R.M. Smythe & Co. to hold Internet auction of historical materials including autographs and more.. On October 1, 2007, R.M. Smythe & Co. will hold an Internet auction on eBay live of an eclectic collections of historical materials including autographs, photographs, ephemera, books and Americana.
he was most easily reached...”The second, from A.A. Livermore of the Meadville, PA Theological School, from 4/25/65, reads in part, “...None but the solemn words of the Scriptures seem to be adequate to describe the sincere universal & continued grief of the American people for their beloved President, the second Father of his country...”Both very good.
892 LINCOLN, ABRAHAM: “EVERYDAY LIFE” by F. F. BROWNE ($30-Up)
“The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln.” Francis F. Browne. Philadelphia, Historical Publishing Co, 1886. 8vo, full calf, numerous illustrations. Front board is detached but present, no wraps on spine, foxing on frontispiece, otherwise good.
893 LINCOLN, ABRAHAM: HARPER’S WEEKLY - SECOND INAUGURATION ($40-Up)
Engraved cover of “Harper’s Weekly”vol. IX no. 429, 3/18/1865, showing Chief Justice Chase swearing in Abraham Lincoln for his second term, as a crowd looks on, including Lincoln’s secretaries Hay and Nicolay, Secretary of the Navy Welles, and others. Contained under glass in a beautiful partly gilt wooden frame. Very good.
894 LINCOLN, ABRAHAM: PHOTOGRAPHS  ($325-Up)
Four photographs, [3 cartes-de-visite and one 3.25” x 2.2” clipped from larger image]. Two are of engravings, the others show him giving his Second Inaugural Address and visiting the front.
895 LINCOLN, ABRAHAM: PHOTOGRAPHS - LINCOLN FAMILY  ($150-Up)
Four carte-de-visite Photographs, all from engravings, three based on the famous photograph of Lincoln and son Tad reading.
896 McKINLEY, WILLIAM: ENGRAVINGS  ($75-Up)
Five 8vo Engravings by John A. Lowell Bank Note Co. With envelopes. All in absolutely fine condition.
897 McKINLEY and ROOSEVELT ($40-Up)
Photo on a black mount [5.5” x 6.5” overall] of a B.R. & P. Ry. locomotive engine decorated for their 1900 campaign. Very good.
898 ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN D.: PHOTOGRAPHS  ($650-Up)
Outstanding gathering of twelve vintage news wire Photographs of Franklin D. Roosevelt as either President-elect or President. Includes: speech at Jackson Day dinner; reviewing U.S. Fleet with admirals; visiting his son Elliot in Texas; at Speaker Joseph E. Byrns’s funeral; on the yacht Nourmahal; delivering a message to Congress, etc. Images silver print format, ca. 7” x 9”. Some age-toning, crackling, fold wear, and one or two with creasing, otherwise all very good. All with printed news captions on verso, news organizations’ handstamps.
899 ROOSEVELT, THEODORE  ($300-Up)
Choice collection of ephemera from Theodore Roosevelt’s 1905 inaugural celebrations, including 8vo Program of the Inaugural Grand Concerts at the Pension Building, 3/6/05, with images of Roosevelt and VP Charles W. Fairbanks on cover; two 4-3/4” x 3” engraved Cards, one for the inaugural ball, 3/4/05, with American eagle vignette, the other with the date 1905; unusual Dance Card booklet for the ball, with pencil attached by string; and finally a 2-sided narrow 4to Broadside giving the “Regulations / Inaugural Ball, March 4, 1905”with a floor plan of the Pension Building on verso. Broadside with well worn top and bottom edges, cards slightly creased and soiled, otherwise all in very good condition.
900 ROOSEVELT, THEODORE: HUNTING BUTTONS  ($190-Up)
Interesting group of six brass Buttons, ca. 1.12”  and 1.5”