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11171 - PRESIDENT HERBERT HOOVER
, May 15th, 1939, 8" X 10", typed letter with a large ink signature. Letter on his personal stationary written from his residence at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. The letter is addressed to William H. French enclosing a note for Dr. Francis Harvey Green. Very fine.......................................................
$125.00



9293 - PRESIDENT GROVER CLEVELAND
, his bold signature on a card dated November 17th, 1907, dated the day after Oklahoma became a state, very fine............................
$225.00



9294 - CALVIN COOLIDGE
, his bold signature on a 5 Cent US Air Mail stamp, from a 1931 scrapbook assembled by a Texas sea captain, Coolidge was the 30th US President and was originally from Vermont. Very fine....................................................
$200.00


9295 - FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
, his bold signature as Governor of New York [1931] on a US 5 Cent Airmail stamp. The stamp was affixed to the letter returned to the sender from Roosevelt's secretary G. T. Cross on NY Executive Stationary stating the Governor was happy to place his signature on the stamp, the letter being dated April 6th, 1931. Roosevelt, an avid stamp collector, obliged the sender. Very fine...........................................................
$350.00

9296 - HUEY PIERCE LONG AND O. K. ALLEN, LETTERS SIGNED AS GOVERNOR OF LOUISIANA, 1931 AND 1932, [a] Huey P. Long, typed letter signed April 7th, 1931 obliging the writer with his autograph. [b] O. K. Allen, typed letter signed by Allen dated December 28th, 1932 giving his autograph. Both letters on Executive department stationary. Huey Pierce Long, Jr. (August 30, 1893 - September 10, 1935), nicknamed The Kingfish, was an American politician who served as the 40th Governor of Louisiana from 1928 to 1932 and as a member of the United States Senate from 1932 until his assassination in 1935. A Democrat, he was an outspoken populist who denounced the rich and the banks and called for "Share the Wealth". As the political boss of the state he commanded wide networks of supporters and was willing to take forceful action. He established the political prominence of the Long political family. Long is best known for his Share Our Wealth program, created in 1934 under the motto "Every Man a King." It proposed new wealth redistribution measures in the form of a net asset tax on corporations and individuals to curb the poverty and homelessness endemic nationwide during the Great Depression. To stimulate the economy, Long advocated federal spending on public works, schools and colleges, and old age pensions. He was an ardent critic of the policies of the Federal Reserve System. A supporter of Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1932 presidential election, Long split with Roosevelt in June 1933 to plan his own presidential bid for 1936 in alliance with the influential Catholic priest and radio commentator Charles Coughlin. Long was assassinated in 1932 and his national movement soon faded. He was Governor of Louisiana 1928-32. Oscar Kelly Allen, Sr. (August 8, 1882 - January 28, 1936), also known as O. K. Allen, was the 42nd Governor of Louisiana from 1932 to 1936. He was a key stooge in the political machine of Huey Pierce Long, Jr., that dominated the state during the first half of the 1930's. When Long was assassinated he ran for Long's Senate seat but died of a brain hemorrhage before he could take office. Two letters. Each fine. Long's signatures have become very scarce as of late and the Allen letter makes a nice pair as Allen was put in office by Long to monitor affairs at home while he was in the Senate-in effect he was a Senator and still ran the state from afar. Copy photo above - Huey Long and OK Allen..................................................SOLD


JACK RUBY ASSASSIN OF LEE HARVEY OSWALD

9080 - JACK LEON RUBY (BORN JACOB LEON RUBENSTEIN, March 25, 1911 - January 3, 1967, was a nightclub operator in Dallas, Texas. On November 24, 1963, Ruby fatally shot Lee Harvey Oswald, who was in police custody after being charged with the assassination of John F. Kennedy two days earlier. A Dallas jury found Ruby guilty of murdering Oswald, and Ruby was sentenced to death. Later, Ruby appealed his conviction and death sentence and was granted a new trial. As the date for his new trial was being set, Ruby became ill and died of a pulmonary embolism due to lung cancer. Many contend Ruby was involved with major figures in organized crime, and conspiracy theorists widely assert that Ruby was not the sort to be entrusted with such an act within a high-level conspiracy. In this display is a check signed by Ruby form one of his nightclubs in Dallas, Texas. Copy photos of Kennedy in the motorcade and the actual shooting of Oswald are in this 11" X 14" display that is double matted. One of the most famous moments of US history captured on camera. Limited displays are available, unframed [shrink wrapped].........................................$375.00     Custom framed...........................................$435.00

8022 - MISSISSIPPI TERRITORY 1818, COMMISSION SIGNED BY PRESIDENT JAMES MONROE AND JOHN QUINCY ADAMS AS SECRETARY OF STATE AUTHORIZING DON DIEGO MORPHY TO THE POST OF SPANISH CONSUL IN NATCHEZ AS WELL AS HIS COMMISSION BY SPANISH KING FERDINAND VII AND SIGNED BY HIM, 10" X 15", July 18th, 1818, attached is an intact paper seal, entirely in manuscript authorizing Don Diego Morphy [Jr.] to the post of consul at the Port of Natchez. Bold signatures by Monroe and Adams with Adams signing in full - John Quincy Adams. Morphy Jr. had succeeded his father who had been the previous consul there as well as earlier consul assignments in New Orleans and Charleston. At this time Natchez was in the Mississippi Territory as Mississippi did not become a state until 1819. Accompanying this document is the large ornate commission signed by Spanish King Ferdinand VII in Spanish giving Morphy the position in Natchez [ I the King - with his distinctive mark dated 1818]. Morphy was the half brother of Judge Alonso Morphy the Father of the famous chess player Paul Morphy of the mid 19th Century. The commission signed by Monroe and Adams has some age tone and archival restoration on the verso but with superb dark and bold signatures. The Spanish commission [16" X 19"] has some damage at three spots affecting some text at a fold and has been repaired from the verso; other water stains present not affecting any text. The large paper seal of Ferdinand VII is intact. This damage [to the Spanish commission] was caused by water damage during hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. The Presidential commission was not damaged by water and its repairs on the verso were due to normal fold splits. This was a difficult time in relations between the US and Spain with the Spanish government suspicious of US ambitions towards Florida and Texas. It would have been the job of any Spanish consul to relay information to Havana and Madrid of US actions towards ay of those areas. Two documents as described. The Spanish commission has been heavily discounted due to condition but should remain with the Presidential commission. Thus the pair......................................................$1,295.00

 


5112A - PRESIDENT GROVER CLEVELAND, Presidential appointment 13" X 16" appointing Thomas White of Hernando, MS to be a commissioner inspecting building of a section of rail line on the Northern Pacific Railroad in Washington. Dated April 15th, 1886, signed by Cleveland as President of the United States, framed 18" X 20". Excellent condition..............................................................................$550.00

5112B - PRESIDENT BENJAMIN HARRISON, (1833 - 1901) Born in North Bend, Ohio. He was an 1852 graduate of Miami University in Ohio. He studied law, was admitted to the bar, and practiced in Indianapolis, Indiana. He enlisted as a captain, on July 22, 1862, and was commissioned into the 70th Indiana Infantry. He was promoted to colonel on August 7, 1862; and brevet brigadier on January 23, 1856. He was mustered out of service on June 8, 1865. During the war, he fought in the Atlanta campaign, he accompanied Sherman's Army on their March to the Sea, and fought in the 1865 Carolina's campaign. Harrison served as a U.S. Senator from Indiana, 1881 - 87, and was the 23rd President of the United States, serving 1889 - 93. Signature: 3 1/4 X 1, in ink, Benj. Harrison. Light stain and ink smear. Bold autograph........................................................$195.00


3115 - PRESIDENT JAMES MONROE, A large bold signature in ink, 1" X 5", from a document he signed as Secretary of State under Madison. "Jas. Monroe" "Secretary of State." (April 28, 1758 - July 4, 1831) was the fifth President of the United States (1817 - 1825). Monroe was the last president who was a Founding Father of the United States, the third of them to die on Independence Day, and the last president from the Virginia dynasty and the Republican Generation. He was of French and Scottish descent. Born in Westmoreland County, Virginia. Monroe was of the planter class and fought in the American Revolutionary War. He was wounded in the Battle of Trenton with a musket ball to his shoulder. After studying law under Thomas Jefferson from 1780 to 1783, he served as a delegate in the Continental Congress. As an anti-federalist delegate to the Virginia convention that considered ratification of the United States Constitution, Monroe opposed ratification, claiming it gave too much power to the central government. He took an active part in the new government, and in 1790 he was elected to the Senate of the first United States Congress, where he joined the Jeffersonian. He gained experience as an executive as the Governor of Virginia and rose to national prominence as a diplomat in France, when he helped negotiate the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. During the War of 1812, Monroe held the critical roles of Secretary of State and the Secretary of War under President James Madison. Facing little opposition from the fractured Federalist Party, Monroe was easily elected president in 1816, winning over 80 percent of the electoral vote and becoming the last president during the First Party System era of American politics. As president, he bought Florida from Spain and sought to east partisan tensions, embarking on a tour of the country that was generally well received. With the ratification of the Treaty of 1818, under the successful diplomacy of his Secretary of State John Quincy Adams, the United States extended from the Atlantic to the Pacific, giving America harbor and fishing rights in the Pacific Northwest. The United States and Britain jointly occupied the Oregon Country. In addition to the acquisition of Florida, the landmark Treaty of 1819 secured the border of the United States along the 42nd Parallel to the Pacific Ocean and represented America's first determined attempt at creating an "American global empire." As nationalism surged, partisan fury subsided and the "Era of Good Feelings" ensued until the Panic of 1819 struck and dispute over the admission of Missouri embroiled the country in 1820. Nonetheless, Monroe won near unanimous re-election. A nice bold signature....................................................$395.00

3116 - PRESIDENT JOHN QUINCY ADAMS, 8.75" X 13.5", vellum land grant, large heading, JOHN QUINCY ADAMS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, November 13th, 1825, land at Cahaba, Alabama awarded and sold to Gabriel Benson, 79 plus acres. Signed in dark ink  J. Q. Adams. Embellishments are very strong in dark ink. Complete paper seal. Trifle pin holes as usual in vellum restored nicely. Nice and bright. Starting in 1804, U. S. Land Offices were established to sell land in the area which would become Alabama. By law federal land was sold to the highest bidders at public auctions. Alabama sales attracted me from all over the nation, many of them peculators. Groups of speculators bought large tracts, sometimes for as little as $10 an acre, then resold at $20 to $100 an acre. When an auction ended, poorer migrants could buy less desirable land for as little as $2 an acre. The smallest amount one person could buy was 160 acres. Under the Land Law of 1800 a purchaser could put one-fourth down and pay the rest off over three years. But when the price of cotton fell to eighteen cents a pound, few could meet payments on land bought at inflated prices. By 1820, Alabama owed the federal government $11 million - more than half of the national land debt. In 1820 and 1821, Congress passed new laws to deal with this problem. The Land Law of 1820 required future buyers to pay the entire amount in cash, but lowered the minimums to $1.25 an acre and 80 acres. Those already in debt were aided by the Relief Act of 1821 which permitted them to keep part of their land and return the rest to the government or buy it all on the installment plan at reduced rates.........................................................$525.00

3117 - PRESIDENT ANDREW JACKSON, 10" X 15.5", vellum land grant, Cahaba, Alabama, December 1, 1831, William McCullough of Perry County awarded 80 plus acres of land. Nice large classic signature of "President Andrew Jackson measuring 7!", intact paper seal. Embellishments are quite bold. Trifle pinholes as usual with vellum nicely restored. The vellum is nice and bright. Starting in 1804, U.S. Land Offices were established to sell land in the area which would become Alabama. By law federal land was sold to the highest bidders at public auctions. Alabama sales attracted men from all over the nation, many of them speculators. Groups of speculators bought large tracts, sometimes for as little as $10 an acre, then resold at $20 to $100 an acre. When an auction ended, poorer migrants could buy less desirable land for as little as $2 an acre. The smallest amount one person could buy was 160 acres. Under the Land Law of 1800, a purchaser could put one-fourth down and pay the rest off over three years. But when the price of cotton fell to eighteen cents a pound, few could meet payments on land bought at inflated prices. By 1820, Alabama owed the federal government $11 million--more than half of the national land debt. In 1820 and 1821, Congress passed new laws to deal with this problem. The Land Law of 1820 required future buyers to pay the entire amount in cash but lowered the minimums to $1.25 an acre and 80 acres. Those already in debt were aided by the Relief Act of 1821 which permitted them to keep part of their land and return the rest to the government or buy it all on the installment plan at reduced rates...........................................................$895.00


14300 - PRESIDENT JOHN QUINCY ADAMS, 8.75" X 13.5", vellum land grant, large heading, JOHN QUINCY ADAMS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, November 13th, 1825, land at Cahaba, Alabama awarded and sold to Gabriel Benson, 160 acres. Signed in dark ink. J. Q. Adams. Embellishments are very strong in dark ink. Complete paper seal. Trifle pin holes as usual in vellum restored nicely. Nice and bright. Starting in 1804, U.S. Land Offices were established to sell land in the area which would become Alabama. By law federal land was sold to the highest bidders at public auctions. Alabama sales attracted me in from all over the nation, many of them speculators. Groups of speculators bought large tracts, sometimes for as little as $10 an acre, then resold at $20 to $100 an acre. When an auction ended, poorer migrants could buy less desirable land for as little as $2 an acre. The smallest amount one person could buy was 160 acres. Under the Land Law of 1800, a purchaser could put one-fourth down and pay the rest off over three years. But when the price of cotton fell to eighteen cents a pound, few could meet payments on land bought at inflated prices. By 1820, Alabama owed the federal government $11 million - more than half of the national land debt. In 1820 and 1821, Congress passed new laws to deal with this problem. The Land Law of 1820 required future buyers to pay the entire amount in cash but lowered the minimums to $1.25 an acre and 80 acres. Those already in debt were aided by the Relief Act of 1821 which permitted them to keep part of their land and return the rest to the government or but it all on the installment plan at reduced rates.........................................................$595.00



LARGE CABINET PHOTOGRAPHS OF US PRESIDENTS

11072 - PRESIDENT RUTHERFORD B. HAYES, Cabinet photograph by Landy of Cincinnati dated 1877. Bust pose of Hayes. In 1876, Hayes was elected president in one of the most contentious and confused elections in national history. He lost the popular vote to Democrat Samuel J. Tilden but he won an intensely disputed Electoral College vote after a Congressional commission awarded him twenty contested electoral votes. The result was the Compromise of 1877, in which the Democrats acquiesced to Hayes' election and Hayes ended all federal army intervention in Southern politics. That caused the collapse of Republican state governments and led to a solidly Democratic South. Very fine...................................................$175.00

11073 - PRESIDENT BENJAMIN HARRISON, Cabinet photograph by Pach Brothers of NYC. Bust pose facing to the left. Harrison, a Republican, was elected to the presidency in 1888, defeating the Democratic incumbent Grover Cleveland. His administration is remembered most for economic legislation, including the McKinley Tariff and the Sherman Antitrust Act, and for annual federal spending that reached one billion dollars for the first time. Democrats attacked the "Billion Dollar Congress." They used the issue, along with the growing unpopularity of the high tariff, to defeat the Republicans, in both the 1890 mid-term elections and in Harrison's bid for re-election in 1892. Harrison advocated, although unsuccessfully, federal education funding and legislation to protect voting rights for African Americans. He saw the admittance of six states into the Union. Very fine.................................................................$175.00






60907 - JOHN ADAMS
, 8.5" X 11" steel engraving, from the original portrait by Gilbert Stuart, dated 1857, facsimile signature of Adams. Very fine........................................
$35.00





60908 - JOHN QUINCY ADAMS
, 8.5" X 11" steel engraving, the last portrait taken from life of Adams by Brady, dated 1857, Johnson & Fry, facsimile signature, choice......................................................
$35.00





60909 - PRESIDENT ANDREW JACKSON
, 8.5" X 11", engraved print, dated 1857 by Johnson and Fry, noted as being done from a portrait from life, ornate vignettes of events in Jackson's life, facsimile autograph of Jackson, choice....................................................
$35.00




60910 - PRESIDENT ZACHARY TAYLOR
, 8.5" X 11" steel engraving, Taylor in uniform, vignette of him in Mexico, noted as being taken from a daguerreotype of Taylor soon after his return from Mexico, Johnson & Fry, dated 1857, facsimile signature, choice.......................................
$35.00







60912 - PRESIDENT ANDREW JOHNSON
, 6.0" X 8" steel engraving, Johnson as VP or President, Smith of NY, choice, c. 1865...............
$30.00


32230 - ANDREW JACKSON POLITICAL WALLET, 7" X 4", embossed leather with a view of the Hermitage in Nashville, the home of Andrew Jackson and two large Federal eagles on the verso side. Complete with the leather closing strap, identified in ink and dated on the interior. "Burrill Tifft, Smithfield, R.I. December 21st, 1839." The interior has compartments for currency an documents, marbleized boards. Ink date on interior puts its manufacture during the Jackson era. Andrew Jackson (March 15, 1767 - June 8, 1845) was the seventh President of the United States (1829 - 1837). Based in frontier Tennessee, Jackson was a politician and army general who defeated the Creek Indians at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend (1814), and the British at the Battle of New Orleans (1815). As president, he dismantled the Second Bank of the United States and initiated forced relocation and resettlement of Native American tribes from the Southeast to west of the Mississippi River. His enthusiastic followers created the modern Democratic Party...........................................................$450.00

32231 - PRESIDENT ZACHARY TAYLOR, Ceramic and brown glazed smoking pipe head, 3" with a character head of General/President Taylor. Wooden stem includes for display. Very fine......................................................$100.00


32232 - PRESIDENT U.S. GRANT
, Ceramic and brown glazed character head of President U.S. Grant, 3" wooden stem included for display. Very fine condition......................................................
$115.00


THE LOG CABIN, POLITICAL NEWSPAPER OF THE ELECTION OF 1840 SUPPORTING WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON

22821 - 15" X 20" complete 4 page issue, published by Horace Greeley in New York promoting the candidacy of William Henry Harrison and John Tyler of the Whig Party in the election of 1840 which Harrison won only to die a shortly after his inauguration address. Excellent masthead with the symbol of the Whig Party the Log Cabin promoting their theme for the good of the common man. Very fine. Issues of 1840.........................................$40.00/each

ANDREW JACKSON'S HAIR




22503 - A STRAND OF ANDREW JACKSON'S HAIR
, 8" X 10", ready to frame, a small strand of the actual hair of President Andrew Jackson encased in a decorative small metal frame with colored prints of Jackson. Certificates of authenticity provided with the display. We have three to sell of this display. "Old Hickory" earned fame with his military exploits against the Creeks and against the British at the Battle of New Orleans and eventually became the 7th President of the United States. Unframed..................................................
$150.00

 


VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHS OF PRESIDENT WOODROW WILSON, WARREN G. HARDING, CALVIN COOLIDGE AND OTHER NOTABLES BY UNDERWOOD AND UNDERWOOD, WASHINGTON, D. C.


1301 - WOODROW WILSON SPEAKS TO FRIENDS AT HOME
, 5" X 7", taken November 12th, 1923, Wilson tearfully greets hundreds of well wishers in the steps of his home, U & U, imprint, full description of the event on the verso, fine [3]........................................
$30.00



1302 - WOODROW WILSON IN MOTORCAR
, 5" X 7", taken September 29th, 1922 by U & U [imprinted], Ex-President Wilson out on his daily ride seated in the front of the motor car, fine [2]..................................................
$35.00



1303 - WILSON AND WIFE IN CARRIAGE
, 7" X 8", taken November 11th, 1921 by U & U, Wilson tips his hat to the crowd from a carriage, his wife is seated next to him, his first public outing since Harding's Inauguration, top border trimmed, otherwise very good...............
$35.00





1304 - WOODROW WILSON'S HOME, 10,000 PEOPLE GREET WILSON
, 6.5" X 7", taken November 12th, 1923 in front of Wilson's home on the 3rd Anniversary of the WWI Armistice in Washington. Very fine...............................
$30.00



1305 - PRESIDENT WARREN G. HARDING
, collection of 10 different Underwood and Underwood vintage photos ranging in size from 5" X 7" to 7" X 9", all with the Underwood & Underwood copyright marks and all described as to the personages in the photographs with President Warren Harding also included is Mrs. Harding. Condition is very good to very fine. Mostly group photos, Mrs. Harding alone the lot of 10 different photographs of the Harding years........................................................
$165.00




1306 - A COLLECTION OF 5 DIFFERENT PHOTOS OF PRESIDENT WARREN G. HARDING
, Underwood and Underwood vintage photos ranging in size from 5" X 7" to 7" X 9", all with the Underwood & Underwood copyright marks and all described as to the personages in the photographs with President Warren Harding also included is Mrs. Harding. 5 different...........................................
$95.00


1307 - A COLLECTION OF 13 DIFFERENT PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE CABINET MEMBERS OF THE HARDING ADMINISTRATION AS WELL AS OTHER NOTABLES OF THAT ADMINISTRATION
, mostly 7" X 9" Underwood & Underwood photographs of Harding cabinet members and notables including the following: Secretary of War Weeks and Attorney General Harry Daugherty, Charles Dawes at the State Dept, 1923, Leland Harrison Sec. of State of Labor Davis with many Latin American ambassadors 1922. Officials at the tomb of the unknown soldier, Harding with others, Vice President Marshall, Secretary of the Navy Denby with Admiral Henry Jones, Andrew Mellon Chairman of the Federal reserve board, Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of State Hughes presenting T. Roosevelt's chair, Secretary of the Navy Denby and Secretary of War Weeks, Secretary of War Weeks decorating soldiers, the Fed Reserve Board in session, blind soldiers present Mrs. Harding with a hand-made basket, plus five other photos of notables of the period, taken 1920 - 24...................................................................
$100.00

1308 - WORLD WAR 1 FOREIGN DIPLOMATS 1920 - 26, 5" X 7" and 7" X 9", Underwood & Underwood, Washington photos, include:  Sweden's future King and Queen arrive in NY 1926. Several photos of French Ambassador Jusserand leaving the White House and two other views, Stanley Baldwin a member of Lloyd George's Cabinet, 6 different photos......................................$45.00

1309 - PRESIDENT CALVIN COOLIDGE, 7" X 9", Underwood & Underwood, Coolidge standing with members of the New Jersey Republican Club near the White House. Coolidge was elected as the 29th Vice President in 1920 and succeeded to the Presidency upon the sudden death of Warren G. Harding in 1923. Elected in his own right in 1924, he gained a reputation as a small-government conservative, and also as a man who said very little...................................$30.00

1310 - PRESIDENT CALVIN COOLIDGE, 7" X 9", Underwood & Underwood, Coolidge standing with members of the Republican National Committee near the White House. Coolidge was elected as the 29th Vice President in 1920 and succeeded to the Presidency upon the sudden death of Warren G. Harding in 1923. Elected in his own right in 1924, he gained a reputation as a small-government conservative, and also as a man who said very little....................................$30.00

1311 - ROBERT LAFOLLETTE, PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE OF THE PROGRESSIVE PARTY, 7" X 9", Underwood & Underwood, taken 9/20/1924, photographed in his room at the Waldorf in NYC after a speech in Madison Square Garden. Robert Marion "Fighting Bob" La Follette, Sr. (June 14, 1855 - June 18, 1925) was an American Republican (and later a Progressive) politician. He served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, was the Governor of Wisconsin, and was also a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin (1906 to 1925). He ran for President of the United States as the nominee of his own Progressive Party in 1924, carrying Wisconsin and 17% of the national popular vote Samuel Gompers, President of the American Federation of Labor, congratulates Lafollette after his speech and pledges to support him in the election of 1924. Gompers founded the American Federation of Labor (AFL), and served as that organization's president from 1886 to 1894 and from 1895 until his death in 1924. He promoted harmony among the different craft unions that comprised the AFL, trying to minimize jurisdictional battles. He promoted "thorough" organization and collective bargaining to secure shorter hours and higher wages, the first essential steps, he believed, to emancipating labor. He also encouraged the AFL to take political action to "elect their friends" and "defeat their enemies." During World War I, Gompers and the AFL openly supported the war effort, attempting to avoid strikes and boost morale while raising wage rates and expanding membership..............................................................$35.00


1313 - GENERAL JOHN A. LEJEUNE
, 7" X 9", General Lejeune seated at his desk, taken October 4th, 1921, Lieutenant General John Archer Lejeune, (January 10, 1867 - November 20, 1942) was the 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps. Known as the "greatest of all Leathernecks" and the "Marine's Marine". He served for nearly 40 years. His service included commanding the U.S. Army 2nd Infantry Division during World War I and culminated with his service as the 5th Superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute......................
$35.00


1314 - LARGE ELECTION BALLOT OF THE ELECTION OF 1896
, 24" X 24" election polling station wall ballot, McKinley, Bryan, Palmer, Matchett, and other fringe candidates listed, in excellent condition...................
$50.00

1315 - POLITICAL MAP OF THE ELECTION OF 1920, 10" X 20" paper backed booklet by Rand McNally Political Atlas for the Election of 1920, colored map of the states, biographies of all candidates, political platforms, fine..................................$30.00

1316 - WOODROW WILSON, June 14th, 1917, New York Times Pictorial, complete issue, President Wilson on cover making a Memorial Day speech at Arlington, Very fine..............................................$25.00

1317 - THE ARCHIVE OF COMMANDER GEORGE A. FOX, RE: FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, Personal friend of FDR and Mrs. Roosevelt, consists of the following. His passport issued at Paris in 1928 with photo, White House envelope with card of Mrs. Roosevelt and the President's card, another with just the "President's card", Embossed cared "The President and Mrs. Roosevelt at home", Car windshield White Houses passes for 2/6/1936, 2/4/37, 1/20/41. Admit card and W. H. envelope 1/5/39 "The President and Mrs. Roosevelt", 3/22/45 card for White House Correspondence Assoc. at the Hotel Statler, Invitation to Hyde Park, 5/30/1955 by Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt RSVP with stamped free frank of Mrs. Roosevelt, the group.............................................$250.00 [photo not all of lot]

1318 - FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, Democratic National Convention 1936, attractive booklet with the nomination speech by John E. Mack in behalf of Franklin D. Roosevelt for President of the United States. Very fine.......................................$45.00

1320 - THOMAS DEWEY, almost beat Truman in 1948, 8" X 10" typed letter signed by Dewey giving his autograph to a well wisher in 1937 on letterhead as Deputy Asst. District Attorney, fine.................................$40.00

1321 - DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, a set of six different complete Time magazines showing Eisenhower from General during WWII to President of the United States, 1942, 43, 45, 51, 51, 52, all very fine in plastic, lot of 6...................................$59.00

A FEW POLITICAL BUTTONS FROM OUR STOCK...

1322 - GROVER CLEVELAND/THURMAN 1888 CAMPAIGN, large 1" white metal medal, bust of Grover Cleveland/Allen Thurman, Cleveland lost to Benjamin Harrison in this election as an incumbent candidate, choice..............................$90.00

1323 - WILLIAM MCKINLEY, 1896, Celluloid 22mm political button, McKinley/Hobart, Very good..................................................$55.00

1324 - TEDDY ROOSEVELT, 1904 CAMPAIGN, Celluloid 15mm TR bust in brass mount, sepia, very fine.........................................$80.00

1325 - WOODROW WILSON, Election of 1916, 22mm full color button of Wilson, scarce as such, fine.................................$75.00


1326 - WARREN G. HARDING
, Election of 1920, 20mm button..............................
$45.00



42909A - JOHN QUINCY ADAMS
, Carte de Viste by Anthony from an original Brady negative, 6th President of the United States, near mint condition, super card..........................................................$165.00


42910 - ANDREW JACKSON
, Carte de Viste, 7th President of the United States, taken from a fine engraving or painting of Jackson, no imprint, large view within an oval. Very fine............................................................$49.00


42911 - WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON
, Carte de Viste by Anthony, 9th President of the United States. First President to die in office. One of the Brady/Anthony series of former US Presidents produced by that photographic company during the Civil War era. From a quality painting or engraving of Harrison. Very fine, SCARCE..................................................$79.00

42912 - MILLIARD FILLMORE, Carte de Viste by Anthony/Brady, 13th President of the United States, from life seated view of Fillmore as President. One of the Brady/Anthony series of former US Presidents produced by that photographic company during the Civil War era. A high quality photographic image................................................$175.00


42913 - JAMES
BUCHANAN, Carte de Viste by Anthony/Brady, 15th President of the United States. One of the Brady/Anthony series of former US Presidents produced by that photographic company during the Civil War era........................................$150.00


34020 - PRESIDENTIAL CLAY PIPE, GEORGE WASHINGTON, 2" X 1.5", red terracotta clay pipe bowl, c 1850's, effigy of the head and face of President George Washington, excellent facial details, 1st President of the United States, George Washington (February 22, 1732 - December 14, 1799) was the first President of the United States of America, serving from 1789 to 1797. Very fine..........................................$95.00

34021 - MARTHA WASHINGTON, CLAY PIPE, 2" X 1.5", red terracotta clay pipe bowl, c 1850's, effigy of the head and face of Martha Washington, excellent facial details, wife of 1st President of the United States George Washington. Very fine and very scarce.........................................................$125.00

34022 - PRESIDENTIAL CLAY PIPE, ZACHARY TAYLOR, 2" X 1.5", red terracotta clay pipe bowl, c 1850's, effigy of the head and face of President Zachary Taylor, excellent facial details, Zachary Taylor (November 24, 1784 - July 9, 1850) was the 12th President of the United States (1849 - 1850) and an American military leader. Very fine, some blackening from use....................................................$95.00

34023 - PRESIDENTIAL CLAY PIPE, MILLARD FILLMORE, 2" X 1.5", red terracotta clay pipe bowl, c 1850's, effigy of the head and face of President Millard Fillmore, excellent facial details, some blackening from use. Millard Fillmore (January 7, 1800 - March 8, 1874) was the 13th President of the United States (1850 - 1853) and the last member of the Whig Party to hold the office of president. As Zachary Taylor's Vice President, he assumed the presidency after Taylor's death...........................................$89.50



111101 - PRESIDENT ANDREW JACKSON
, 12" X 16" overall in a gold frame. A specimen of his hair encapsulated in a small gold frame. Presented with a colored print of Jackson with certificate of authenticity. Just purchased from a New Orleans estate sale.......................................................
$350.00


P1 - JOHN QUINCY ADAMS
, 1825-1829, Carte de Viste by Brady of the first US President to be photographed. Anthony/Brady back mark. McAllister of Philadelphia as seller's label applied. Card is MINT except for the bottom corners being rounded off to allow for album insertion..................................
$125.00




P2 - JOHN QUINCY ADAMS
, 1825-1829, Carte de Viste by Brady. Pose taken by Brady with Anthony/Brady back mark. Trifle trim at bottom, otherwise crisp card............................
$125.00



P8 - FRANKLIN PIERCE
, 1853-1857, Carte de Viste. Seated pose taken by Matthew Brady with Brady back mark and sold by Earle's of Philadelphia. Mint condition with bottom of tips rounded off to allow for album insertion....................................
$150.00 

P54 - WOODROW WILSON, Signature of Wilson framed with a portrait of him. Overall 11" X 14", bold signature.......................................$350.00 ON HOLD

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