6. x 9.5 in. Partial ALS signed by Charles Olmstead on Chas. H. Olmstead & Co. Bankers letterhead. Savannah, n.d, but 1880s from preprinted heading. Probably to Matthew Hopkins, since he requests the addressee give his regards to Pattie (Hopkins’ wife). Moderately toned and separating ... > Item Details
Civil War Lithograph, <i>Volunteer Refreshment Saloon</i>, Philadelphia, Blindstamped by B.S. Brown
Lot # 61 - Civil War Lithograph, Volunteer Refreshment Saloon, Philadelphia, Blindstamped by B.S. Brown
Volunteer Refreshment Saloon, Supported Gratuitously By The Citizens of Philadelphia, with 1861 copyright to B.S. Brown of Philadelphia and his embossed seal at lower left, lithographed and printed in colors by W. Boell. S.B. Brown was the organizer and leading donor to the effort. His seal only app... > Item Details
Theodore Roosevelt Signed Presidential Commission, Plus Photograph
Lot # 381 - Theodore Roosevelt Signed Presidential Commission, Plus Photograph
Lot of 2, including commission, partially printed on vellum, 15 x 17.5 in. (sight), matted and framed, 22.25 x 25.25 in. 12 April 1904. Appointment of William A. Merritt as Paymaster in the Navy with the rank of Lieutenant. Signed by Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) as President (1901-1909), and Willi... > Item Details
Marine Corps Battle Report on Attack on Pensacola, Florida, 1861
Lot # 339 - Marine Corps Battle Report on Attack on Pensacola, Florida, 1861
3pp DS dated U.S. Flag Ship “Colorado” 14 Sept. 1861. The battle report of the pre-dawn raid on Confederate-occupied Pensacola Navy Yard and destruction of the rebel privateer William H. Judah, signed by Captain Edward McDonald Reynolds, USMC, commander of the Marine detachment of USS Co... > Item Details
George Custer Photograph by D.F. Barry
Lot # 238 - George Custer Photograph by D.F. Barry
Silver gelatin photograph of Custer in his buckskin suit, 4.5 x 6.5 in. (sight), mounted in cardstock with closing cover, 7 x 11 in., photograph and mount include Barry's blindstamp, plus cardstock folder's verso features printed paper stamp advertising Barry's Superior, Wisconsin studio... > Item Details
Case & Draper Photograph of <i>The Sha-Man Alone with his Totem</i>
Lot # 169 - Case & Draper Photograph of The Sha-Man Alone with his Totem
Toned silver gelatin print by Case & Draper, with title and copyright written in negative, 7.5 x 9.25 in. > Item Details
General Orlando B. Willcox, Medal of Honor Winner, Oil Portrait
Lot # 65 - General Orlando B. Willcox, Medal of Honor Winner, Oil Portrait
Post-war oil painting on canvas of General Orlando B. Willcox in uniform, unsigned, 21.5 x 25.25 in., framed, 27.5 x 31.25 in. Born in Detroit, Orlando Bolivar Willcox (1823-1907) was a celebrated career United States Army officer who graduated West Point in 1847 and dedicated nearly 40 years servic... > Item Details
Rare 10th Virginia Confederate & Union Reunion Ribbon
Lot # 89 - Rare 10th Virginia Confederate & Union Reunion Ribbon
Lot of 2, including a rare Confederate 10th Virginia ribbon welcoming Union veterans to a reunion at Harrisonburg, Virginia, September 22, 1883. Plus a UCV Louisiana Division Staff ribbon from the UCV reunion at Richmond, June 1-3, 1915, featuring the three CSA flags and the battle flag. > Item Details
<i>Opening Game, Cincinnati National League Park, Chicago Vs Cincinnati</i>, 1912, Rare Panoramic Photograph
Lot # 165 - Opening Game, Cincinnati National League Park, Chicago Vs Cincinnati, 1912, Rare Panoramic Photograph
Panoramic silver gelatin photograph titled in the negative lower right: Opening Game / Cincinnati National League Park / Chicago Vs. Cincinnati / Attendance 27,366, and copyrighted in negative lower left: Kaufmann, Weimer & Fabry Co. / 425 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago. 1912. 18.5 x 50.5 in.... > Item Details
Carleton Watkins Set of 32 Yosemite Valley Photographs
Lot # 247 - Carleton Watkins Set of 32 Yosemite Valley Photographs
Lot of 32 albumen photographs by Carleton Watkins, each measuring approx. 6.5 x 8.5 in., on cream-colored mount, 11 x 14 in. Each photograph includes a penciled title and is identified to Watkins on mount, lower right. Some photographs also include penciled number on mount, lower left, and previous ... > Item Details
Gilman Marston, Civil War General and Politician, Manuscript Archive
Lot # 315 - Gilman Marston, Civil War General and Politician, Manuscript Archive
233 letters, 82 essays and speeches, ca.80 deeds, receipts, and miscellaneous business records. Ca 1830-1900 (bulk 1834-1859). A son of Orford, New Hampshire, a graduate of Dartmouth and Harvard, a Republican U.S. Congressman and Senator, and Brigadier General during the Civil War, Gilman Marston wa... > Item Details
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