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Auctions 1-50 of 71
Lot 7
CDV of A Young Artist or Photograph Painter

A cdv photograph of a young man seated at a table, who appears to be painting a photograph or putting the final touches on a landscape painting, with photographer's imprint Whittemore, Rochester, N.H. below image.

Lot 9
CDVs of Indiana & Louisiana Photographers, One Autographed

Lot of 2, including: CDV portrait of J.H. Swaine, Photographer, identified in ink in the recto margin, with the backmark of Swaine & Mote, Richmond, Indiana. CDV portrait of a man identified on verso as Mr. Tagenstein (maybe Jagerstein or Jagenstein?), who made Pa's picture, New Orleans, La.

Lot 13
Tintype of Talbot's Work Train, Liberty Center, 1871

Approx. 4.5 x 7 in. tintype image of a train. In pencil on the wood backing is: Talbots Work Train taken at Liberty Center on F.W. & W.R.R. July 10th 1871 / Geo. W. Talbot Conductor and below Born July 14th 1848 at Sylvania, Ohio. Unable to identify the railroad, but Fort Wayne was a major midwest hub, and possibly the "F.W." of this line. Liberty Center is a distant suburb of Toledo, so likely the line was one that ran to Chicago or St. Louis.

Lot 15
Tintype of a Young Couple

sharp sixth-plate image of a young woman in a black dress and hat leaning on a seated young man in a suit.

Lot 18
CDV of Man Wearing Badge, Plus Patriotic Card

Lot of two, including a CDV by Hall's Photographic Studio of Chicago showing an unidentified bearded man wearing a military-style jacket pinned with a star-shaped badge, plus a five of hearts playing card with dual U.S. flag design on the back.

Lot 24
Contemplation, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Silver gelatin print titled on frame backing Contemplation.  Also inked Dugento, possibly the photographer.  10.5 x 13.5 in. (sight), professionally framed to 14 x 17.5 in.

Lot 28
George Barker, Albumen Photograph, Niagara Falls, General View of Falls from Canada

In triple layer mat, 7 x 9 in. (sight), albumen photograph with manuscript title on verso "General View of Falls from Canada." George Barker, 1880s.

Lot 29
George Barker Large Format Photograph of Niagara Falls

Albumen photograph measuring 20.75 x 16.5 in., on 22 x 28 in. mount.

Lot 39
Cabinet Card Photograph of Gentleman, Possibly J.P. Ball, Jr.

Cabinet card by Schoene of San Francisco, California. Although it has been suggested that the gentleman seated at left could be J. P. Ball's son, J.P. Ball, Jr., with whom he started operating studios in the 1880s, we have been unable to confirm this identification.

Lot 40
Stereoview of Columbia Street, Seattle, Including J.P. Ball's Photographic Studio

Albumen stereoview of Columbia St. Seattle, Washington, with the backmark of Nesemann / Woods Gallery / Marysville, Cal.  Ball operated under the name Ball & Sons and Globe Photo Studio while in Seattle, the former being located at 106 Columbia Street, between First and Second Avenue. J.P. Ball, a noted African American photographer, opened his first studio in Cincinnati, OH in 1845, then became an itinerant photographer, traveli...

Lot 57
[Flat Mount] [Utah - Mormon] C.R. Savage, Salt Lake City, Utah Series, Interior Views of the Mormon Tabernacle

Lot of 2 stereoviews by C.R. Savage, each on oversized orange mounts with his Views of the Great West From the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean / Utah Series label applied to verso, bearing the titles Interior of Tabernacle, West End, and East End of Tabernacle, Interior View. 

Lot 59
H.H. Bennett Stereoview, Among the Winnebagoes / Shooting Wa-ne-gra - Duck

Standard-size view from H.H. Bennett's series Wanderings among the Wonders and Beauties of Wisconsin Scenery, titled No. 273 / Among the Winnebagoes / Shooting Wa-ne-gra - Duck.

Lot 68
Union General Charles Halpine, Albumen Photograph

Born in County Meath, Ireland, Charles Graham Halpine (1829-1868) immigrated to America in 1851 after the death of his father. He enlisted as soon as Lincoln's first call for troops was issued. He was commissioned into the 69th NY on April 20, 1861. He served three months, and when his term of service expired at the end of the summer, he was commissioned into the Adjutant General's Dept, where he served for almost three years. He received several...

Lot 75
Civil War Memorial Document named to Charles Gable

attractively framed, overall 31.5" x 40".

Lot 93
French Military Chromolithograph After Lalaisse

Hippolyte Lalaisse (French, 1812-1884), includes two chromolithographs, first titled French Empire / Imperial Guard in margin, signed in plate l.l., dated 1854 and second titled the same, but does include signature or date; each 12.25 x 9.25 in.

Lot 111
1852 Chromolithograph of Ashland, Home of Henry Clay,

dated 1852, lithographed by T. Sinclair, Philadelphia, 19 x 24" in period frame, 21.5 x 26.5".

Lot 113
Lloyd Ostendorf Original Charcoal, Lincoln the Letter Writer

Lloyd Ostendorf (American, 1921-2000). Original charcoal, signed and dated 1987 at l.r. by the noted Lincoln historian and artist; framed, 10.5 x 13.25 in. sight, 17 x 21 in. overall. Lloyd Ostendorf published five important books on Lincoln including Lincoln in Photographs(1963), a compilation of every known image of the sixteenth president. His obituary in the Chicago Tribune described him as "the definitive cataloger of Lincoln."

Lot 127
Fine Political Cartoon for the 1920 Election,

entitled Nothing Doughing, New York: James Cartoons by the New Process Electro Corporation, 1920. 21" x 29.5", chromolithograph on linen-backed paper. The 1920 hopefuls for the Democratic presidential nomination – Cox, McAdoo and Palmer – reject the dough offered by Chef Big Interests while Harding washes the dough off the GOP elephant and Bryan offers his standard populist bromides. Big and colorful; a rarity for 1920 items.

Lot 128
Ohio Governor James M. Cox, Autographed Mammoth Photograph

James Middleton Cox (1870-1957).  Two-time Governor of Ohio (1913-15, 1917-21), US Representative (1909-1913), and the Democratic candidate for President of the United States in 1920, losing to Warren G. Harding.  15 x 19 in. silver gelatin print by Baker's Art Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, mounted to 20 x 24 in., framed to 25.25 x 29.25 in.  Autographed in the lower margin, Presented to J.D. Clark, member of the Ohio Industrial Commiss...

Lot 136
Autographed Jo Reddy, Postmaster General White House Presentation Document,

Laminated document that reads To Jo Reddy / With appreciation for your dedicated years of service to The White House / best wishes from all your friends / January 12, 1979, signed by 150+ members of the White House staff, 15 x 19", partially mounted on mat board, 17.5 x 22.25". Jo Reddy served as Postmaster under three U.S. Presidents.

Lot 138
Patriotic Wall Rack

copper, 16.5" x 20.75", with jugate relief portraits of Washington and Lincoln on a separate 11" x 14.75" piece which folds down to become a shelf.

Lot 142
Black Face Pieces, Photograph and Theater Poster,

lot of 2, including an early 20th century silver gelatin photograph of a group of minstrel performers, with six in black face, 6.75 x 8" (sight), mounted on cardstock, framed, 11.5 x 13.5"; and a theater poster advertising Hink and Dink / Black Face Comedians in Person, performing at the Midland Theatre, featuring a picture of the actors, 13.5 x 21.5" (sight), framed, 21 x 27".

Lot 150
Along the Way of TWA - Egypt / Bazaar in Egypt Poster 

The Bazaar in Cairo, ca 1955, 28 x 35 in. Previously collected by Dorothy Koelbel, who worked for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Koelbel collected posters while traveling across the country for studio photo shoots.

Lot 180
Lot 191
Ayliffe's A New Pandect of Roman Civil Law... and Peter Williams Reports,

four volumes, includes a three volume set entitled Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery, and Some Special Cases Adjudged in the Court of King’s Bench, edited by William Peere Williams, 1768, London H. Woodfall and W. Strahan, all large 40 in brown calf boards 788pp, 755pp and 504pp, each with extensive table of contents at rear, and A New Pandect of Roman Civil Law, as Anciently established in that Empire; and now ...

Lot 194
Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, 1902

Washington: GPO, 1903. 8vo, brown cloth, gilt spine, 687pp. Among the reports are several on astronomy (including comets and the aurora borealis) and aeronautics, wireless telegraphy, "Craniology of Man and the Anthropoid Apes," "wild tribes" of the Malay Peninsula, Pygmies of the Congo, people of Guam, a route through Panama for a canal, and the obituaries of two greats - John Wesley Powell and Rudolph Virchow.

Lot 196
Early 19th Century Trumbull County, Ohio Deeds

Lot of two, including a land deed, 1p., 10 x 16.5", signed and dated July 13, 1815, tranferring a tract in the Connecticut Western Reserve, in the State of Ohio, and which is also in Howland and in the County of Trumbull from Gardiner Green and his wife Elizabeth of Boston, MA to James Scott for the sum of $413.00, with Rec'd Aug 23 1816 and Recorder Sept 3 1816 in Trumbull County Records Book Page 46, PLUS 1p., 9.5 x 15", February 25, 1817, Warr...

Lot 205
Broadside Obituary of Colonel Return Jonathan Meigs

OBITUARY. Died, on the 28th of January, 1823, at the Cherokee Agency; Aged LXXXIII, COLONEL RETURN JONATHAN MEIGS, ca 1823. One page, folio, 10 x 16 in., with To Mr. Joseph Kelly from his Sincere Friend Sophia Meigs in inked manuscript hand on verso. N.p., but probably Marietta, Ohio. Born in Connecticut, Meigs (1740-1823) gained initial fame during the Revolutionary War advancing to the rank of Colonel in the Continental Army. He accompanied ...

Lot 216
William McKinley Secretarial DS

10" x 16", dated August 25, 1901, granting 160 acres located West of the Indian Meridian in Oklahoma, to Stephen James Tahome, a Kiowa. Framed under glass, 10.25" x 16.25" overall.

Lot 218
Joseph Clarke, Early Rhode Island Treasurer, LS, to Joseph Bullock & Sharp Delany

1p, Providence, July 11, 1780, signed Jos. Clarke,  Commiss. of the Loan Office State Rhode Isl'd.  Letter is addressed to Joseph Bullock and Sharp Delany, Managers of the United States Lottery, in response to their inquiry regarding payment received for lottery tickets. 11.75 x 14 in., framed to 17.25 x 19.5 in.

Lot 219
Arthur Rushmore, Golden Hind Press Founder, ALS, Plus

A series of three letters. The first is a typed letter dated December 2, 1939 and signed by Arthur Rushmore on Harper & Brothers Publishers of New York letterhead addressed to a Miss Betsy Tate of Charlotte notifying her of a Christmas gift he had just sent, writing Yesterday I mailed to you a half pound of nice, smelly tobacco for "the dear boy." If it is too smelly, buy him a half pound of the Blue Boar and tell him to mix it. The next corre...

Lot 220
Eighteenth Century English Indenture signed by John Walton

Indenture between John Walton of County Suffolk, Yeoman, and John Tweedy of Birmingham, dated 1745, for the transfer of a cottage from the former to the latter.  Affixed with three six pence stamps.  13.25 x 17.75 in., mounted on wood 22 x 28 in.

Lot 223
1870 Harleian Society Partially Printed Document, London,

3" x 5" partially printed receipt to a Rev. G.U. Huntington for membership in the London-based Harleian Society for the year 1870 and for the sum of One Guinea. The Harleian Society is a registered charity established in 1869. "Its official objects are the transcribing, printing and publishing of the heraldic visitations of counties, parish registers or any manuscripts relating to genealogy, family history and heraldry" (http://harleian.co.uk/...

Lot 225
Arthur Brisbane TLS

dated April 18, 1930, on Arthur Brisbane / 220 South Street / New York letterhead, addressed to Mr. Marcus C. Turner of San Diego, declining an invitation due to business constraints. Signed in black ink, 8.5 x 11". Arthur Brisbane (1864-1936) was one of the best known newspaper editors of the 20th century. One of Wm. R. Hearst's closest friends and most valuable employees, he edited several Hearst papers used the Hearst publishing machine to ...

Lot 229
Early 19th Century ALS Discussing Genuine Friendship by C.B. Kellogg 

2.25pp, 8 x 12.5 in. Dated Harrisburgh 17th November 1823, addressed to Mr. Preceptor & Fellows of this Institution, and titled Friendship. Signed C.B. Kellogg and docketed on verso Composition No. 3. Young Kellogg makes the point that genuine friendship is rare (or nonexistent), but friendships that approach that point may be termed "affection" or even "love." As for "friends," How often is it the case that a ma...

Lot 232
State House, Boston Engraving

Hand colored, published by J. & F. Tallis, London, Edinburgh & Dublin. Framed, 6.5 x 8 in. (sight), 10.5 x 12.5 in. overall.

Lot 233
Remarks on Forest Scenery, Plus An Essay on the Picturesque

Lot of 3, including Gilpin, William. Remarks on Forest Scenery and Other Woodland Views, Relative Chiefly to Picturesque Beauty, Illustrated by the Scenes of New-Forest in Hampshire. London: printed for R. Blamire, 1791, Vols. I-II. 8vo, full leather with gilt borders on boards, gilt spine, vol. 1, 328, iv, 7pp, two folding plates plus several single-page plates; vol. 2, 308, ii, xx (index) pp, one folding map and 8 folding plates, plus several o...

Lot 236
Fourteen Engravings, All Sporting Subjects from Harpers, Boxing Yacht & Rowing Regata, Hunting & More,

Lot of 14 engravings from Harper's Weekly, primarily full-page, featuring depictions of the following activities or events: Shore Shooting; Ruffed Grouse Shooting in Pennsylvania; Grand Festival Reception To John C. Heenan (boxer); A Game of Lawn Tennis, Staten Island Club Grounds; Duck Shooting Near the Capes of Delaware; An Old-Time Sleigh-Ride in New York; The International Boat-Race - Harvard; The Annual Regatta of the New York Yacht Club; Th...

Lot 243
[Art - The West] Nature Californians Lassoing Bear by Francis Holl

Francis Holl (American, 1815-1884). Polychrome lithographic print of three men on horseback capturing a black bear. Signed l.r.; titled l.c.; 8.5 x 6 in.

Lot 244
Manuscript Inventory of an 1842 Auction

4to, paper wraps. First four pages are a list of property sold at the auction of the estate of Jediah Gifford, 17 Nov. 1842. Items include harnesses, tubs, hammer, knives, axes, a colt, some calves, coffee pot, jars, chairs, etc. A second sale, 3 Dec., covering the next three pages, included similar items: hand bellows, pickle tub, table cloth, towels, comforters, carpets, jugs and boxes. Last page records amounts received from each buyer.

Lot 247
Art Price Annual Reference Books

20th century, a collection of three art reference books including: Art Price Annual International & Falk's Art Price Index ADEC 98 (1998) Art Price Annual & Falk's Art Price Index 2000 (2000) Art Price Annual & Falk's Art Price Index 2001 (2001).

Lot 253
Mining Celluloids & Brass Leadville, Colorado Mining Fob, Plus

Lot of 4, including: Two celluloid mirrors, one featuring Leadville and Mt. Massive, Colo., the other Yak Mills, Leadville, Colo. A brass souvenir piece in the shape of a wooden pail or barrel, reading on one side Crystal Carnival / Leadville Colorado / Jan. Feb. Mar. / 1896, and on the other Leadville Carnival Castle, including a likeness of the castle; 1.5 x 1.375 in. PLUS a celluloid matchbox holder featuring Gettysburg landmarks, wit...

Lot 262
Edward Weston Photomechanical Print, Cypress Root

A reproduction of an Edward Weston photograph, with the imprinted title 16 Cypress Root, 1929 on verso. Matted, 7.25" x 9.25" sight, 12.5" x 14.25" overall.

Lot 263
Cowboys Armed with Pistols, Cabinet Card from Pendleton, Oregon

Cabinet card by M.S. Eastman of Walla Walla, Washington, and Pendleton, Oregon, showing two well-outfitted cowboys.  The taller cowboy wears a hat adorned with stars on the underside of the brim, holds a lariat, and is armed with a small pistol tucked into a cartridge belt stocked with ammunition of two calibers.  The shorter cowboy carries a larger holstered revolver and holds a cattle brand in the form of the letter A.

Lot 268
Irwin Cabinet Photographs of Lone Wolf, Plus a Kiowa Squaw

Lot of 2 cabinet card photographs, the first identified on verso as Lone Wolf in war costume, featuring the young warrior wearing a feather headdress, looking away from the camera, only a small portion of his face visible, aiming his bow and arrow at an unknown target. With Irwin's Chickasha, Indian Territory imprint below image on mount. Plus an outdoor portrait identified on verso as Mattie Red Breast - Kiowa Squaw. Although...

Lot 285
[Wild West Shows] Williams Ranch, Outside Cody, Wyoming, Photograph of Cody's Family & Friends

Photograph of a group of people in front of the Williams Ranch, located outside Cody, WY, ca 1896, 5 x 7 in. (sight), matted and mounted on board, 8 x 10 in. Penciled inscription on mount verso identifies the location, approximate date, and many of the individuals in the photograph, including the following, as written on mount: Extreme right - [J. Alvin] Goodman, (Cody's brother-in-law) / 2nd from right - (1/2 indian) / Frank Grouar...

Lot 15
French School (20th century)

View of a Building Facadeoil on panel, heavy impastosigned Quiper, l.r.29.25 x 21.25 in. (sight)

Lot 16
Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919)

La Fleuve Scamandreetching on paperstamped signature l.r. 8.5 x 7 in. (plate size)

Lot 21
Ricardo Cinalli (Spanish, b. 1948)

Zaragoda abstract mixed media on board, includig collage, oil, and acrylicsigned on verso32 x 40 in. (sigh)

Lot 22
Joan Miro (Spanish, 1893-1983)

Abstract Works Dedicated to a Friend two lithographs on papereach signed10 x 14 in. (sight)

Auctions 1-50 of 71