Cowan’s November 17 American History Auction Auction is comprised of a wide range of early photography, autographs, manuscripts, broadsides, imprints, flags, and ephemera representing the French & Indian War and Revolutionary War through the Civil War, Late Indian Wars-era, and beyond. The auction features a Rare French & Indian War Manuscript Orderly Book Recorded by Captain Nathaniel Perry, 1755-1756 (Lot 3), as well as a Sword and Family Bible identified to Nicholas Gilman, New Hampshire Patriot, Revolutionary War Veteran, and Signer of the US Constitution (Lot 11). An exceptional Confederate States of America Collection featuring documents, broadsides, imprints and relics dating from the Year of Secession in 1861 is the centerpiece of the Civil War offerings (Lot 28), accompanied by numerous Civil War cased images, CDVs, archives, and artwork, as well as additional broadsides and pipes from the Property of N. Flayderman & Co.
Cowan’s is proud to offer several exceptional CDV Albums, most notably: Abolitionist Family CDV Album Containing Photographs of Slaves, Views of Port Royal, South Carolina (Lot 193), and an Album Containing Photographs of Mormon Elders, American Indians, Salt Lake City, Stage Stations, and More (Lot 329).
An exceptional Photo Album and Archive Documenting Rev. W.C. Roe's Mission to Fort Sill, Incl. Many Photographs of Geronimo, Quanah Parker, and Others is also featured (Lot 308).
Other highlights from the auction include: Sir Edmund Loder, Naturalist, Horticulturist, Traveller, and Sportsman, Exceptional Photo Book Featuring A Visit to the World's Astronomical Observatories (Lot 185); Important Record of American Citizens Listed in the The American Artists Manual Manuscript Order Book, Ca 1812-1813, Incl. Thomas Jefferson (Lot 201); Lincolniana (Lots 208-224), including 2 rare CDVs of Lincoln Assassination Conspirator Lewis Powell (Lots 220-221); Strobridge Litho Co. posters and advertising cards (Lots 269-274); Extraordinary Quarter Plate Tintype of Jesse Gray, Noted Indiana Frontiersman, Indian Fighter, and War of 1812 Veteran (Lot 282); and so much more.
Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 12:00 to 5:00 pm
Friday, November 17, 2017 from 8:00 to 10:00 am