Sale 557 - Fine Americana & the Exploration of the West - Asian-American History & Art - Travel - Maps

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Date of the auction: 02.04.2015

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Report of the Secretary of War, communicating...a report...of the...

Title: Report of the Secretary of War, communicating...a report...of the examination of New Mexico, made by Lieutenant J.W. Abert, of the topographical corps. Author: Abert, James W. Place: Washington, D.C. Publisher: Date: 1848 Description: 132 pp. 24 lithograph plates by C.B. Graham. Lacking the

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 2 Apr 2015

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Four original photographs of abolitionists and anti-slavery advocates

Title: Four original photographs of abolitionists and anti-slavery advocates Author: Place: Various places Publisher: Date: c.1860s Description: Includes: Stereo view of a painting of John Brown. Imprint of S.R. Stoddard, Glenn Falls, NY. Stereo view of Wendell Philips. Cabinet card photograph of

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 2 Apr 2015

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Acts Passed at the First Session of the Eighth Congress [bound with] Acts...

Title: Acts Passed at the First Session of the Eighth Congress [bound with] Acts Passed at the First [& Second] Session of the Ninth Congress [bound with] The Laws of the United States of America, Vol. VIII [comprising Acts Passed at the First Session of the Tenth Congress] Author: Place: Washington

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 2 Apr 2015

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The Laws of the United States of America. Vol. VI

Title: The Laws of the United States of America. Vol. VI Author: Place: Washington City Publisher: Date: 1803 Description: [ii], 316, iv, lxxxv, [1 blank], xxvi pp. (8vo) period calf. Custom case. First Edition. Comprises: "Acts passed at the first session of the Seventh Congress of the United

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$150 - US$250

Date: 2 Apr 2015

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Hills Brothers coffee can with a sepia-tone reproduction of Adams's "Winter...

Title: Hills Brothers coffee can with a sepia-tone reproduction of Adams's "Winter Morning, Yosemite Valley, California" Author: Place: San Francisco Publisher: Date: 1969 Description: 17.5 cm. high x 15.5 cm in diameter (7x6"). Credit, title, and imprint on the can. Marvelous piece of Ansel Adams

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 2 Apr 2015

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Irrigation Resources of California and Their Utilization [with] sixteen...

Title: Irrigation Resources of California and Their Utilization [with] sixteen related items Author: Adams, Frank Place: Washington DC. Publisher: GPO Date: 1913 Description: 95pp + eight plates of half-tone views of irrigated agricultural lands + nine large folding color maps, photo-lithographed by

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 2 Apr 2015

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Territory West of the Rocky Mountains: Message from the...

Title: Territory West of the Rocky Mountains: Message from the President...Transmitting the Correspondence Between this Government and that of Great Britain, on the Subject of the Claims of the Two Governments to the Territory West of the Rocky Mountains Author: [Adams, John Quincy] Place

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$250 - US$350

Date: 2 Apr 2015

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Discourses on Davila. A Series of Papers on Political History. Written in...

Title: Discourses on Davila. A Series of Papers on Political History. Written in the Year 1790, and Published in The Gazette of the United States. By an American Citizen Author: [Adams, John] Place: Boston Publisher: Russell & Cutler Date: 1805 Description: (3)-248 pp. (8vo) 23.5x14 cm (9¼x5½

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 2 Apr 2015

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Famous Harlem Jazz dance club, Savoy Ballroom, 1930s music and photo essay

Title: Famous Harlem Jazz dance club, Savoy Ballroom, 1930s music and photo essay Author: Place: Publisher: Date: Description: [Sheet Music] Benny Goodman, Chick Webb and Edgar Sampson. Lyrics by Andy Razaf. Stompin’ At The Savoy / A Modern Piano Solo (Robbins Music Corp., NY, c. 1936) Probable

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$120 - US$150

Date: 2 Apr 2015

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The Slave's Lamentation [&] The Hail (Hale) Storm - printed broadside

Title: The Slave's Lamentation [&] The Hail (Hale) Storm - printed broadside Author: [Bush, Fairbanks] Place: No place Publisher: Date: 1848 Description: Broadside with two poems, each signed "F.B." 37.7x19.5 cm (14¾x7¾"). Scarce abolitionst broadside - the second poem is sung to the tune of Yankee

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 2 Apr 2015

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Manuscript bill of sale for a "Negro Woman" sold for $600

Title: Manuscript bill of sale for a "Negro Woman" sold for $600 Author: Place: Tensaw, Baldwin County, Alabama Publisher: Date: April 1st, 1862 Description: 12 line, in ink. on half-sheet of lined paper, 13x19.5 cm. (5¼x7¾"). H.J. Davis and R.A. Davis, whose names (perhaps signatures) appear at the

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 2 Apr 2015

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Manuscript inventory of an estate listing two slaves among the items

Title: Manuscript inventory of an estate listing two slaves among the items Author: Place: Madison County, Kentucky Publisher: Date: 1850 Description: 3 pages, in blue ink, on 4-page legal-size folio, docketed on the 4th page. 31.5x19.5 cm (12½x7¾"). Inventory of the personal estate of One Howard R

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 2 Apr 2015

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Albumen photograph of the Jubilee Singers seated or standing in studio setting

Title: Albumen photograph of the Jubilee Singers seated or standing in studio setting Author: Place: [Nashville, TN] Publisher: Date: c.1870s Description: 8.2x12.1 cm. (3¼x4¾"), on original mount with the subjects names printed lithographically in the lower margin. Photograph of the six women and

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 2 Apr 2015

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Black Panther archive - small group of photographs & booklets relating to...

Title: Black Panther archive - small group of photographs & booklets relating to the Black Panther Party Author: Place: Publisher: Date: 1960s-1970s Description: Includes: Broadside: "October 1966: Black Panther Party Platform and Program. 22x28 cm (8¾x11"). Ithaca, NY: 1966. Seven original news

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 2 Apr 2015

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Color poster of a pilot in the Tuskegee Airmen, thumb raised, saying "She's...

Title: Color poster of a pilot in the Tuskegee Airmen, thumb raised, saying "She's a swell plane - give us more!" Author: Place: Washington, D.C. Publisher: War Production Board Date: c.1944 Description: 102x71.5 cm (40x28¼"). Rare and quite striking poster featuring a pilot in the Tuskegee Airmen

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 2 Apr 2015

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Four real-photo postcards of the Springfield, Illinois, race riot of 1908

Title: Four real-photo postcards of the Springfield, Illinois, race riot of 1908 Author: Place: No place Publisher: Date: c.1908 Description: Gelatin silver photographs with postcard backs, captions in the negative. Unused. 8.5x13.5 cm. (3½x5½"). Rare real-photo postcards of the mass civil

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$150 - US$250

Date: 2 Apr 2015

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Little Eva's Temptation, "Topsy"

Title: Little Eva's Temptation, "Topsy" Author: Place: Newport, Kentucky Publisher: D. L. Co Date: [c. 1900] Description: Chromolithograph poster, showing a girl with a flower. Titled Little Eva's Temptation on top and Topsy on bottom, marked EMR lower right. 71x49.5 cm (28x19½"). Image of the

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 2 Apr 2015

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Little Eva's temptation, "Uncle Tom & Eva"

Title: Little Eva's temptation, "Uncle Tom & Eva" Author: Place: Newport, Kentucky Publisher: D. L. Co Date: [c. 1900] Description: Uncle Tom's Cabin chromolithograph poster. Showing Tom reading to Eva, titled Little Eva's Temptation on top and Uncle Tom & Eva on bottom, marked EMR lower right

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 2 Apr 2015

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Manuscript document containing a statement and judgment in the case of a...

Title: Manuscript document containing a statement and judgment in the case of a slave who successfully sued for his freedom in Louisiana, but the heir of his former owner attempted to take him back Author: Place: Louisiana Publisher: Date: 1836 Description: 2 pages on 4-page lettersheet, in ink. The

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 2 Apr 2015

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The Marvelous musical prodigy, Blind Tom, the Negro boy pianist, whose...

Title: The Marvelous musical prodigy, Blind Tom, the Negro boy pianist, whose performances at the Great St. James and Egyptian Halls, London, and Salle Hertz, Paris, have created such a profound sensation. Aanecdotes, songs, sketches of the life, testimonials of musicians and savans, and opinions of

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 2 Apr 2015

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Membership badge and ribbon for the Morton Colored Republican Club, Morton...

Title: Membership badge and ribbon for the Morton Colored Republican Club, Morton, Pennsylvania Author: Place: Morton, PA Publisher: Date: c.1900 Description: Embroidered ribbon in red, white & blue, with gold lettering and gold tassles; with two enamel badges, one stating Member (with pin back

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 2 Apr 2015

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Negro Digest: A Magazine of Negro Comment

Title: Negro Digest: A Magazine of Negro Comment Author: Place: Chicago Publisher: Negro Digest Publishing Co. Date: 1943-1949 Description: 9 issues. Broken run, Vol. II, No. 1 (November, 1943) to Vol. VIII, No. 1 (November, 1949). 19.5x13.5 cm. (7¾x5¼"), printed wrappers. Nine issues of this scarce

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 2 Apr 2015

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A Peep at Coondom (wrapper title)

Title: A Peep at Coondom (wrapper title) Author: Place: New York Publisher: Date: c.1900 Description: 12 halftone plates from photographs, captioned in the negatives but no other text. 22.7x30.8 cm. (9x12"), string-tied wrappers. Photographic views of stereotypical African Americans through white

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 2 Apr 2015

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Poster "Prevent Forced Busing with Wallace on November 7th"

Title: Poster "Prevent Forced Busing with Wallace on November 7th" Author: Place: Searcy, Arkansas Publisher: Friends of George Wallace Date: c.1970s Description: Poster on thin card stock printed in red and black, with halftone photograph. 43x28 cm. (17x11"). Poster from the era of forced busing to

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 2 Apr 2015

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Poster for Moore and Burgess Minstrels

Title: Poster for Moore and Burgess Minstrels Author: Place: London Publisher: Weiners' Ltd. Date: [c.1960s] Description: Chromolithographed poster. 2838.5 cm (11x15½"). Reproduction of a 19th century poster for Moore and Burgess Minstrels, managed by Laurence Brough, a blackface group, an offshoot

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$10 - US$100

Date: 2 Apr 2015

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Our Sports; a New Monthly Magazine Featuring Negro Athletes

Title: Our Sports; a New Monthly Magazine Featuring Negro Athletes Author: Robinson, Jackie, editor Place: [Canton, Ohio] Publisher: [Universal Publishing and Distributing Corporation] Date: 1953 Description: Vol. 1, Nos. 1 & 2 (of 5). May & June, 1953. Illustrated from photographs, etc. 28x21.5 cm

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 2 Apr 2015

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Set of eight lobby cards for the film Black Gold, featuring an "All Colored...

Title: Set of eight lobby cards for the film Black Gold, featuring an "All Colored Cast", produced by the Norman Film Mfg. Co., Arlington, Florida Author: Place: [Chicago?] Publisher: Date: 1928 Description: Eight lobby cards with photogravure illustrations of scenes from the movie. 28x35.5 cm

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 2 Apr 2015

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Set of eight lobby cards for the film Regeneration featuring an "All...

Title: Set of eight lobby cards for the film Regeneration featuring an "All Colored Cast", produced by the Norman Film Mfg. Co., Jacksonville, Florida Author: Place: Chicago Publisher: Western Photogravure Co. Date: [1923] Description: Eight lobby cards with photogravure illustrations of scenes from

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 2 Apr 2015

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Travel Guide of Negro Hotels and Guest Houses

Title: Travel Guide of Negro Hotels and Guest Houses Author: Smith, Ida M. Place: Publisher: Afro-American Newspapers Date: 1942 Description: Black and white pictorial brochure with map illustration on one side. 17x17" when unfolded. Folds to standard brochure size. A rare guide to 342 Negro Hotels

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$700 - US$1,000

Date: 2 Apr 2015

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Store display for "Malcolm X Air Fresheners: Eliminate stale odors by any...

Title: Store display for "Malcolm X Air Fresheners: Eliminate stale odors by any means necessary" Author: Place: No place Publisher: Date: c.1960s Description: Cardboard back on which are two portraits of Malcolm X (one with a raised fist), to which are stapled 31 rectangular air freshers, black

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 2 Apr 2015