Rare Charles and Ray Eames plywood leg splint circa 1940. Model S2-1790 from the Molded Plywood Division of the Evans Products Company, Los Angeles, California. Measures 42.5 high x 8 wide x 4.25 deep. These beautifully sculptural splints were made for soldiers injured in the Second World War. The original shipping label is included. We have seen advanced collectors of all things modern display these splints as wall sculpture.
Vintage Bell System NYC telephone directory stand. Four slots are labeled Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Classified. The three dividers are adjustable side to side. The stand is 12 inches deep, 18 inches wide and 43.5 inches tall. Excellent condition. There was originally a plaque or label on the top surface but it is long gone.
Set of 3 New England Almanacks, dated 1806, 1826 and 1827, written by Isaac Bickerstaff, and printed in Providence, Rhode Island (the 1806 issue by John Carter and the other 2 by Carlisle and Brown). In as found estate condition. Each almanack measures 7.5 x 4.5 inches.
Antique American powder horn etched Lieutenent Joe Howell with an 1841 map of the Blue Mountains including Fort Hunter, Hamilton and Ralston. Measures 9 inches long. Original condition.
International Exhibition paper advertising fan for The Art Gallery Philadelphia. The fan's bamboo frame is stamped Registered June 8th 1875. The fan is mounted in a well designed and crafted oak frame. The fan is in very good condition for its age, some minor loss here and there. The frame measures 21 x 13 x 2 inches with a 24 x 4 inch stand. The fan measures 11 x 19 inches open. In celebration of America’s 100th anniversary of independence, the Centennial Exhibition took place on more than 285 acres of land in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park May 10-November 10, 1876. Close to ten million visitors (9,910,966) went to the fair via railroad, steamboat, carriage, and on foot. Thirty-seven nations participated in the event, officially named the International Exhibition of Arts, Manufactures, and Products of the Soil and Mine. The grounds contained five major buildings: the Main Exhibition Building, Memorial Hall (Art Gallery), Machinery Hall, Agricultural Hall, and Horticultural Hall. In addition to these buildings, approximately 250 smaller structures were constructed by states, countries, companies, and other Centennial bureaus that focused on particular displays or services. At the top of the print on the fan is a bald eagle perched on an American shield holding Old Glory and flags of others nations