Star Spangled Banner, Calligraphy and Drawing, American Flag and Shield
Flag Of The Free, Standard Of The Brave
Live Not For Yourselves, But For Your Country
A wonderful patriotic work done in pen and ink with poem featuring a verse from THE AMERICAN FLAG by Joseph Rodman Drake (1795 to 1820)
Flag of the seas! on ocean wave
Thy stars shall glitter o'er the brave;
When death, careering on the gale,
Sweeps darkly round the bellied sail,
And frighted waves rush wildly back
Before the broadside's reeling rack,
Each dying wanderer of the sea
Shall look at once to heaven and thee,
And smile to see thy splendors fly
In triumph o'er his closing eye.
(Frame: 11 by 13.25"; view: 7 by 9")
Christ's Nativity, St. Matthew
Pen and ink
By Samuel Lunt, age 10, of Newbury, Massachusetts
This piece was done by Samuel Lunt in the East School of Essex County.
Dimensions: 20.75 by 15.75-inch frame, 11.75 by 14.75-inch sight-size.
Book, Artemisia Mehlman, Sewing
Very good condition.
(6.75 by 8.25”)
Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes
Calligraphy, Spencerian Drawing by Owen S. Cowles (1819 to 1854) Writing School
“Ladies and Gentleman are invited to call and examine specimens”
Penmanship’s: Ladies and Gentleman Taught a Plain, easy, hand Writing in 12 easy lessons - SOLD
Outstanding lion & eagle mouthing ribbon identifying artist’s name and centering a globe displaying pencil drawing; Indians on rockery above water view with sailboat. Also, Spencerian swans and bird in flight. (Frame: 17.5 by 12.5”, sight-size: 15 by 10.5”)
The instructor became Postmaster of Southampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts
died in 1854 and is buried in Fairview Cemetery, Chicopee. The work by decent within Cowles family until recently consigned to AAAWT. Genealogy available online.
1215-1 - SOLD
Eagle with banner reading Instruction in Penmanship
Second Half Nineteenth century - SOLD
The subscriber will give a course of instruction in penmanship to the ladies and gentleman of this place who may be disposed to favor him with their patronage-
Particular attention given to penmaking - Terms for 15 lessons $1.75 E. Perry
The work remains in fine condition and is mounted with birds eye maple frame.
(Frame: 15.5 x 19.25 inches; view: 12.5 x 16.5 inches.)
668-1 - SOLD
Spencerian Composition, Notice of Instruction
Eagle above Notice
1852 - SOLD
Misters Pulcifer and call respectfully inform the citizens of this village that they are located at Fenton's Hall, for the purpose of teaching penmanship- and invite all persons interested in the art, to call and examine their method of instruction.
Cambridge September 21, 1842 (Frame: 20 x 20 inches; view: 12 x 12 inches.)
668-2 - SOLD
Spencerian Composition, Penmanship
Plain and Ornamental Taught
Drawings made to Order
Visiting Cards to Order
Harry R. Kelly
June 20, 1878 - SOLD
A wonderful composition with light toning and a short tear at upper right margin.
(Frame: 19.25 x 23.25 inches; view: 11.25 x 15.25 inches.)
668-3 - SOLD
Framed Girls Penmanship Calligraphy
"Presented to Miss Hannah" - SOLD
Dimensions: 25 by 19.75-inch frame, 21 by 15.625-inch view area.
197-13 - SOLD
Barbara Ann Groff's Hair Book 1863 - SOLD
A wonderful example of 19th century women's friendship tokens.
Red leather bound book with 16 pages of family and friend's hair mementoes.
Dimensions: 8 by 6.625-inches.
553-38 - SOLD
Pencil Drawing, Farm Scene
Signed by E.L. Ott
Sketched Oct. 9, 1899 - SOLD
An exceptional rendering in fine condition. (Frame: 41.5 by 29"; sight-size: 35.5 by 23")
240-117 - SOLD
Workbox, Schoolgirl, Paint Decorated
New England, probably Massachusetts
Classic decoration, fitted interior
Signed, "E.C.J.K.-1821" - SOLD
Good condition; small wedge of veneer missing; easily restored.
(Height: 4.25 inches; width: 12 inches; depth: 8 inches.)
191-309 - SOLD