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A

Adams, Charles Francis - autograph note signed in which Adams, who would become Lincolnʼs minister to Great Britain, seeks return of the printerʼs proofs of the letters of his grandfather, President John Adams, to his grandmother, Abigail, unframed

Allen, Steve - autographed note signed by the famed comedian and television personality thanking a friend for complimenting his performance on The Steve Allen Show, March 1959, unframed

Armstrong, Neil - the Holy Grail of space autographs:  an uninscribed official NASA portrait of Armstrong, signed across his white space suit, unframed

Arthur, Chester A. - exceedingly rare signed cabinet photograph, unframed

[Atomic Bomb – Hiroshima – Enola Gay] - extra fine condition photo of the Hiroshima mushroom cloud signed by four members of the Enola Gay crew, Paul Tibbets, Dutch Van Kirk, Tom Ferebee, and Richard Nelson, unframed

 

B

Bache, Jules S. - rare typed letter signed to fellow financier S. R. Bertron, 10-24-1921, unframed

Bailey, Pearl - beautiful 8” x 10” glossy publicity photograph of Bailey from the early 1970s, boldly signed, unframed

Bartlett, Josiah - autograph receipt signed by Bartlett, a Signer of the Declaration of Independence, as a witness while serving as Chief Justice of New Hampshire, 3-2-1789, unframed

Baruch, Bernard M. - typed letter signed by Baruch, as chairman of the War Industries Board, regarding the pending Power Bill necessary to American war production, 6-6-1918, unframed

Behan, Brendan - typed letter signed to the editor of The Atlantic Monthly expressing his eagnerness to write an article, 5-18-1958, unframed

Black, Hugo L. - superb typed letter signed by Justice Black regarding his opinion in the Supreme Courtʼs school prayer decision—and referring to the Bible—3-31-1966, unframed

Black, Hugo L. - poignant, rare autograph letter signed, on Supreme Court stationery, sending thanks for condolences on the death of his wife, Josephine, 3-12-1952, unframed

Borglum, Gutzon - fantastic signed inscription by Borglum, the creator of the Mount Rushmore sculpture, in The Undefeated, the story of Borglumʼs work on the Stone Mountain memorial, with accompanying inscription and signature by the Congressman who secured the first appropriation for Mount Rushmore

Brewer, David J. - Justice Brewer writes a lyrical letter to Kansas students about those who settled the state, 5-28-1895, unframed

Bridges, Styles - typed note signed

Bruce, Blanche K. - crisp signature of the first African-American to serve a full term in the United States Senate, the first to receive votes at a major partyʼs national nominating convention, and the first to have his signature on U.S. currency, unframed

Buck, Pearl S. - typed letter signed, along with her publishing agent, giving instructions on handling her royalties, July 1956, unframed

Burger, Warren E. - beautiful formal portrait inscribed and signed to a federal appellate judge and dated as Chief Justice, 10-31-1981, matted

Burger, Warren E. - the Chief Justice challenges Harvard law students to surpass their colleagues while congratulating them upon establishment of a Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity chapter at Harvard, 11-10-1981, unframed

Burton, Harold H. - nice inscribed, signed photograph of Burton dated a month into his term as Senator from Ohio, unframed

Burton, Harold H., and Tom C. Clark - extraordinarily rare internal memorandum from Justice Burton to Justice Clark, asking him to cast Burton’s vote on a loyalty case during the era of McCarthyism, April 1951, with Clarkʼs autographed note of explanation, unframed

Burton, Harold H. - autograph letter signed to Justice Clark, thanking him for a copy of the opinions of the Attorneys General from before and during Clarkʼs tenure as Attorney General, 9-7-1949, unframed

Busch, August A., Sr. - lease signed by Busch as Vice President of the Anheuser-Busch Brewing Association, 4-16-1900, unframed

Bush, George H. W. - excellent association typed letter signed, as Vice President, emphasizing the importance of both Hispanics in the administration and of the United States’ relationship with the Spanish speaking countries, 2-19-1982, unframed

Butler, Benjamin F. - bold signature of the Union Major General and Massachusetts Republican representative, co-author of the Civil Rights Act of 1875, unframed

Byrd, Harry Flood, Sr. - typed letter signed 3-6-1958

Byrd, Richard E. - superb typed letter signed from the famed polar explorer to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, whom he addresses “Dear Franklin,” reporting on his secret important survey of Southeastern Pacific islands for possible use for airfields for military and post-World War II use, 10-27-1943, with accompanying autograph note signed to FDR’s secretary Grace Tully, unframed

Byrd, Richard E. - inscribed, signed photograph of Byrd at Little America, dressed in fur as he prepares to leave on his 1929 flight to the South Pole, unframed

Byrnes, James F. - typed letter signed to Tom C. Clark in which Byrnes appreciates “my colleagues at home . . . thinking of me” during his work at the second meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers in Paris, 5-18-1946, unframed

Byrnes, James F. - scarce signed photograph of Byrnes, as governor of South Carolina, unframed

 

C

Cabell, Edward Carrington - autograph letter signed 1-5-1851

Campbell, John A. - rare autograph endorsement signed as Confederate Assistant Secretary of War, 3-2-1863, unframed

Capp, Al - typed letter signed by the cartoonist who created L’il Abner to an editor of The Atlantic Monthly, 7-23-1959, unframed

Castro, Fidel - Castro signs, in person, a copy of the centerpiece of his revolutionary reforms:  the Cuban Agrarian Reform Act of 1959, with documents of provenance, unframed

Chandler, Albert B. "Happy" - typed letter signed 2-26-1940

Chase, Salmon P. - extraordinary autograph album from the 33rd Congress containing the signatures of Chase, Presidents William Henry Harrison and Franklin Pierce, and other prominent mid-19th Century personalities, including Jefferson Davis and members of the Confederate government, Texas giants Sam Houston and Thomas Jefferson Rusk, and Union and Confederate generals

Chase, Samuel - rare document in which Chase, as Chief Judge of Maryland, acknowledges the naturalization of a citizen, 8-17-1793, unframed

Choctaw and Chickasaw Leaders with President Truman - photograph of Oklahoma Choctaw and Chickasaw leaders, including three chiefs, in a 1946 Oval Office meeting with President Harry S. Truman, signed by all, unframed

Clark, Tom C. and Harold Burton - extraordinarily rare internal memorandum from Justice Burton to Justice Clark, asking him to cast Burton’s vote on a loyalty case during the era of McCarthyism, April 1951, with Clarkʼs autographed note of explanation, unframed

Clemens, Samuel L. - Mark Twain - bold dual signatures, Saml L. Clemens / Mark Twain, on a card, perfect for framing

Clymer, George - Clymer, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, loans his brother money and signs his brotherʼs promissory note to him twice, 7-30-1802, unframed

Coolidge, Calvin - nice The White House card signed with a very large signature, unframed

Corrigan, Douglas “Wrong Way” - boldly penned autographed letter encouraging the efforts of one of the Corrigan Aero Clubs, 8-5-1939, unframed

Corrigan, Douglas “Wrong Way” - vintage autograph letter signed to the president of a Corrigan Aero Club, 1-3-1939, unframed

Crosby, Bing - typed letter signed, responding to a fan, 11-21-1966, unframed

Custer, George Armstrong - rare vellum military commission appointing a sergeant in the 7th Cavalry, 2-11-1875, with accompanying archive of military and citizenship documents, unframed

 

D

Daniel, Margaret Truman - rare set of three vintage matching The White House cards signed by Harry S. Truman, Bess W. Truman, and Margaret Truman, unframed

Dawes, Charles G. - beautiful formal portrait of Vice President Dawes, inscribed and signed in jet black ink, unframed

Day, William R. - very scarce typed letter signed by the future Justice extolling “the life and character of our departed friend,” President William McKinley, 3-19-1902, unframed

Dirksen, Everett McKinley - typed letter signed 1-12-1959

Dirksen, Everett McKinley - typed letter signed 4-16-1962

Douglas, William O. - nice cacheted first-day cover honoring the 1950 National Capital Sesquicentennial, signed by Justice Douglas, unframed

Dumas, Alexandre, fils - autograph note signed by the author of The Lady of CamelliasCamille—expressing his regret at missing a visitor, unframed

 

E

Early, Jubal A. - scarce autographed note signed on a postcard by the irascible Confederate general, a veteran of Second Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg, unfamed

Edison, Thomas A. - Edison’s own stock certificate for shares in the Edison Portland Cement Company, signed twice, once with the very scarce signature “Thomas A Edison” and once with “Thos A Edison”

King Edward VIII - The Duke of Windsor - bold handwritten sentiment signed and dated by the former King in April 1951, when he released his memoir, A Kingʼs Story, unframed

Eisenhower, Dwight D. - the former President exercises “a bit of discretion” in declining comment on the pending Foreign Assistance Act, 8-4-1961, unframed

Eisenhower, Dwight D. - rare post-presidential typed letter signed, “Uncle Ike,” to his great niece, 4-4-1956, unframed

Eisenhower, Dwight D. - uncommon unsigned typed letter to New York Times correspondent Felix Belair saying that, after leaving the hospital, the former President would “again be on the firing line,” 10-28-1964, unframed

Eisenhower, Julie Nixon, and Richard M. Nixon - the former President sends a signed first edition copy of his daughterʼs book Special People (two pieces), 6-24-1977

Eisenhower, Mamie Doud - the First Lady asks Jane Thompson, the wife of Ambassador Thompson, to extend courtesies to famed ladies’ hat designer Sally Victor on her trip to Moscow, 4-16-1959, unframed

Eliot, T. S. - typed letter signed declining to publish the poems of Howard Nemerov, later a Pulitzer Prize winner, 10-26-1955, unframed

Ellsworth, Oliver, and Jesse Root- excellent association autograph document signed authorizing reimbursement to Root for volunteer soldiersʼ wages two days after Washingtonʼs surprise victory at Trenton, New Jersey, 12-28-1776, unframed

Evans, Dale, and Roy Rogers - very fine signatures of the Western film and television icons, framed with a publicity portrait of them with Rogersʼs famous horse, Trigger

 

F

Farley, James A. - typed letter signed 3-3-1955

Ford, Gerald R. - scarce early campaign letter in which Ford, facing reelection, courts votes in a Democratic precinct that he previously lost 3 to 1, unframed

Frankfurter, Felix - superb, scarce large-format portrait of Justice Frankfurter by Harris & Ewing, inscribed generically and signed, 5-19-1950, unframed

Franklin, Benjamin - superb association document in which Franklin confers membership in the American Philosophical Society on French Admiral Luc Urbain de Bouëxic, the Count de Guichen, who had served gallantly in support of the American cause against Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War, 1-20-1786, unframed

King Friedrich Wilhelm III - nice Prussian military appointment, with beautiful Hohenzollern blind stamp, promoting a soldier to captain and company chief, 10-24-1830, unframed

King Friedrich Wilhelm IV - ornate Prussian military document, with magnificent Hohenzollern blind stamp, promoting a major to colonel, 3-22-1853, unframed

 

G

Gardner, Erle Stanley - typed letter signed returning an article proof to the publisher, 1-20-1958, unframed

Garfield, James A. - pristine signature on a crisp, white card, unframed

Garner, John Nance - typed letter signed by “Cactus Jack” as Franklin D. Roosevelt’s vice presidential running mate referring to his only radio address of the 1932 campaign, 10-24-1932, unframed

Geronimo - rare bold ink signature of the Apache Native American leader, signed in person at the 1904 Worldʼs Fair in St. Louis, unframed

Göring, Hermann - rare, poignant signed photo of Göring holding his infant daughter, Edda, before her christening, July 1938, unframed

Grant, Ulysses S. - large signature of Grant from April 1885, less than three months before his death, unframed

Green, William - typed letter signed by the American Federation of Labor president, addressing a proposal for voluntary wage reduction and the unions support of beer manufacture during Prohibition, 9-9-1931, unframed

Gruenther, Alfred M. - the youngest four-star general in American history, as Chief of Staff of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, signs a printed card bearing the SHAPE insignia and adds his rank and title, March–April 1953, unframed

Gruenther, General Alfred M. - typed letter signed 2-4-1957

Gruenther, General Alfred M. - typed letter signed 4-10-1957

 

H

[Hamilton, Charles]  American Autographs - Scarce, first edition set of renowned autograph expert Charles Hamiltonʼs premier two-volume American autograph reference set

Hancock, Winfield Scott - nice frameable signature of the Union major general known as “Hancock the Superb,” unframed

Harding, Warren G. - scarce The White House card, signed in black, unframed

Harding, Warren G. - beautifully framed presidential appointment document for a District of Columbia judge, 9-12-1922

Harrison, Benjamin (1726–1791) - in the immediate aftermath of the Revolutionary War, Harrison certifies a familyʼs entitlement to land due a deceased soldier for his military service, 6-24-1783, unframed

Hayes, Rutherford B. - beautiful bright purple fountain pen signature on a clean, white card, unframed

Hershfield, Harry - original cartoon sketches, boldly signed and inscribed

Hitchcock, Alfred - extremely rare, excellent association autograph letter signed to actor Ray Bolger, the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz, extending an embarrassed dinner invitation, ca. 1948, unframed

Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Sr. - uncharacteristically crusty letter by the noted physician and poet declining an invitation from the Womenʼs Christian Temperance Union, 1-4-1892, unframed

Hoover, Herbert - rare autograph letter signed to a friend about to depart for Europe, unframed

Hoover, Herbert - very nice The White House card, signed in black, unframed

Hoover, Herbert - outstanding signed speech in which Hoover warns students of the burden and the cost of defending liberty, unframed

Hoover, J. Edgar - unique, outstanding association Masonic certificate signed by Hoover, President Harry S. Truman, and General Douglas MacArthur, circa mid-1960s, framed

Hopkins, Stephen - manuscript pay warrant signed by Hopkins as Governor of Rhode Island, 1759, unframed

Houston, Sam - magnificent bold hand-addressed envelope and free frank, undoubtedly as United States Senator from Texas

Houston, Sam - extraordinary autograph album from the 33rd Congress containing the signatures of Houston, Texas giant Thomas Jefferson Rusk, President Franklin Pierce and other prominent mid-19th Century personalities, including Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase, Jefferson Davis and members of the Confederate government, and Union and Confederate generals

Howe, Julia Ward - signature of the writer of The Battle Hymn of the Republic on a small card, with a portrait suitable for framing

Hughes, Charles Evans - autograph note signed by Hughes, on his personal calling card, asking the marshal to seat friends in the courtroom, unframed

Humprey, Hubert H. - wonderful typed letter signed in which the Vice President seeks Thompson’s views on cooperation with the Soviet Union for “peaceful use of the seas” and congratulates him on his latest appointment as Ambassador, 12-19-1966, unframed

Humphrey, Hubert H. - typed letter signed sending greetings to Ambassador and Mrs. Thompson and commenting on a Colonial Williamsburg party for Virginiaʼs governor and first lady, 1-22-1970, unframed

Humphrey, Hubert  H. - warm typed letter signed sending well wishes to Ambassador Thompson during his hospitalization, 3-5-1970, unframed

Huntington, Samuel - wonderful double association document signed by Huntington, a Signer of the Declaration of Independence, and William and George Pitkin, owners of a gunpowder mill that supplied the Continental Army, 12-9-1783, unframed

 

I

Irwin, James B. - excellent inscribed, signed color photograph of Irwin, the 8th man on the moon, saluting the American flag on the lunar surface

 

J

Johnson, Lady Bird - extra fine condition signed White House engraving with an inscription promoting her pet beautification projects

Johnson, Lyndon B. - eyeing a 1948 Senate run, LBJ thanks a friend and supporter for a newspapermanʼs report, 12-2-1947, unframed

Johnson, Lyndon B. - LBJ praises his wife, Lady Bird, his caretaker as he recovers from a major heart attack, 9-1-1955, unframed

Johnson, Lyndon B. - chilling letter by Johnson, as Vice President, predicting that President John F. Kennedy would visit Dallas, where he was assassinated, in November 1963, 10-1-1963, unframed

Johnson, Lyndon B. - typed letter signed as ex-president, from his hospital in San Antonio, thanking a lady for get-well wishes, 3-9-1970, unframed

Johnson, Lyndon B. - heartfelt letter to Jane Thompson, Ambassador Thompson’s widow, replying to her letter after Thompsonʼs death the previous month, 3-8-1972, unframed

 

K

Kefauver, Estes - excellent association letter by Kefauver to the editor of The Atlantic Monthly regarding the Dixon-Yates scandal and congressional investigative power, 8-8-1955, unframed

Kennan, George - bold dated sentiment and signature of the noted American journalist and explorer of Russia, 1895

 

L

Lamar, Joseph R. - rare handwritten note on Justice Lamarʼs personal calling card asking the marshal to seat a guest in the courtroom, unframed

Lamar, Joseph R. - scarce fountain pen signature of Justice Lamar, from the personal collection of Justice Tom C. Clark, unframed

Laurel, Stan - excellent content typed letter signed by Laurel discussing two Laurel and Hardy films, 3-30-1959, unframed

Lee, Fitzhugh - bold signature of the former Confederate cavalry general as Governor of Virginia, ca. 1886–1890, on a card, unframed

Lee, George Washington Custis - signature of the Confederate major general, son of Robert E. Lee, unframed

Lee, Stephen D. - superb autograph letter signed in which the Confederate general poignantly recalls the death of a Union soldier and the bloody battlefields of the Civil War, 12-2-1897, unframed

Lewis, John L. - on the day he publicly lambasted President Franklin D. Roosevelt at the American Youth Congress, the powerful labor leader declines an invitation, 2-10-1940, unframed

Lilienthal, David E. - glowing, almost poetic autograph letter signed, responding to a correspondent, by Lilienthal, first chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority and the Atomic Energy Commission, 9-19-1973, unframed

Lyon, Nathaniel - scarce, bold signature, with rank and date, of the first general killed in the Civil War, unframed

 

M

MacArthur, Douglas - bold fountain pen signature of the five-star General on stationery of the Waldorf Astoria in New York, unframed

MacArthur, Douglas - unique, outstanding association Masonic certificate signed by MacArthur, President Harry S. Truman, and FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, circa mid-1960s, framed

McCook, Alexander McDowell - autographed letter signed by the Union Major General, a veteran of First Bull Run, Shiloh, Corinth, and Chickamauga, sending thanks for a letter, 5-8-1895, unframed

McLean, John - McLean, as Associate Justice, writes to the cashier of the Bank of the United States in Philadelphia regarding his financial matters, 1-10-1840, unframed

McReynolds, James C. - autograph note directing the Supreme Court marshal to take care of friends, unframed

Mellon, Andrew W. - typed letter signed by the former Secretary of the Treasury to a White House social secretary, 3-15-1934, unframed

Minton, Sherman - superb name-dropping autographed letter signed, as United States Senator, regaling a former colleague with tales of the Senate, 4-25-1939, unframed

Minton, Sherman - autograph letter signed 12-14-1939

Minton, Sherman - personal autograph letter signed to then-Attorney General Tom C. Clark from Mintonʼs hospitalization at Walter Reed Army Medical Center following a heart attack, thanking Clark for a Christmas gift, 1-3-1946, unframed

Morris, Robert - the “Financier of the Revolution,” a Signer of the Declaration of Independence, endorses a promissory note from his business partner, John Nicholson, 10-30-1794, unframed

Muskie, Edmund - beautiful inscribed, signed 8” x 10” bust portrait of the Secretary of State who helped to broker the end to the Iran Hostage Crisis, unframed

 

 

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