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Civil War Era Bracelet Containing Ambrotype Portrait of a Federal Officer
2010, American History, Including the Civil War
A fine, 14Kt gold bracelet, with a linked gold band, featuring an oval locket containing an ambrotype of a Federal officer. The cover lid of the locket is engraved with an officer on a rearing horse, likely based on a popular engraving of General Zachary Taylor made during the Mexican War.
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William Pennington Signed Photograph of a Navajo Weaver
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Toned silver print titled Navajo and signed Pennington in black ink, ca 1910, 4.25 x 6 in., matted and framed, 10.5 x 12.5 in. > Item Details
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Spencer Phips, Colonial Governor of Massachusetts Bay, ANS
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Lot # 21 - General G.W. Custis Lee CDV, Plus ALS Regarding R.E. Lee and M. Miley, Photographer
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Rounds, Locke, & McBride Photograph of a Stamp Mill
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Lot # 493 - John C.H. Grabill Photograph of the Deadwood Coach
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Lot # 182 - U.S. Civil War Pattern of 1857 Rifled-Musket Cartridge Box with Straps and Bull'seye Canteen
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