The double gutta-percha case measures 2.5 inches wide x 3 inches long x .75 inches deep when closed, and 5 inches wide when opened. The case appears to be in excellent condition!
The two cased tin types are each further framed within different press-molded, thin, ornate, brass frame and behind a little pane of glass. Each tin type is labeled with the name of the woman: the bonneted woman is Sarah Lavinia Piquet, and the long-haired woman is Maria Rogere.
Mid-19th century age is an approximation based on clothing style as well as decorative art in photo and style of double case.
Condition of tin types is excellent- **ANY white marks seen in photographs are caused by light reflection and are NOT damage.**
The third tin type is of an unnamed woman; it is quite tiny, measuring 6/8 of an inch wide x 1 inch long.
Hardcover, 288 pages; Good condition: Minimal foxing, no tears, tight binding, corner edge wear to cover.
A delightful addition to the School Memorabilia collection!
Offered is the sign with the 4 horizontal lines (the more plain sign is sold).
This sign is unused stock from the 1930 - 1940s era, and except for a few edge crimps, is in excellent condition. It measures 14"L x 12"H and is printed on a heavy, bright orange-colored stock. Please note that the colors are even throughout-- the flash has caused the appearance of uneven coloration. Perfect for framing!
Mounted on a museum-quality, acid-free, foam core backing (which can be used as the backing when the piece is later framed), and protectively encased in shrink-wrap until ready to be framed, this map remains in superb condition-- no rips, tears, foxing or other discoloration. All print and map detailing is very sharp and easily read. Please note that any white marks seen in photos are due to light reflection off of the shrink-wrap and do not represent a condition problem.
A fascinating look back into historical 19th century Asian geography!
Also offered and priced and listed separately are an 1886 unframed China map and an 1840 framed map of Europe (also pictured here--see more detailed photos in individual listings).
These record books were considered official documents and were required record-keeping for every patrolman to be completed after each tour of duty and once completed for the day, were kept under secure watch by the officer in charge at the police station.
The record books were completed by Patrolman William J. Welch during November 1897 and by Patrolman George Taylor during March 1898.
Condition: the books have separated from their hard-bound covers with some loose pages, although all pages appear to be present. Entries are hand-written in pencil and are quite readable.
Fascinating and unique historical artifacts!
George Thompson’s missionary service to Africa occurs approximately 7 years after the MENDI natives of the AMISTAD were accompanied by missionaries on their return to Africa. He serves this very same mission, now in the of colony Sierra Leone, a colony which was established to serve as refuge for the liberated Africans taken from slave ships. 356 pages long, this journal provides a fascinating account of all aspects of the Mendi culture seen through the eyes, however biased in his mission to convert the Africans to Christianity, of a genuinely well-meaning gentleman of his time. Condition: complete, tight binding, foxing throughout, spine wear as shown in picture.
Thompson states, “It is hoped that the following narrative may, in the hands of GOD, awaken a desire in many hearts to go to Africa, for the purposes of preaching, teaching, farming, building houses, mills, manufactories, etc., and thus assist in making long despised and neglected AFRICA, what it is capable of becoming, THE GARDEN OF THE WORLD.”
Mounted on a museum-quality, acid-free, foam core backing (which can be used as the backing when the piece is later framed), and protectively encased in shrink-wrap until ready to be framed, this map remains in superb condition-- no rips, tears, foxing or other discoloration. All print and map detailing is very sharp and easily read. Great coloration as well! Please note that any white marks seen in photos are due to light reflection off of the shrink-wrap and do not represent a condition problem.
A fascinating look back into historical 19th century China geography!
Also offered and price and listed separately are an 1886 unframed Asia map and an 1840 framed map of Europe (Also pictured here. More detailed photos of each may be seen in individual listings).
This carefree print features a Mother playing the piano as her young children dance and older siblings look on.
Photography was a challenge in an attempt to avoid flash reflections. As such, please note that the subtle coloring- grays, pinks, greens, blues, and yellows- are even throughout the print, with crisp, clear detailing. Any distortion seen in pics is entirely due to photography challenges only!
Framed piece measures 10 1/2" x 13 1/2". Very fine condition, professionally framed, ready to hang!!
The hardbound text measures 14" L x 12" W. The cloth covers are faded with worn edges. The back cover remains bound to the spine. The front cover has become unbound from the book spine but remains loosely attached to the book via its cloth binding. The pages have light unobtrusive foxing while the hand-coloring remains unchanged by time. The majority of the maps and images measure 9.5" x 12" at the decorative borders. There are a handful of larger maps measuring 12" x 16" at their borders, i.e. Texas, Pennsylvania, California, USA, and South America (a bit smaller).
Published by Donahue and Henneberry, Printers and Binders, Chicago, March 1886.
A fabulous historical reference text and atlas that provides a perspective on the United States and the world in 1886. The maps and images are suitable for framing if desired, but this historical text begs to remain intact!
Photography was a challenge in an attempt to avoid flash reflections. As such, please note that the rich coloring- violet, yellow, green and gray- is even throughout the map.
All print and map detailing is clean and easily read. Some minimal foxing and age staining to map do not detract from the visual appeal of this piece. Framed map measures 12 3/4" wide x 15 1/2" long.
Also offered separately are 2 unframed 1886 maps of ASIA and CHINA, respectively (photos of each also seen here.)