Lot 9    

Life Saving Flask,
2005, Historic Americana / Nov 16, 17 & 18
this flask was made by the American Flask and Cap Company. Body of this flask is marked U.S.L.S.S. (United States Life Saving Service). This flask is marked on the spout Walton Bros. NY. This piece was used in conjunction with the Lyle Bronze Life Saving Apparatus gun.

Condition:  
Near EXC, with minor dent in USSL markings and dent on backside. Retaining most of its original finish.
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Lot of Eleven Mostly Identified Illinois Civil War CDV's,
Lot # 1278 - Lot of Eleven Mostly Identified Illinois Civil War CDV's,
9 named cartes, several in civilian clothing, with 2 unknowns that include: Capt. Samuel Purviance, Co. E., 9th Illinios Cavalry (m/o 10/31/65), Pvt. Stephen Monroe, Co. D., 54th Illinois Infantry (discharged, later Capt. 61st USCT, m/o 12/30/65), Pvt. Levi Conner, Co. F., 57th Illinois (m/o 7/7/65)... > Item Details
D.F. Barry Cabinet Card of Tom Custer,
Lot # 739 - D.F. Barry Cabinet Card of Tom Custer,
with Barry?s West Superior, Wis. imprint on front, repeated verso with portrait of Chief Gall; ca 1890s. Tom Custer (1845-1876), the younger brother of George, distinguished himself by winning two Medals of Honor during the Civil War, the first to do so. He served in the Washita, Yellowstone and B... > Item Details
Grabill Photograph of Dress Parade of  Buffalo Soldiers,
Lot # 847 - Grabill Photograph of Dress Parade of Buffalo Soldiers,
presumably at Fort Mead, Dakota Territory, circa 1890. These are likely members of the legendary 10th Infantry. With Grabill's Sturgis imprint on recto and logo on verso. Card measures 8.5" x 5.25." > Item Details
Civil War Photograph of George Armstrong Custer,
Lot # 736 - Civil War Photograph of George Armstrong Custer,
entitled Gen. Custer at his Headquarters in the field, Army of the Potomac, Va., No.2438 with back mark of John C. Taylor...Hartford, Conn.; full length seated image of Custer in front of his tent with his dog. These mimic Brady's "Album Gallery" images, and are one half of a stereoscopic negative. ... > Item Details
Early Baseball Broadside,
Lot # 1772 - Early Baseball Broadside,
on pink paper with Base Ball/New Holland/-Vs-/Williamsport/Sun. Oct. 2/On Williamsport Diamond...Admission 25¢, Ladies 10/Ladies Admitted To Grandstands Free/Let Everybody Come, 12.5" x 19". > Item Details
L.A. Huffman (?) Photograph of Spotted Elk, Minniconjou Sioux,
Lot # 889 - L.A. Huffman (?) Photograph of Spotted Elk, Minniconjou Sioux,
albumen print ca. 5" x 7" in 14" x 18.5" mat, #d & id. in neg.; ms. verso, Spotted Elk, Minniconjou. Believed to be Big Foot, killed at Wounded Knee. S.J. Morrow negative, 1878. While the Big Foot killed at Wounded Knee was also known as Spotted Elk, it is open to question if this is the same perso... > Item Details
Model 1816 Bayonet Modified to the 1842 Specifications,
Lot # 80 - Model 1816 Bayonet Modified to the 1842 Specifications,
1816 bayonet that had been altered by using a locking ring. This is the proper bayonet for the 1842 Musket and 1847 Musketoon. 20.5" overall length. (For further documentation see Reilly, 1990; 58). > Item Details
Civil War Photograph of Custer & Staff by Bowlsby,
Lot # 735 - Civil War Photograph of Custer & Staff by Bowlsby,
see K-45, Katz 1985. Custer and staff at the M.Y. Mason mansion, Winchester, Virginia, Dec. 25, 1864 taken by William H. Bowlsby, 7.5" x 8.7", mounted on printed card stock entitled Maj. Gen. G.A. Custer's Headquarters Near Winchester, Va. and Bowlsby Artist, 10" x 12". A large, and infrequently enc... > Item Details
Boston Corbett Clipped Signature,
Lot # 1646 - Boston Corbett Clipped Signature,
written on lined paper and mounted on a 3 x 5" card. Corbett was a member of the 26th New York cavalry unit sent to chase Lincoln's assassin. He became an instant celebrity when he shot Booth who had been cornered in a Virginia barn. > Item Details
77th Illinois CDV Album,
Lot # 1308 - 77th Illinois CDV Album,
with 10 military cartes of Company C., 77th Illinois Infantry members, 4 identified, among many civilian images having the surnames of “Withers and Hewitt” with tintypes dating into the 1880’s. The four identified soldiers are: Major Joseph, M. McCulloch, previously Captain, Co. C. (discharged 6/... > Item Details
Quarter Plate Tintype of Connecticut Private w/ Sharp's Rifle,
Lot # 1382 - Quarter Plate Tintype of Connecticut Private w/ Sharp's Rifle,
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Lot of Five Boudoir Photos of Shoshoni by Baker and Johnson,
Lot # 928 - Lot of Five Boudoir Photos of Shoshoni by Baker and Johnson,
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Collins and Co. Knife,
Lot # 468 - Collins and Co. Knife,
large knife with wood handle and brass guard. Blade length 12", overall length is 16.75". Complete with original leather sheath embossed with Collins and Co. logo. Leather belt loop is a later add-on. > Item Details
ID'd M1850 Foot Officer's Sword from a Pennsylvania Officer,
Lot # 285 - ID'd M1850 Foot Officer's Sword from a Pennsylvania Officer,
with unmarked 30.2" single-edged blade with 12" false edge and 3/4-length fuller, with etched scrollwork and U.S., engraved in front of left ricasso Eisenhower, with single-piece cast brass quillon/guard/knuckle bow with scrolled quillon, open floral guard with US and reeded bow with slot for sword ... > Item Details
Three William Jennings Bryan Transfer-Printed Plates,
Lot # 1673 - Three William Jennings Bryan Transfer-Printed Plates,
all in sepia with bust portraits with name below and Kingston, N.Y. below, all 6.5". > Item Details
Set of Five Polychrome Decorated Spanish American War Plates,
Cast Iron Figural Bookends of Pair of Western Spurs,
Lot # 1046 - Cast Iron Figural Bookends of Pair of Western Spurs,
oversized with a working 5-pointed rowels, and embossed 5-pointed star in circular medallion on each side, 6" wide x 15.5" high. > Item Details
<i>Joseph Barlow's</i> 1758 Powder Horn,
Lot # 51 - Joseph Barlow's 1758 Powder Horn,
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Three 19th Century Shot Pouches/Flasks,
Lot # 12 - Three 19th Century Shot Pouches/Flasks,
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Sixth Plate Daguerreotype of Tinsmith,
Lot # 1502 - Sixth Plate Daguerreotype of Tinsmith,
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