Category Archives: 19th Century

Comic Icon: Never-Before-Seen 1896 Candy Container Featuring R. F. Outcault’s “The Yellow Kid”

Pictured above is what is believed to be a previously cataloged, circa 1896 Richard Outcault “Yellow Kid” Wax Head Full Figure Doll Candy Container (click here for a history of the evolution of the Yellow Kid). Extensive research has been … Continue reading

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Exciting and Historic Find! Map of Miami, 1849: THE First Known View of a Settlement on the Spot Where the City of Miami Would Flourish!

We are proud to be able to announce the discovery of an exceptionally important 1849, hand drawn, bird’s-eye-view of Miami, Florida. In fact, it is the first known view of a settlement on the spot where the City of Miami … Continue reading

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WALNUTTS NEEDS YOUR HELP: An Early American Prank, Information Needed About a Ship’s Passport from Marblehead, Mass, Signed by Pres. Fillmore and “Mac”

The “Mediterranean Passport” (more commonly referred to as a “Ship’s Passport”) was a document issued by the United States Government from 1795 through the mid-19th century to American Ships leaving port and headed to Europe or Africa. The document identified … Continue reading

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