Kitsch & Commemoratives
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1061. Schurz, Carl (1829-1906). He was a German revolutionary of 1848 who immigrated to America. Schurz was one of a committee of the National Republican Convention in 1860 to travel to Springfield to formally advise Lincoln of his selection as candidate for President of the United States. He became Lincoln's Ambassador to Spain and later was appointed by Lincoln as a general in the Union Army during he Civil War. Schurz was also a U.S. Senator, Secretary of Interior, an editor and an advisor to 5 presidents. A broadside on yellow paper with large printing, 24"x18" framed under UV PlexiglassƐ in a simple black frame. Very good. There are some small archival paper repairs on verso and small portions of the upper two corners are missing. Posted while Schurz was a United States Senator from Missouri, it announces a speaking engagement. "HON. CARL SCHURZ Of Missouri will speak at NORMAL HALL IN WINONA Saturday Evening, November 14, 1874. Doors Open at 7. Commence at 8. Tickets for sale at C.H. LOCKWOOD'S Bookstore..." There are Winonas in eight different states. This speech was probably given in Winona, Missouri. A very scarce ephemeral broadside. (Est. $300-500)
Manuscript faircopy of Private Dalzell's famous Civil War poem "The Blue and Gray."
1062. DALZELL, James McCormick. (1838-1924) Popularly known as "Private Dalzell," a prolific writer whose pen championed the cause of the soldiers of the Civil War. He is best known for starting the tradition of reunions of veterans with a gathering in Caldwell, Ohio in 1873. A well-regarded orator at these events; his works, both poetry and prose, championed the sacrifices of Civil War veterans. A wonderful Dalzell piece, a Manuscript Signed "J. M. Dalzell 'Private Dalzell.'", two pages, 8.5 x 14", Washington, May 30, 1916, a fair copy of his 1867 poem "The Blue and Gray" consisting of five stanzas "As revised May 30, 1916." This would have been a revision for memorial day, 1916. This was one of his most popular poems, read at numerous veteran's reunions. This particular revision includes some mild allusions to the Great War, then raging in Europe, that would soon involve the United States (see fourth stanza). The poem reads in full: "1. The song of hate is changed today To sorrow's sweet refrain As reverently we came to pay Our homage to our slain. Their dust, commingled where they fell In Battle's fierce array— The very angels cannot tell Which was the Blue or Gray! 2. Americans, we know, use all, Without reproach or fear. Who gave their loves at Duty's call And rest together here; O side by side they rest in peace And dream the Years away, So let our angry passions cease As do the Blue and Gray! 3. Let minute guns today intone The Nation's common loss. And North and South forever one Beneath our Savior's Cross;—United now from sea to sea, Forever and a day —O brothers let us ever be At peace, like Blue and Gray! 4. While strife and passion raged afar, And hate pursued the dead, Kind nature hid the scars of War. With flowers and grasses spread.— The heavens reflect in silent dew, The sunshine streamed by day, And smally[?] flowers and grasses grew, Above the Blue and Gray. 5. So let the drum and trumpet lead Processions to these shrines, To day the Nations' mournful meal. Of charity divine; For cowards, only, hate the Dead, Or evil speak today Beneath the Flag now overspread Above the Blue and Gray." The five stanzas have been accomplished on a folded folio sheet, which, when unfolded, both pages appear on the same side making this an ideal display piece. Light folds with some small separations at margins, a few very minor marginal chips, light toning, otherwise fine condition. (Est. $700-900)
Defending his honor... twenty years later?!?
1063. An interesting printed handbill, 8vo., New Castle, Penn., Oct. 3, 1885 "To Pennsylvania's Boys in Blue form the Comrades of the 134th Penna. Vols." addressing a "deliberate attempt to defame the military character of our old Commander." The appeal is to all Union veterans of Pennsylvania to defend the honor of their former commander – none other than political boss and decorated Union veteran Colonel Matthew Stanley Quay (1833-1904). His Medal of Honor for his actions at Fredericksburg provided Quay a lucrative political career following the war... serving as state legislator, secretary of state of Pennsylvania, recorder of Philadelphia, state treasurer and finally in the U.S. Senate. He was the focus of numerous accusations of corruption, and declined to return to the Senate in 1898 due to charges of misappropriation of public funds in 1898 while an officer of the People's Bank. An obvious attempt to counter such charges during an 1885 campaign! Light horizontal crease, a little dirt, else very good with a penciled letter on verso. Fun political history! (Est. $100-300)
1064. A printed broadside 6 3/4 x 11" promoting an address by former Union General Americus V. Rice in Marion, Ohio on September 25, 1879 imploring fellow Democrats to "Rally to the call of our Standard Bearer. Come Soldiers!" with additional populist slogans, "Down With the National Banks." and "A Free Ballot and Free Silver!" Very clean and in very fine condition. (Est. $100-200)
The last of the last...
1065. [Ancient Veterans] Signatures of Albert Woolson, aged 106, "sole surviving member of the Grand Army of the Republic" and John Salling, aged 107, "one of the four remaining Confederate veterans." Woolsen's signature is mounted to a newspaper portrait with the caption "he'd be pleased to talk with a 'Johnny Reb' over the telephone." Salling signed his newspaper portrait that is captioned he "never had talked on a phone, but said he'd try it if he could start off by saying 'Hi, you damn yankee.'" Together with an original photo of Salling flanked by W. D. Townsend of Oeloa, LA and Wm. J. Bush of Georgia, two of the other "last surviving..." Fun! (Est. $300-500)
1066. A fun souvenir from the reunion of tired old vets attending the 49th National Encampment in Washington, D.C., 1915. 4 1/2" diam. canteen with affixed medallions on each side proclaiming "we drank from the same canteen". Cork stopper intact. We highly doubt this particluar canteen was filled with water, but we're most certain that it was shared heartiallly among the old vets! (Est. $100-300)
1067. Massachusetts' official Proclamation calling for Lincoln Day! Lincoln Day Broadside. Handsome 11 x 17" broadside, light usual folds, 1" tear at border that lays flat, signed in ink by "Curtis Guild, Jr., Governor of Massachusetts." Guild (1860-1915) served as Governor of Massachusetts, 1906-9, was a colonel in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War, and served as an Ambassador to Russia. This wonderful keepsake commemorates "the ideals" of the great man, calling on businesses to close and children to be "free(dom) from school-day tasks" so they could gather to listen to "the words that freed a race and to those that embalmed the memory of the Union dead." An touching tribute that is most likely unique. (Est. $200-400)
1068. CLINTON, William Jefferson. (1946–) His ownership signature "Bill Clinton" on the front free endpaper of William Stroyn's Pulitzer Prize winning book, The Confessions of Nat Turner (New York: Random House, 1967) 428p. 8vo., with dust jacket. Beneath his signature, Clinton adds "Christmas 1967". During this period, Clinton was attending the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington where he receive a B.S. in Foreign Service. It was also at Georgetown where Clinton interned under Arkansas Senator J. William Fulbright. Minor wear at edges of dust jacket, pages \ clean, else very fine. A fun association piece. (Est. $600-800)
1069. He served his country and now reflects on those who passed before...at Gettysburg. An African-American wearing a commemorative badge – possibly a veteran from the Indian or Spanish-American War – posed at the Devil's Den, May 30, 1905. By Mumper of Gettysburg, small abrasions to board as shown, a great photograph. (Est. $300-500)
1070. A pair of fine bookends, one being Lincoln: "The Woodsman"; the other titled "Lincoln The Rail Splitter." An idyllic set of painted tin bookends representing a younger Lincoln, 4 1/2" wide, 8 1/2" tall, bears Jennings Brothers "J.B." on reverse. The pair marry together nicely, each with a slightly different patina/coloring. Two titled "The Woodsman" sold last year for $460. A fine, scarce issue. (Est. $300-400)
1071. Two pair of brass bookends, one set of an exhortative Lincoln, "Lincoln at Gettysburg" (8 1/2" tall). The other pair we affectionately refer to as Lincoln on the Half Shell. 6 3/4" tall bearing a bust sculpture of Lincoln before an open shell. "B & H" foundry mark on reverse, quite clean and fine. (Just a set of the latter pair sold for $180 last year.) Two nice pairs. (Est. $150-300)
1072. Three (3) pairs of bookends: the set depicting Abe seated in a presidential chair has gold and silver coloring; one profile colored in silver the other brass. A nice selection. (OPEN)
1073. Inscribed on verso: "In commemoration of the 100th anniversary celebration of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, February 12th, 1909, modeled from the only untouched negative in the United States, taken 1864, Made by Sherwin & Cotton, Eastwood Tile Works, Hanley, Staffordshire." The original portrait dates to November 8, 1863 by Alexander Gardner. Moses P. Rice was an assistant to Gardner and two years later opened his own photography studio, obtaining rights to the Lincoln negative in 1869. Sherwin & Cotton, a British pottery in business 1877-1930, was authorized to make these 12" tall Lincoln tiles in 1909 for the Centennial. (We have seen examples sell at auction for as much as $750-1,000!) This has typical light crazing/cracks in the glaze which detract little adding to the patina of age. (Est. $300-500)
1074. A pair of bas-relief portraits including an 8 x 13" plaster relief bust bearing a signature below "Rozz P." Offered together with a centennial bas relief chest up portrait in brass set on a a 6 x 10" wooden plaque. (OPEN)
1075. Two gorgeous works of art in glass. A Baccarat sulphide paperweight with a lovely cameo, absolutely pristine; together with a globe paperweight with Lincoln set against a multicolored pebbled background, light surface scratches detract little. A fine pair. (OPEN)
1076. Two more lovely glass paperweights: one similar to an example in the previous lot, a large air bubble at the top of base only visible when angled; and a work by St. Clair Glass Works, a cameo against deep cobalt blue. (OPEN)
1077. Two items. A quite impressive, 1876 Centennial work by Gillander, famed glassworks creating magnificent works in molten and shaped glass. This desirable piece, 5" tall, hollow on verso, does not come onto the market often. This example is void of any chipping or cracks as usually found. (An example in last year's auction sold for $125.) Together with a standing, hollow glass figural piece, we believe also issued by Gillinder but not certain. It stands 6" tall and is quite heavy, thick glass. A fine pair of tribute works of art in glass. (Est. $150-300)
1078. Lincoln-Washington souvenir key, 7 1/2", heavy cast metal with bright silver finish, bearded bust of Lincoln on one side inscribed "1860," Washington (or possibly Jefferson?) on the other, inscribed "1776". The shaft has incised lettering on both sides inscribed "Independence Hall." Lincoln spoke at Independence Hall on February 22, 1861 (commemorating Washington's birthday) and this key may have been issued as a souvenir of the occasion. An example in iron sold last year for $250; excellent condition and scarce! (Est. $250-300)
1079. Shaving with Abe! A lovely, art nouveau razor, polished horn with brass inlay depicting the President, 6" with blade closed, ca. 1900-1910... perhaps a Centenniel issue. A fun item for those choosing NOT to have Lincoln's beard! (Est. $100-150)
1080. Do you collect equestrian Lincolniana? An interesting item. A carved stone figural piece represented to us as a "Bridle Rosette." Apparently, these were set onto flat, round plates that adorned a horse's bridle. We have no insight save that the owner paid $400 for the piece many years ago. Smooth edges, appears hand-lapidary made, black and white marble or stone, really quite handsome. (OPEN)
1081. [Group Lot.] Five (5) items: 1930 Boston Convention badge from the American Legion; 40th anniversary reunion celluloid from the 84th Indiana Vol. Infantry; a bright orange silk from the 58th G.A.R. National Woman's Relief Corps; A G.A.R. encampment ribbon, 1892 (mounting at very top bleed from verso); and a lovely ribbon from the nation's third celebration of Memorial Day at Arlington, an observance founded by former General "Black Jack" Logan. (OPEN)
1082. Pair of silver medals, a pinback marked K18-20, the other, 34mm., is a souvenir of the 1933 Century of Progress. (OPEN)
1083. [Group Lot.] An eclectic group of four (4) items: a celluloid tape-measure from The Lincoln Savings Bank of Brooklyn offering a guaranteed (100% safety!) interest rate of 4 1/2%; an old Lincoln padlock (no key...pick it yourself!); a paperweight from The Lincoln Bank of Springfield; and a bas-relief profile on an advertising card, 4 1/2 x 5" overall, from Kreber Bros. of Cedar Rapids, Iowa (some loss to label on verso) that notes "This Medallion is a sample of the White Bronze material used extensively for memorial purposes." Some fun stuff here! (OPEN)
1084. [Group Lot.] Thirty six (36) miscellaneous items, many dating from the the 1909 celebration. Celluloid buttons, stickpins, a pair of pocketknives (the example from the Wilson campaign heavily rusted), a spoon, etc. A fine dealer's lot! (OPEN)
1085. An elaborate presentation-copy printing of Lincoln's second inaugural address in a large 8vo. pamphlet from 1934 bearing an aluminum medallion on the cover bearing the most memorable passage of that address: ""With malice toward none with charity for all." Fine. (OPEN)
1086. A pair of commemorative beer steins produced by Anheuser-Busch, ceramic with pewter base and top, hand crafted expressly for the company, great detail and color, 13" tall. Note Lee adorns the top of the Capitol Building on his stein! In original packaging. No doubt VERY expensive when issued...we found a set on the internet priced at $250 each! (OPEN)
1087. Group of four (4) commemorative plates. Two are solid sterling silver Franklin Mint issues in association with the White House Historical Association, one Lincoln, one Grant, both inlaid with 24 karat gold and housed in velvet-lined presentation cases. (In 1973, these cost $150 each...some thirty-five years ago!) Together with a River Shore issue in pure copper "Rockwell's Lincoln." And, a limited edition reproduction of the Lincoln White House dinner service plate from the U.S. Historical Society. A nice selection. (OPEN)
1088. A most unusual photograph printed on a copper sheet and set into a 13 x 16" frame. A few minor dings and scratches, else very good. (OPEN)
1089. A chromolithograph on canvas after a 1913 painting by Rudolph Bohunek (based on Berger's photo of February 9, 1864 at Brady's studio). Issued as an advertisement for the Illinois Watch Company of Springfield and set into a gilt frame, 11 x 14". Frame chipped, else very good. (OPEN)
1090. A fun group of statues and figurines in a variety of mediums ranging in height from 8 1/2" to 2 1/2". (OPEN)
1091. A fascinating piece of ephemera, a paper "bang gun", 8 x 7", that when "snapped" produces a "bang" and portrait of Abraham Lincoln, circa 1925. Manufactured as an advertising piece by "Shoemaker", who not surprisingly is "The Shoe Man" making "Shoes for the Whole Family." Located in Zeeland, Michigan, "The Shoe Man" ordered these from the "Spots. Spec. Co." of Lexington, KY. A perplexing piece that is at once in very poor taste but still fascinating. We wonder if the manufacturers appreciated the irony! (Est. $50-100)
1092. An elegant invitation for the unveiling of the Lee Monument on May 29, 1890 in Richmond, Virginia. The two leaf, 5 x 7" invitation bears an image of the equestrian monument that was based on a painting by Adalbert Volck. The statue which still stands on "Monument Avenue" was cast in several pieces in Paris and placed on display there before traveling to Richmond for its formal installation. Leaves affixed with a ribbon. Very light soiling, else fine condition. An excellent, rare ephemeral souvenir of the tribute. (Est. $200-300)
1093. An 11 x 9" engraved membership certificate for the Lincoln Farm Association. The group was "a patriotic organization formed by American citizens for the purpose of preserving as a national Park, the farm on which Abraham Lincoln was born..." A few pin holes at margin, else fine. (Est. $100-150)
1094. Another "Lincoln Farm Association", a different design, this issued January 20, 1909, for William S. McClellan (any relation?!?), who contributed to the purchase of the Lincoln birth site. (See Rail Splitter #1 for complete details.) Printed by the American Bank Note Co. in New York, clean. (Est. $100-150)
1095. An unusual set of four engraved sample dinner menus (7 x 10"), each bearing a well-known portrait of Lincoln, bound with a red, white and blue cord. Each bears an interior leaf simply titled "Menu" and stamped on the outside "SAMPLE, WILLIAM ALLEN & CO." of New York, together with a sample number. The menus could be obtained for the price of $22 for 100 copies. Light toning, else fine condition. (OPEN)
1096. A gold silk ribbon (3 x 8.5") for the 35th National Convention of the Woman's Relief Corps of the G.A.R., held at Boston, August 21-23, 1917. Horizontal creases, else quite clean and in fine condition. (OPEN)
1097. A set of four (4) Mogul Cigarette silks, 1 1/2 x 3" ea., two of Lincoln, an example with Andrew Johnson and another of U.S. Grant. Typical fraying, else fine. (OPEN)
1098. Fine Victorian trade-cards, ca. 1880s, advertising Hallock & Co. Clothiers of Elmira, NY. A nice pair. (OPEN)
1099. Abraham Lincoln: Action Hero! A good set of mid-1950s comic books (pulps) including Classics Illustrated's take on Lincoln together with a similar biographical comic published by the Association of American Railroads. Also includes a Classics Illustrated issue on the Civil War and a similar comic on railroading. Together four pieces. (OPEN)
Let Lincoln "Light the way!"
1100. A great piece of Lincoln kitsch, a 9 1/2" tall metal statue with a somewhat psychedelic, blue and white glass background replete with light bulb in the rear with eerie effect. (OPEN)
A special lamp.
1101. "Gone With the Wind" style hurricane lamp by "Consolidated", patented 1895. Three-pieces, font for kerosene, burner, globe and chimney 27" tall, about 12" in width at the bulbous globe, frosted translucent glass. A great, Victorian means to let "Lincoln light the way!" (Est. $750-1,000)
Believe it or not... two separate lots
(two separate consignors)
forming the complete Civil War run!
1102. Bound set of Harper's Weekly encompassing the entire years of 1862, 1863, 1864, and 1865. The detached boards need to be replaced (easily and inexpensively done), the contents appear quite fine; void of any significant faults or staining. Four (4) bound years detailing every aspect of the Civil War as it happened...an instant collection of Winslow Homer and Thomas Nast illustrations, graphics related to the war and politics of the day. If professionally/custom bound (we can recommend who to use), they would look great – certainly worthy of the comprehensive Lincoln library!
1103. And...to go with the previous lot to complete the set: bound set of Harper's Weekly encompassing the entire year of 1861. Once again, the boards need to be replaced, contents appear quite fine, void of any significant faults or staining. A fun coincidence facilitated by two loyal Rail Splitters!
1104. Everyone who's ANYONE in Springfield... Even an ad for Lincoln's law firm! Daily Illinois State Journal. Springfield, 1858. From Lincoln's home town with a small, front-page advertisement for "Lincoln & Herndon, Attorney's & Counselors at Law." Also found are ads for other Lincoln associates and colleagues: Moffett, Stuart & Edwards (Lincoln's earlier partner), the Conklings, Matheny, as well as news on local campaigns and ads for everything... even ambrotype artists! A fun piece from before Lincoln gave up his practice for national office. (Est. $150-200)
1105. [Abolition] A set of two newspapers including a post-war edition of Garrison's The Liberator, Boston, June 2, 1865 with a great deal of predictable crowing on the end of slavery, the defeat of the Confederacy as well as the text of Andrew Johnson's May 29 offer of amnesty for all Rebels as well as Stanton's announcement of the surrender of Confederate forces west of the Mississippi. Offered together with the May 21, 1846 issue of The Charter Oak of Hartford, the organ of the Connecticut Anti-Slavery Society. Both issues bear light scattered foxing and the usual folds, else very good. (Est. $100-300)
1106. New York Civil War Newspapers. A fine collection of fourteen (14) newspapers including thirteen issues of Horace Greeley's New York Daily Tribune from 1861 to 1862 together with an 1862 issue of the New York Herald. The Tribune issues include some important issues from early in the conflict. The issue for January 11, 1861 covers the first shot fired in the Civil War upon the steamer Star of the West in Charleston Harbor as well as Senate speech of Jefferson Davis ten days before he would walk out. On February 22 word came via Pony Express that California would not secede; Lincoln en route to Washington stopping at Jersey City and Trenton as well as a good account of the state of the U.S. Navy and the resignation of rebel officers. The March 6, 1861 issue covers Lincoln's inaugural, news from the South, as well as a fire in New York's 20th ward that became the scene of a riot between two rival fire companies. The March 9, 1861 issue contains expanded commentary on Lincoln's recent inauguration, how it was viewed in South Carolina, Richmond and points beyond and declaring the secession movement in Maryland all but "DEAD". On March 11, the paper predicts that Fort Sumter would be evacuated and the April 8 edition contains further coverage of the looming battle for the fort. The July 24, 1861 edition gives expanded coverage of First Bull Run noting that "THE PANIC WEARING AWAY - THE TRUTH DEVELOPING ITSELF - Our Losses Greatly Exaggerated...GEN. SCOTT AROUSED..." The July 25, edition gives even more expanded coverage of the battle. The November 12, 1862 edition of the New York Herald, includes the text of McClellan's farewell to his troops. Much more fine content. Condition overall very good with minimal chipping and only the usual folds. A great set. (Est. $200-400)
1107. Civil War Newspapers. A good selection of fourteen (14) Civil War era newspapers dating between 1860 and 1865 including the Boston Daily Advertiser, Concord Daily Monitor, The Salem Observer, Salem Gazette, The Rhode Island Pendulum, Massachusetts Spy (Worcester), Columbian Weekly Register (Hartford), The Orange Journal [N.J.], Army Navy Journal, Missouri Republican, Pennsylvania Inquirer, Cincinnati Daily Commercial, Chicago Daily Press and Tribune. Of interest is the December 21, 1860 edition of the Boston Daily Advertiser announcing the secession of South Carolina as proclaimed on December 20. The May 16, 1861 edition of the same paper covers the Wheeling Convention as well as the massing of troops in Washington. The September 20, 1861 St. Louis Missouri Republican reports on the Confederate invasion of Kentucky and the recent battles at Lexington. Also of interest is an account in the Worcester Massachusetts Weekly Spy of August 1, 1860 reporting on a mob ripping down a liberty poll erected for Lincoln and Hamlin in Virginia! The account, taken from a Georgia newspaper, reads in small part: "...Yesterday afternoon a party of forty men, under the command of Capt. M. Fitzhugh and Major Carter...entered the village of Occoquan, Virginia, and cut down a liberty pole erected by the republicans, from which floated the American flag, and upon which was inscribed the names of Lincoln and Hamlin...Upon the raising of the pole the pole raisers were armed with muskets, and made quite a military demonstration. A meeting was held, at which black republican speeches were made...many persons in the neighborhood opposed the ejection of the pole...at a meeting at Brentsville...it was agreed that the flag was an insult to the people of Virginia...and it should be torn down...a republican meeting was held there to devise measures for the defense of the flag-pole..." The article goes on to describe the scene as the cavalry came to Occoquan to cut the pole down. As it was being chopped down, the Republicans in the crowd "would cry out. 'Ain't your axe dull? Hope you're having a good time,' &c. In a few minutes, however, there was a cry of 'Stand from under!' and the pole came to the ground. Instantly the crowd gave three cheers, when the republicans responded by 'three cheers for Lincoln and Hamlin.'..." More great content. An excellent collection bearing the usual wear including marginal chips and folds (some with partial separations), else very good. (Est. $200-400)
1108. Civil War Newspapers. A good collection of twelve (12) newspapers including the announcement of Lincoln's 1864 election victory as reported in the November 9, 1864 edition of The New York Times detailing the election results ward by ward in the city, where incidentally McClellan beat Lincoln by nearly 40,000 votes! Lincoln did manage to carry the state by a margin of 10,000 however. Other fine editions include the February 25, 1865 edition of the Weekly Herald of New York announcing the capture of Charleston, S.C. featuring a large map of the city on the front page. The December 30, 1863 edition of the New York Evening Post includes news on the recruitment of black troops and a discussion of utility of ironclads. The Evening Post of September 15, 1862 follows the movements in Maryland that would culminate in the battle at Antietam, as well as fighting in West Virginia and Kentucky. A May 23, 1862 Supplement to The New York Times reports on balloon reconnaissance on the Peninsula and fighting at Corinth. Many other good issues worthy of further examination. Condition overall very good with a few minor tears and folds. (Est. $200-400)
1109. Southern Newspapers. A good collection of three newspapers, including a March 10, 1864 edition of The Palmetto Herald of Port Royal, S.C. featuring a colorful piece of doggerel entitled "MILES O'REILLY ON THE NAGURS" which reads in part: "Some tell us 'tis a burnin' shame To make the naygurs fight, An that the thrade of bein' kilt Belongs but to the white; but as for me, upon my sowl! So liberal are we here, I'll let Sambo be murthered in place of mesself On every day of the year!..." Also together with the May 18, 1864 edition of the pro-Union North Carolina Times of New Bern, N.C. featuring news of the recent Washington Sanitary Fair, Grant's advance into Virginia, the advance on Petersburg and other developments. Also offered together with the June 14, 1861 pro-Confederate newspaper, The South of Baltimore, which was closed down after its editors were arrested on orders of the War Department on September 12, 1861. All three papers bears the usual wear including folds, some marginal chips, overall very good. (Est. $100-300)
1110. Lincoln Assassination Newspapers. A good collection of eight (8) newspapers including the April 15, 1865 edition of The Press of Philadelphia, announcing the "Martyrdom of Abraham Lincoln" and Seward's "Probable Assassination" (marginal chips with losses, numerous tears, fold depravations, weak). Together with the April 17, 1865 edition of the Portland Daily Press including news of Johnson's inauguration as well as the capture of Mobile; the April 18, 1865 edition of The Sun of New York providing details of the pursuit of the assassins; the Daily Cleveland Herald of April 21 reports the "Arrest of a Man Supposed to be Booth...Seward Able to Sit Up..."; The Philadelphia Inquirer of the same date reports "The Capture of an Assassin! Atzeroth Taken in Maryland! The Soldiers Want to Lynch Him! $120,000 REWARD!..."; The New York Times, also for April 21, announces Atzerodt's capture and further updates on the pursuit of Booth as well as an April 16 report out of Richmond commenting upon the movement of additional Federal troops into the city to quell any possible disturbances and reporting on the uneasy mood in the city after the news of the assassination reached the residents; The New York Times for April 28, 1865 announces "BOOTH KILLED" giving over the entire front page to details of the incident as well as a "Sketch of Sergt. Corbett" and other news; and The Philadelphia Inquirer for May 19, 1865 reports on the trial of the plotters as well as the capture of David C. Herold (marginal chips with signficant losses, numerous tears, fold depravations, just good). Together eight pieces in good to very good condition. (Est. $300-500)