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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

 

 






7116 - THE FIRST 17 PRESIDENTS IMAGES BY BRADY
, Carte de Visite by Anthony. Vignette, Washington to Andrew Johnson with all of Brady's true photographic views from John Quincy Adams to Johnson with the earlier presidents being the high quality engravings or paintings that Brady published. The pose of Lincoln is a rare Brady pose. Choice card in near mint condition.......................................
SOLD









7118 - PRESIDENT ANDREW JOHNSON
, Carte de Visite by Matthew Brady dated 1865, as President, seated pose of the 17th President of the United States. Superb condition and near mint condition..................................................
SOLD

 






7119 - PRESIDENT ANDREW JOHNSON
, Carte de Visite by Alexander Gardner of NY. Seated pose in a chair in the Gardner studio, 17th President of the United States. A scarce view of Johnson as President. Very fine.........................................................
SOLD.

 

 


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


5112 - 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). A polarizing figure who dominated the Second Party System in the 1820's and 1830's, 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 with the Indian Removal Act (1830). His enthusiastic followers created the modern Democratic Party. The 1830 - 1850 period later became known as the era of Jacksonian democracy. Jackson was nicknamed Old Hickory because of his toughness and aggressive personality; he fought in duels, some fatal to his opponents. He was a wealthy slaveholder. He fought politically against what he denounced as a closed, undemocratic aristocracy, adding to his appeal to common citizens. He expanded the spoils system during his presidency to strengthen his political base. Elected president in 1828, Jackson supported a small and limited federal government. He strengthened the power of the presidency, which he saw as spokesman for the entire population, as opposed to Congressmen from a specific small district. He was supportive of states' rights, but during the Nullification Crisis, declared that states do not have the right to nullify federal laws. Strongly against the Second Bank of the United States, he vetoed the renewal of its charter and ensured its collapse. Whigs and moralists denounced his aggressive enforcement of the Indian Removal Act, which resulted in the forced relocation of thousands of Native Americans to Indian Territory (now Oklahoma). Historians acknowledge his protection of popular democracy and individual liberty for American citizens, but criticize his support for slavery and his role in Indian removal. Huge signature as a FREE FRANK, very bold...........................................................SOLD






4008 - PRESIDENT ZACHARY TAYLOR
, Carte De Visite, no imprint. View of Taylor in uniform, 12th President of the United States. Mexican War hero, image taken from a daguerreotype of Taylor in uniform. Very fine...............................................
SOLD

3113 - PRESIDENT JAMES MADISON, A large bold ink signature as President of the United States, printed THE PRESIDENT to the left, his full signature "James Madison" to the right, removed from a Presidential document, 1" X 7". March 16, 1751 - June 28, 1836) was an American statesman, political theorist and the fourth President or the United States (1809 - 1817). He is hailed as the "Father of the Constitution" for being instrumental in the drafting of the United States Constitution and as the key champion and author of the United States Bill of Rights. He served as a politician much of his adult life. As Jefferson's Secretary of State (1801 - 1809), Madison supervised the Louisiana Purchase, which doubled the nation's size. After his election to the presidency, he presided over renewed prosperity for several years. As president (1809 - 17), after the failure of diplomatic protests and a trade embargo against Great Dritain, he led the nation into the War of 1812. He was responding to British encroachments on American honor and rights; in addition, he wanted to end the influence of the British among their Indian allies, whose resistance blocked United States settlement in the Midwest around the Great Lakes. Madison found the war to be an administrative nightmare, as the United States had neither a strong army nor financial system; as a result, he afterward supported a stronger national government and a strong military, as well as the national bank, which he had long opposed. Very fine...............................................$495.00

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

For President Lincoln, see Lincoln Items


12240 - HENRY CLAY, 20mm, brass token, holed as issued, bust of Clay, THE FARMER OF ASHLAND, BORN APRIL 12, 1777, Rev: THE NOBLE AND PATRIOTIC SUPPORTER OF PEOPLE'S RIGHTS. Henry Clay, Sr. (April 12, 1777 - June 29, 1852) was an American lawyer, politician and skilled orator who represented Kentucky in both the United States Senate and House of Representatives. He served three different terms as Speaker of the House of Representatives and was also Secretary of State from 1825 to 1829. He lost his campaigns for president in 1824, 1832, and 1844. Very fine............................................SOLD


12242 - JOHN FREMONT
, Campaign of 1856, 20mm, Presidential campaign medal, holed as issued, bust of Fremont, J. FREMONT BORN JAN. 21, 1813, Rev. Eagle OUR COUNTRY, defeated by Buchanan in 1856 for President, very fine + some luster..............................................
SOLD


12243 - U.S. GRANT
, 24mm, copper, GENERAL U.S. GRANT, VICKSBURG, JULY 4TH, 1863, Rev: Eagle, THE UNION MUST AND SHALL BE PRESERVED, Presidential campaign 1868, very fine, scarce.....................................................
SOLD



12245 - GROVER CLEVELAND/THURMAN CAMPAIGN OF 1888
, 32mm, white medal holed as issued, Democratic candidates for the White House 1888, Busts of Cleveland and Thurman, Rev: White House, EF choice...................................................
SOLD

12247 - BENJAMIN HARRISON
, 32mm white metal, bust of Harrison, Rev: FOR PRESIDENT 1893-97, Election of 1892 token when Harrison lost to Grover Cleveland, extremely fine..............................................
SOLD



12248 - GROVER CLEVELAND/ADLAI STEVENSON, ELECTION OF 1892
, 42mm, white metal, holed as issued, busts of Cleveland and Stevenson, Rev: Columbus landing in the New World, Cleveland defeated Benjamin Harrison in this campaign, very fine......................
SOLD



12249 - MCKINLEY AND HOBART
, Election of 1896, 32mm colored pin, busts of McKinley and Hobart, trifle blems, decent colors...........................................
SOLD

12250 - TEDDY ROOSEVELT, BULL MOOSE LAPEL PIN, Campaign of 1912, Roosevelt was the candidate of the Bull Moose Party in 1912 as he broke with Taft but was defeated by Wilson. 1" heavy metal lapel pin, very fine........................................SOLD

1073 - PRESIDENT JAMES GARFIELD, Imperial size CDV, (November 19, 1831 - September 19, 1881) served as the 20th President of the United States (1881), after completing nine consecutive terms in the U.S. House of Representatives (1863-81). Garfield's accomplishments as President included a controversial resurgence of Presidential authority above Senatorial courtesy in executive appointments; energizing U.S. naval power; and purging corruption in the Post Office Department. Garfield made notable diplomatic and judiciary appointments, including a U.S. Supreme Court justice. Garfield appointed several African-Americans to prominent federal positions. Garfield opposed Confederate secession, served as a Major General in the Union Army during the American Civil War, and fought in the battles of Middle Creek, Shiloh and Chickamauga. He was first elected to Congress in 1862 as Representative of the 19th District of Ohio. Garfield's presidency lasted just 200 days--from March 4, 1881, until his death on September 19, 1881, as a result of being shot by assassin Charles J. Guiteau on July 2, 1881. Only William Henry Harrison's presidency, of 31 days, was shorter. Garfield was the second of four United States Presidents who were assassinated. President Garfield advocated a bi-metal monetary system, agricultural technology, an educated electorate, and civil rights for African-Americans. He proposed substantial civil service reform, eventually passed by Congress in 1883 and signed into law by his successor, Chester A. Arthur, as the Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act. Unusual signing with a full James A. Garfield-Hiran, Ohio, superb BRADY Imperial CDV............................................................SOLD

11074 - PRESIDENT CHESTER A. ARTHUR, Cabinet photograph by Anderson of NY. Bust pose of Arthur facing right. When James Garfield won the Republican nomination for president in 1880, Arthur, an eastern Stalwart, was nominated for vice president to balance the ticket. After just half a year as vice president, Arthur found himself, unexpectedly, in the executive mansion. To the surprise of reformers, Arthur took up the cause of reform, though it had once led to his expulsion from office. He signed the Pendleton Act into law and strongly enforced its provisions. He gained praise for his veto of a Rivers and Harbors Act that would have appropriated federal funds in a manner he thought excessive. He presided over the rebirth of the United States Navy but was criticized for failing to alleviate the federal budget surplus that had been accumulating since the end of the Civil War. Very fine.....................................SOLD

8220 - U.S. GRANT AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, 14" X 18", pre-printed and filled in Presidential appointment dated January 26th, 1872 for George A. Barksdale to be the Vice Consul of the Argentine Republic at Richmond, VA., signed by Hamilton Fish as Secretary of State and U.S. Grant as President in lavender ink. Large paper seal with eagle with spread wings attached to the left. Good signatures, some paper restoration to the verso, light stain at left margin that could be framed out [edges cropped out in scan, document has wide margins]....................................................................SOLD



P7 - FRANKLIN PIERCE
, 1853-1857, Carte de Viste. Bust pose of Pierce by Anthony. Nice copy photo.................................
SOLD

 

P42 - THOMAS JEFFERSON AND JAMES MADISON, Washington City, May 20th, 1806. A land grant for lands in the Territory Northwest of the Ohio and above the mouth of the Kentucky to John Stapler of Bucks County, PA. 10" X 20", partly printed and filled-in on vellum, huge paper seal. Thomas Jefferson signs as President and James Madison as Secretary of State. Both signatures are clear and Jefferson especially bold for a vellum document. Light usual folds non-detracting in any respect. Jefferson's signatures is becoming extremely difficult to purchase on entire documents.....................................SOLD

1312 - ROBERT LAFOLLETTE, PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE OF THE PROGRESSIVE PARTY AND SAMUEL GOMPERS, AFL PRESIDENT, 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......................................SOLD


42907 - JOHN ADAMS
, Carte de Viste by Anthony, 2nd 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. From a quality painting or engraving of Adams. Very fine....................................................SOLD


42908 - THOMAS JEFFERSON
, Carte de Viste by Anthony, 3rd 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. From a quality painting or engraving of Jefferson. Very fine.......................................................SOLD


42909 - JAMES MONROE
, Carte de Viste by Anthony, 5th 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. From a quality painting or engraving of Monroe. Very fine...............................................SOLD

34025 - PRESIDENTIAL CLAY PIPE, FRANKLIN PIERCE, 2" X 1.5", red terracotta clay pipe bowl, effigy of the head and face of President Franklin Pierce, excellent facial details. Franklin Pierce (November 23, 1804 - October 8, 1869) was the 14th President of the United States   (1853 - 1857) and is the only President from New Hampshire. Scarce.................................................................SOLD

34026 - WASHINGTON AND ZACHARY TAYLOR PRESIDENTIAL FLASK, 7" pontil light green glass flask. Embossed images of George Washington and Zachary Taylor. Mottos are, "THE FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY", "GENERAL TAYLOR NEVER SURRENDERS." Exceptionally nice................................................................SOLD


2000 - WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON
, Carte de Viste, Fredericks of New York of Harrison. Bust pose, a copy photo of good quality. Indian Fighter, US Army General, President for the shortest period of time. Crisp card......................
SOLD

12120 - JOHN ADAMS 2ND PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, FREE FRANK ADDRESSED TO DR. BENJAMIN RUSH IN 1810, John Adams (October 30, 1735 - July 4, 1826) was an American statesman, diplomat and political theorist. A leading champion of independence in 1776, he was the second President of the United States (1797 - 1801). A New England Yankee, he was deeply read and represented Enlightenment values promoting republicanism. A conservative Federalist, he was one of the most influential Founding Fathers of the United States.

Free Frank folded cover addressed to Dr. Benjamin Rush at Philadelphia and franked "J. Adams" manuscript noted sent from Quincy [Mass]. Marked "FREE" by Adams and John Adams' name is noted quite possibly by Rush as the sender vertically to the left of the address.

Benjamin Rush (December 24, 1745 - April 19, 1813), a signer of the Declaration of Independence, was the most celebrated American physician and the leading social reformer of his time. He was a close friend of both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson and corresponded with many of the prominent figures of the revolutionary generation. Rush attended the Continental Congress. He was also a staunch opponent of Gen. George Washington and worked tirelessly to have him removed as the Commander-In-Chief of the Continental Army. Later in life, he became a professor of medical theory and clinical practice at the University of Pennsylvania. Despite having a wide influence on the development of American government, he is not as widely known as many of his American contemporaries. Rush was also an early opponent of slavery and capital punishment. Despite his great contributions to early American society, Rush may be more famous today as the man who, in 1812, helped reconcile the friendship of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams by encouraging the two former Presidents to resume writing to each other.

This cover was sent and signed by Adams during the period Rush was corresponding with Adams working on the reconciliation of Adams and Jefferson. Signatures of Adams are quite rare today even scarcer than Jefferson. Fine..............................SOLD

4212 - GENERAL ZACHARY TAYLOR, Presidential Campaign of 1848. Button to be worn on a coat with an image of Taylor along with the motto "Rough & Ready". Complete with shank. Taylor ran as a Whig candidate against Lewis Cass in 1848 and defeated him for President. Very fine..............................SOLD

 

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