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  • VANITY FAIR PRINTS
    magazine or its annual Album Please feel free to inquire as to the availability of the text for a particular image Click on any underlined title to see digital image of print Contact us to have a digital image uploaded of any print not already illustrated Any prints which are unpriced are in our inventory but are currently being conserved Please feel free to contact us for further information Theatre Mr Henry Irving Ape December 19 1874 The Bells 75 Charles James Mathews Ape October 2 1875 Our only Comedian 75 John Lawrence Toole Illustrated at left Spy July 29 1876 A Spelling Bee 75 Viscount Newry and Morne Spy October 28 1876 amateur theatricals 75 Hon Spencer Cecil Brabazon Posonby Fane C B Spy January 26 1878 Spencer 75 M Victorien Sardou T December 25 1880 Ficelle dramatique 75 Captain Arthur Gooch Spy June 24 1882 Goochie 75 Dion Boucicault Spy December 16 1882 the Sensation Drama 75 Herbert Gardner M P Spy April 17 1886 amateur theatricals 75 Augustus Henry Glossop Harris Spy September 28 1889 Drury Lane 75 Arthur Cecil Spy December 28 1889 Mr Arthur Cecil 75 Edward Frederick Smyth Pigott Pal January 11 1890 Examiner of Plays 75 John Hare Spy March 1 1890 Mr John Hare 75 Mr Squire Bancroft Bancroft Spy June 13 1891 B With calligraphic name below caption 75 Henry Arthur Jones Spy April 2 1892 Author Manager 95 M Benoît Constant Coquelin Guth August 3 1893 Coquelin Aîné 75 George Alexander Spy February 22 1894 Aubrey Tanqueray 75 Johnston Forbes Robertson Spy May 2 1895 Forbie 75 M Benoît Constant Coquelin Guth May 5 1898 Coquelin aîné 75 M Edmond Rostand Guth June 20 1901 Cyrano 95 Weedon Grossmith Spy November 16 1905 The Duffer 75 Henry Kemble Spy April

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  • VANITY FAIR PRINTS
    considered to be very good or better unless noted otherwise Many but not all prints have the accompanying text as published in the original magazine or its annual Album Please feel free to inquire as to the availability of the text for a particular image Click on any underlined title to see digital image of print Contact us to have a digital image uploaded of any print not already illustrated

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  • Historical Cartoons
    looking happy and exhibiting energy and pride they stand next to a table with an American eagle and crest a chest full of money with a view of the Capitol in Washington on the inside of the lid and two books alluding to George Washington and military victories The Frenchmen look perplexed and frightened and an officer throttles a seaman In the background ships of the two navies are facing each other The legends beneath the picture contrast French destitution with a sound American economy and indeed it was a time of unparalleled prosperity in the United States France was ready to go to war against the United States when its first payment on the spoliation claims bounced and Jackson insulted the French ambassador An unlikely mediator Lord Palmerston reminded the French government that in case of war the American navy could easily take all the French West Indies possessions In response France retreated and eventually paid on the check This cartoon was made to remind Americans of the unprecedented victory of the Jackson administration in completing the spoliation claims Previous administrations of such diplomatically astute presidents as Jefferson Adams Madison and Monroe had never completed them and now Old Hickory from the backwoods of Tennessee had done it The long term results of the Treaty of 4 July 1831 were not as favorable as Americans would want but at this time the Jackson supporters were using it as a further claim to support the president s choice of Martin Van Buren in the election of 1836 1 400 Lithograph From A Pfotho gr The Battle Of Bull s Run 1861 Lithograph 11 5 8 x 17 3 4 A few repaired tears and chips in margins Bottom right corner missing just affecting last word of attribution Otherwise very good image and condition Weitenkampf 130 An unusual pro Confederate cartoon lampooning the Northern forces and politicians in the wake of the first Battle of Bull Run July 1861 In this early engagement of the Civil War the Union attack on the Confederate position was turned back An initially orderly retreat turned into a full fledged rout with the troops racing back to Washington The battle is noteworthy for the many politicians and civilians including many women who carriaged from Washington in order to watch an anticipated Union victory These spectators joined in the flight after the battle adding significantly to the confusion and panic This print caricatures the Union troops politicians and civilians including ladies as sputatiers all of whom are shown fleeing from the Confederate troops in the background A key at bottom identifies many of the participants including Jeff Davis Gen McDowell and several members of Congress The central figures are from the New York Fire Zouave troop who were routed by the Virginia Black Horse Cavalry This event was a long time sore point for the Union infantry and was ridiculed in a number of popular illustrations including this one This separately issued print is unidentified other

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  • Allegories
    Lawson and soon took up painting landscapes in and around Philadelphia Among American engravers Barralet is credited with inventing a ruling machine for work on bank notes 3 200 John Michael Enzing Miller Family Monument From the History of our Country New York Jos De Buelow 1863 Engraving by J M Enzing Miller 21 7 8 x 29 7 8 Scuffing in margins with a few chips along margin edges Some scattered wear in sky and a few minor scuffs as well Print has been professionally conserved Else very good Strong impression A wonderful allegory chock a block full of images From the History of our Country This print was issued in the midst of the Civil War and its purpose was clearly to present the glorious past of the United States as a graphic justification for the fight to preserve the country The base of our history is rendered as the discoveries of Columbus dated 1492 and with the explorer receiving the submission of Native Americans wearing the headdresses of the Plains Indians and the Vikings dated 1000 and depicted being shown the grapes from which they named Vinland Just above is a line of early settlers from the Pilgrims to a frontier family living in a hide hut Above and to the right are scenes from the American Revolution including a rather graphic image of the American Eagle ravaging the British Lion and Unicorn In the upper left is a scene showing the growth and prosperity of the nation with vast lands stretching off into the distance a city on a river crowded with ships and locomotives steaming by while above this flies and American flag The entire image is crowned by a pyramid that mirroring the Acropolis faced with the shields of the states of the union and upon which stands line of fifteen Presidents interestingly no Lincoln at the head of which Washington holds a hand on the Constitution while covering his heart with his other hand Seated nearby is a figure holding the Declaration of Independence and flying above are goddesses of Liberty and Justice In the distance behind the Presidents is shown the Capitol surmounted by another large American flag The artist John Michael Enzing Miller who also engraved this impressive print was a German born painter who emigrated to America 1848 exhibiting his works at the National Academy and American Art Union This print was a paean to his adopted country and he intended the viewer of this teeming Family Monument of American history to be moved to wonder how anyone could wish to render the nation asunder 1 650 Richard Corbould Botany From Encyclopaedia Londinensis or Universal dictionary of arts sciences and literature London J Wilkes March 1 1805 Ca 9 x 7 1 4 Stipple engravings with some line work by J Chapman Hand color With light sticker mark in bottom margin Otherwise very good condition In the era of Enlightenment books of knowledge like Encyclopaedia Londinensis took on a new

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  • Prints of World Explorations
    and the War of 1812 and came to rule the waves This wonderful journal included action reports intelligence on various matters related to the British and other navies and biographies of naval officers Many of the reports were accounts by officers directly involved such as Lord Horatio Nelson Included with the articles were portraits images of naval action and views of the many ports in which the navy called These are important first hand images of this turbulent period This is a finely worked aquatint by William Ridley after his life portrait one of the best contemporary engravings of Cook 250 Go to page with more portraits and other prints from The Naval Chronicle Portraits of Alexander von Humboldt Ca 1850 Engravings Images ca 4 x 3 1 2 Very good condition Alexander von Humboldt aged 26 1796 50 Alexander von Humboldt aged 44 1814 50 Alexander von Humboldt aged 80 1850 50 Portraits of John C Fremont Ca 1860 Steel engravings Images ca 7 1 2 x 5 1 2 Very good condition J C Fremont Likeness from the latest Photograph from life 50 J C Fremont With vignette below of Encampment in the Sacramento Valley 50 Alonso Chappel

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  • U.S. Army and Navy Prints
    of Cavalry 1802 1810 Tears just below title 150 General and Staff Officers 1812 150 Infantry and General Officers 1813 1821 150 General Officers 1835 150 Civil War Field Batteries Malvern Hill 1862 175 Cavalry Charge Of The 5th Regulars Gains Mill 1862 Tear into title area 175 Generals 1864 150 Colonel and Privates of Infantry Volunteers 1864 175 Horse Artillery 1865 175 Siege and Barbette Guns Fort Haskell 1865 175 Indian Wars Custer Massacre At Big Horn Montana June 25 1876 275 Cavalry Pursuing Indians 1876 250 Infantry Attacked By Indians 1876 225 Infantry Attacking Snake River Indians Near Owhyhee River 1880 225 Spanish American War General Toral s Surrender of Santiago to General Shafter July 13th 1898 175 US Army Uniforms Equipment Artillery Field Equipment 1892 175 Artillery Field Equipment 1899 175 Cavalry Field Equipment 1899 175 Infantry Field Equipment 1899 175 Uniforms 7 Artillery 3 Officers Figures 1899 By H A Ogden 125 Uniforms 4 Cavalry 2 Engineers 1 Hospital 2 Staff Corps 2 Signal Corps Figures 1899 By H A Ogden 125 Uniforms 10 Infantry Figures 1899 By H A Ogden 125 UNITES STATES NAVY Pre Civil War Commander in Chief of Fleet 1776 175 Frigate 1815 175 Lieutenant Midshipman and Armed Seaman 1830 150 Officers and Private of Marines 1830 Execution scene 175 Commander Captain and Lieutenant of the Navy and Lieutenant and Staff Officer of Marines 1840 150 Civil War Sinking of the Alabama June 11th 1864 150 Spanish American War First Hoisting of the Stars and Stripes by the Marines on Cuban Soil June 11th 1898 175 Naval Battle of Santiago July 3rd 1898 200 U S Navy Ships 1st Class Battle Ships 1899 Indiana Oregon Massachusetts 185 U S Navy 1899 Second Class Battleship Texas First Class Battle Ship Iowa Torpedo Boat

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  • CURRENT LISTING OF CURRIER AND IVES PRINTS
    condition Uncolored C 6510 750 Majr Genl Nathl P Banks Currier Ives ca 1862 Small folio 12 x 9 Original hand color Considerable wear but still a nice image C 3924 195 Majr Genl Ambrose E Burnside At The Battle of Fredericksburg Va Dec 13th 1862 Currier Ives 1862 Small folio 12 x 8 7 8 Some surface wear but still a nice image C 3902 195 Major Genl Joseph Hooker Commander In Chief Of The Army Of The Potomac Currier Ives ca 1862 Small folio 12 1 8 x 8 7 8 C 3922 250 Majr Genl George B McClellan With facsimile signature over title Currier Ives n d Small folio 13 x 9 1 2 C 3909 150 Genl Geo B Mc Clellan And Staff Before Yorktown Va April 1862 Currier Ives 1862 Small folio 11 7 8 x 9 Some repaired marginal tears and light rub at top Overall very good condition C 2260 250 Majr Genl William S Rosecrans At The Battle Of Murfreesboro Jany 2nd 1863 Currier Ives 1863 Small folio 12 x 8 3 4 Gale 4272 250 Other Wars Konig Wilhelm Von Preussen in des Schlacht von Sedan in Frankreich am 1 September 1870 King Wilhelm of Prussia at the Battle of Sedan Currier Ives 1870 Small folio 8 x 12 3 8 Uncolored C 3365 100 Memorials The Death Bed of the Martyr President Abraham Lincoln Washington Saturday Morning April 15th 1865 at 22 Minutes Past 7 O Clock New York Currier Ives 1865 Medium folio Lithograph black white Full margins Repaired single tear into left margin Fine impression C 1471 900 Death of Harrison April 4 A D 1841 N Currier 1841 Small folio 8 1 2 x 12 7 8 C 1487 325 Another example Death of Harrison April 4 A D 1841 N Currier 1841 Small folio 8 1 2 x 12 7 8 With filled hole next to man s face in doorway C 1487 225 Death of Genl Andrew Jackson N Currier 1845 Small folio 8 1 4 x 12 1 2 C 1480 Professionlly conserved and backed for strength 400 Death of Genl Z Taylor 12th President of the United States N Currier 1850 Small folio 8 1 8 x 12 C 1485 275 Death of President Lincoln At Washington D C April 15th 1865 The Nation s Martyr Currier Ives 1865 Small folio 8 1 2 x 12 7 8 C 1501 275 The Funeral of President Lincoln New York April 25th 1865 Passing Union Square Currier Ives 1865 Small folio 8 x 13 Uncolored C 2206 575 Death of General Robert E Lee at Lexington Va October 12th 1870 Aged 62 years 8 months and 6 days Currier Ives 1870 Small folio Uncolored Repaired tear into image at top right small worm hole in upper margin C 1484 575 Non Presidential Portraits George M Dallas Vice President of the United States N Currier 1845 Small folio 11 1 2 x 8 5 8 Framed

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  • Prints of Abraham Lincoln
    Of Our Country New York Currier Ives 1865 Lithograph Medium folio 15 x 11 Some old stains but overall very good condition C 6510 Currier Ives America s Printmakers issued many prints on current political and social themes and during the Civil War these included a large number with a pro Union bent This is one of the best examples of that genre a print showing George Washington shaking the hand of Abraham Lincoln before the eternal flame of Liberty This tied together the Father of his Country with the President trying to preserve that country as a Union and as the support of liberty throughout the world 750 Abraham Lincoln Sixteenth President of the United States Born February 12 1809 Died April 15 1865 Stone lithograph Bust portrait in oval with signature beneath reading A Lincoln 10 3 4 x 8 1 2 image Full margins A fine strong image probably printed within the year 1865 825 The Funeral of President Lincoln New York April 25th 1865 Passing Union Square New York Currier Ives 1865 Small folio 8 x 13 Uncolored C 2206 Currier Ives had much success with issuing rush prints of important events of the nineteenth century which provided one of the few sources of graphic depictions for the general public This is a fine example of this sort of print showing Lincoln s funeral procession through New York 575 Death of President Lincoln At Washington D C April 15th 1865 The Nation s Martyr Currier Ives 1865 Small folio 8 1 2 x 12 7 8 C 1501 Currier Ives had much success with issuing rush prints of important events of the nineteenth century which provided one of the few sources of graphic depictions for the general public This is a fine example of this sort of print showing Lincoln s funeral procession through New York 275 Abraham Lincoln The Nations Martyr Assassinated April 14th 1865 New York Currier Ives 1865 Small folio Vignette ca 10 1 2 x 9 Uncolored Paper time toned In early frame C 26 Another example of a rush print of Lincoln after his assassination 675 The Death Bed of the Martyr President Abraham Lincoln Washington Saturday Morning April 15th 1865 at 22 Minutes Past 7 O Clock New York Currier Ives 1865 Medium folio Lithograph black white Full margins Repaired single tear into left margin Fine impression C 1471 The many contemporary prints depicting the death bed of Abraham Lincoln often showed as many prominent people as would fit into a room The eighteen people depicted here could never have fit into the room across the street from Ford s Theatre The room is decorated in fine style for the Nineteenth Century National leaders depicted in the foreground are from left to right Gen Halleck Gen Montgomery Meigs Sec Stanton Post Master Dennison a clergyman Mr Colfax Chas Sumner Robert Lincoln Sec McCullogh Sec Wells and three surgeons In the far background and past the doorway are Mrs Lincoln son

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