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Unrecorded Andover Academy broadside

An extremely rare broadside program for an irreverent Washington’s Birthday celebration at the Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. The large size, dramatic display type and unusual content combine to render this a most suitable display piece. The broadside features several lines of headline type followed by a program for “cremation exercises by the juniors,” apparently a […]

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Times Steam Job Office, Cincinnati Weekly Times A NATIONAL NEWSPAPER Adapted to the Wants of the People of the United States. Cincinnati: Times Company, [1873].

Spectacular broadside advert for the Cincinnati Weekly Times

A spectacular and unrecorded four-color broadside issued in 1873 by the Cincinnati Weekly Times, using patriotic imagery to promote its ambitions as “A National Newspaper.”  The broadside touts the Times as “a national paper adapted to the wants of the people of all the United States.” It emphasizes the point with a variety of patriotic […]

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Rare Chesapeake & Ohio Canal map with interesting provenance

Separately issued presentaion copy of a map showing the route of the proposed Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, presented by General Simon Bernard to Mrs. Eliza Custis. After the Revolutionary, George Washington was the chief advocate of using waterways to connect the Eastern Seaboard to the Great Lakes and Ohio River. He founded the Potowmack Company in […]

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1859 map of George Washington's Mount Vernon estate

Rare and detailed 1859 map of George Washington’s Mount Vernon

A decorative, historically-rich and extraordinarily rare map of George Washington’s estate along the Potomac, issued in 1859, the year the estate was acquired by the Mount Vernon Ladies Association. Background George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate lies on the west bank of the Potomac River, just a few miles downstream from Alexandria. The land on which […]

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1792 plan of Washington DC engraved by Samuel Hill

1792 plan of Washington, D.C. engraved in Boston by Samuel Hill

The rare second printed map of Washington, D.C. being the small-scale edition of the “Ellicott Plan” engraved by Samuel Hill for the Massachusetts Magazine. Due to the vicissitudes of war and sectional politics, the site of the American capital remained unsettled for years after independence. Indeed, prior to 1790 Congress met variously at Philadelphia, Lancaster […]

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1781 William Faden plan of the Battle of Yorktown

The first published map of the Battle of Yorktown

A cartographic rarity of the American Revolution, being the first printed plan of the Battle of Yorktown, published in 1781 within weeks of Cornwallis’ surrender. “The timeliness of this engraving, in addition to the clear picture it renders of the beginning of the end in Virginia, helps make it an exciting document.” (Nebenzahl, Atlas of […]

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Washington crosses the Delaware

The only contemporary plan of an iconic event in American history. By December 1776, the American Army was in desperate straits. Driven from New York by the British the previous September, then pursued across New Jersey, General Washington had taken refuge in Pennsylvania on the west bank of the Delaware. The Americans seemed on the verge […]

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Chromolithographic advertising with George Washington and Teddy Roosevelt

A lovely chromolithographic poster by the Advance Thresher Co. of Battle Creek, Michigan, appropriating political imagery to promote farm machinery. The poster employs a presidential theme highlighting George Washington and Theodore Roosevelt, suggesting that it was produced during the latter’s 1904 re-election campaign. At top large portrait busts of the two presidents flank a figure […]

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