John McBean

Fort Walla Walla
Post Interpreter

John McBean was an Indian of mixed blood, his father being William McBean, the Hudson's Bay Company trader at Fort Walla Walla.

John McBean was adopted by the Umatillas and owned land on their reservation.
John McBean, Indian
              Interpreter, Fort Walla Walla







In 1856, on the Columbia River, John McBean, the 16 year old post interpreter at Fort Walla Walla, risked his life to save the defenders of Bradford’s store at the Upper Cascades, during the Indian attack that lasted three days.

During the 1878 Bannock war, John McBean told Charles Erskine Scott Wood an Indian legend that Wood used in his book "A Book of Tales".

Cabinet card by Bradley & Rulofson, San Francisco.

[shelf locator: MapCase drawer # "photography"]. Very good.  $750 plus $5.00 postage & packing & insurance (international orders extra) for this photograph. To order this item email dick@AlaskaWanted.com
John McBean, Indian
              Interpreter, Fort Walla Walla, BRADLEY & RULOFSON
              photographers







“There has been considerable speculation about who originated the popular gal-leg spur, for example. Some have credited McChesny and others R.L. Causey. One story has it that while McChesney was in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, some cowboys from South Texas were in his shop, where the conversation soon got around to the women in various cowtowns. It is said that this talk gave the blacksmith the idea of making the gal-leg spurs, for which he became famous. But the design might also have come to spurs originally from a gal-leg bit patented as design no. 17,040 (patent no. 220,322) by Frank M. Gilham of San Francisco, assignor to August Buermann. The application was filed on November 30, 1886, a year before McChesney began forging spurs and while Causey was involved mainly in general blacksmithing. The Buermann gal-leg bit was advertised in the 1898 Sears & Roebuck catalog and in the 1920’s was still in the Buermann catalog in six styles. No matter where the credit lies, there is no question that cowboys took to the style and many spur makers employed and profited from the gal-leg design. Soon many were making gal-legs with their own variations.” from Cowboy Spurs and Their Makers by Jane Pattie.
  
Original 1874 San Francisco Cabinet Card of

Frank M. Gilham

 4.2" x 6.5"

A very important photograph for any serious bridle or antique spur collector.

Gilham is listed in the 1870 census as working in a harness shop in San Francisco.
A fine albumen cabinet photograph of a very young Frank Gilham.

[shelf locator: MapCase drawer  "photography"].
$950 plus $5.00 postage & packing & insurance (international orders extra) for this original photograph. To order this item email dick@AlaskaWanted.com


Frank M. Gilham gal-leg bit patent
Frank M. Gilham gal-leg bit patent
Frank M. Gilham gal-leg bit patent
Frank M. Gilham gal-leg bit patent






Alfred Denton Cridge

Very important and rare San Francisco albumen cabinet card photograph of Alfred Cridge.
 
Photographed by A. O. Eppler at the Lurline Studio, on Larkin near California St.

Cridge was a radical activist and author of the following books & pamphlets:

Epitome of Spirit-intercourse: A Condensed View of Spiritualism, In its Scriptural, Historical, Actual and Scientific Aspects: Its Relations to Christianity, Insanity, Psychometry and Social Reform... (1854)

Woman's Rights, and How to Obtain Them (1875)

Voting Not Representation: A Demand for Definite Democracy and Political... (1880)

Utopia, or The History of an Extinct Planet (1884)

1 Cent Per Mile, Proof that Railroad Charges are 3 to 20 Times the Cost of Service (1880's)
‎‎
Proportional Representation: Including its Relations to the Initiative Referendum (1893)

People's Power and Public Taxation (co-author)

more info on Alfred Cridge: http://tinyurl.com/ybcfhpf

$2250.00 plus $10.00 postage & packing & insurance
(international orders extra) for this original photograph.
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Very important and rare San Francisco cabinet card
              photograph of Alfred Cridge for sale.






For sale: Original cabinet card photograph of Admiral
              Sir Erasmus Ommanney (1814-1904) holding a telescope.
An important artifact for the
Sir John Franklin collector.


Original cabinet card of Admiral Sir Erasmus Ommanney (1814-1904) holding a telescope.

He is famous for the 1850 expedition in search of Sir John Franklin
where Ommanney was in command of the HMS Assistance.

Ommanney discovered the first clues to the Franklin expedition tragedy.

He was a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, councellor on the Royal Geographical Society,
the Royal United Service Institution and the British Association for the Advancement of Science.

Cape Ommaney in Alaska was named in 1789 for his grandfather,
Rear Admiral Cornthwaite Ommanney.

This cabinet card is 6 1/2 by 4 1/4 inches (165x108mm)
and has nice tones and a few light surface marks.

It was taken by Debenham in Southsea (where the arctic explorer lived his last years with his son).

$2500.00 plus $10.00 postage & packing & insurance
(international orders extra) for this original photograph.
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Original cabinet card photograph for sale of Admiral
              Sir Erasmus Ommanney (1814-1904) holding a telescope.




HMS Assistance in the Ice, painted by Thomas
              Sewell Robins in 1853. Courtesy The National Maritime
              Museum.





George R. Walden
California Pioneer Druggist

Three 4 by 6 inch cabinet cards of the George R. Walden family taken between 1884 and 1897.

The card on the right is of Dr. Charles H. Farman of Napa, a dentist.

John Olney: The long arm of the temperance movement reached Napa in 1901. The spirit of Carrie Nation, member of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU), who had just destroyed a saloon, inspired a similar act in Napa. Lin Weber, in her book, "Roots of the Present," reports that Carrie Nation’s act seemed to have encouraged a Dr. C. H. Farman of Napa to do a similar act in a downtown Napa saloon a few months later.

$95 plus $3.00 postage & packing & insurance
(international orders extra) for these original photographs.
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For sale: original cabinet cards of the George R.
              Walden family of Saticoy.



For sale: original cabinet cards of the George R.
              Walden family of Saticoy.
From Yda Addis Storke "A memorial and biographical history of the counties of Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura, California...." 1891, page 464. GEORGE R. WALDEN is a native son of the Golden West, and a business man of Saticoy, Ca. He was born in the city of Sacramento, December 18, 1857.

His father, Jerome B. Walden, was a native of Canandaigna, New York, born March 20, 1829, and was a pioneer of the far West, having arrived in California before it became a State. For many years Jerome was a Sheriff and detective, and is now a Justice of the Peace at his home in Sisson, this State. Twenty- two years of his life, as Sheriff and detective, were spent in Napa County, where in early days he rendered efficient service in breaking up the gangs of desperados that infested the country at that time. He was united in wedlock to Miss Mira A. Harrington, daughter of a pioneer Methodist minister of Wisconsin, a member of the first Legislature and also of the first Constitutional Convention of that State.

George R. Walden finished his education in the Napa Methodist College, and also studied two years at the State University at Berkeley. His parents were desirous of having him become a physician, and at fourteen years of age he began to learn the drug business. From that time until 1880 his time was divided between working and going to school. He was then elected apothecary of the Napa Insane Asylum, and held the position five years, during which time he compounded 47,560 prescriptions. On account of ill health he resigned the position, and from the officials of the institution received testimonials for faithful and competent discharge of his duties. In 1886 he removed to San Buenaventura, and engaged in the real-estate business with Mr. B. E. Hunt. They organized the Montalvo Land and Water Company. Eight hundred acres of land in the Santa Clara valley were purchased, and at a meeting of the directors of the company Mr. Walden presented the name of Montalvo for the town, in honor of Ordenez de Montalvo, who had the credit of first writing and publishing the name "California." The name proposed was unanimously adopted. The push for new towns soon after collapsed, and the company allowed the land to go back, losing their first payment. Mr. Walden happily consoled himself for the loss of several thousand dollars with the fact that he had the honor of having suggested the name of the town that in the growth of the country is destined some time in the future to become a place of importance and fame.

In the summer of 1887 Mr. Walden circulated a list for signatures, and secured twenty names of native sons to organize a parlor of that order at San Buenaventura; and at the meeting at which the name to be given the parlor was discussed, Mr. Walden proposed the name of Cabrillo, the pioneer of pioneers. After giving a brief sketch of Cabrillo's life the name was readily adopted, the parlor was organized, and is still growing. It was decided at that meeting to take initiatory steps to build some day a monument to Cabrillo. In 1888 Mr. Walden came to Saticoy and opened a drug store. In 1889 he was appointed Postmaster of Saticoy.

He was married April 22, 1884, to Miss Adela L. Frisbie, a native of Napa County, California. She is a daughter of Edward Frisbie, a native of Albany, New York, and now a banker of Redding, Shasta County, California. Mr. and Mrs. Walden have two children, a son and daughter: Arthur F., born at Redding; and Jean, in San Buena-ventura.





For sale: original cabinet card of American Indians
              with beaded shoulder bags and pipe.

Keywords: Ojibwe, Ojibwa, Ojibway, Chippewa, Chippeway, Algonquin, Nipissing, Oji-Cree, Odawa, Potawatomi, Saulteaux, Mississaugas.



American Indians
Ojibwa?

 Cabinet card of two christianized American Indians with a preacher,
showing their beadwork and pipe, by Alfred Stoffregen of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Condition: good, a bit light.

$295 plus $3.00 postage & packing & insurance
(international orders extra) for these original photographs.
[shelf locator: AHB web site cabinet cards box].

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For sale: original cabinet card of American Indians
              with beaded shoulder bags and pipe.

For sale: original cabinet card of American
              Indians with beaded shoulder bags and pipe.


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