New York -- Covering five centuries and the entire Western hemisphere, Swann Galleries’ sale of Printed & Manuscript Americana is set to come across the block on September 26. Highlights include archives documenting slavery and abolition, printings of the Declaration of Independence, Civil War diaries, quality Utah and Mormon material, as well as Latin Americana.
The National Gallery of Art (NGA) in Washington, D.C. announced last week its acquisition of one of the most important photographic works of the American Civil War and the nineteenth century: Alexander Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War (1866). Gardner, who ran Mathew Brady’s D.C. studio and was present at both of Abraham Lincoln’s inaugurations, is said to have captured Lincoln’s likeness more than any other photographer.
Westport, CT – Collectors of early American history, science and technology and Civil War memorabilia will want to mark their calendars for Wednesday, May 15th, when those popular categories and many others will be featured in University Archives’ next online-only auction, starting at 10:30 am Eastern time. In all, close to 300 quality lots will come up for bid.
New York -- Swann Galleries’ Tuesday, April 16 auction of Printed & Manuscript Americana features a robust
An archive of approximately ninety letters written by Civil War solider John W. Grosh and by members of his family, has surfaced at a San Francisco auction house.
DALLAS - An early Confederate flag likely hand-made by the notorious spy Belle Boyd - will open at $50,000 during a special, joint auction event Sept 17 at Heritage Auctions, celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Rail Splitter, a respected publication for enthusiasts of Abraham L