Monthly Archives: January 2012

The History Behind the Wrapping: Joseph Tinchant and His Life In Cigars, an African American Family’s Journey Around the World, From Slavery to Freedom

The stunningly beautiful, 1890′s embossed and extensively gold gilt-encrusted chromolithograph advertising sign pictured above is among the most striking pieces of advertising we have ever come across. To say that the chromolithography is of THE very highest quality is a … Continue reading

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Discovery of What Is Believed To Be a Previously Unknown Cabinet Card Photograph of Annie Oakley

Annie Oakley, the iconic American champion sharpshooter and trick-shot artist, was born Phoebe Ann Moses in a rural western border county of Ohio. Oakley’s amazing talent and timely rise to fame led to a starring role in Buffalo Bill’s Wild … Continue reading

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Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!

The King Center of Atlanta unveiled a new website of never-seen-before archives of Martin Luther King Jr.’s speeches and correspondence. It is a beautifully designed site, featuring a treasure trove of historical American documents. Every man must decide whether he … Continue reading

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Drink Moxie: Circa 1933 Moxie Soda Self Framed Tin Lithograph Advertising Sign

It’s America’s oldest soft drink. Pictured above is an original, tin lithograph advertising sign from around 1933. It features a wonderful image of the “Moxiemobile,” an advertising automobile that was first manufactured for Moxie in 1915. There were several Moxiemobiles … Continue reading

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A Morbid Collection: Original Photo Album of Death Row Prisoners Hanged in Connecticut, 1894-1912

A macabre yet fascinating presentation photo album has been recently discovered among the offerings from a Connecticut Estate. The Album contains the final, pre-execution photo portraits of the 22 Men executed by the State of Connecticut between December 18, 1894 … Continue reading

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