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Auctions 1-50 of 233
Lot 6
Thomas Leiper, Scottish American Merchant, Politician, & American Revolutionary War Veteran, Manuscript Archive, Incuding Last Will

Thomas Leiper (1745–1825) was a Scottish American businessman in Philadelphia, who constructed the first permanent tramway (railway) in America, a 3/4 mile line that connected his quarry to a navigable creek to carry the stone to Philadelphia. This ox-drawn line ran from 1809 to 1828, when Leiper got permission to construct a canal along the same route. Leiper emigrated to America from Scotland in 1763 at the age of 17, and soon came to Philadel...

Lot 13
Mexican-American War Lithographs by D.P. Whiting

Lot of 2, including:Valley Towards Saltillo, from near the base of "Palace Hill" at Monterey. 12 x 19 print on 18.75 x 23.75 in. board. Birds-eye view of the Camp of the Army of Occupation, Commanded by Genl. Taylor. Near Corpus Christi, Texas. 11.75 x 19 in. image in 18.75 x 23.75 in. board.

Lot 15
Cassius Marcellus Clay Pamphlet on the Mexican War

Printed Senate Doc. No. 101 (35th Congress, 1st session), 1856-1857. 8vo, 6 numbered pp (last leaf blank). Cassius Clay petitioned the Senate for reimbursement for a judgement against him for an incident that occurred just before the Kentucky unit left for the Mexican War. They were ordered to round up some deserters who were reportedly staying at "a house of ill fame." The first group sent to find them were fired upon, so they returned to camp t...

Lot 47
Three Images of Generals Keyes & Barry

Lot includes two different CDV lithographs of General Hiram Berry with a post-war albumen of General Erasmus Keyes measuring 4.25 in. x 6.5 in. General Berry held division command in the 3rd Corps when he was killed at Chancellorsville on May 3, 1863. Keyes attained the rank of Major General commanding 4th Corps in 1863 before he ran afoul of General Dix in July. He resigned in May 1864.

Lot 54
Three Civil War CDVs of Confederate Officers, Including Major Robinson

Lot of 3: Bust view of Major Robinson, by McPherson, New Orleans; full standing view of major identified as General Banks on verso; unidentified major, with Balch, Memphis backmark. We have not been able to identify any of them (Robinson and Banks are fairly common names, and there are hundreds, or even thousands, even in Confederate records).

Lot 66
Civil War CDV of Log Church Built by 50th New York Engineers, Petersburg, February, 1865

All-wood church, with even chimneys in wood. Five soldiers standing around, which gives a good idea of scale of this substantial building. With extensive fretwork details, especially on steeple. The style matches the other buildings constructed by these engineers who were with the Army of the Potomac. Backmark of Lazelle & McMullin, Petersburg, VA.

Lot 101
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 112
Carlisle Barracks, Ca 1864, Two Albumen Photographs of Officers with their Families

Two CDV-sized prints tipped onto a 7.25 x 9.75 in. sheet.Vertical view shows five men, three in uniform, two in civilian clothes, and four women, plus a young man (maybe early teenager) on the front steps of what is likely the officers' quarters. A second view shows one couple from the first photo, altogether seven men, one in civilian clothing, and three women.

Lot 169
J.C. Buttre, Wartime-Published Leatherbound Portfolio of 50 Engravings, Including Union War Generals, Plus Lincoln & Washington

Lot of 50 engravings housed in two brown leather portfolios with the gilt titles Engravings / Our War Generals.  Each engraving measures 9.375 x 11.875 overall, and is inside its own paper sleeve.  All include facsimile signatures of the subject and credit to engraver J.C. Buttre, New York, and many include credit to the photographer of the image the engraving is based on (most by Brady, with others by Fredricks, Appleton, German, Sils...

Lot 179
Scott's Infantry Tactics, Inscribed by Col. John Burke, 63rd New York Infantry, WIA Seven Days Battles

Scott, Maj. Gen. Winfield. Infantry Tactics: or, Rules for the Exercise and Manoeuvres of the United States' Infantry. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1855, Vol. III. 24mo, half leather, 25 folding plates, 181pp. Previous owner's name on ffep, "Captn. John Burke, New York, Jany. 1, 1857." John Burke (1838-1914) enlisted for the Civil War on May 27, 1861 in New York City as a 31-year-old Lieut. Colonel of the 37th New York, "Irish Rifles." Burke ...

Lot 202
UCV Ribbon Worn at Anniversary of R.E. Lee's Birth

2 x 6 in., simply printed "Confederate Veteran" with a flag.  It appears that its owner pinned it to this sheet of paper as soon as the celebrations were over, and wrote the note so all would remember.

Lot 204
13-Star Betsy Ross Flag

Cotton, 4 x 7.75 in., printed flag with 13 stars configured in wreath pattern. Inscription printed in selvage reads: Souvenir from the Betsy Ross House/ Birthplace of Old Glory Philadelphia (Stamped) Apr 25, 1910. Ca 1910. The legend of Betsy Ross took root in the heart...

Lot 205
Confederate Southern Cross Flag

Glazed cotton muslin, 6 x 6 in., printed flag with original gold finial staff, 13.5 in. Red field with Blue Cross of St. Andrew edged with narrow white band. Framed, 16 x 13.5 in. Ca 1861-1865.During the Battle of Bull Run, it became evident that the Confederate national flag, The Stars and Bars, was almost indistinguishable from the Union's Stars and Stripes, causing confusion on the battlefield. A revised battle flag designed by General Pierre ...

Lot 219
McCrary & Branson Photograph, She Was Bred in Old Kentucky, Featuring African American & his Horse, Used in Green River Whiskey Advertisements

15.5 x 19.5 in. mounted photograph by McCrary & Branson, Knoxville, Tenn., titled "She Was Bred In Old Kentucky," copyright 1899. This image went on to be used in printed advertisements for Green River Whiskey.

Lot 231
General John J. Pershing, Press Photographs from Event Welcoming Home Alaskan Flyers, Ca 1923

2 silver gelatin press photographs, both 8 x 10 in., each with War Department hand stamps and typed, applied paper labels on verso, including: General John J. Pershing and Major Peyton C. March at Bolling Field, Washington, D. C., ready to welcome the returning Alaskan flyers.(c. 1923); and two Generals, with verso typed inscription: It is easy enough to recognize General Pershing, but the business - like man in the flying togs talking to hi...

Lot 243
Ninth Plate Daguerreotype of a Woman, Possibly Maliseet Indian

Ninth plate daguerreotype of a woman, her hair style unique for the period, wearing a shawl with intricate, floral details. The woman is possibly an East Coast, Maliseet Indian, as indicated by the shawl decoration, which has been previously identified as produced in the style of the Maliseet Indians, primarily of Maine and New Brunswick, Canada. The reverse maker marked: Boston Daguerreotype Company, Tyler & Co., Corner Washington and Winter...

Lot 244
Precious Sixteenth Plate Daguerreotype of Infant Being Held up for the Camera

In full leather push-button case. Chubby arms protrude from a light gown. Hair is parted in the middle (boy?).

Lot 245
Quarter Plate Ambrotype of a Family with Girls Wearing Matching Dresses

Quarter plate, lightly tinted ruby ambrotype portrait of a rather serious looking family, the mother and father seated at center, and each holding the hand of one of their young daughters. Both girls wear the same plaid dress lightly tinted in blue. Housed in full, pressed-paper case.

Lot 248
Thomas Edison, Sixth Plate Ruby Ambrotype

Loose, sixth plate ruby ambrotype, which appears to be a period copy of Thomas Edison, seated at a desk. The image was found within a box of period cased glass, ranging in size from ninth to half plates, which was given to the consignor by an individual who previously worked at the Greenfield Village in the 1950s and stated that the box was from the Greenfield Tintype Studio. The portrait appears to be the work of Charles Tremear, who most likely...

Lot 249
Sixth Plate Tintype of an Identified Gentleman from Colorado, with Gold Rush Connections

Sixth plate tintype of a gentleman, housed in a pressed paper case penciled under the plate Taken in Central City Colorado Territory 1864 in my 28th year - H.D. Hetherington.  Also under the plate is a note containing a golden lock of hair and penciled Nevada City, Montana Territory, Received 28th June, Tuesday, 1864, and another lock folded into a piece of white cloth.  The 1870 census lists a man named Henry D. Hetherington who was...

Lot 250
Sixth Plate Ambrotype of Young Man with his Violin

Fine sixth plate ambrotype of a young, curly-haired gentleman with his violin, posed as if he is playing the instrument. His cheeks are lightly tinted pink, and a ring on his pinky finger is tinted gold. Housed in full, pressed paper case.

Lot 254
Sixth Plate, Post Mortem Ferrotype of a Young Boy in Jacket

Sixth plate postmortem tintype of a young boy, likely being held by his mother or father underneath the blanket.  Housed in a full pressed paper case.  Found in Hannibal, Missouri.

Lot 257
Ninth Plate Ferrotype of Two Young Women Playing Chess

Ninth plate ferrotype of two young women concentrating on a chess game on the table between them. The young, fresh-faced woman at right looks at her opponent, who is partially visible along the left edge of the plate, as she contemplates her next move. Housed in full, patriotic Union case.

Lot 268
Western North Carolina Boudoir Photographs by Lindsey & Brown

Lot of 5 boudoir cards by Asheville, NC, photographers, including:Four by T.H. Lindsey Views of Western N.C., titled Asheville and Vicinity, Class A; Beauties of the Swannanoa; Land of the Sky; and Hot Springs and Vicinity.One view by Brown, also titled Hot Springs and Vicinity.

Lot 271
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 272
George Barker Large Format Photograph of Niagara Falls

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

Lot 273
George Barker Large Format Photograph of Niagara Falls

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

Lot 278
Group of 20th Century Personality News Photos including FDR, Churchill, Einstein, & Martha Graham

Lot of 11, including:4.75 x 6.75 in., identified on verso as Pres. Wilson / Sept. 17 & 18, 1919.5 x 7 in., of Florence Harding (and associates), with Underwood & Underwood copyright notice on verso. 7 x 9 in. image of FDR with a group of men, possibly press, on what appears to be a train. 7 x 9 in., showing Albert Einstein surrounded by dozens of people, "in the library of the S.S. Belgenland, as he sailed from New York for Antwerp, Belg...

Lot 279
William Preston Mayfield, Group of of Nine Prints Including Aerial Photographs

Lot of 9 prints, most 7 x 9 in. or 8 x 10 in., each with the verso stamp William Preston Mayfield / Vintage Estate Print.  Subjects include a view of a waving Aimee Semple McPherson, the famous celebrity evangelist of 1920s-1930s American radio known as "Sister Aimee"; a photograph of a poster welcoming the Wright Brothers back to Dayton, June 17-18, 1909; three aerial photographs of a group gathered in a public park; a photograph of a group...

Lot 281
1913 Dayton Flood, Hand-Colored Photograph by Albert Bolles

Beautifully hand-colored photograph capturing the aftermath of the Great Dayton Flood, which hit Dayton, OH, and the surrounding area with water in March of 1913. Note the boats floating near the left edge of the frame. Signed lower right A. Bolles, and captioned on mount below image March 30-13. 4.5 x 15.75 in., mounted and framed, 9.5 x 21.5 in. With the following inscription inked on mount verso: Property of Louis Claude Miller - I r...

Lot 315
Queen Victoria, Clipped Signature, 1838

Postmarked 22.10.38.  4.75 x 7 in. irregular.  Framed to 9.25 x 18 in.  Signed Victoria R[e]g. Various stamps and seals from the left margin of whatever document this was. Framed with a small lithograph of Victoria.

Lot 317
Rudolf, Archduke & Crown Prince of Austria, ALS, 1881

Rudolf, Archduke & Crown Prince of Austria (1858-1889).  Heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire who committed suicide with his mistress at his hunting cabin at the age of 30, the scandal resulting in international controversy.  ALS, 1p, 5 x 8 in., dated 22 June 1881 (? part of the tail of his signature goes through the numbers) signed Rudolf.  Framed with a newspaper photograph of Rudolf's body arranged for viewing, 13.5 x 20.5 in...

Lot 325
Letter from Hubert Ketchum, Plus

Lot of 2, including 1896 letter signed by "Hubert Ketchum" and an unsigned letter criticizing women.  ALS, 2pp, 4 x 6.75 in. (sight). Cairo, 2 Dec. 1896. Framed with a copy photo of Hubert Ketchum in uniform. Addressed to "My Dear Dutchess" with "Somerset" penciled in later next to this. Thanking her for the invitation to a club of which he was not a member, explaining that on his visit to London he was so pressed for time he could not poss...

Lot 329
Giuseppe Del Puente, Famed Opera Singer, Plus Composer W.J. Scanlan, Three Cabinet Photographs

Two of Guiseppe Del Puente (1841-1900) signed on verso and dated New York, 26 Oct. 1885. One is a 3/4-length portrait, the other depicts him in costume. "Ugonotti" (Hugenot?) written below second image. Both are by Mora, New York.The third is W.J. Scanlan with a young girl (daughter?). By Launey, New York.Although Del Puente studied cello as a youth, his voice attracted attention. He came to America in 1874 and was in the cast at the dedication ...

Lot 330
Burlesque Dancer, Sally Rand, Signed Picture

Sally Rand (1904-1979). American burlesque dancer and actress.  Signed newspaper clipping, 5.25 in. diameter.

Lot 335
The Charles F. Adams Platform, or A Looking Glass for the Worthies of the Buffalo Convention

The Charles F. Adams Platform, or A Looking Glass for the Worthies of the Buffalo Convention.  9.75 x 6 in., 8pp, printed on a single, uncut sheet. [Washington, DC]: J. & G.S. Gideon, printers, ca 1848.Charles Francis Adams (1807-1886) was the Free Soil Party candidate for Vice President with Martin Van Buren in 1848 as the third party (they carried no states, thus had no electoral votes, but they did garner 10% of the popular vote). Zac...

Lot 360
James A. Garfield & First Lady, Lucretia Garfield, Cabinet Photographs

Lot of 2 albumen cabinet cards, including one of James A. Garfield, with his facsimile signature in the print, and one of his wife Lucretia Garfield, with printed identification in the print.

Lot 369
John F. Kennedy, Group of Photographs Capturing his Funeral Procession

Lot of 9 color images, 3.5 x 5 in. Several of the military guards, four of the flag-draped casket on its caisson, one (blurry) of a limousine with some of the family, another of secret servicemen surrounding a limo, and one of the sun rising above the capitol building. All with irregular (approximately rectangular) pieces of light cardstock affixed to backs to stiffen them.

Lot 375
Map of Waldo County, Maine, 1859

Chace, J., Jr. Map of Waldo County Maine, from actual surveys by  D.Kelsey & D.H. Davison, under the direction of J. Chace Jr. Civ. & Topographical Engineer, Portland, Me. Portland (ME) & Philadelphia, J. Chace Jr., Publ., 1859. 53.5 x 68 in. Linen backed, varnished, two rollers. Color, with heavy outlines, lighter on townships. Vignettes: Residence of Capt. Timothy Lane, Vinalhaven; Res. of Moses Young, Esq., Lincolnville; Re...

Lot 376
Topographical Map of Lincoln Co., Maine, 1857

Hopkins, C.M. A Topographical Map of Lincoln Co. Maine, from Actual Surveys by C.M. Hopkins. Philadelphia: Lee & Marsh, 1857. 59 x 59 in. Linen backed, top roller only remains, light varnish mostly worn off. Vignettes: Collins, Wingate & Co., Carriage Manfcty., Union; Res. of Hon. Isaac Reed, Waldoboro; Res. of J.H. Converse, Esq., Newcastle; Court House, Wiscassett; Custom House, Waldoboro; Commercial House ___(missing paper); Res. of...

Lot 377
Map of Sagadahoc Co., Maine, 1858

Chace, C. Jr. Map of Sagadahoc Co. Maine. From Actual  Surveys. Philadelphia and Portland (ME): J. Chace, Jr., 1858. 51.5 x 57 in. Linen, varnished, two rollers, bottom detached. Vignettes: Residences of: Col. James T. Patten, Bath; William Drummond, Bath; Joshua Haskell, Topsham; Capt. J.G. Richardson, Bath; George W. Duncan, Esq, Bath; Capt. James Drummond, Bath; Franklin Family School for Boys, Topsham. Insets: City of Bath, Topsham...

Lot 378
Topographical Map of Grafton County, New-Hampshire, 1860

Walling, Henry F. Topographical Map of Grafton County New-Hampshire. New York: Smith Mason & Co., 1860. Approx. 60 x 60 in. Linen backed, varnished. Relief shown by hachures. Vignettes include: Pemigewasset House, Plymouth; Store and Residence of Col. Jesse Ladd, Holderness; Dr. Vail’s Water Cure Institute, Hill; Dartmouth College; Tilden Female Seminary; N.H. Medical College; Old Man of the Mountain; The Flume, Franconia Notch; Exch...

Lot 379
Topographical Map of the County of Sullivan (New-Hampshire), 1860

Walling, Henry F. Topographical Map of the County of Sullivan (New-Hampshire), From Surveys under the Direction of H.F. Walling. New York: Smith & Marley for H.F. Walling, 1860. Linen backed, varnished. Still attached to top board. Vignettes: Sullivan Co. Court House, Newport; Wheeler’s Block, Newport; Newport House; Unitarian Church, Charlestown; Kimball Union Academy, Meriden Village, Plainfield; Robertson’s Hotel, Charlestow...

Lot 381
Map of Cheshire County New Hampshire,1858

Map of Cheshire County New Hampshire. From actual survey by L. Fagan. Philadelphia: Smith  & Morley, 1858, 59 x 59.5 in. Linen, varnished, 2 rollers, bottom one detached, but top still attached. Vignettes: Keene, N.H. View in Main Street from the South; Cheshire House, Keene; School House in Dist. 2; High School Building, Walpole; Monadnock Mountain and Lake; Eagle Hotel, Keene. Insets: Stoddard; Mill Village; Chesterfield Factory;...

Lot 382
Map of Franklin County, Massachusetts, 1858

Walling, Henry F. Map of Franklin County Massachusetts. Boston: Smith & Ingraham, 1858. 51 x 63 in. Linen, varnished. Elevation indicated by hachures. Top roller only. Decorative acanthus leaf scrolled border. One unusual inset of Geological Map of Franklin County, Mass. By Edward Hitchcock. Vignettes in corners: Power’s Institute; CourtHouse, Greenfield; High School, Greenfield; and Residence of Josiah Fogg, Esq., Deerfield. Othe...

Lot 383
Map of Norfolk County, Massachusetts, 1853

Walling, Henry F. Map of Norfolk County Massachusetts, based upon the Trigonometrical Survey of the State, the details from the Best Authorities & from Actual Survey by Henry F. Walling, Civil-Engineer. Boston: H.F. Walling, 1853. 27 x 39 in. Linen backed, varnished, two rollers (top detached). Insets: Plan of Dedham Village; Plan of the City of Roxbury; Statistics.

Lot 384
Map of Ansonia, Birmingham, Derby, Shelton and West Ansonia, Conn., 1883

Nichols, Beach, compiler and draftsman. Map of Ansonia, Birmingham, Derby, Shelton and West Ansonia, Conn. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Publishing House, 1883. 36 x 42 in. Linen backed, varnished, colored outlines. Birmingham, Shelton, Derby “Business Notices” (Directory). 

Lot 385
Map of St. Lawrence County, New York, 1857

Rogerson, A.E. Map of St. Lawrence County New York, from actual surveys by A.E. Rogerson, C.E. Philadelphia: J.B. Shields, Publisher, 1857. 60 x 60 in. Linen, varnished, two rollers. Vignettes: County Buildings; Trinity Church (in top area – bad); Union Block, Canton; Residence of A.W. Woolley near Ogdensburgh; B. Whitney Prop., Racquetteville; Universalist Theological School; United States Hotel, Massena Springs; Gouverneur Wesleyan Sem...

Lot 386
Map of Jefferson County, New York, 1855

Map of Jefferson County New York. Philadelphia: J.B. Shields, 1855. Approx. 52.5 x 55 in. Vignettes: Methodist Episcopal Church, Adams; S.J. Mendell’s Agricultural Warehouse & Seed Store, Adams; Res. of S.G. Wiggins, Antwerp; St. James Church, Theresa; Woodruff House, Watertown; Universalist Church, Watertown; Presbyterian Church, Adams; Res. of C. Jaywells, Watertown; Res. of Hon. E.S. Salisbury, Adams; Res. of A.P. Sterling, Antwer...

Lot 387
Topographical Map of Lewis County, New York, 1857

Ligowsky, A. Topographical Map of Lewis County New York, from actual surveys. Philadelphia: S. & R.S. Taintor, Jr. & Co., 1857. 50.5 x 56 in. Linen backed, varnished, two rollers, color with heavy outlines, lighter fill. Vignettes: C.G. Riggs & Co., Turin; Residence of Bradford Ragan, Turin; Potter’s Hotel,…Lowville; High Falls near Copenhagen; Presbyterian Church, Lowville; M.M. Smith (store), Lowville. Insets: Gle...

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