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A DIVERSE EPHEMERA LOT
103A. [EPHEMERA]. Lot of approximately 40 miscellaneous titles, images, and artifacts, including:
ANGUS, James. Calling card for James Angus, Co. A, 2nd Kansas Cavalry, with his engraved portrait from an 1860 photograph. Reverse with his poem "G. A. R. Badge." 2 x 3 inches.
BATTLE OF MANILA BAY MEDAL. Commemorative bronze medallion, 7.5 cm (3 inches) in diameter. Obverse: "U.S.S. Olympia" with a likeness of the ship. Reverse: "Made from propeller of Admiral Deweys Flagship which served in the Battle of Manila Bay May 1, 1898."
[BUSINESS CARD]. "Doc W. M. Goldie Painless Tooth
Extractor. I make a Specialty of Painless Tootj Extracting
and I Positively use no Poisonous Drugs. Office on Church
Street (Rhodesville) Putnam Conn." 5.9 x 10 cm (2-1/4 x 4
inches) card printed on yellow
On the reverse Doc Goldie offers to extract one tooth for free if you buy 25 cents worth of his Sawankee Indian Medicine. Particular attention is paid to ladies and childrens teeth.
KICKAPOO INDIAN REMEDIES. Six colorful 5 x 7.5 cm (2 x 3 inch) lithographed cards advertising the virtues of Kickapoo Indian Remedies. Late-nineteenth century. Each card has an exciting, if somewhat romanticized artists rendition of Plains Indian life (based on Catlin): "Buffalo Hunt Chase"; "Attacking the Grizzly Bear"; "Buffalo Hunt under the White Wolf Skin"; "White Wolves attacking a Buffalo Bull"; "Catching the wild Horse"; and "Antelope Shooting." Reverse with advertising copy.
[MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]. Veterans - Mexican War.
Attention!!! Worthy Comrade, The regular annual meeting of
the Central Missouri Association, V.M.W.... N.p., 1886.
1 p. 8vo
Announces the annual meeting of the veterans association to be held at Sedalia, September 22, 1886. The leaflet has been used as stationery by J. K. Kidd whose autograph letter, signed, from Jefferson City explains at length that age and infirmity will prevent his attending the meeting.
[MEXICAN REVOLUTION]. Set of 6 color postcards with general title: Tarjeta Postal Conmemorativa del Primer Centenario de la Independencia. Mexico: Buznego, . Subjects are artists renditions of: Hidalgo proclaiming independence in Dolores; Pípila burning the doors granary; insurgent army celebrating mass on Monte de las Cruces; capture of General de Allende; General Guerrero rejecting the viceroyal pardon given by his father; Iturbides triumphal entry into Mexico City. Plus one additional color photographic postcard of the National Palace in Mexico City.
[MEXICAN REVOLUTION]. Set of 9 black-and-white photographic postcards with general title: Recuerdos del Centenario.¡16 de Septiembre de 1810! ¡16 de Septiembre de 1610! Subjects are: Pedro Arandas house in Monclova; Acatita de Bajan; Cathedral at Monclova; Ruins of the "Buena Fé" factory at Monclova; House in Monclova where Governor Aranda held a ball on the night of his arrest; Hospital at Monclova; Ruins of the house at Acatita de Bajan where Hidalgo was imprisoned (2 copies); Alameda at Monclova (2 copies).
[MEXICO]. Vista Gral. del Puente Internacional. Piedras Negras, Coah. Mexico. Black-and-white photographic postcard. N.p., n.d.
MISSOURI KANSAS AND TEXAS RAILWAY COMPANY. 2 ornate engraved bonds for stock in the MK&T Railway. Engraved vignettes of pastoral scene and cherubs. 20 x 29.5 cm (7-7/8 x 11-5/8 inches). (1) 100 share bond, printed in green, completed in manuscript December 8, 1879, and cancelled December 17, 1879. (2) 10 share bond printed in purple, completed in manuscript December 9, 1886, and cancelled June 28, 1890.
[MUZQUIZ, COAHUILA: FIESTA POSTER]. "Festivales de
Homenaje a la Bandera Nacional Simbolo de la Mas Elevada
Espiritualidad del Pueblo mexicano. 24 de Febrero de 1943."
Folio broadside, printed in red and green with the complete
program for the festival. Creased where folded. Very
With a lapel pin for the occasion.
NATIONAL CAPITAL SESQUICENTENNIAL MEDAL. Bronze medallion commemorating establishment of Washington, D.C., as the capital. Obverse: Standing liberty with legend "National Capital Sesquicentennial 1800 Washington 1950." Reverse: John Adams addressing Congress with legend "Sixth Congress 1800 81st Congress 1950 150th Anniversary Establishment of Permanent National Capital." 4.1 cm (1-5/8 inches) diameter.
NEVADA. State Controllers Warrant. Seat of Government, Carson, Nevada. Controllers Office. The Treasurer of State will pay out of the Orphan Home Fund to the order of.... Dated March 31 and April 5, 1880. 13.5 x 26.3 cm (5-1/4 x 10-3/8 inches).
POSTCARDS. Five miscellaneous color postcards from about 1920 [postmarks of 1920 & 1923]: (1) Custom House in Ciudad Juarez. (2) International Bridge between El Paso and Ciudad Juarez. (3) Soldiers Barracks at Fort Bliss, El Paso. (4) Pillars of Hercules, Estes Park, Colorado. (5) New Troutdale Hotel, Bear Creek Canyon, Colorado.
RAILWAY PASS. San Antonio & Aransas Pass Railway. No. 583. Expiry date: December 31, 1906. Manila card stock.
RAILWAY PASS. Texas & Pacific Railway. No. 241. Expiry date: December 31, 1880. Blue card stock.
[SEALED PAPER].COAHUILA Y TEJAS (Mexican state). Original sealed paper for use in Coahuila y Tejas, printed at top: Sello cuarto: Una cuartilla habiltado por el estado de Coahuila y Texas para el bieno de 1828 y 1829 [with manuscript ink notation furthering the time period to 1830-1831]: Havilitado pr. el Estado de Coahuila y Texas pa. el vienio de 1830 y 31, signed and rubricated by a Mexican official (Perez?). 1 p., folio. A few minor stains, otherwise a fine example of an esoteric Coahuilatecan ephemeron.
Sealed paper was required in Latin American countries to give validity to legal documents. Its required use was a considerable source of revenue to Mexico, and at times, an irritating, expensive, bureaucratic vexation to far-flung colonists in Texas, California, and elsewhere. Such paper for use in the provinces was originally supplied from Mexico and was available for purchase from Mexican officials. When shipments of this paper from Mexico failed to arrive, citizens were sometimes forced to supply their needs locally. Before printing equipment was available, this was done by writing the prescribed formula on blank sheets of paper. We have seen examples like this from California, and interestingly, some of the first imprints for California were sealed paper. The present imprint completed in manuscript is a melding of the two forms of provincial sealed paper. It would be imprudent to attribute this printing to Samuel Bangs, who was the first printer in Texas and three Mexican states (including Coahuila). However, that possibility exists. Bangs created the first Coahuila imprints in 1822 and after a trip to the United States and other parts of Mexico, Bangs returned to Saltillo in the middle of 1828, where he remained until mid-1830, where he handled the official printing requirements of the Coahuilatecan government. See The Handbook of Texas Online (Samuel Bangs). Whether printed by Bangs or another printer, this sealed paper is an early Northern Mexican imprint. Needs further research.
[SPANISH AMERICAN WAR]. Souvenir ribbon, commemorating the War in Cuba. White silk ribbon with 2 embroidered U.S. flags and the printed legend: "Souvenir, U.S. Army. America and Americans Can Americanize the World. 1899 Cuba, West Indies." 14.8 x 5.1 cm (5-7/8 x 2 inches). Very fine.
[SPANISH AMERICAN WAR]. U.S. ARMY. ADJUTANT GENERALS OFFICE. General Orders No. 26. Washington, February 9, 1899. 2 pp. [with] General Orders No. 37. Washington, March 9, 1899. 2 pp. [with] General Orders No. 4. Washington, January 19, 1899. 1 p. [with] General Orders No. 10. Washington, January 17, 1899. 5 pp. [with] General Orders No. 49. Washington, November 16, 1898. 1 p. 1 vol., 12mo. Set of 5 orders relating to the provisioning for and conduct of the war in Cuba.
[TELEGRAPH]. U.S. ARMY. ADJUTANT GENERALS
OFFICE. General Orders No. 79. Washington, August
20, 1875. 2 pp. 12mo. [and] General Orders No. 88.
Washington, October 14, 1875. 1 p. 12mo.
Two orders relating to telegraphic communications, the newest technology for long distance messaging. The first establishes the rate for all telegraphic "signal-service" messages at one cent per word per 250 miles. The second directs disbursing officers not to pay for any messages which appear to have been sent on private business.
[TEXAS HISTORY]. 2 newspapers carrying reports of historical events in the Republic of Texas:
(1) Daily Albany Argus. Albany, New York, June 9, 1837. With a notice on p. 2 of the seizure of the ship Julius Ceasar and the capture of two American citizens [John Sharp and William Wharton].
(2) Daily National Intelligencer. Washington, July 28, 1842. With a report of the battle between 200 Texians (under James Davis) and 700 Mexicans (under Antonio Canales).
[TOMBSTONE, ARIZONA]. Bank draft drawn on the Pima County Bank of Tombstone, dated January 10, 1881.
UNITED STATES ARMY. 13th INFANTRY. Regimental
Day Program. May 18, 1923 [New Bedford: Reynolds],
1923. 21 pp., illustrations, portraits. 16mo, original
pictorial wrappers with regimental arms and their motto:
"First at Vicksburg." Lightly soiled, else fine.
The regiment earned the motto in 1863 when, with a casualty loss of 43%, it planted and maintained its colors on the parapet at the assault of Vicksburg.
[U.S. ARMY. CAVALRY]. Cav. Horses. Original photograph of a remuda of cavalry horses with mounted guard in foreground. N.p., n.d. (early 20th century). The location is unidentified, but is probably South Texas.