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Two 1874 Northeast Ohio Atlases
Lot # 322 - Two 1874 Northeast Ohio Atlases
Lake, D.J. Atlas of Cuyahoga County, Ohio. From actual Surveys by and under the Direction of D.J. Lake, C.E. Philadelphia: Titus, Simmons & Titus, 1874. Folio, half leather over embossed cloth, gilt front. Spine nearly gone. Folding map of Cleveland in front, plus 27 single-page maps, 11 double-page maps, 11 folding maps, plus folding map of Ohio and double-page map of the United States at the end; all hand-colored. Interspersed between the maps are many views of homes, buildings, parks, factories, many full-page views.

Everts, L.H. Combination Atlas Map of Portage County, Ohio. Compiled, Drawn and Published from Personal Examinations and Surveys. Chicago: 1874. Folio, two-page map of the United States and folding map of Ohio in front; single page map of Portage follows. Embossed cloth; all maps hand-colored. Portage is the county just SE of Cuyahoga (Cleveland), and today is included in the Akron MSA and sometimes the Cleveland-Akron-Canton Statistical Area. The county seat is Ravenna. Most non-Ohioans would recognize the county as the home of Kent State University, the largest employer in the county, although the school was not established until 1910. There are a number of other smaller and specialized institutions of higher learning in the county (Hiram, NE OH Medical Univ., Fortis). The first biographical sketch is of Gen. James Abram Garfield, before he became President. The volume contains hundreds of views of farms, factories and buildings in the towns, and separate maps of each township.

Both wonderful "snap-shot" views of northeastern Ohio at the start of the last quarter of the 19th century.
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<i>Rookwood</i>
Lot # 433 - Rookwood "Large Rook" Bookends
American (Cincinnati, Ohio), early 20th century. A pair of "Large Rook" or "Hawthorne Rooks" bookends in polychromed glazes, marks include the Rookwood logo, date mark for 1929 and shape number 2274C; ht. 6.5, wd. 6 in.


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Daguerreotypes and Ambrotypes of Hettie Turner Harlan
Lot # 8 - Daguerreotypes and Ambrotypes of Hettie Turner Harlan
Lot of 5, including a ninth plate daguerreotype taken Sept. 1853 at the age 4; a ninth plate daguerreotype taken Aug. 1856 at the age of 6 years 11 months; two ninth plate ambrotypes; and a sixth plate ambrotype.

Hettie Foster Turner Harlan (1849/50-1937) married Henry Harlan (1848-1898) and they had three children, including James Turner (1881-1931), through whose descendants the Turner family collection is being offered for sale.

The William Turner Family

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Cowan’s is pleased to offer selection of items from the William Turner family of Newport, Rhode Island, members of which served for generations in the Army and Navy of the United States, from the Revolutionary War to the 20th century. The Turner Family Archive is being offered in several groups, this being the second installment. The following family members are the most relevant to the archive:

1st Generation: Dr. William Turner (1712-1754) grew up in Newport, Rhode Island where, according to family history, he studied medicine under Dr. Norbent Vigneron (French, 1669-1764). After completing his apprenticeship, Dr. Turner relocated to Newark, New Jersey, where he opened a successful professional practice. William married Mehitable Foster (b. 1715) with whom he had four children, including Daniel (1750-1837), and Peter (1751-1822). 

2nd Generation: Daniel Turner (1750-1837), known as Captain Daniel, married his first cousin Sarah Foster (1754-1809) before serving in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Together, they had ten children, including William (1775-1837), Peter (1781-1812), and Daniel (1794-1850). 

2nd Generation: Dr. Peter Turner (1751-1822), Captain Daniel's younger brother, served as a surgeon in the 1st Rhode Island Regiment of the Continental Army under General James Varnum (American, 1748-1789) and Colonel Christopher Greene (American, 1737-1781). Family tradition tells us that he served on General George Washington's staff at Valley Forge where he established a friendship with the Marquis de Lafayette (French, 1757-1834), who also stayed at Washington's encampment. Following the war, Dr. Turner and his wife Eliza Child settled in East Greenwich, Rhode Island at 21 Courthouse Lane, across the street from their brother-in-law General Varnum, whose wife Martha Child was Eliza's sister. Peter and Eliza had nine children, including Mehitable Foster (1780-1853). 

3rd Generation: Commodore Daniel Turner (1794-1850), the son of Captain Daniel, began his career in the U.S. Navy as a midshipman at the age of fourteen, subsequently earning the rank of lieutenant on March 12, 1813. Two days later, he joined Oliver Hazard Perry's (American, 1785-1819) squadron at Sackett's Harbor, New York where he took command of the brigCaledonia in the Battle of Lake Erie. On September 10, 1813, Turner distinguished himself by providing suppressive fire for Perry's flagship Lawrence, thereby earning a Congressional medal and a sword from the State of New York. After serving under Perry's command on the frigate Java and the schoonerNonsuch, Turner commanded the USS Erie and the USS Constitution

3rd Generation: Dr. William Turner (1775-1837), the son of Captain Daniel and the older brother of Commodore Daniel, served as a surgeon in the United States Navy. William married his first cousin Mehitable Foster (1780-1853), the daughter of Dr. Peter (1751-1822), and they had nine children, including Peter (1803-1871). 

3rd Generation: Benjamin Bourne Turner (1780-1807), the son of Captain Daniel and brother of Commodore Daniel and Dr. William, appointed midshipman in the United States Navy Sept. 27, 1800, and lieutenant March 9, 1807. Unmarried, he was killed in a duel with Master John Rush, US Navy, Oct. 31, 1807, in New Orleans, over an argument about William Shakespeare.

4th Generation: Commodore Peter Turner (1803-1871) began his career in the U.S. Navy as a midshipman at the age of twenty, subsequently earning the rank of lieutenant on December 20, 1832. From 1834 to 1835, he served on the USS Columbus within his uncle Commodore Daniel Turner's (1794-1850) Brazil Squadron. He also served aboard the USS Constitutionin the Pacific and afterward on special duty at Portsmouth Navy Yard. His final cruise was on the USS Southampton before serving as commander of the U.S. Naval Asylum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was commissioned as a commodore in 1867. He married Sarah Stafford Jones (1826-1875) and had five children, including Hettie Foster (1850-1937). 

5th Generation: Hettie Foster Turner (1849/50-1937) married Henry Harlan (1848-1898) and they had three children, including James Turner (1881-1931), through whose descendants the Turner family collection is being offered for sale.
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Paul Ashbrook (American, 1867-1949)
Lot # 63 - Paul Ashbrook (American, 1867-1949)
On the Balcony, Casa Grande, Mexico
etching
signed in plate l.l. and signed in pencil in margin l.r.
late 19th-early 20th century 
6 x 9.75 in. (print size)
 
Mexican Girl 
etching
signed in plate l.l. and signed in pencil in margin l.r., titled in pencil in margin l.l. 
late 19th-early 20th century 
6 x 8.75 in. (print size)

Mother and Child
etching
signed in plate l.l. and signed in pencil in margin l.r.
late 19th-early 20th century 
7.25 x 10 in. (print size)
 
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Diamond and Star Ruby Ring in Platinum
Lot # - Diamond and Star Ruby Ring in Platinum
A platinum three stone ring containing two SI2-I1, H-I color European cut diamonds weighing approximately one carat total weight to each side of a 7.6mm slightly oval cabochon star ruby set in six prong heads and complimented by a hand engraved shank.

2.9 dwt.
Size 6
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<i>Whiting</i> Sterling <i>Arabesque</i> Bright Cut Spoons and Server
Lot # 140 - Whiting Sterling Arabesque Bright Cut Spoons and Server
American, late 19th-early 20th century. A set of eleven sterling ice cream spoons and a dessert server by Whiting Manufacturing Co. in the Arabesque pattern, each in gold wash with fine bright cut decoration in the bowl, each piece marked; server lg. 8.75, spoon lg. 5.25 in., silver wt. 8.650ozt (269g).
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Frank Weston Benson (American, 1862-1951)
Lot # 83 - Frank Weston Benson (American, 1862-1951)
Plodding Home
etching 
signed l.l.
framed
2 x 3 in. (print size) 

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Pair of Blind Stitch Chinese Sleeves
Lot # 457 - Pair of Blind Stitch Chinese Sleeves
Chinese, 19th century. A pair of robe sleeves, one in meticulously detailed "Forbidden Stitch" style; each 18.75 x 3.25 in.
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<i>Tiffany & Co.</i> Bracelet, Bookmarks and Ring Tree
Lot # - Tiffany & Co. Bracelet, Bookmarks and Ring Tree
Tiffany & Co. 7" link bracelet featuring a 23mm round disk engraved "Please Return to Tiffany & Co. New York 925." Tiffany & Co. ring tree in the form of a hand marked "Tiffany & Co. 23666". Two Tiffany & Co. bookmarks, one marked "Sterling" and the other made for "Glamour" magazine.


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Chinese Robe Roundel
Lot # 455 - Chinese Robe Roundel
Chinese, 19th century. An unframed embroidered silk robe roundel featuring a central crane design, a separate embroidery applied to the roundel, hovering over a wave pattern and set amidst Buddhist motifs, all encircled in a band of alternating bat motifs and Shou (longevity) characters; dia. 11.5 in.
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World War II-Era Sketch of a Pin-Up Girl, Possibly Nose Art
Lot # 241 - World War II-Era Sketch of a Pin-Up Girl, Possibly Nose Art
Approx. 14 x 17 in. Hand-drawn "pin-up girl" with "S. Jones, '43" lower right. In mid-cheer, her megaphone has an "S" on it. The style is "WWII classic," possibly nose or calendar art.
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