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<i>Darktown Post: Pride of the Yaller Gals, G.A.R., Louisville</i> Stereoview
Lot # - Darktown Post: Pride of the Yaller Gals, G.A.R., Louisville Stereoview
Arch-top prints on a curved Strohmeyer & Wyman/Underwood & Underwood mount with the imprinted title Darktown Post: The Pride of the Yaller Gals, G.A.R., Louisville, Ky., U.S.A. and 1895 copyright on recto, blank on verso. There are no other known stereoviews of African American GAR veterans on parade. 23,703 Kentuckian African Americans served in 23 Union regiments, and only Louisiana raised more black soldiers.
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Civil War Sixth Plate Tintype of a Sergeant, Plus
Lot # - Civil War Sixth Plate Tintype of a Sergeant, Plus
Sixth plate tintype of a seated soldier wearing the three chevrons of a sergeant and with his bayonet hanging from his belt; housed under mat and preserver, but lacking glass and case.  PLUS a faded copy tintype of an armed soldier.  Full description coming soon.
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Miscellaneous Documents with Civil War Associations
Lot # - Miscellaneous Documents with Civil War Associations
An amusing lot of war-related items, including a couple that could be favorites of the staff:

Dye, John Smith. The Adder's Den; or Secrets of the great Conspiracy to Overthrow Liberty in America. Depravity of Slavery: Two Presidents Secretly Assassinated by Poison. Unsuccessful Attempts to Murder Three Others. - The Evidence Conclusive, and the Facts Established. Together with the Dying Struggles of the Great Southern Rebellion. New York: Publ. by the Author, 1864. 8vo, printed paper wraps, 128pp. Front wrap detached, with some paper missing; rear wrap missing. Lower rear corner torn. Binding crumbling. Dye offers "evidence" that Presidents Harrison and Taylor were poisoned by arsenic. He describes "attacks" on Buchanan and Lincoln (but we failed to find the third unsuccessful attempt). We find it interesting to look at the many "conspiracy theories" of even a century and a half ago. (They are not a function of "reality TV"!)

Sample ballot, Union Presidential Ticket for Nov. 8, 1864, with Lincoln and Johnson. Approx. 3 x 7 in. Verso with three patriotic imprints that look much like the ones on letter paper and envelopes, in blue ink. From Ohio. Cincinnati Museum Center has a similar sample ballot, along with one printed in German for the many immigrants in the Southwestern Ohio region.

Plus, another favorite, Fourth of July, 1850, Oration Delivered Before the Conglomerated Mass of Human and Vegetable Slugs, at the Odlin Spring, on Stillwater, Western Ohio. By Bolly. 8 x 18 in., with decorative border of acanthus leaves.

Elias Langham Lewis (1825-1889), also known as Col. Bolly Lewis, was a proprietor of the Gibson House, Cincinnati and general manager of the Athenaeum Hotel in Chautauqua, NY. He spent many years serving his natal region, Madison County, in the Ohio State legislature, as well as teaching in both Ohio and Mississippi. He studied law, but did not take the bar exam, nor did he accept John Corwin's invitation to join his firm. Instead, he went to Dayton, Ohio for a two-week visit and ended up remaining a year. During that time he was invited to deliver the Fourth of July Oration, a nearly universal practice at the time. As the Biographical Cyclopaedia relates: "He accepted, and delivered a burlesque speech which created a sensation, in so much that it was repeated for five years in succession, masterpiece of the burlesque in oratory." Apparently, it was also printed for distribution, and a copy of that popular Oration is included here. Shortly after this, he came to Cincinnati, where he remained for the next 25 years, returning to his Madison County home shortly before his death in 1889. This copy has been folded and refolded many times. Minor tears at folds. One hole that impacts just one word. Scattered foxing. Ref: The Biographical Cyclopaedia and Portrait Gallery with an Historical Sketch of the State of Ohio. Western Biographical Publishing Company, 1884.

Land Deed, for Hubert Engelskirchen, Arapaho Co., Colorado Territory, 30 Oct 1874. Secretarially signed for U.S. Grant. 10 x 16 in. on heavy paper, paper seal intact. Folds as expected, surface soil on outside panel when folded.
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Plateau Child's Beaded Hide Dress
Lot # 124 - Plateau Child's Beaded Hide Dress
possibly Yakama, thread-sewn, softly-tanned deer hide; with an undulating band of beadwork in colors of pea green, red white-heart, and faceted pearl; lower edge of beaded band hangs beaded fringe terminating with abalone shell disks and thimbles, length 36 in. x chest 34 in.
first quarter 20th century
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Three CDVs of Union Generals Benjamin Prentiss,
Lot # - Three CDVs of Union Generals Benjamin Prentiss,
Lot of 3 CDVs, including:

Benjamin Prentiss (1819-1901).  Full-length portrait as brigadier general, backmark obscured.

Edward Ferrero (1831-1899).  Three-quarter-length portrait as brigadier general by E. & H.T. Anthony, from a Brady negative.

Egbert Ludovicus Viele (1825-1902).  Three-quarter-length portrait as brigadier general by E. Anthony, from a Brady negative.
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Navajo Silver and Turquoise Ketoh
Lot # 274 - Navajo Silver and Turquoise Ketoh
with traditional stamping outlining five turquoise stones, length 3.5 in. x width 2.75 in.  Ketoh exhibits wear on corners.
mid-20th century
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Navajo Regional Weaving / Rug
Lot # 96 - Navajo Regional Weaving / Rug
woven with a design of terraced blocks and hooked border, 58 x 34 in.
first quarter 20th century
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Confederate CDVs: Jeff Davis, Alex Stephens, Gen. Ewell
Lot # - Confederate CDVs: Jeff Davis, Alex Stephens, Gen. Ewell
Lot of 4, including two cartes of Jefferson Davis (one with the blindstamp of Bendann Bros., Baltimore), one of Alexander Stephens, and one of Maj. Gen. Richard S. Ewell.
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Large Format Oval Albumen Photographs of Civil War Officers, Some Identified
Lot # - Large Format Oval Albumen Photographs of Civil War Officers, Some Identified
Lot of 5, including:

Half-length portrait of a bespectacled officer wearing captain's shoulder straps. 9 x 11.5 in. albumen print on a larger oval mount with pencil identification on verso late Maj. Edm'd Underwood.  Edmund Underwood (1826-1863) served in the Mexican War and afterward was given a commission in the 4th US Infantry, with whom he served in Oregon and California during the 1850s. At the outbreak of the Civil War he was made major and given command of the 2nd Battalion, 18th US Infantry, but retired Feb. 27, 1862, before seeing any combat, presumably due to failing health, as he remained employed as a disbursing officer until his death on Sept. 5, 1863.  Condition: Light toning and scattered small spots, especially toward the right edge of the print; mount discolored at the edges.

Oval albumen on a J. Gurney and Son imprinted mount, 9.5 x 11.5 in. overall, with modern ink on verso identifying the subject as Rev. P. Franklin Jones, Chaplain of the 21st New York Cavalry.  Rev. Jones enlisted Jan. 21, 1864 in New York and mustered out at Camp Collins, Colorado Territory, on Sept. 9, 1865. Condition: Toning and soiling, with scattered small scuffs and stains and worn corners.

5.25 x 7.25 in. oval albumen of a lieutenant posed with his sword.  Condition: Even toning and a few stray marks on the print.

Full-length portrait of an infantry officer in dress uniform posed with his hat and sword.  Officer's sash colored red and studio floor colored blue-green. 10.25 x 12.75 oval print on a larger oval mount.  Condition: Even toning; mount with light soiling and discoloration along the outside edges.

15.75 x 19.75 in. oval enlargement of a soldier and his wife.  Condition: Well-soiled and with chipping at the edges.
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