1870 Massachusetts State Senate

CDV album!



This leather cartes de visite album contains 52 CDVs of Massachusetts State Senators from 1870.
The
Massachusetts Historical Society has a similar album but theirs has fewer photographs.
All but one in this album is identified.
 
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For sale: 1870 Massachusetts Senate CDV photograph
              album.
For sale: 1870 Massachusetts Senate CDV photograph
              album.





For sale: 1870 Massachusetts Senate CDV photograph
              album.

For sale: 1870 Massachusetts Senate CDV photograph
              album.





CDV's of Massachusetts State Senators in this album include:

Horace Hopkins Coolidge (President of the Senate), Francis Allen Hobart, Alonzo Madison Giles, Nathaniel Ellis Atwood, Benjamin Franklin Clark, Jeremiah Hobbs Pote, George Marshall Buttrick, Charles Rensselaer Ladd, George Augustus King, Nathaniel Jay Holden, George Harris Monroe, Joseph Greeley Pollard, Ellis Wesley Morton, John Brown Hathaway, James Granville Sproat, Charles James Kittredge, Waldo Colburn (1824-1885), John Fletcher (1827-1899), Edmund Dowse (1813-1905), Orlando Barnard Tenney, Joseph Augustus Benjamin, Andrew Jackson Clark, James Pierce (1837-1904), Patrick Andrew Collins, James Augustus Fox, Stephen Moody Crosby, William Wallace Kellogg, Jacob Bates (1819-1877), George William Johnson, William Wirt Warrren, Willard Woodman Jenness, George Merrick Rice, Jeremiah Hobbs Pote, Francis Thompson (1826-1885), James Henry Leland, Joseph Sidney Howe, Stephen Holbrook Rhodes, Henry Clay Greeley, John Alexander Hawes, Frederick H. Willcomb, Charles Augustus Wheelock, James Oliver Means, John Morissey (1818-1885), Stephen Nye Gifford, Henry O. Read, Stillman W. Edgell, John F. Doherty, Hira W. Bates, George C. Clapp, Hilton F. Hosmer, Charles F. T. Knowles, Unknown Senator, and James Pierce? (1837-1904).






For sale: two cartes de visite of
              Maung Shaw Loo of Burma who was the first Burmese person
              to attend college in the United States.



Maung Shaw Loo

 of Burma,
the first Burmese person to attend college
in the United States.


"The long association between Burma and Bucknell ... is proof
that there remain such constant values as friendship and love of learning ...
despite the vicissitudes of internal politics and international relations."
- Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi in her commencement address to the Bucknell University Class of 1999.

In 1858, Maung Shaw Loo left his home country of Burma to study at the University at Lewisburg - becoming the first Burmese person to attend college in the United States and Bucknell's first international student. Ever since then, Bucknell and the people of Burma have maintained strong bonds, even in the face of political turmoil in the country that's now called Myanmar.

For more info see these links:
http://www.myanmars.net/myanmar-history/myanmar-history-shawloo.htm

http://mingalapar.com/maung-shaw-loo/


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James Arbuckle Brewster, Honolulu, Sandwich Islands

Original CDV by H. L. Chase, Honolulu. of American writer James Arbuckle Brewster. He was born in Blooming Grove, New York, in 1830. He began his journalistic work on the newspaper at Beliot College in Wisconsin, and continued to contribute to newspapers throughout the country steadily until shortly before his death. Brewster married Lucy Gale Truesdell, and then in 1858 moved to San Francisco. In addition to writing and serving occasionally as an editor, he held a succession of other jobs, including hotel man, lumber boss, and farm hand, and more often, school teacher, first in "the gold fields" and then on the island of Oahu, where he opened "Brewster's School" in Honolulu, Hawaii, in the basement of the Foreign Church. He traveled widely within the United States and Europe, writing under various pseudonyms besides his own name, including Algernon, Truthful James, Cottonade, Bumlebee, and Veritas. Returning to California, Brewster started the first public school in Santa Barbara before ending up in Santa Cruz, where he died in 1907. see the Brewster (James A.) Papers, Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.
[shelf locator: MapCase photographs drawer] 

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James Arbuckle
              Brewster CDV by H. L. Chase, Honolulu James Arbuckle
              Brewster CDV by H. L. Chase, Honolulu James Arbuckle
              Brewster CDV by H. L. Chase, Honolulu





John Mikes Life
              Raft Nonpareil
John Mikes Life
              Raft Nonpareil



A most unusual sailing ship!

The graininess was caused by the scanner setting, the CDV is better than this scan.

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"The Life Raft Nonpareil--Her Proximate Departure for Europe. The departure for Europe of the life raft Nonparcil, announced to take place on the 8th of June, has been indefinitely postponed. Captain Mikes, her owner, who made the first trip to England in her three years ago, and proposes to do so again, has resolved to take his little craft to Philadelphia, through the canal or overland. and she will be exhibited to the admiring gaze of the denizens of the Quaker City
After this she will return to New York, and her departure on her transatlantic trip may be looked for toward the latter end of the month. At present she lies off the Club-house in Hoboken." New York Times, June 10, 1869.

The Connecticut Historical Society has a broadside advertisement for Monitor Life-saving Rafts, the company that manufactured the Nonpareil. The broadside shows a woodcut illustration of the Nonpareil at sea, gives its dimensions 12'6" x 24" when rolled up; 22'6" x 12'6" when inflated with a buoyancy of seven tons. It also lists the crew John Mikes, master; George Miller and Jerry Mullene, crew and includes the text of Mikes' log of the journey.

Life Raft
              Nonpareil
"The American life-raft Nonpareil, forty-three days from New York, arrived at Southampton on Thursday, 25th July. This daring adventure has been conducted by John Mikes, captain, and a crew of two, named George Miller and Jerry Mallene. She is only 24ft long and 12ft broad. The raft, which has two masts, consists of three cylinders, pointed at each end, united together by canvas connections, having no real deck, and is strengthened by boards slipped under strong iron neckpieces, the whole kept together by lashing. A waterproof cloth, hung over a boom, closed at each end, somewhat resembling a gipsy tent, affords sleeping accommodation, for two at a time, the third man keeping watch. This is fixed on a strong locker, in which the provisions are kept. The raft lay to seven times from stress of weather, and the last vessel spoken was the John Chapman, a week, since, from which they were given a fowl, which is still alive and well. They have arrived with thirty gallons of water to spare. The captain was poorly two days duiing the passage; otherwise all have been in perfect health, and the men are in good spirits, their countenances looking healthy and bronzed by the weather. They had no chronometer on board, and sailed by dead reckoning, and corrected their position by the veisels they spoke. There is a smaller raft on board for use as a boat. The raft has kept perfectly water-tight all the way, not a leak of any sort having occurred. She is fitted with an apparatus for filling the tubes with air." The London Star, Sept, 1867.







“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 1870's San Francisco
Carte de Visite of

Frank M. Gilham

  about 2.5" x 4"

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"].
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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





“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 1878 San Francisco
Carte de Visite of

Frank M. Gilham

   about 2.5" x 4"

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"].
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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




Tierra del Fuego Indians
CDV

Very rare carte de visite of two Tierra del Fuego Yahgan Indian boys: Mamastug-a-degenjes (Mamastugadagenges) and Threeboys (Wammestriggins). In 1865 four boys were brought back to Bristol England for about a year by the Patagonian Mission Society (the name was changed to South American Mission Society). Threeboys' father had recently died (Threeboys' father was also brought to England in 1830 and returned to Tierra del Fuego in 1833 on Darwin's Beagle). Threeboys acted as interpreter for the missionaries. Shortly after his return, and just after one of the four boys who went to England died, Threeboys also died. They were both buried at Port Stanley, Falkland Islands.

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Original carte de visite of two Tierra del Fuego
              Indian boys who were brought back to Bristol England in
              1864.





Original carte de visite of two Tierra del Fuego
              Indian boys who were brought back to Bristol England in
              1864.
 Original carte de visite of two Tierra del Fuego
              Indian boys who were brought back to Bristol England in
              1864.




For sale: Original CDV Photo of Samuel Henry
                      Walker, San Francisco Photographer.


Samuel Henry Walker, Photographer


Original CDV photo of Samuel Henry Walker, a San Francisco photographer. Samuel Henry Walker was the son of California painter Samuel Walker. This CDV was taken at the Lovejoy and Williams Studio in San Francisco, Ca, where he may have been working as a photographer after a couple of years of having his own gallery. Mr. Walker died in Mexico in 1895.

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The Most Famous
Advertising Campaign
in America?


Here is a wonderful carte de visite, circa civil war years, of The Flume
and its famous hanging boulder in New Hampshire with the
Plantation Bitters S. T. 1860. X.
advertising on a boulder for the tourists to see. 
The back is blank.

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The most remarkable of these early [advertising] pioneers was the
owner of a certain Plantation Bitters. He devised an enigmatic
inscription, "S. T. 1860. X.," which shortly appeared in every
newspaper and on every available fence, rock, tree, bill-board,
or barn throughout the country, on wagons, railroadcars, ships,
and steamers. One day all the exposed rocks in the Niagara rapids
bloomed out with the mystic sign. Forest-trees along the lines of
the Pennsylvania Railroad were hewn down to afford the passengers
a glimpse of the same announcement emblazoned in letters
four hundred feet high on the mountain-side. Then the manufacturer's
agents went abroad. Cheops' pyramid was not too sacred for him,
nor the place on Mount Ararat where the Ark is said to have landed.
He even announced that he would discover the North Pole for the
express purpose of decorating it with the cabalistic words.
And what did the words mean? Many puzzled their heads over them
in vain. Not until the proprietor had retired with a fortune did
he reveal the secret. "S. T. 1860. X." meant,
"Started trade in 1860 with $10." (from a contemporary newspaper)
Original CDV photograph of Drake's Plantation Bitters
              S.T. 1860-X. advertisement for sale.
Among the best advertised proprietary articles during
and just after the Civil War was Drake's Plantation Bitters.
The sale at one time reached very nearly a million
dollars a year at wholesale. I remember very well an occasion
in the early sixties, when two young men came to Boston,
had a big room over a wholesale warehouse in Commercial
street, and did some advertising for the Bitters.
They were bright, enterprising and handsome, and with one
of them I have kept up some acquaintance ever since. He
is Mr. J. Morgan Richards, the first president of the Sphinx
Club of London ; and more conspicuous and successful than
any other man has been in introducing American proprietary
articles into Great Britain. He comes pretty near being
an Englishman himself now, but has never lost his interest
in Americans and America. A conspicuous feature
of the Plantation Bitters advertising was a mysterious combination
of the letters and figures which read "S. T. 1860
X.," and which was displayed everywhere, and puzzled
everybody. There were many inquiries "What do they
mean?" and as many explanations. One most commonly
given was: "Started trade in 1860 with ten dollars capital."
Mr. Drake and his partner, Mr. William P. Ward, the present
head of the Lyon Manufacturing Company, owners of
the old trademarks, Lyon's Kathairon, Hagan's Balm and
Mustang Liniment, always asserted that there was really no
meaning attached to the combination. It was said to be
simply an advertising scheme to make people ask questions ;
but when I knew that Santa Cruz rum was the basis of the
Bitters, and noted that if the figures 1860 were substituted
for the letters c-r-o-i, in the word St. Croix, I have thought
that those facts and conditions might be a partial elucidation
of the riddle : still Mr. Drake always insisted that it meant
positively nothing.
(from Forty years an advertising agent, 1865-1905 by George Rowell, 1906.)




For sale: original CDV of British Columbia pioneer A.
              W. Huson of Cormorant Island.

Early Pioneer A. W. Huson
of Cormorant Island

 the traditional home of the Namgis people
British Columbia


Original carte de visite by Stephen Allen Spencer.

Alert Bay is the main settlement on Cormorant Island
For sale: original CDV of British Columbia pioneer A.
              W. Huson of Cormorant Island.
A.W. Huson, E.T. Huson, U. Nelson, and E.A. Wadhams, had obtained a
renewable 21-year lease covering the whole of the island. More particularly, the lease related to:
"All that piece or parcel of land and situate in Broughton Straits on the east coast of
Vancouver Island and being known on the official Map as Cormorant Island and
containing six hundred acres more or less as the same is more particularly described
on the plan hereunto annexed...."

Although the lease described the area involved as 600 acres, the annexed plan included the whole island.
The lease, dated August 3, 1870, was signed by B.W. Pearse, Assistant Surveyor General


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Original carte de visite albumen photograph
of
A. Provo Kluit
taken at the Florence Gallery
San Francisco, California.

Original CDV photograph of "A. Provo Kluit"

A. Provo Kluit was a member of the staff of the Zoological Gardens of Rotterdam,
Holland, who assembled large zoological collections in California,
and also raised thoroughbred poultry.

[shelf locator: MapCase drawer  "photography", CDV album].
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For sale: Original carte de visite albumen photograph
              of A. Provo Kluit, taken at the Florence Gallery, San
              Francisco, California.




For sale: original
              carte de visite of Everard Augustus Vining (aka Everett
              Augustus Vining) San Francisco engraver for Shreve Jewelry
              Company.


Original carte de visite albumen photograph
of
Everard Augustus Vining
(aka Everett Augustus Vining)
long-time engraver for
Shreve Jewelry Company,

San Francisco, California.


Original CDV photograph of two young men, the one seated being identified as Everard A. Vining
and the one standing not identified. It was taken at the New York Gallery in San Francisco, California.
Everard Augustus Vining was born in Durham, Cumberland County, Maine (near Brunswick)
on February 19, 1848, son of Sewell Vining. 


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Original carte de visite
albumen photograph

of
the Austrian corvette
Erzherzog Friedrich

at
San F
rancisco, California.
1875 CDV given by a midshipman on the
Friedrich, while at San Francisco,
to the owner who wrote the info on the back. Condition as shown.
(title page of Um die Erde; Reiseskizzen von der Erdumseglung mit S.M. Corvette "Erzherzog Friedrich" in dem Jahren 1874, 1875 und 1876,
the
2 volume voyage, is shown for info only)

Commanded by Baron Tobias Leopold von Oesterreicher

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For sale: Original
              carte de visite albumen photograph of the Austrian
              corvette Erzherzog Friedrich at San Francisco, California,
              in 1875.
For sale: Original
              carte de visite albumen photograph of the Austrian
              corvette Erzherzog Friedrich at San Francisco, California,
              in 1875.

For sale: Original carte de visite albumen
              photograph of the Austrian corvette Erzherzog Friedrich at
              San Francisco, California, in 1875.
For sale: Original
              carte de visite albumen photograph of the Austrian
              corvette Erzherzog Friedrich at San Francisco, California,
              in 1875.
For sale: Original
              carte de visite albumen photograph of the Austrian
              corvette Erzherzog Friedrich at San Francisco, California,
              in 1875.




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