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Portrait of General Zebulon Pike – Explorer, Surmounted…American Flag,
Bugle, and Drum
Date/Period: 1906


Portrait of General Zebulon Pike – Explorer, Surmounted…American Flag, Bugle, and Drum, entire view

Measurement: 36-inch by 29-inch view area, 39.25-inch by 32.5-inch frame.

Material: Oil on canvas-board

Condition: Scattered restoration (Blacklight image available)

Additional Information: At the center is a portrait of early 19th century soldier-explorer
Zebulon Pike. Pike is featured in the central medallion with “NOVEMBER 1806 GEN’L
PIKE EXPLORER USA 1806” beneath and a flag, bugle, and drum above. On one side
of the portrait are gold miners, while on the other soldiers’ battle Indians, and in the
background Pikes Peak and Mt. Rosa can be seen. The painting is signed with a
monogram and date “A & B Co / Nov 1906” in the lower right corner. The board is
marked Bainbridge Board Number 80 on the reverse.

$11,750.00

505-168


Portrait of General Zebulon Pike – Explorer, Surmounted…American Flag, Bugle, and Drum, entire view sans frame

Portrait of General Zebulon Pike – Explorer, Surmounted…American Flag, Bugle, and Drum, scale view

Portrait of General Zebulon Pike – Explorer, Surmounted…American Flag, Bugle, and Drum, detail view 1

Portrait of General Zebulon Pike – Explorer, Surmounted…American Flag, Bugle, and Drum, detail view 2

Portrait of General Zebulon Pike – Explorer, Surmounted…American Flag, Bugle, and Drum, detail view 3

Portrait of General Zebulon Pike – Explorer, Surmounted…American Flag, Bugle, and Drum, detail view 4

Portrait of General Zebulon Pike – Explorer, Surmounted…American Flag, Bugle, and Drum, detail view 5

Portrait of General Zebulon Pike – Explorer, Surmounted…American Flag, Bugle, and Drum, entire view



Large Historical Archive, Paul H Weinert Papers and
Photos as Medal of Honor
Recipient for his actions in the Battle of Wounded Knee,
participation as Cavalry Flag
Bearer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, his Military career,
and subsequent private life as an American Hero.


Large Historical Archive, Paul H Weinert Papers and Photos as Medal of Honor Recipient for his actions in the Battle of Wounded Knee, participation as Cavalry Flag Bearer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, his Military career, and subsequent private life as an American Hero, entire view

Interests: American Westward Expansion, Battle of Wounded Knee or Wounded Knee
Massacre, Medal of Honor Recipient, Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, Impact on Native
American Culture resulting from American's Manifest Destiny

Author's Note: Paul Weinert was a Man of His Times, meaning that he lived his entire
life within the boundaries. norms. and mores of his contemporary culture. Weinert
peaked at the culmination of America's own version of Manifest Destiny, culminating in
Westward Expansion at the detriment of the Indigenous Native American Culture. At
that time in American History, the Native American was seen as a pediment to
Westward Expansion and advancing "civilization" to the western United States.
Although near the end of the protracted Native American Culture mass extinction, the
near-final major blow was the Battle of Wounded Knee, now commonly known as the
Wounded Knee Massacre, seen clearly in history as a retaliation to "Custer's Last Stand
at the Little Big Horn". At that time in history, the white popular version of the story
dominated the American Culture, and was a view that Paul Weinert believed as not only
defensible, but honorable. Weinert lived his entire life as an American Hero, and while
reprehensible in retrospect, it is unlikely Weinert knew anything other than adoration in
his lifetime. Time lends perspective.

Description: Significant archive of photographs and papers associated with Paul H.
Weinert, one of twenty soldiers awarded the Medal of Honor for action at Wounded
Knee who later joined Buffalo Bill's Wild West traveling show, comprising material
associated with both of these aspects of his life and career. As a member of Battery 'E'
of the 1st Regiment of US Artillery, Weinert took part in what was then called the Battle
of Wounded Knee, but is now typically referred to as the Wounded Knee Massacre

Wounded Knee: On December 29, 1890, a detachment of the 7th Cavalry, supported
by a battery of Hotchkiss guns from the 1st Artillery, surrounded a Lakota encampment
near Wounded Knee Creek in South Dakota. It is said that when the cavalrymen made
contact to confiscate their arms, the gun of Black Coyote—a deaf Lakota who did not
want to give up his expensive rifle—accidentally went off, prompting the American
troops to fire on the largely disarmed and helpless Native American Indians. When
commanding officer Lt. Harry Hawthorne was wounded, Weinert assumed command
and directed the artillery fire, successfully clearing out a key position in a ravine that had
been occupied by Sioux warriors. He and the second cannoneer remained under heavy
fire throughout the battle, advancing their gun after each discharge to attain better
positions. In the end, between 250 and 300 Lakota men, women, and children were
killed in the lopsided fight, which saw just 25 American deaths. Note: Author suggests
further reading on the topic, including the Wikipedia page

Weinert was one of twenty men awarded the Medal of Honor for gallantry at
Wounded Knee
, his citation reading: 'Taking the place of his commanding officer who
had fallen severely wounded, he gallantly served his piece, after each fire advancing it
to a better position.' In modern times, these Medals of Honor have proven
controversial—in 2001, the National Congress of American Indians passed two
resolutions condemning the military awards and called on the US government to rescind
them, though that has not taken place. In addition to his military service throughout the
1890s, Weinert joined the famous traveling Western show of William F. 'Buffalo Bill'
Cody, serving as its cavalry standard bearer in 1896.

Highlights include:

Photographs:

Three original mounted albumen photographs of the aftermath of the Battle of
Wounded Knee
published by the Northwestern Photographic Co. of Chadron,
Nebraska, all with titles inherent to the image. Includes: an 8 x 5 photograph entitled
"Gathering up the Dead at the Battle of Wounded Knee S.D.," showing a horse-drawn
cart filled with bodies in the foreground, with cavalry officers on horseback silhouetted in
the background; an 8.5 x 6.5 photograph entitled "Birds Eye View of Battlefield at
Wounded Knee, S.D. looking North," showing Big Foot's camp three weeks after the
massacre, with bodies of four Lakota Sioux wrapped in blankets in the foreground and
American soldiers amid scattered debris of the camp in the stark distance; and an 8.5 x
6.5 photograph entitled "Birds Eye View of Can[y]on at Wounded Knee, S.D.," showing
a wagon chassis with two dead horses in the foreground, and soldiers standing amidst
the corpses of Native Americans scattered about the base of the canyon in the
background.


Large Historical Archive, Paul H Weinert Papers and Photos as Medal of Honor Recipient for his actions in the Battle of Wounded Knee, participation as Cavalry Flag Bearer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, his Military career, and subsequent private life as an American Hero, photo view

Large Historical Archive, Paul H Weinert Papers and Photos as Medal of Honor Recipient for his actions in the Battle of Wounded Knee, participation as Cavalry Flag Bearer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, his Military career, and subsequent private life as an American Hero, photo view back

Large Historical Archive, Paul H Weinert Papers and Photos as Medal of Honor Recipient for his actions in the Battle of Wounded Knee, participation as Cavalry Flag Bearer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, his Military career, and subsequent private life as an American Hero, photo view 2

Ten mounted albumen portraits of Paul H. Weinert throughout his military career,
highlighted by a rare early oversized portrait of him wearing his newly earned
Medal of Honor
, affixed to a 7.75 x 10 mount. Others include two different earlier
cabinet portraits of Weinert in a military coat; an early cabinet portrait of Weinert by M.
Hofsteater of the Wisconsin Territory, showing him in formal attire and holding his cap
with the insignia of Battery 'E,' 1st US Artillery; another cabinet photo by Hofsteater,
showing Weinert in uniform beside his horse; two identical cabinet photos by A. H.
Baumann of Crawford, Nebraska, showing him in uniform with the insignia of Troop 'L,'
1st US Cavalry, with his Medal of Honor on his chest; a cabinet photo by Fiero's Studio,
showing Weinert with three medals on his chest (including the Medal of Honor); and two
identical oval portraits of Weinert wearing his medals by Barrows of Boston.


Large Historical Archive, Paul H Weinert Papers and Photos as Medal of Honor Recipient for his actions in the Battle of Wounded Knee, participation as Cavalry Flag Bearer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, his Military career, and subsequent private life as an American Hero, photo view 3

Large Historical Archive, Paul H Weinert Papers and Photos as Medal of Honor Recipient for his actions in the Battle of Wounded Knee, participation as Cavalry Flag Bearer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, his Military career, and subsequent private life as an American Hero, photo view 3 back

Large Historical Archive, Paul H Weinert Papers and Photos as Medal of Honor Recipient for his actions in the Battle of Wounded Knee, participation as Cavalry Flag Bearer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, his Military career, and subsequent private life as an American Hero, photo view 4

Large Historical Archive, Paul H Weinert Papers and Photos as Medal of Honor Recipient for his actions in the Battle of Wounded Knee, participation as Cavalry Flag Bearer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, his Military career, and subsequent private life as an American Hero, photo view 4 back

Two different albumen photographs on 8.5 x 6.5 mounts showing American
soldiers at their encampment.

A square albumen portrait of a cavalry officer on horseback affixed to a 5.25 x
5.25 mount, inscribed on the reverse in ink, "Compliments of Mildred, Taken Apr.
16, 1899."

A square albumen photograph showing a cavalry officer on horseback holding an
American flag with a Native American Indian in front of him
, affixed to a 5 x 5
mount, with a studio's backstamp, "D. J. Schmedlie, 3330 Franklin Ave."

Four 8.5 x 6 albumen portraits showing artillery batteries from afar, with ink
notations to several of the images (presumably identifying Weinert)
, affixed to
larger mounts. One is annotated on the reverse of the mount, Light Batteries E & K - 1st
N. Y. Artillery, Captains Allyn Capron & J. W. Dillenback, Presidio, San Francisco,
California, 1889, Presented to M. P. H. Weinert, St. George Hotel, Brooklyn, N.Y., Sept.
13th 1900."

An unusual 10 x 8 albumen portrait of American officers posing with their
bicycles, Weinert identified with an ink notation
, affixed to its original Spencer of
Chicago mount.

A 9.5 x 7.25 mounted albumen photograph by N. L. Stebbins of Boston, showing
Weinert and three others on horseback.

Two different albumen photographs of a troop
, both affixed to gray 6.5 x 4.25
mounts, one showing cavalry officers standing atop their horses, and one showing the
men dressed in matching white outfits with hats.


Large Historical Archive, Paul H Weinert Papers and Photos as Medal of Honor Recipient for his actions in the Battle of Wounded Knee, participation as Cavalry Flag Bearer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, his Military career, and subsequent private life as an American Hero, photo view 5

Large Historical Archive, Paul H Weinert Papers and Photos as Medal of Honor Recipient for his actions in the Battle of Wounded Knee, participation as Cavalry Flag Bearer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, his Military career, and subsequent private life as an American Hero, photo view 5 back

Two identical albumen photographs of a group of men in their barracks, featuring
Weinert at the center with his Medal of Honor on his chest
, affixed to 6.5 x 5.5
mounts.

A 6.25 x 4 albumen portrait of an artillery company (presumably the Battery 'E' of
the 1st Regiment of Artillery)
, affixed to a trimmed Northwest Photographic Co.
mount, advertising their views of Wounded Knee on the reverse.

A 4.25 x 6.5 cabinet photo of three cavalry officers by Morris of Santa Cruz,
California.

An albumen photograph of the peace council between the Sioux and Chippewa at
Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show on September 11, 1896
, affixed to its original 11 x 9.5
mount with printed caption, taken by S. W. Bailey of Ashland, Wisconsin. The reverse of
the mount bears an affixed printed transcript of the council's proceedings.

An albumen photograph of the men in Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, captioned
within the image, "Dressing Room at Buffalo Bill's Wild West 1897," affixed to a 12 x 10
mount.

A 4.25 x 6.5 cabinet photo of legendary sharpshooter Annie Oakley by Stacy of
Brooklyn
, bearing Oakley's facsimile signature on the mount.

A glossy 5 x 4 photo of cowboys and Native American Indians on
horseback,

perhaps during a rehearsal for Buffalo Bill's show.

A 4.25 x 6.5 cabinet photo of Chief Joseph and his family by E. B. Snell, Elite
Gallery, Wellington, Kansas, showing the leader of the Wal-lam-wat-kain (Wallowa)
band of the Nez Perce at the center. Erroneously identified on the reverse in modern
ballpoint as "Red Cloud."

A 2.5 x 4 carte-de-visite–style card reproducing a cabinet portrait of "Jack Red
Cloud," chief of the Oglala Lakota Sioux,
by Trager and Kuhn, Crawford, Nebraska,
with the studio's name inherent to the image.

Also includes an assortment of Weinert family photographs.

Letters, Documents, and Ephemera:

An original admission ticket for the 1897 season of "Buffalo Bill's Wild West and
Congress of Rough Riders of the World,"
authentically signed along the bottom in ink
by Buffalo Bill, "W. F. Cody."

Four of Paul H. Weinert's military commissions, dated from 1890 to 1898, with
appointments including: "Corporal in Light Battery 'E' of the 1st Regiment of Artillery"
(1890); "Sergeant in Light Battery 'E' of the First Regiment of Artillery" (1891); "Corporal
in Troop 'C' of the Fifth Regiment of Cavalry" (1894); and "Sergeant in Troop L of the
First Regiment of Cavalry" (1898).

Two of Paul H. Weinert's Army of the United States discharge papers: one
discharging him from service in the "First Regiment of Artillery" in 1891, recording his
military record on the reverse, which notes his receipt of the Medal of Honor, "Awarded
a medal for distinguished service at Wounded Knee Creek S.D, Dec. 29, 1890 by U.S.
Congress"; and one discharging him from service in the "Fifth Regiment of Cavalry" in
1895. Both certificates describe Weinert's character as "Excellent."

Three ALSs by Paul H. Weinert, totaling seven pages on five sheets, all dated
1903, including two to his wife and one to his son. Weinert writes about general matters,
saying that he plans to buy a new toothbrush and necktie, discussing an upcoming
carnival, and expressing his love for his wife. The longer love letter to his wife closes
with sickeningly sweet expressions of his affection: "Well, my own dear darling tootsie
tootsie duckie dumpling huckleberry juice sweetie sickiemore weenie write soon and
often to your own loving lemon pie pumpkin squash snoozer, Paul H. Weinert, Met. Park
Police, Revere Beach, Mass."

Also includes ephemera such as a few newspaper clippings, a few letters sent to
Weinert, and condolence letters sent to Weinert's wife after his passing.

Condition: In overall very good to fine condition. Various sizes. Contained in binder
with pocketed pages.

$4,750.00

849-117


Large Historical Archive, Paul H Weinert Papers and Photos as Medal of Honor Recipient for his actions in the Battle of Wounded Knee, participation as Cavalry Flag Bearer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, his Military career, and subsequent private life as an American Hero, photo view 6

Large Historical Archive, Paul H Weinert Papers and Photos as Medal of Honor Recipient for his actions in the Battle of Wounded Knee, participation as Cavalry Flag Bearer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, his Military career, and subsequent private life as an American Hero, photo view 7

Large Historical Archive, Paul H Weinert Papers and Photos as Medal of Honor Recipient for his actions in the Battle of Wounded Knee, participation as Cavalry Flag Bearer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, his Military career, and subsequent private life as an American Hero, photo view 8

Large Historical Archive, Paul H Weinert Papers and Photos as Medal of Honor Recipient for his actions in the Battle of Wounded Knee, participation as Cavalry Flag Bearer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, his Military career, and subsequent private life as an American Hero, photo view 8 back

Large Historical Archive, Paul H Weinert Papers and Photos as Medal of Honor Recipient for his actions in the Battle of Wounded Knee, participation as Cavalry Flag Bearer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, his Military career, and subsequent private life as an American Hero, document view

Large Historical Archive, Paul H Weinert Papers and Photos as Medal of Honor Recipient for his actions in the Battle of Wounded Knee, participation as Cavalry Flag Bearer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, his Military career, and subsequent private life as an American Hero, document view 2

Large Historical Archive, Paul H Weinert Papers and Photos as Medal of Honor Recipient for his actions in the Battle of Wounded Knee, participation as Cavalry Flag Bearer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, his Military career, and subsequent private life as an American Hero, document view 3

Large Historical Archive, Paul H Weinert Papers and Photos as Medal of Honor Recipient for his actions in the Battle of Wounded Knee, participation as Cavalry Flag Bearer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, his Military career, and subsequent private life as an American Hero, document view 4

Large Historical Archive, Paul H Weinert Papers and Photos as Medal of Honor Recipient for his actions in the Battle of Wounded Knee, participation as Cavalry Flag Bearer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, his Military career, and subsequent private life as an American Hero, document view 5

Large Historical Archive, Paul H Weinert Papers and Photos as Medal of Honor Recipient for his actions in the Battle of Wounded Knee, participation as Cavalry Flag Bearer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, his Military career, and subsequent private life as an American Hero, document view 6

Large Historical Archive, Paul H Weinert Papers and Photos as Medal of Honor Recipient for his actions in the Battle of Wounded Knee, participation as Cavalry Flag Bearer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, his Military career, and subsequent private life as an American Hero, document view 7

Large Historical Archive, Paul H Weinert Papers and Photos as Medal of Honor Recipient for his actions in the Battle of Wounded Knee, participation as Cavalry Flag Bearer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, his Military career, and subsequent private life as an American Hero, photo view 9

Large Historical Archive, Paul H Weinert Papers and Photos as Medal of Honor Recipient for his actions in the Battle of Wounded Knee, participation as Cavalry Flag Bearer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, his Military career, and subsequent private life as an American Hero, photo view 10

Large Historical Archive, Paul H Weinert Papers and Photos as Medal of Honor Recipient for his actions in the Battle of Wounded Knee, participation as Cavalry Flag Bearer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, his Military career, and subsequent private life as an American Hero, photo view 11

Large Historical Archive, Paul H Weinert Papers and Photos as Medal of Honor Recipient for his actions in the Battle of Wounded Knee, participation as Cavalry Flag Bearer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, his Military career, and subsequent private life as an American Hero, document view 8

Large Historical Archive, Paul H Weinert Papers and Photos as Medal of Honor Recipient for his actions in the Battle of Wounded Knee, participation as Cavalry Flag Bearer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, his Military career, and subsequent private life as an American Hero, photo view 12

Large Historical Archive, Paul H Weinert Papers and Photos as Medal of Honor Recipient for his actions in the Battle of Wounded Knee, participation as Cavalry Flag Bearer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, his Military career, and subsequent private life as an American Hero, document view 9

Large Historical Archive, Paul H Weinert Papers and Photos as Medal of Honor Recipient for his actions in the Battle of Wounded Knee, participation as Cavalry Flag Bearer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, his Military career, and subsequent private life as an American Hero, document view 10

Large Historical Archive, Paul H Weinert Papers and Photos as Medal of Honor Recipient for his actions in the Battle of Wounded Knee, participation as Cavalry Flag Bearer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, his Military career, and subsequent private life as an American Hero, document view 11

Large Historical Archive, Paul H Weinert Papers and Photos as Medal of Honor Recipient for his actions in the Battle of Wounded Knee, participation as Cavalry Flag Bearer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, his Military career, and subsequent private life as an American Hero, document view 12

Large Historical Archive, Paul H Weinert Papers and Photos as Medal of Honor Recipient for his actions in the Battle of Wounded Knee, participation as Cavalry Flag Bearer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, his Military career, and subsequent private life as an American Hero, document view 13

Large Historical Archive, Paul H Weinert Papers and Photos as Medal of Honor Recipient for his actions in the Battle of Wounded Knee, participation as Cavalry Flag Bearer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, his Military career, and subsequent private life as an American Hero, photo view 13



Lady Liberty, Patriotic Painting on Panel Celebrating America, Liberty & Freedom,
Anonymous
Date/Period: Circa 1815


Lady Liberty, Patriotic Painting on Panel Celebrating America, Liberty & Freedom, Anonymous, entire view 1

Measurement: 8.5" x 7.5" x .75"

Material: Oil paint on white pine panel

Condition: Original untouched condition, scattered minor losses as depicted

Additional Information: America…Goddess of Liberty, an allegorical celebration of the
new nations Independence and Security. The Goddess seated on roiling clouds
supports a shield bearing the arms of the United States while feeding an American
Eagle on the Wing; in her left hand is a staff with Liberty cap. The composition within an
oval border displaying raised bullets [dots]…gilt spandrels ornament the corners. It is
possible that this gem adorned an early piece of firefighting apparatus.

$8,500.00

879-135


Lady Liberty, Patriotic Painting on Panel Celebrating America, Liberty & Freedom, Anonymous, entire view 2

Lady Liberty, Patriotic Painting on Panel Celebrating America, Liberty & Freedom, Anonymous, entire view 3



Americana, Newspaper, Connecticut Courant July 20, 1795


Americana, Newspaper, Connecticut Courant July 20, 1795, entire view

Description: Writer's note. As a researcher and collector of early American MSS and
printed material, I generally dismiss non-war or non-important historical American dated
newspapers, but I could not put this one down once I started reading. The entire front
page is about the May 20,21 events in the French Revolution. Being that America has
just completed an insurrection, and France attempting to copy the process, Americans
took a keen interest in the events as they happened. 1795 was near the end of the
French Revolt and focused on the formation of their new government. Anyone with an
interest in France, Democracy, the Human Condition, would find this 4 page volume
most interesting. Later in the volume there is the typical news copied from other national
gazettes, and the 4th page has a 1/2+ column on the Connecticut Manufactory Lottery
with "Now or Never" banner heading. Following the lottery write up in an advertisement
for Western Expansion with a man gathering his travelers and offering 200 acres to be
conveyed when they arrive (uh huh). Fascinating reading for an inquiring mind, history
buff.

Size: 19" x 11" or 19" x 22" when unfolded. Printed both sides, so 4 pp

Condition: Typical fraying and chipping at edges, folds, curling, some discoloration, but
fully readable copy Overall: Good++

$135.00

621-190


Americana, Newspaper, Connecticut Courant July 20, 1795, detail view 1

Americana, Newspaper, Connecticut Courant July 20, 1795, detail view 2

Americana, Newspaper, Connecticut Courant July 20, 1795, detail view 3

Americana, Newspaper, Connecticut Courant July 20, 1795, detail view 4



Americana: State of Connecticut Treasury Note 1780
Signed by J. Lawrence, Treasurer - SOLD


Americana: State of Connecticut Treasury Note 1780 Signed by J. Lawrence, Treasurer, entire view

Description: Hartford, CT. June 1st, 1780, Note indicating debt by State of Conn to
(partial name obscured) Signed by J. Lawrence as Treasurer, Light foxing and toning,
Fine to VF, interest paid endorsements on back payable from 1781 until 1785 when
cancelled. (see hole in document) Rare loan document and one of the first issued
mentioning the "United States". "Payable in gold or silver coins.... after cessation of
hostilities between Great Britain and these United States."

Size: Approx 5" x 8" with a cancel hole right center size of a US Quarter

Condition: As normally found. Some toning, fold, edge trimmed, and document
cancelled. "Treasury" is script across obverse

SOLD

621-193


Americana: State of Connecticut Treasury Note 1780 Signed by J. Lawrence, Treasurer, entire view 2



Newspaper: Fairfield Gazette or Independent Intelligencer
Vol 1. No. 27, Feb 1, 1787
Published by Miller, Forgue, and Bulkeley 4 pages


Newspaper: Fairfield Gazette or Independent Intelligencer Vol 1. No. 27, Feb 1, 1787 Published by Miller, Forgue, and Bulkeley 4 pages, entire view

Description: Interesting view of early America in Fairfield, Connecticut’s first
newspaper, or at least claims to be the 1st. Content ranges from tilted editorials to
extracts of news from other printed sources. On the 4th and last page are Regimental
Orders from the Hartford Barracks, Jan 10, 1787, for Col. Humphrey's crew with details
of what troops need to wear, how they need to dress, the need for uniformity, what
badges are acceptable, regimental colors, etc. Despite the wear from use, seam
separations, and other conditions from age, this is a very interesting paper worthy of
being framed, studied, or simply read. Not researched to determine surviving copies,
but a quick internet search found just one copy in images, and this a different first year
issue.

Size: 10" x 17" H per single page. Unfolded 20" x 17" H.
Printed both sides totally 4 printed pages.

Condition: Seam separations, darkening in places, owner names:
"Jon_ Benedict" (or close to that)

$110.00

171-203


Newspaper: Fairfield Gazette or Independent Intelligencer Vol 1. No. 27, Feb 1, 1787 Published by Miller, Forgue, and Bulkeley 4 pages, detail view

Newspaper: Fairfield Gazette or Independent Intelligencer Vol 1. No. 27, Feb 1, 1787 Published by Miller, Forgue, and Bulkeley 4 pages, detail view 2



Vermont Carriage Certificates of Tax Paid, Third Collection District of Vermont
Lot of 2
Date/Period: 1815 and 1817


Vermont Carriage Certificates of Tax Paid, Third Collection District of Vermont Lot of 2, entire view 1

Measurement: Each approximately 6.25 X 7.5”

Material: Printed and handwritten on paper

Condition: Good, typical folds, short crease tear to one document

Additional Information: Certifying that Simeon Stevens of the town of Newbury paid a
duty of two dollars for the year 1815, a second certificate for the year 1817. The 1817
certificate for a two-wheel carriage/chase; the 1815 certificate for a four-wheel carriage.
The certificates are signed by Thomas Leverette who became Vermont Secretary of
State. When Simeon Stevens was born on 24 March 1789, in Newbury, Orange,
Vermont, his father, Colonel Simeon Stevens, was 21; Simeon was one of first to settle
in Newbury Vermont. In 1762 he was a 1st LT in 1st Co. of Newbury minutemen and
Captain of Co of Col. Bebell's regiment from Apr 1778-Nov 30, 1779. His mother,
Hannah Bailey, was 17. He married Betsey L. Bayley on 19 February 1817, in Vermont.
They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 22 March 1862, in
his hometown, at the age of 72, and was buried in Newbury, Orange, Vermont, United
States.

$375.00 the lot of two

879-145


Vermont Carriage Certificates of Tax Paid, Third Collection District of Vermont Lot of 2, entire view 2



Rembrandt Peale (1778-1860), Letter Signed, One Page, Philadelphia, Dec. 26, 1857
Peale at age 80 acknowledges a solicitation for his autograph; he states that he is,
“the only living artist who ever painted Washington from life”.
Date/Period: 1857


Rembrandt Peale (1778-1860), Letter Signed, One Page, Philadelphia, Dec. 26, 1857, entire view

Measurement: Frame: 18.5" x 14.75"; view: 15.5" x 11.75"; letter: 4.75" x 7.5";
GW image: 5" x 6.5"

Condition: Fine, archival mounted

Additional Information: Autographed letter, signed,

Philad. Dec. 26, 1857

Mr. Hugh Bradshaw

Dear Sir


As you desire my autograph, at 80 years of age – the only Artist living who ever
painted Washington from the life, I give it with pleasure; but to render it to some
service to the cause of Temperance, permit me to add, that my hand is now as
steady as it was at eighteen – enabling me to paint with undiminished faculty and
pleasure.

Respectfully Yours
Rembrandt Peale


At the age of eighteen, Rembrandt Peale painted his famous portrait of Washington
from life as his father, Charles Willson Peale observed.

Washington posed for Charles Willson Peale while in Philadelphia attending the
Constitutional Convention. Relying on a long personal association, Peale approached
Washington on his son's behalf in 1795, the President agreed to three sittings.

The young Rembrandt Peale captured the grandeur of Washington; the artist captured
the determination and the sheer physical presence, a remarkably faithful likeness of
Washington. Rembrandt demonstrated a near obsession with Washington and
replicated his famous portrait seventy-nine times.

$4,950.00

232-389


Rembrandt Peale (1778-1860), Letter Signed, One Page, Philadelphia, Dec. 26, 1857, letter view

Rembrandt Peale (1778-1860), Letter Signed, One Page, Philadelphia, Dec. 26, 1857, letter detail

Rembrandt Peale (1778-1860), Letter Signed, One Page, Philadelphia, Dec. 26, 1857, back view



AMERICAN ICON: Marilyn Monroe
Final Judgment of Divorce Between Norma Jeanne Di Maggio and Joseph Paul Di Maggio
Judgment Date Oct 25, 1954 Superior Court State of California


Marilyn Monroe 
Final Judgment of Divorce Between Norma Jeanne Di Maggio and Joseph Paul Di Maggio

"A Full True and Correct Copy of the Original on file and made in my Office and entered Oct 31, 1955 Judgment Book 2988 Page 88 (signed by) M. Leach, Deputy, and then (at the bottom) by Judge Elmer D Doyle". This certified copy was most likely made as proof of divorce for banking or legal reasons. A wonderful, displayable artifact from perhaps the most famous courtship and marriage of the 20th Century. A plethora of information is available on the internet for Joe Di Maggio, Marilyn Monroe, Norma Jeanne Di Maggio, the marriage, the divorce, and more! And who was not enamored by the story? This writer was fascinated, and I was only 1 year old at the time.

On legal paper, 8.5" x 13.5" unframed, with a fold at the 10" line leaving a nice display area of 8.5" x 10" with 2 paper punch holes at the top for placement in legal binder. Deputy Leach signature and certificate date in blue ink as is Judge Elmer D. Doyle’s signature at the 10" line; Immediately after Doyle's signature at the 10th inch of the paper, with Doyle's signature slightly folded (buy can be unfolded for framing or display. In plastic slip jacket. Excellent Condition.

FWIW: The Di Maggio Wedding Certificate sold at auction for $123k. That's how much collectors love the story and the celebrities involved. Ken Goldin of Golding Auctions used this quote at the time Goldin Auctions achieved the 123k sale " Despite the divorce, they remained friends until her death in 1962 from a drug overdose, and DiMaggio had roses delivered to her grave every week after her death until he died in 1999, according to the Post.". Of course, the Wedding Certificate was the sole, personal document issued on the day of their marriage (Jan 14, 1954), and Weddings are more glamorous than divorces, and of course the Divorce Certificate is just an official contemporary copy, but Gees!

$1,775.00

1039-47



Book: Travels Round the World in the Years 1767,1768, 1769, 1770,1771 by
Monsieur de Pages, Translated from the French Volume 1 (only) of a 3 Vol Set
Date/Period: 2nd Edition, London: J. Murray 1792-1793. 8vo. First Volume ONLY


Book: Travels Round the World in the Years 1767,1768, 1769, 1770,1771 by Monsieur de Pages, Translated from the French Volume 1 (only) of a 3 Vol Set, entire view

Measurement: 8 vo.5 5/8" x 8 3/8" 300 numbered pages

Material: Rebound in brown calf.

Condition: Very readable. Pages clean, Overall nice, refreshed copy

Additional Information: Monsieur Pierre Marie Francois de Pages was a French
naval officer and world traveler adventuring through North America. Later, de Pages
accompanied an expedition towards the South Pole in 1773-4 and towards the North
Pole in 1776

$800.00

110-985


Book: Travels Round the World in the Years 1767,1768, 1769, 1770,1771 by Monsieur de Pages, Translated from the French Volume 1 (only) of a 3 Vol Set, page view



Satirical Print, A Coat of Arms for a Stamp on Income, 1798, RARE
Lettered with title, text within, artist's name and publishing details: ‘Pub by
SW Fores, Dec. 20. 1798, No 50, Piccadilly - Folio's of Caracatures [sic] lent
out for the Evening'
Date/Period: 1798


Satirical Print, A Coat of Arms for a Stamp on Income, 1798, RARE Lettered with title, text within, artist's name and publishing details: ‘Pub by SW Fores, Dec. 20. 1798, No 50, Piccadilly - Folio's of Caracatures [sic] lent out for the Evening', entire view

Measurement: Plate: 12.25” by 9.5”

Material: Etching on paper

Condition: Good, small paper loss at upper right margin; loss at bottom right
margin…some toning as depicted.

Additional Information: A lion with the head of William Pitt the Younger and a unicorn
with that of Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount of Melville support the escutcheon framing the
vignette showing a family seated at dinner that is interrupted by a tax-collector (left). He
carries off a large pudding, a banner overhead reads, "Tax on Income", to the dismay of
husband, wife, and three children only a small slice of pudding is left on the dish… Pitt
says: "Give all thou cans't \ And let me dream the rest;" [Pope's 'Eloisa to Abelard']
Within Dundas banner: "Man wants but little here below, \ Nor wants, that little long!"
[Young's 'Night Thoughts'.] Surmounting the crest is a lean 'Fortunatus's Purse' and
'Wishing Cap'; these rest on a cushion inscribed 'Value \ Above what you are Worth \
Nothing'
. Pitt and Dundas stand on a scroll reading: 'BLESSED IS HE THAT
EXPECTETH NOTHING. – FOR HE SHALL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED’
.

$295.00

110-1011


Satirical Print, A Coat of Arms for a Stamp on Income, 1798, RARE Lettered with title, text within, artist's name and publishing details: ‘Pub by SW Fores, Dec. 20. 1798, No 50, Piccadilly - Folio's of Caracatures [sic] lent out for the Evening', detail view

Satirical Print, A Coat of Arms for a Stamp on Income, 1798, RARE Lettered with title, text within, artist's name and publishing details: ‘Pub by SW Fores, Dec. 20. 1798, No 50, Piccadilly - Folio's of Caracatures [sic] lent out for the Evening', back view



Book: Eneas Africanus, by Harry Edward Stillwell
Date/Period: 1928 Printing by J W Burke Macon, Georgia.
One of several reprints of the 1920 original


Book: Eneas Africanus, by Harry Edward Stillwell, cover view

Measurement: 5" x 6 7/8” 47 numbered pages

Material: Green Marbled Board Cover

Condition: Inscribed "Betty Bentsen 1925" in ink on title page. (inscription pre-dates
printing). Some shelf wear and signs of use.

Additional Information: Harry Stillwell Edwards (1855-1938) was an American
journalist, novelist, and poet, born at Macon, Georgia. He studied law at Mercer
University, Macon, and graduated in 1877. He was assistant editor and editor of Macon
journals (1881-1888), gaining distinction as a writer of dialect stories. This book
represents classical Southern Racist Views of the 19th Century, and although culturally
significant, may be found offensive to most.

$150.00

110-991


Book: Eneas Africanus, by Harry Edward Stillwell, page view



Children's Book: Old Grand-Papa and Other Poems
Date/Period: Early Printing, 1th half 19th C. from the Original 1812


Children's Book: Old Grand-Papa and Other Poems, cover view

Measurement: 4 1/8” by 6.5”

Material: Cloth cover. Hand colored woodcuts.

Condition: Missing and half missing pages, significant wear from use, Still, a copy
worthy of restoration including cleaning, replacing missing pages, etc.

Additional Information: Considered an important social statement, and as such is
widely reprinted.

$50.00

110-978




Researcher Special: 18th & 19th Century Clipped
Autograph Archive


Researcher Special: 18th & 19th Century Clipped Autograph Archive, entire view

24 clipped autographs, unsearched or researched. Appear to be late 18th, early 19th C.
Names include Bernard Henry, Thomas Oxnard, Josh Dodge, John Mahieu, etc. See
scans and determine your interest. Consignor claimed an association with T. Jefferson,
possibly an ambassador. Yours to figure out. Look over the clips to decide. I am afraid
we will not be able to answer questions on this lot. Interesting looking lot! (We have
four pages of related information that will accompany the lot)
Condition: Cut as expected, but no major issues.


Researcher Special: 18th & 19th Century Clipped Autograph Archive, detail view 1

Researcher Special: 18th & 19th Century Clipped Autograph Archive, detail view 2

Researcher Special: 18th & 19th Century Clipped Autograph Archive, detail view 3

$275.00

110-976




Western Expansion: 1857 Presidential Land Grant


Western Expansion: 1857 Presidential Land Grant, entire view

Unframed 16 x 10 document for land in Michigan. Document ink has lightened, but readable by
someone with great eyes and some magnification. Signed by James Buchanan as President (sect?)
with appropriate counter signatures. An affordable way to own a presidential document

$125.00

1225-6




Parker Gun Four Page Fold over Promotion and Price List, Parker Shotguns
On back page, Carlin and Fulton, Baltimore Maryland (Retailers)
July 1, 1878


Parker Gun Four Page Fold over Promotion and Price List, Parker Shotguns

(Very good condition; 8.75 by 10.25")

$535

232-291


Parker Gun Four Page Fold over Promotion and Price List, Parker Shotguns




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