Rare Americana: Ephemera

Rare Ephemera from 18th century, 19th century, early 20th century American HistoryBroadsides and Posters, Handbills, Flyers, Circulars, Trade Cards, etc.

American Bookplate of Edward D. Ingraham, Bibliophile and Philadelphia Lawyer

Attractive armorial bookplate engraved in the Chippendale style. It was said of Ingraham that if he wanted a book, he would prefer to buy it; if he could not buy, he would borrow (not to return), and if necessary would even steal it.

$150

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Kept by Texas Livermore Expedition Leader and Diplomat Lt. Col. William R. Livermore and his Wife: 47 Late 19th and Early 20th Century Diplomatic, Military, Naval, and other Calling Cards

Livermore served as military attaché in Copenhagen and Stockholm from 1899 to 1902. Cards are from various American or foreign embassy officials and military attachés including General Horace Porter (1837–1921), U.S. Ambassador to France.

$350

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Helen Siegl, Children’s Book Artist, Printmaker, Papermaker. Large 1952 Woodcut Christmas Greeting

Signed holiday keepsake on handmade paper by this innovative woman printmaker. Siegl often combined etching, wood blocks, linoleum blocks, etc. within the same work of art.

$150

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In Memoriam. On Sunday Evening, the 28th December, 1879, The Edinburgh Train…

C.1880 Illustrated broadside poetical tribute to the victims of the Tay Bridge Disaster. The horrific event was a result of a structural engineering failure which caused a passenger railroad train to plunge into Scotland's River Tay.

$100

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Died Jan. 17th, 1837 — Mrs. Elizabeth Coolidge, Aged 60 Years

Apparently unrecorded funeral memorial for the sister of American architect Charles Bulfinch. Coolidge lived in a house designed by her brother—Boston's first example of Neo-Classical architecture.

$100

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The Davis Refrigerator … We Challenge the World! To Produce its Equal!

C.1869 Illustrated broadside for an innovative cold, dry air refrigerator. The advertisement is aimed at hoteliers and other cooking and food professionals.

$150

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The Ladies Fair! The Fairest Fare!

1850 Broadside for a church fair in Muncy, Pennsylvania selling women's handicrafts. The fair featured a festive luncheon celebrating the birthday of George Washington.

$125

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1897–1901 Collection Of German And Austrian Belle Époque Musical Concert Programs; With Related Ephemera

1897–1901 Collection of German and Austrian Belle Époque Musical Concert Programs; with related Ephemera

72-Item collection of German and Austrian classical music and concert programs etc. documenting performances in over a dozen theaters. In addition to pieces by such noted composers as Beethoven and Wagner the programs include many works by lesser-known Germanic composers such as Volkmann, Draseke, Klughardt, K. Komzak II, and Conradi.

$1650

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