Election 2020 Catalogue


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22. [American Politics & History] [United States Naval Academy] Bancroft, George. (1800-1891).
Original CDV Photograph

An original carte de visite photograph of the American historian, founder of the United States Naval Academy, senior American diplomat in Europe, and author of the series History of the United States, from the Discovery of the American Continent. Photographed by Rockwood of New York and on the original mount, with the lower edge slightly trimmed, slight crease to the lower edge and a few spots; otherwise in fine condition. 2.5 x 4 inches (6.3 x 10.1 cm).

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23. [American Politics & History] [Vietnam].
"[BLOOD] On Your Hands Mr. President" - Vietnam War Protest Poster

Graphically striking handmade poster from an unidentified Vietnam War protest, featuring a powerful image of two blood-red hands above the words "On your hands Mr. President."  Marker and paint on illustration board.  Crease to lower left corner, some spotting, pin holes in upper corners, else fine.  15 x 20 inches (38.1 x  50.8 cm.).

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24. [American Politics & History] [Vietnam] Maciunas, George. (1931 - 1978) [Lennon, John. (1940 - 1980) & Ono, Yoko. (b.1933)].
U.S.A. SURPASSES ALL THE GENOCIDE RECORDS! 1966.

Offset lithograph printed in red and blue. 21.5 x 34.5 inches [54 x 87.5 cm]. Circular blind stamp in lower right corner reading "Lennon Ono, Certified 1970-1974, Original Gallery Ad." Paper. Few small closed tears to lower edge; small tape repair to verso of a closed tear to upper image, faint creases visible to image area, “HI” written in pen to the embossed area. Overall fine.  Read More...

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25. [American Politics & History] [Vietnam] Spock, Benjamin. (1903–1998).
"I am spending all of my time speaking in American universities against the war in Vietnam" - Typed Letter Signed

TLS from the pediatrician and author addressed to Professor Irma Antonetto of the Associazione Culturale Italiana in Turin, responding to her invitation to have the doctor speak. April 18 1971; 1 pp., on a trimmed piece of Dr. Spock's stationary.  "Dear Prof. Antonetto, I wish I could accept your flattering invitation.  However, I am spending all of my time speaking in American universities against the war in Vietnam, except for one month each year in other countries.  This June I will be in Australia, and next June 1972 [handwritten] in Sweden.  I hope you will invite me another year.  Sincerely, [Signature]."  Some vertical creases, likely from mailing, else fine. Read More...

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26. [American Politics & History] [Washington, George. (1732–1799)] Cohan, George. M. (1878–1942) & Flagg, James Montgomery. (1877–1960).
Father of the Land We Love - Sheet Music

New York: Marks Music. 1931. First Edition. Sheet music for a song "written for the American People" by the entertainer, songwriter, and producer to celebrate the bicentennial of George Washington's birth, with a cover painting by Flagg depicting Washington on horseback in front of a map of the United States.  Issued by the United States George Washington Bicentennial Commission in Washington, D.C.  4to.  6 pp.  Unbound, heavy wear and small tears along edges, else good.  9 x 12 inches (22.9 x 30.5 cm.). Read More...

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27. [American Politics & History] [White House Steinway] Beck, Dunbar. (1903 - 1986).
Important Collection of Designs and gilted wood study for the White House Steinway

An important archive of assorted studies on paper and wood as well as photographs and other ephemera related to the grand piano decorated by Dunbar Beck, presented by Steinway to Franklin Roosevelt in 1938, and which remains in the East Room of the White House to this day. The archive generally in very good condition, various sizes and formats, with scattered minor tears, smudges, and creases. From the Estate of the artist. Read More...

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28. [American Politics & History] [World War II].
"Bonds Away" - Original Program and Ticket from 1944 Air Force Show

Original program and ticket from a January 17, 1944 Air Force War Bond Show, titled "Bonds Away!" The show took place at the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House and featured an Air Force band and songs, dances, and skits by members of the Air Force. The broadside/program opens to a listing of the show's acts, and then opens out further to a map of the American west coast, with a diagram of the route of the first Air Force War Bond road show. Light overall toning, with the date added to the cover page in ink; overall fine. 7 x 11 inches (18 x 28 cm) folded; 14 x 22 inches (36 x 56 cm) opened. Ticket 4.5 x 2.5 inches (11.8 x 6.4 cm).

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29. [American Culture] [Community] Stevens, Marion Paine. (Text).
The Instructor. Community Helpers Posters

Dansville, NY: F.A. Owen Publishing Company. 1945. Collection of ten educational posters in a printed folder prominently displaying the title The Instructor: Community Helper Posters and an American flag.  From the back of the folder: "Only after a child understands his own personal background in home and community can his mind stretch from the 'here and now' to the 'long ago and far away.'  An excellent way to introduce children to a study of their community environment is through 'community helpers.'  The pictures and accompanying text in this folder supply material for such an approach."  Published 1945 by the F. A. Owen Publishing Company, Dansville, N.Y.  Posters included depict The Teacher, The Fireman, The Librarian, The Policeman, The Bus Driver, The Postman, The Engineer, The Nurse, The Farmer, and The Grocer.  Posters printed in black and white with text to back, laminated as issued, small marks under laminate from mounting pins to corners, mounting remnants outside laminate to outer corners, else very fine.  Folder split at seam, worn along edges, some internal creases and toning, else fine.  10.25 x 13.25 inches (26 x 33.6 cm.).

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30. [American Culture] [Crime & Punishment] [Electric Chair Music] Lane, John. .
Right Way Songs. As Sung by Evangelist John Lane.

Np: nd [after 1915]. Single sheet double-fold, 12 x 6 inches. Dramatic title panel with bold graphic of "Electric Chair in McAllister [sic], Okla, Penitentiary." This strange little volume contains six songs, five by Lane - "Our Old Gloy," "Send A Wireless Message," "The Old Home," "The Titanic," "The White Slave," and "The Baggage Care Ahead."

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31. [American Culture] [Guns] Remington, Eliphalet. (1793–1861).
Signed 1853 Bank Check

Signed bank check from the founder of the Remington Arms Co., dated March 28, 1853. Partially printed with a woodcut of a blacksmith at left, drawn on the Cashier of Ilion Ban, made payable to "Wm. Harrington" for ten dollars, and signed "E. Remington & Sons" at the lower right. Small cross-shaped tear to the center, otherwise fine. 7.25 x 2.5 inches (18.4 x 6.7 cm). Read More...

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32. [American Culture] [Guns] Steig, William (1907–2003).
"Bang!" - Original Drawing

Bold drawing in black marker from the American cartoonist, depicting the word "BANG!" surrounded by explosive scribbles. Numbered 9 at the lower right. Unsigned, but obtained from a collection of Steig work and guaranteed to be in the hand of the artist. Upper edge rough; overall fine. 10.75 x 8.25 inches (27.5 x 21.3 cm).

The American cartoonist William Steig later became the author of beloved children's books such as Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, the Doctor De Soto series, and Shrek.


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33. [American Culture] Hopkinson, Francis. (1737–1791).
Sheet Music and Ephemera from "our first American Composer"

Grouping of sheet music, typed letters signed and programs related to "our first American Composer," all from the Francis Hopkinson Family Archives. Read More...

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34. [American Culture] Kent, Corita. (1918–1986) & Huckaby, Gerald. (1933 - 2017) [Shriver, Sargent. (1915 - 2011)].
City, Uncity - SIGNED TO MR. + MRS. SARGENT SHRIVER

New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc.. 1969. 8vo (7 1/2" x 10 1/4"). Hardcover. Red, yellow and white boards, pictorial dj. Unpaginated. Illustrated endpapers. 35 poems by Gerald Huckaby with page design and lettering by Corita Kent. Signed and inscribed opposite copyright page in red ink "to Mr. + Mrs. Sargent Shriver with Love - Corita," and in blue ink "+God merry you - Ger. Huckaby." Pictorial jacket with chipped edges and significant skinning and loss to the lower left rear corner, otherwise in fine condition. A remarkable association copy.  Read More...

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An original carte de visite photograph of the American humor writer, known under his nom de plume, Artemus Ward, and a favorite author of Abraham Lincoln.  Photographed by Warren's of Boston and on the original photographer's mount, the lower edge slightly trimmed and with light foxing, otherwise in fine condition. 2.5 x 4 inches (6.3 x 10 cm). Read More...

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36. [American Culture] [Sailor Style] Jaffe, Moe. (1901–1972).
"Bell Bottom Trousers" - Sheet Music

New York: Saintly-Joy, Inc.. 1944. First Edition. Sheet music for the popular song written by Jaffe at the end of World War II and recorded by the likes of Tony Pastor, Jerry Colonna, and Louis Prima.  Cover illustration shows four sailors walking by the shore, singing the name of the song.  4to.  4 pp.  Toning to upper right front corner, else fine.  9 x 12 inches (22.9 x 30.5 cm.). Read More...

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37. [American Culture] [Sinatra, Frank. (1915–1998)] Clinton, Bill. (b. 1946).
Typed Letter Signed to Frank Sinatra, Presenting the Pen Used to Sign Legislation for his Congressional Gold Medal

Typed letter signed from President Bill Clinton to Frank Sinatra, presenting him with the pen he used to sign into law the act awarding Sinatra a Congressional Gold Medal. June 10, 1997. On letterhead of the White House, Clinton writes: "Dear Frank: I was honored to sign into law the the legislation authorizing the award of a Congressional Gold Medal to you. You have touched the lives of so many people over the years, not only through your spectacular career as a performer, but also through your many humanitarian activities. I hope you'll enjoy the enclosed commemorative copy of the legislation and the pen I used to sign it. Hillary joins me in sending our warmest congratulations and best wishes. We hope you are doing well. Sincerely, Bill Clinton." 6.5 x 8.5 inches. Framed together with the pen and a facsimile of the legislation (stamped May 14, 1997 and signed by Newt Gingrich, Strom Thurmond and Clinton.) Read More...

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38. [American Culture] [Temperance].
"Devil's Toboggan Slide" - Temperance Broadside

Amusing handbill warning against the evils of alcohol, published by the National Temperance Society ca. 1900–1920. The illustration depicts the "Devil's Toboggan Slide," a ride operated by "Death & Co., Proprietors," whereby a man can slide from cider obtained at a "popular hotel or drug store" through beer, wine and whiskey to the ultimate destination of "Corruption" and "Drunkard's Graves." Very fine. 8.5 x 5 inches (22 x 12.5 cm). Read More...

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39. [American Culture] West, Mae. (1893-1980).
Mae West for President - COLLECTION OF PROP SIGNS FROM A 1950s NIGHTCLUB ACT

Wonderful group of prop signs from the collection of the American actress and sex symbol .  A collection of four handpainted on card stock signs from Mae West's 1950s nightclub act. Three signs are double-sided. Slogans include "Mae West for President," "Win with West," "Elect Mae West," "Have the Best Have Mae West" and "West Front Forward."  27 by 21 by 1/2 inches.

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40. [American Culture] [Workers' Rights] [Political Music].
"The Man That Waters the Workers' Beer" - Sheet Music

London: The Working Man's Association. 1939. First. A satirical and chipper protest song with lyrics written from the perspective of "the man," a standin for all those who would take advantage of the working classes. The lyrics read: Read More...

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41. [Black Lives Matter] [Hair].
Psychedelic Painting after the 1968 Broadway Poster

Original anonymous painting, ca. 1968, depicting a mirrored psychedelic image of a man with large rainbow striped afro, with stark contrast between light and shadow.  Acrylic on Strathmore, some light wear else fine. 23 x 29 inches (58.4 x 73.7 cm.). Read More...

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