Antique silhouettes of women (...

Nov 8, 2013 by

Before the advent of photography, there were limited ways to produce accurate likenesses of people. As an alternative to paintings,...

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Antique enameled blue glass su...

Oct 12, 2013 by

Blue glass sugar casket Blue glass with enamel florals, and brass lock, trim and legs Owned by a private American collector  ...

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Kirkham’s Grammar book u...

Nov 16, 2012 by

The Kirkham’s Grammar used by Lincoln at New Salem The copy of Kirkham’s Grammar studied by Lincoln belonged to a man...

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A caucus held at Albany, New Y...

Jul 20, 2012 by

A caucus held at Albany on Sunday evening April 11th 1824 by the N Y City members Summary: A satire condemning the duplicity and...

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Chicago in 1820

Jun 18, 2012 by

This illustration was created by Chicago Lithographing Company in 1867, and shows Native Americans engaged in fur trading on the...

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Lottery tickets from the 1820s

Mar 12, 2012 by

Here’s a look at three early lottery tickets, including two that were earmarked to generate funds to build the Washington...

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Never enough free time? (1824)

Jan 21, 2012 by

“If I had leisure.” Ah, yes, if you had leisure, what would you do? Why, says the man who is engaged in business, if I...

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Notice to Southern coach trave...

Jan 18, 2012 by

Notice to Southern coach travelers Passengers for the South are respectfully informed that a line of Stages will go...

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