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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Sixth Plate Daguerreotype of African-American Family with Mulatto Child,
Lot # 1594 - Sixth Plate Daguerreotype of African-American Family with Mulatto Child,
anonymous triple portrait of what are likely two "House Slaves," an older gentleman (50 yrs.+) and young woman (late teens or very early 20s) and a clearly mulatto child, undoubtedly the child of the young woman, fathered by a Caucasian, mounted in a half case, still in original seals. > Item Details
Hand Colored 1763 Map of British Possessions Ceded by France & Spain,
Lot # 1705 - Hand Colored 1763 Map of British Possessions Ceded by France & Spain,
removed from The Royal Magazine May 1763, 8vo volume with 2-page fold out map entitled A New Map of North America shewing the advantages obtained therein to England by the Peace.. Map is 8" x 10.5" with attached 8" x 5.25" page of text, showing North America from Mississippi river east. > Item Details
Scarce Real Photo Postcard of Frank James and Kit Dalton,
Lot # 985 - Scarce Real Photo Postcard of Frank James and Kit Dalton,
Azo, divided back, with manuscript inscription on verso. An interesting image showing the aged Dalton on the extreme left and the similarly aged James, second from right, casually posed in a grandstand, ca 1910. > Item Details
Tinted CDV of Moses Keokuk, Sauk Indian,
Lot # 712 - Tinted CDV of Moses Keokuk, Sauk Indian,
with A.W. Baker of Ottawa, Kansas imprint, verso and ms. id., Keokuk, Chief Sac and Fox. This image was perhaps taken in 1868 during one of the many Sauk & Fox delegations to Washington, D.C. Baker may, or may not, have been the original photographer. > Item Details
Two Sixth Plate Tintypes & Journal of Sgt. W. H. Thompson, 17th Indiana,
Lot # 307 - Two Sixth Plate Tintypes & Journal of Sgt. W. H. Thompson, 17th Indiana,
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Large Collection of Stereoviews, Mounted and Unmounted, from Portland, Oregon,
Lot # 941 - Large Collection of Stereoviews, Mounted and Unmounted, from Portland, Oregon,
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Civil War Book,
Lot # 1470 - Civil War Book, "Life in the Confederate Army"- Annotated,
small 8vo, Arthur P. and Marion Johnstone Ford, 1905. Life in the Confederate Army and Some Experiences and Sketches. New York. Ford, a South Carolinian, a member of Manigault's Light Artillery battalion, provides his recollections of the war in this scarce volume, which according to manuscript an... > Item Details
Scarce 1880s Postal Route Map for Kansas and Nebraska,
Lot # 666 - Scarce 1880s Postal Route Map for Kansas and Nebraska,
Preliminary Post Route Map of the States of Kansas and Nebraska with Adjacent Parts of Missouri, Iowa, Dakota, Colorado, Texas and Indian Territory. Designed and Constructed under the Orders of the Postmaster General Marshall Jewell by W.L. Nicholson Topographer of P.O. Dep't. The First Edition wa... > Item Details
14K Gold DAR Medal from Rebecca Boone Descendant,
Lot # 72 - 14K Gold DAR Medal from Rebecca Boone Descendant,
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CDV of Sioux Indian by Bratlee,
Lot # 717 - CDV of Sioux Indian by Bratlee,
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French & Indian War Receipt Signed  by Jacob Towne,
Lot # 1735 - French & Indian War Receipt Signed by Jacob Towne,
2.5 x 7.5", Branford, May ye 30th, 1758 / I the suscriber do acknowledge that I have recevied of Ens Edward Rogers thee Cuntrey's money for Bounty in full and the first month's wager's for the Presant Expodision as witness my hand, signed Jacob Towne. > Item Details
Rare Display of  James - Younger Gang Photographs,
Lot # 980 - Rare Display of James - Younger Gang Photographs,
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CDV of Major General Alfred Pleasanton,
Lot # 1183 - CDV of Major General Alfred Pleasanton,
published by Anthony after Brady. Ex-dragoon Pleasanton was made Brigadier General in July 1862 and Major General in June 1863 commanding the Cavalry Corps of the Army of the Potomac where his record was largely undistinguished. Pleasanton won the epic cavalry fight at Brandy Station that conferred... > Item Details
D.F. Barry Cabinet Card of Chief Gall,
Lot # 794 - D.F. Barry Cabinet Card of Chief Gall,
with rubber stamped identification and West Superior, WI studio imprint on mount, repeated verso with portrait of Gall; early 1890s. Gall (ca 1840-1895, Hunkpapa Dakota) wears a silver cross. > Item Details
Yellowstone Photographs by Hillers,
Lot # 679 - Yellowstone Photographs by Hillers,
lot of 9. Albumen images, 13 x 10" mounted on heavy 11 x 14" gilt-edged cardstock, ca 1890. All titled in the negative. Though none are signed by Hillers, their provenance suggests they are his work. Titles include: Head of Gibbon Canyon (with scratch in print); Yellowstone Falls; The Lone Star G... > Item Details
Barry Photograph of Sitting Bull at the Dedication of Standing Rock,
Lot # 825 - Barry Photograph of Sitting Bull at the Dedication of Standing Rock,
Dakota Territory. Sitting Bull and Major James McLaughlin, Indian Agent for Standing Rock, standing in the center of the image, interpreter Joe Primeau is leaning against a post to the right. Barry and his camera's shadows are noticeable near the bottom of the image. Image and mount measure 12" x 14... > Item Details
Indian Altered and Decorated Ballard Carbine,
Lot # 421 - Indian Altered and Decorated Ballard Carbine,
56-56 caliber with 22" round-to-octagonal barrel, serial number 16627 on receiver and barrel, lever action, marked on right side of frame Ballard Patent/Nov. 5 1861, walnut stock and forearm, total length 37.75". > Item Details
Currier & Ives <i>The Union Volunteer</i>,
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medium folio of the above title with Union flag bearer trampling CSA flag atop battlements, hand-colored, 13.5" x 18". > Item Details
Wild Bill Hickok CDV, by Gurney & Son,
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Lot # 1419 - CDV-Sized Tintype of Lewis Woodruff,
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