About the Auction
The June 25 American Historical Ephemera and Photography Auction features an exciting assemblage of 18th-early 20th century material, highlighted by an archive of letters related to Danvers, Massachusetts, physician and statesman Dr. Samuel Holten, who was an officer during the Revolutionary War and a delegate to the Continental Congress; a previously unknown quarter plate daguerreotype of Zachary Taylor; Philip Henry Sheridan’s personal headquarters flag used when he led the 2nd Michigan Cavalry during the spring – summer 1862; a rare Abraham Lincoln banner possibly made for the 1864 presidential campaign; an exceptional collection of 27 stereoviews from John Carbutt’s series, “Excursion to the 100th Meridian,” October 1866; an Alaskan Gold Rush collection of photographs, diaries, and personal items identified to William Steele West; and a group of 39 early 20th century illustrated church revival banners.
Collections in the auction include: The Civil War Collection of Dennis C. Schurr, which contains an array of war and post-war period photographs, manuscripts, uniforms, and accoutrements, most notably a number of objects associated with the 9th New York Infantry Regiment, known as the Hawkins’ Zouaves; the Richard B. Cohen Civil War Collection, which includes the third installment of Brown Water Navy photographs and a carefully curated selection of autographs and manuscripts from Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Gideon Welles, D.G. Farragut, David Dixon Porter, U.S. Grant, and W.T. Sherman; additional offerings from the Eugene R. Groves Collection of 19th Century Photography; and Property from the Estate of Louis Hahn.
Friday, June 25, 2021 | 10:00 am ET