12/3/2020 - The Road West: The Steve Turner Collection of African Americana, Part II

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Datum der Auktion: 03.12.2020

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Slave Bill of Sale, Washington DC, 1830

Bill of slave sale, 2pp, 7.75 x 11 in., Washington, DC. July 3, 1830. From Dorcas Galvin of the city of Washington to Catherine W. Greenfield. Documents sale of "the person, labour and services of my Negro Slave called Caroline / eighteen months, the daughter of Casandra / for and during the term of

Los #: 1

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 400 $

Datum: 03.12.2020

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Letter Offering $100.00 Reward for Return of Missing Slave

Letter, 2pp, approx 5.25 x 8.375 in., n.p., n.d. Document appears to provide the written text for a fugitive slave advertisement that is intended for publication. Written and signed by "John Wagoner." Addressed to "Editor of Battle Ground Scholastic" / "Mattre [?] King." Document reads in part

Los #: 2

Schätzpreis: 100 $ - 200 $

Datum: 03.12.2020

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1857 Tax Receipt Printed at the Crusader of Freedom Office, Doniphan, Kansas

Partly printed tax receipt for W.H. Bayliss for his 1857 taxes in Doniphan County, Kansas, completed in manuscript on July 20, 1858. 7.5 x 3.5 in. Doniphan: Crusader of Freedom, n.d. [1858]. Printed at the Crusader of Freedom offices, Doniphan, Kansas, the newspaper started by James Redpath

Los #: 3

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 400 $

Datum: 03.12.2020

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Frederick Douglass CDV by Fassett, circa 1864

CDV portrait of Frederick Douglass. Samuel M. Fassett: Chicago, n.d., [late February 1864]. Photographer’s 122 & 124 Clark St. imprint on verso. Douglass is pictured wearing a dark, high-necked waistcoat and jacket looking at the camera with a piercing gaze, his hair beginning to grey. Cataloged in

Los #: 4

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 03.12.2020

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Sojourner Truth CDV, 1864

CDV portrait of Sojourner Truth. Uncredited: Michigan, 1864. With recto caption, "I Sell the Shadow to Support the Substance. / Sojourner Truth." Verso with imprint, "Entered according to the act of Congress in the year 1864, by Sojourner Truth, in the Clerk's Office, of the US District Court for

Los #: 5

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 4.000 $

Datum: 03.12.2020

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Slave Pen at Alexandria, circa 1864

Oversize albumen photograph of street view of former slave pen, 9 x 7 in., mounted to 11 x 9 in. Uncredited: [Alexandria, Virginia], circa 1864. Ink inscription on verso, “Slave Pen at Alexandria Va.” James H. Birch and Charles M. Price operated the largest slave pen in Alexandria, Virginia

Los #: 6

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 03.12.2020

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Joseph Taylor, 108th USCT CDV, Rock Island, Illinois, circa 1863

CDV full-length portrait of African American soldier. Gayford & Speidel: Rock Island, Illinois, n.d., circa 1865. Imprint on verso. Identified on verso by ink inscription as “Joseph Taylor / 1st. Sergt. Co. F. 108 U.S.C.T.” Organized at Louisville, Kentucky on June 20, 1864, the 108th United States

Los #: 7

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 03.12.2020

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Anderson Ruffin Abbott Pair of CDVs, Incl. Brady, circa 1863-1865

Lot of 2 CDV studio portraits of Anderson Ruffin Abbot (1837-1913), comprising: CDV full-length portrait of Anderson Ruffin Abbott. Mathew Brady: New York & Washington DC, n.d. circa 1863. Imprints on recto and verso. Contemporary pen inscription on verso identifies Abbott and his military

Los #: 8

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 03.12.2020

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Major Martin Delany CDV, circa 1864

CDV full-length studio portrait of Major Martin Delany in military uniform, no imprint, circa 1864. Photographer unidentified. Delany wears his double-breasted uniform with tasseled sash and brimmed hat. He grips his unsheathed sword in one hand while steadying his sheath with the other. Images of

Los #: 9

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 03.12.2020

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Corps d'Afrique Recruitment Card, circa 1865

Recruitment card for the 16th Regiment of the Corps d’Afrique, n.d., circa 1863. 88 x 54 mm. The 16th Regiment was organized October 8-16, 1863 in New Orleans, Louisiana. It was consolidated with the 95th USCT on April 4, 1864 and designated the 81st USCT (new). Their designation changed again on

Los #: 10

Schätzpreis: 1.500 $ - 2.500 $

Datum: 03.12.2020

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3rd USCT Banner CDV by D.B. Bowser, Philadelphia, circa 1865

CDV of the banner of the 3rd United States Colored Troops designed by David Bustill Bowser. David Bustill Bowser: Philadelphia, n.d., circa 1865. This example bears Bowser’s mark on the verso: “D.B. Bowser / Artist / No. 481 North 4th St. / Philadelphia.” Serving as a kind of business card, one of

Los #: 11

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 03.12.2020

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CDV of Seated African American Boy Wearing a Kepi by J.W. Black, Boston...

CDV studio portrait of seated African American boy wearing a kepi. J.W. Black: Boston, n.d., circa 1865. 173 Washington St. imprint on verso. James Wallace Black (1825-1896) was an experimental photographer who began his career as a daguerreotype plate polisher. He is well known for his portraits of

Los #: 12

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 03.12.2020

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Veterans Toasting Cabinet Card, Reading, Pennsylvania, circa 1880

Cabinet card portrait of six men posed together in a studio, including five white men in civilian dress and an African American gentleman wearing a uniform decorated with an assortment of ribbons and medals, presumably collected at GAR reunions. New York Gallery: Reading, Pennsylvania, n.d., circa

Los #: 13

Schätzpreis: 500 $ - 750 $

Datum: 03.12.2020

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African American Civil War Veteran Cabinet Card, Boston, circa 1882

Cabinet card of a bespectacled African American veteran of the Civil War. Foster: Boston, n.d., circa 1882. The subject likely served for some length of time reflected by the six long service stripes he wears on each cuff of his uniform. The single star he wears on his sleeve indicates the

Los #: 14

Schätzpreis: 800 $ - 1.200 $

Datum: 03.12.2020

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GAR Card, Free S. Bowley, 30th USCT Veteran, San Francisco, circa 1880

Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) card for Freeman S. Bowley, Lincoln Post, No. 1 in San Francisco, California. 4 x 2.25 in. Verso pencil inscription: "Freeman S. Bowley Ist Lieut. / 30th Regt. U.S. Colored Inf. / 1st + 2nd Fort Fisher. / Organized Feb. 1864 / 48 KIA / 177 disease." Freeman S. Bowley

Los #: 15

Schätzpreis: 250 $ - 350 $

Datum: 03.12.2020

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John Brown Semi-Centennial Celebration of the Battle of Osawatomie...

John Brown pinback button. Caption "Semi-Centennial Celebration of the Battle of Osawatomie" surrounds illustration of battle scene below which appears a portrait of John Brown flanked by banners with the abolitionist's name, the date of the confrontation, August 30, 1856, and year of the

Los #: 16

Schätzpreis: 600 $ - 800 $

Datum: 03.12.2020

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Buffalo Soldier Cabinet Card by O.S. Goff, Fort Custer, Montana, circa 1880s

Cabinet card of an unidentified Buffalo Soldier. O.S. Goff: Fort Custer, Montana, n.d., circa 1880s. Imprint on verso. Photographer Orland Scott Goff (1843-1912). The soldier stands with one hand on his hip, wearing uniform including kepi with insignia. The background and pose featured here are

Los #: 17

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 03.12.2020

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Ninth Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers, Lot of 2 Tintypes

Lot of 2 tintypes of Buffalo Soldier cavalrymen, comprising: CDV-sized tintype studio portrait of young African American man in uniform and a woman in a fine dress, wearing a hat, and holding a parasol. Uncredited. Ninth plate tintype studio portrait of a soldier, crossed swords clearly visible on

Los #: 18

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 03.12.2020

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Tintype of Sergeant Thomas Polk, Fort Sill, Indian Territory, circa 1885

Tintype studio portrait of four men, one identified as Sargent Thomas Polk of the 9th Cavalry. Uncredited: [Fort Sill, Indian Territory], n.d., circa 1885. With original paper frame, now separated from the tintype with ink inscriptions. Verso reads: "Sergent Thomas Polk. Troop / C. 9 Ud. Cavalry

Los #: 19

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 03.12.2020

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Buffalo Soldier CDV by Cross, Niobrara, Nebraska, circa 1880s

CDV studio portrait of an unidentified Buffalo Soldier corporal with dual chevrons visible on his sleeve. William Richard Cross: Niobrara, Nebraska, n.d., circa 1880s. Pictorial imprint on verso. Cross (1839-1907), originally from Vermont, had moved west and initially operated a traveling tent

Los #: 20

Schätzpreis: 1.500 $ - 2.500 $

Datum: 03.12.2020

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CDV of Buffalo Soldier with Saber by Cramer, St. Louis, circa 1880

CDV studio portrait of an unidentifed Buffalo Soldier in uniform. Gustav Cramer: St. Louis, Missouri, n.d., circa 1885-1887. 1001 S. Broadway imprint on verso. The officer, of either the 9th or 10th Cavalry known as Buffalo Soldiers, stands with erect posture, one hand holding his cavalry saber, the

Los #: 21

Schätzpreis: 800 $ - 1.200 $

Datum: 03.12.2020

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C.S. Fly Cabinet Card of 24th Infantryman, Tombstone, Arizona Territory...

Cabinet card studio portrait of an unidentifed Buffalo Soldier sergeant of Company B, 24th Infantry. C.S. Fly: Tombstone, Arizona Territory, n.d., circa 1882. "Fly's Gallery" imprint on recto. Verso inscribed: "Mrs. Lottie Nenanet?" A half-length portrait of the soldier with his sergeant's chevrons

Los #: 22

Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 10.000 $

Datum: 03.12.2020

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Band of Ute Indians Boudoir Card Featuring John Taylor by Hook, Colorado...

Boudoir card featuring a group of Ute Indian subjects with Buffalo Soldier John Taylor. W.E. Hook: Colorado Springs, Colorado, n.d., circa 1890. Credited and captioned in the negative: "Hook Photo / 1781 Band of Ute Indians." Photographer's blindstamp on mount. John Taylor stands near the center of

Los #: 23

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 4.000 $

Datum: 03.12.2020

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Glass, "Chief of Scouts," and Wife, Apache, Ariz., circa 1886-1887, Lot of...

Lot of 2 cabinet cards related to John Glass, comprising: Glass, Chief of Scouts, and Wife, Ft. Apache, Ariz. 24. Uncredited but almost certainly [Andrew Miller]: [Globe, Arizona Territory], circa 1886-1887. Stamped to verso "C.A. Spurgeon 561 W. / 4th St., Dayton, O." Glass is seated on a faux log

Los #: 24

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 4.000 $

Datum: 03.12.2020

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Navajo Warrior & Negro Cavalry, Arizona, circa 1887

Albumen photograph (possibly an unmounted boudoir card), 4 x 5.75 in., featuring a Navajo warrior and an African American soldier. Uncredited and undated, though likely taken by Ben Wittick in Arizona Territory, circa 1887. "Navajo Warrior" and "Negro Cavalry" inscribed in ink beneath each subject

Los #: 25

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 4.000 $

Datum: 03.12.2020

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Scouts Capturing Boomers Large Format Photograph, Purcell, Oklahoma...

Albumen photograph, 7.5 x 4.75 in., mounted to 9.875 x 8 in., featuring white soldiers, a Buffalo Soldier, an Indian scout, and an African American woman with a captured "Boomer." Uncredited: n.p., n.d., circa 1883-1885. Captioned in the negative, lower left: "[Indecipherable] Capturing 5

Los #: 26

Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 1.500 $

Datum: 03.12.2020

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Issuing Clothing to Apache Indians, San Carlos, Ariz. Cabinet Card, circa 1890

Cabinet card. Issuing clothing to Apache Indians, San Carlos, Ariz. Uncredited, but possibly by E.A. Bonine, San Carlos, Arizona, circa 1890. View of several Buffalo Soldiers, likely from the 9th and 10th Cavalries, looking on as clothing is issued to Apache Indians, who were relocated from their

Los #: 27

Schätzpreis: 1.500 $ - 2.500 $

Datum: 03.12.2020

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Rare 10th Cavalry Guidon, circa 1889

42-star 10th Cavalry guidon flag, n.d., circa 1889-1891. Cotton swallow-tail flag with printed stars, stencil "10" above crossed sabers and "US" at center of field. At widest 32.5 x 25.5 in., framed to 38.25 x 31 in. No maker's mark and no date, however, the 42-star flag was only official for two

Los #: 28

Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 03.12.2020

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Officer's Quarters at Ft. Robinson, Neb. Boudoir Card, circa 1887

Boudoir card. Officers Quarters, at Ft. Robinson, Nebr. Uncredited. Toward the camera is a young girl with her dog. The hospital is identified by a manuscript caption in the left margin. Manuscript inscription on verso: "Compliments of H.W. Davis / 'Med. Dept.' / U.S. Army." Additional note: "The

Los #: 29

Schätzpreis: 1.200 $ - 1.800 $

Datum: 03.12.2020

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25th Infantry, Company A, Grabill Oversize Photograph, Sturgis, Dakota...

Boudoir card of 25th Infantry, Company A. J.C.H. Grabill: Sturgis, Dakota Territory, circa 1887. Photographer's imprints on recto and verso. 27 Black soldiers stand in line wearing their uniforms and packs, each holding a rifle. A white officer stands at a height behind the troop. The company's "A

Los #: 30

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 03.12.2020