Lot 2147    

Collection of Tintypes and CDVs, including Southern Backmarks
12/6/2012 - American History: TIMED Auction - ends 12/17
Lot of over 50 tintypes and 30 CDVs, plus 8 circa 1940s prints. The tintypes range from sixth-plates to gem size, all portraits of men, women, children, or couples, with the featured piece being a fine ninth plate of three men raising their drinks at a small table. The CDVs are from various photographers, many from Brooklyn, and many related to each other as evidenced by the verso inscriptions. Also, there are several CDVs featuring rare Kentucky backmarks, including Bergman of Louisville, Excelsior Gallery of Louisville, Brown's Gallery of Hopkinsville, E.L. Foulks of Hopkinsville, and R.A. Marshall's Gallery of Hartford, KY.

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John C. Calhoun LS, 1821
Lot # 2290 - John C. Calhoun LS, 1821
1p, Department of War, 16 March 1821. Addressed to C(allender). Irvine, Esq, Commissary General of Purchasing, Philadelphia. Secretarial note indicating that Calhoun is including a distribution of troops to take effect in June (second document not included). Signed by Calhoun as Secretary of War. ... > Item Details
Vicksburg Souvenir Wallpaper Edition Newspaper Plus Civil War Letters
Lot # 2094 - Vicksburg Souvenir Wallpaper Edition Newspaper Plus Civil War Letters
Lot includes souvenir edition of the Vicksburg Daily Citizen, plus two Civil War-era letters, all found together in the same trunk. The Vicksburg Daily Citizen "wallpaper edition" was published during the Siege of Vicksburg when the printers had run out supplies and were forced to use w... > Item Details
<i>Coltons' Township Map of the State of Ohio</i>, 1860 Pocket Map
Lot # 2385 - Coltons' Township Map of the State of Ohio, 1860 Pocket Map
Coltons' Township Map of the State of Ohio.  New York, J.H. Colton, 1860.  24mo, brown buckram boards with gilt imprints, map folds out to 28 x 25.5 in.  Hand-colored counties and state borders; nice engraving of the Ohio Statehouse at lower right; and county population statistics... > Item Details
Edward VIII, King of England, ALS
Lot # 2306 - Edward VIII, King of England, ALS
Edward VIII, Duke of Windsor (1894-1972).  King of England (January-December 1936); famously abdicated the throne in order to marry American socialite Wallis Simpson.  ALS, 1p, 7.25 x 4.5 in., engrossed, dated March 6 (no year), reading in full: Dear lady Colin, It will give the princess &... > Item Details
Grab Bag Lot Including Real Photo Postcards, Cabinet Cards, & Early 20th Century Family Photographs, Plus
Lot # 2167 - Grab Bag Lot Including Real Photo Postcards, Cabinet Cards, & Early 20th Century Family Photographs, Plus
Lot includes: Ca 1860s CDV panorama of New Brighton, Pennsylvania; 1907 Wisconsin Hunting License; 1906 ticket to the Indoor .22 caliber Rifle league of the United States Second Annual Tournament in Grand Rapids, Michigan; 62 ca 1910s-1940s photographs of a stagecoach; Wisconsin deer hun... > Item Details
William Henry Harrison 1840 Presidential Campaign Ribbon
Lot # 2175 - William Henry Harrison 1840 Presidential Campaign Ribbon
5 x 3 in. silk imprinted with black ink.  Headlined "Paxton Straight-Outs."  Ribbon features a log cabin and American flag above the slogan, "Buff and Blue, Tough and True, For Tippecanoe." Framed. William Henry Harrison's successful presidential campaign in... > Item Details
CDV of Pistol Armed Union Private
Lot # 2023 - CDV of Pistol Armed Union Private
A period oval copy shot without back mark or identification. A teenage private wearing a forage cap holds a small percussion revolver. > Item Details
Occupational Cabinet Card of Union Workers
Lot # 2161 - Occupational Cabinet Card of Union Workers
Studio portrait of two young men in white shirts, white ties, white hats, white aprons (waist to shin length) with printing P.P. & N. ? U./ No. 6152 / A.F. of L. [We find Packers and Nailers No. 6152 in the Superior, WI region around the turn of the century.] Both wear elaborate ribbons. Front of ca... > Item Details
<i>Schoolcraft and Allen - Expedition to Northwest Indians</i>, Booklet
Lot # 2365 - Schoolcraft and Allen - Expedition to Northwest Indians, Booklet
Schoolcraft and Allen - Expedition to Northwest Indians. 23d Congress, 1st Session, Ho. of Res., War Dept., Doc. No. 323. Ca 1834. 8vo, missing wraps and fold-out map, 68pp. > Item Details
2nd Lieutenant W.W. Davis, Massachusetts 29th Infantry, Civil War & Post-Civil War Archive
Lot # 2071 - 2nd Lieutenant W.W. Davis, Massachusetts 29th Infantry, Civil War & Post-Civil War Archive
15 items.   William W. Davis (1835-1904) was a 26-year-old clerk in Boston when he enlisted in the 29th Massachusetts Infantry shortly after the attack on Ft. Sumter, mustering as a Sergeant in Co. A. He saw early action at Big Bethel, where companies A and K of the 29th w... > Item Details
Gerald Ford & Jimmy Carter Political Campaign Canes
Lot # 2270 - Gerald Ford & Jimmy Carter Political Campaign Canes
Lot of 5 political canes, including: pewter, crook-handle cane used for the campaign of Gerald Ford, dated '76, with the following phrase: Gerald R. Ford For President, with wooden shaft and rubber bottom, 35.25 in. long; pewter, crook-handle cane used for the campaign of Jimmy Carter, date... > Item Details
<i>Illustrated Lives and Adventures of Frank and Jesse James and the Younger Brothers</i>, Salesman Sample
Lot # 2440 - Illustrated Lives and Adventures of Frank and Jesse James and the Younger Brothers, Salesman Sample
J. A. Dacus, PhD. Illustrated Lives and Adventures of Frank and Jesse James and the Younger Brothers, the Noted Western Outlaws. 1881. Salesman's copy. > Item Details
Land Grant Signed by James Monroe
Lot # 2276 - Land Grant Signed by James Monroe
Approx. 10 x 16 in., partially preprinted on vellum. [Washington, DC], 10 Jan. 1822. Signed by James Monroe as President, and Josiah Meigs as Commission of the General Land Office. For land in Illinois for Abyrom McKenney(?). With partial seal. > Item Details
CSA General Robert E. Lee Cabinet Card, Plus <i>Confederate Commanders</i> Composite View
Lot # 2036 - CSA General Robert E. Lee Cabinet Card, Plus Confederate Commanders Composite View
Lot of 2. Lee cabinet card by Mosher is a "Memorial Portrait." On verso is information about a Mason's memorial for the honored dead. Manuscript note indicates "Robert E. Lee, General in the Confederate Army." Confederate Commanders cabinet card is by Notman of Boston, 188... > Item Details
Early Hollywood Autographed Photographs, Featuring Bob Hope, Vivienne Leigh & Laurence Olivier
Lot # 2325 - Early Hollywood Autographed Photographs, Featuring Bob Hope, Vivienne Leigh & Laurence Olivier
Lot of signed publicity photographs of early Hollywood performers including Vivian Leigh & Laurence Olivier in Antony & Cleopatra, Liberace, Bob Hope, Helen Hayes, Garry Moore, Beatrice Lillie, the Fontane Sisters, Greer Garson, Dorothy Kilgallen, Berharr MacFadden, Faye Emerson, and Sara Ch... > Item Details
U.S. Grant Engraving by Whitechurch
Lot # 2099 - U.S. Grant Engraving by Whitechurch
A hand colored engraving of General Grant by R. Whitechurch, with Grant's facsimile signature, on an 8vo sized leaf, 9" x 5.5". Matted, 4.5" x 6" sight, 11" x 14" overall. > Item Details
Sterling-Smythe Poster
Lot # 2350 - Sterling-Smythe Poster
15 x 41.5 in. (sight) in 17 x 43.75 in. frame. Advertisement for Sterling-Smythe Company, Chicago, and their "Red Blooded Clothes." The company was featured on an illustrated advertising postal cover in 1917, but this is the only reference we can find to them. A real scarcity. > Item Details
Henry Halleck, U.S. Army Officer, Autographed Watercolor Portrait
Lot # 2066 - Henry Halleck, U.S. Army Officer, Autographed Watercolor Portrait
Henry Halleck (1815-1872).  Major general who served as general-in-chief and chief of staff of the U.S. Army during the Civil War.  11.75 x 9.25 in. oval watercolor portrait of Halleck in civilian attire, on a 16 x 13 in. mount signed H.W. Halleck. > Item Details
Photographs of Building First ICBM Site in Midwest
Lot # 2330 - Photographs of Building First ICBM Site in Midwest
Lot of 9 Polaroid photographs, each 4.125 x 3.25 in., dated 1961-1962.  Verso of one photograph stamped McConnell / Titan II, with inked date Aug. 17, 1962, contract number, and other information.  Others with inked captions on verso dated July or August 1961, and showing Launch control an... > Item Details
William McKinley Figural Cane
Lot # 2216 - William McKinley Figural Cane
34.5 in. ln. cane with silver plated Britannia cast metal bust with varnished tapering shaft, molded inscription around base reads Wm. McKinley Our Next President and Protection - Prosperity. An eagle holding a ribbon in its bill is at the base of McKinley's neck and the Prot... > Item Details
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