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SOUTHERN EPHEMERA

6017 - A HAND COLORED MAP OF THE RED RIVER IN LOUISIANA 1855 ALONG WITH THE REPORT TO SECRETARY OF WAR JEFFERSON DAVIS CONCERNING THE NAVIGATION OF THE RED RIVER, Two items, [a] Map 14" X 25", "A Map of the Red River with Bayous and Lakes on the vicinity of the Rafts," by Charles A. Fuller, January 1855. Showing the area from Shreveport, LA to Dutch John's Lake in regard to the current "raft" [blockage of the Red River by debris]. The map is extremely detailed and beautifully hand-colored with pastels. [b] Six page string bound printed report by Engineer Charles A. Fuller to Secretary of War Jefferson Davis and Colonel J. J. Albert and then to J. E. Johnston. Fuller's plan was to create another channel in the Red River. In 1850 another appropriation of $100,000 was made, and Capt. Fuller, U. S. E. C., was placed in charge of the work. Instead of cutting the twelve miles of raft between Carolina Bluffs and Gilmer, he contented himself with cutting canals at the head and foot of Dutch John's Lake and to sundry work on Dooley's Bayou, with the object of throwing the water into Soto Late. This useless work cost the United States $90,000. The plans on which Fuller acted were said to be inspired by James B. Gilmer, who at this time was hostile to Shreveport. Gilmer also had a ditch excavated, 5,100 feet in length, from the point where Tone's Bayou leaves Old River into Bayou Pierre. The fall in this short distance, seven or eight feet, attracted the waters of the river, and soon a ship channel was in existence and Tone's Bayou or Antoine Pourier's Bayou, was formed. The head of Tone's Bayou was closed by Surveyor Shreve, about 1843., with driftwood from the raft above. In 1849 James B. Gilmer, a planter, and a ditch made through the obstruction, which gradually widened, until the water found its way to Bayou Pierre Lake, and again falling into Red River through Wincey Bayou, below Coushatta. In 1853 Representative R. White won a appropriation for straightening the river at Scopinis. This work was done in 1859-60, but the first boat did not pass through the cut until 1862. Fuller's plan was a fiasco and rafts continued on the Red River. In 1890 the 300 year old raft was finally removed. Two items, string bound imprint and map......................................$125.00

6018 - PHOTO - NEW ORLEANS, CANAL STREET, HORSE-DRAWN STREETCARS, PRIOR TO 1893, Period photo 4.5" X 6", a view from the river down Canal Street taken about one block above St. Charles Ave. with the Henry Clay monument in the medium, several street cars are lined up on the medium with one being drawn by a single mule, several drayage wagons drawn by mules in the street. Taken before the streetcars were electrified in 1893 and of course before the Henry Clay statue was moved to Lafayette Square. Old negative print number #107638 at bottom and side of print, fine.......................................................$65.00

6019 - PHOTO - NEW ORLEANS, LA C. 1890'S, CANAL STREET, STREETCARS, RELIGIOUS PROCESSION AMONG THRONG OF WATCHERS, Cabinet card taken by Lewis 920 Ninth Street, New Orleans, a great turn of the century view of Canal Street in New Orleans with a huge throng of people watching a religious parade. By the look of the banner it was a parade honoring the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary which occurs on December 8th. The Banner is followed by a large line of priests, deacons, and altar boys. By the direction of the procession they probably left a mass at Jesuit Church around the corner on Baronne Street heading towards the river. The Henry Clay monument is in the medium at the corner of Canal and St. Charles after being erected in 1860 but was later moved to Lafayette Square in 1900. Very detailed photograph, small chip to the mount of the left bottom corner, o/w.................................................................$65.00


6020 - BLANEY'S THEATER PROGRAM 1909 - 10 SEASON, NEW ORLEANS
, 5.5" X 6.5", 12 page program printed in blue ink, profusely illustrated with New Orleans merchant ads as well as the schedule of plays/performances scheduled. [There are no ads from famous "Storyville establishments in this program] Blaney later became a famous novelist and playwright and died in Connecticut in 1944. Little seems to be known about this theater in New Orleans. Fine.......................................................
$50.00



6021 - DAMAGED $100 BILLS FROM THE FAMOUS CITIZENS BANK OF LOUISIANA
, Obviously in a fire these NINE $100 notes from the famous Citizens Bank of Louisiana in New Orleans that date to the issue period of 1855. A vignette of Andrew Jackson on the left corner of each note, orange printed reverses, green and black overprint on front, average 1/3 gone to the upper left area, lot of nine......................................
$65.00




6022 - NEW ORLEANS MERCHANT HANDBILL C. 1855
, 5" X 7" on bright yellow paper, F. F. Folger & CO. Dealers in Chains, Anchors, Paints, Oils, Tar, Pitch, Glass, etc. 17 & 18 New Levee Street, 34 and 34 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, vignettes of saws, tools, etc. Obviously a supplier to the marine trade along the Mississippi River, mint condition.....................................................................
$65.00

6023 - PROMISSORY NOTE, 1854, TO PLANTATION OWNER, Louisiana, 2" X 7" manuscript promissory note for $32 at 8% interest made out to W. G. Hale, a North Louisiana plantation owner by S. D. Bossier a descendant of Pierre Bossier whom Bossier City, LA is named after, very fine.............................................................$20.00

6024 - EARLY NEW ORLEANS LAND DEVELOPER JOHN PARKER, 4" X 7" manuscript promissory note for $2500 signed by John Parker March 22nd, 1844 to the New Orleans Canal and Banking CO. Signed by Parker and later voided when the loan was repaid in January 1844 per the dockets on the verso. Parker was a land developer in the early part of the 19th Century in New Orleans with interests in the Faubourg St. John along Bayou St. John. Fine........................................................................$45.00

SOUTHERN MARKED ANTEBELLUM SILVERWARE

5000 - WILLIAM KING, CHARLESTON, SC, silver teaspoon with strong hallmark W. KING. King is listed as a Charleston silversmith in the 1830's. P. B. engraved on the spoon. Scarce early Charleston silversmith. Very fine...................................................$165.00

5001 - JAMES EYLAND & CO. CHARLESTON, SC, Working 1820 - 27, marked J. EYLAND & CO. silver teaspoon, engraved ECC, shell design to underside, partnership with W & G Chance dissolved in 1827, very fine...................................................$130.00

5002 - WILLIAM MILLER, CHARLESTON, SC, Working 1819 in Charleston, SC, listed at 326 King St. teaspoon, engraved SEB, very scarce stamped W. Miller, not a lot of his marked silverware is available..........................................................$165.00

5003 - HYDE AND GOODRICH, NEW ORLEANS, LA, 1852 - 1861, New Orleans manufacturers who also produced military buttons for the Confederate Government during the Civil War. Silver table fork, marked HYDE & GOODRICH, attractive pattern. Very fine................................................$145.00

5004 - HYDE AND GOODRICH, NEW ORLEANS, LA, 1852 - 1861, New Orleans manufacturers who also produced military buttons for the Confederate Government during the Civil War. Silver table spoon, marked HYDE & GOODRICH, attractive pattern that matches the above fork. Very fine..............................................$145.00

5005 - HYDE AND GOODRICH, NEW ORLEANS, LA, 1852 - 1861, New Orleans manufacturers who also produced military buttons for the Confederate Government during the Civil War. Silver teaspoon. Choice condition...............................................$145.00

5006 - HYDE AND GOODRICH, NEW ORLEANS, LA, 1852 - 1861, New Orleans manufacturers who also produced military buttons for the Confederate Government during the Civil War, large 8" serving spoon, marked on verso............................................$80.00




5007 - E. A. TYLER, NEW ORLEANS, LA
, working 1850, silver demitasse spoon. Choice condition..........................................................
$145.00



5008 - NEW ORLEANS AND LOUISVILLE
, 1855 map by Colton, 14" X 17", a beautiful hand colored map of the cities of Louisville and New Orleans. Streets and waterways shown in detail, individual districts are colored individually in beautiful pastel colors. Louisville on the Ohio River and New Orleans on the lower Mississippi were two of the most important cities on these rivers. In choice condition and a superb antebellum map....................................................
$115.00

5009 - PRINTER'S PROOF FOR A HANDBILL FOR A NEW ORLEANS HOTEL IN THE 1850'S, THE CITY HOTEL, Corner of Camp and Common Streets, New Orleans, 8" X 10", owned by Bartels & Cullum, printed on the verso of a c. 1855 English engraving printed in London, "Raft in a Squall". An interesting reuse of a 19th Century engraving using the soft paper to run a proof. The printer in New Orleans is undetermined. Very fine.........................................$65.00

PHOTOGRAPHS OF AN OLD FAMOUS NEW ORLEANS FAMILY

5010 - DON DIEGO MORPHY, was the Spanish consul to New Orleans during the War of 1812 and died in 1814. One of his sons was the father of world famous champion chess player Paul Morphy. His first son Diego Morphy Jr. was the father of Diego Eugene Morphy who was involved in the banking and auctioneering business in New Orleans. Photos of his wife and children are shown below. The history of the Morphy family in Louisiana is listed in "Old Families of Louisiana." 

1. - CAPTAIN EUGENE A. MORPHY, 1/6th plate ambrotype beautifully tinted in a sepia tone, encased in a green oval velvet case. Captain Eugene A. Morphy also known as A. E. Morphy was the son of Diego Eugene Morphy and a relative of the famous chess player Paul Morphy. Morphy enlisted in the Louisiana Orleans Battalion Infantry in March 1862 and his unit fought at Shiloh and Corinth. Later disbanded in June 1862 elements of that unit joined the 30th Louisiana. Born in 1849, he died in New Orleans in 1917 and is buried in St. Louis #2 Cemetery.

2. - MARY ELISE MORPHY
, 1/9th plate daguerreotype in a full leather case, identified as Mary Elise Morphy "died when very young" [Daughter of Diego Morphy Jr. and Louise Emilie Grivot [1819 - 1884]. Photo taken approximately when she was 4-6 years old. Approximately 1850 - 55.


3. THE SISTERS AND MOTHER OF A. E. MORPHY [EUGENE A. MORPHY]
, 1/4th plate daguerreotype of his sisters and mother identified as Ophelia Morphy and Carrie [Camille] Morphy, and Louise Emily Grivot their mother. The photo was taken approximately 1850 - 55. Lightly tinted in blue and pink. The trio of photos all identified with family notations.............................
$495.00


4243 - A COLLECTION OF NEW ORLEANS MERCHANT BILLHEADS WITH FOUR IN THE CONFEDERATE ERA, 11 merchant billheads ranging in size from 5" X 7" to 8" X 14" with the majority being the larger size. 1858 - 1872 with 10 being antebellum dates, 4 being dated in the Confederate period. All listing plantation supplies sold to W. G. Hale of Desoto Parish, LA who owned 50 slaves in 1860. These goods were purchased from different New Orleans merchants and shipped up the Mississippi and Red River to Hale's plantation. Quite detailed. Condition is fine to very fine. Lot of 11 items................................................$130.00

60700 - BEAUTIFUL MAGNUS HAND COLORED PRINTS A VIEW OF NEW ORLEANS, 1850'S, 6" X 7", circ 1850's hand colored Magnus print of the City of New Orleans from the view of the Cotton Press. A panoramic view showing the crescent bend of the river with steamboats and steamships at dock. and moving up and down the river. A beautiful view of the City in the 1850's when the City was known as the "Queen City" of the South. Trifle damp stain on outside of margin unaffecting print..............................................$75.00/ea.     two for.......................................................$120.00


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