Unique Earp Family Portrait Goes to Auction

earp.jpgOn August 17-18, Holabird-Kagin, the Nevada auction house that specializes in Western Americana, will offer this unique photograph of Wyatt Earp and his family, taken in Dodge City in 1875. Shown here are the legendary lawman with his father, Nicholas, and brothers Morgan, Virgil, James, Warren, and a half brother, Newton. It is, according to the auctioneers, "the only [photographic] record of the male portion of the Earp clan known to exist." The auction estimate is $200,000-300,000.

renobrewing.jpgHolabird-Kagin's 2-day, 1700-lot auction--dubbed the "Hot August Auction"--will be held at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, Nevada. It will be heavy on Nevada history, Old West items, saloon and brothel-related material, railroadiana, mineral and gold samples, coins, and a selection of printed broadsides. One of the particularly handsome broadsides is a full-color sign advertising Reno Brewing Company's Sierra Lager. The lithographic broadside, seen above, depicts the Reno brewery that remained open until 1948. It is estimated to sell for $15,000-25,000.