Original French lithograph poster advertising La Menthe Pastille, a French peppermint liqueur first distilled by Angers pharmicist Emile Giffard in 1885. The poster commemorates the 1899 Hague Tribunal (Tribunal de la Haye). The frame measures 52 inches high by 8 feet long. Very good condition. THEME OF ARTWORK: the great rulers and heads of state from the USA and European countries are gathered at the famous international conference in Holland.They include, left to right: President of the French Republic (RF on the back of his chair) showing Tsar Nicholas II of Russia a document marked "the sure way to have a boy" (a male descendant), Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, King Edward VII of England, King Leoplod II of Belgium, the Pope, and Uncle Sam of the USA, bottle feeding in his lap a little black baby, symbolizing the end of slavery in the after the Civil War. All the leaders are of course enjoying glasses of Menthe Pastille. The poster hung for years in the Old Lyme Inn in Old Lyme CT. This piece is on display in our gallery at Old Saybrook Antiques Center and can be seen in-person by visiting 756 Middlesex Turnpike, Old Saybrook, CT 06475. For gallery hours, please visit http://www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com
Vintage 1932 Daily Mail photograph of Edward, Prince of Wales, inspecting the Port of London Dock Police. Frame measures 13 x 11.If you wish to browse our entire available inventory please go to OneofaKindAntiques.com. We also offer a consultation service AntiquesConsultant.com, ... as well as an online price guide at PriceMyItem.com. Connecticut residents and buyers picking up in Connecticut please add the CT state sales tax. Buyers outside the USA are responsible for any taxes, tariffs or customs that might apply.
Victorian silver foil on glass game board c1875 with the name of the owner Phineas S. Wood. Excellent orignal condition. Measures 17 by 17 and one half inches. This piece is on display in our gallery at Old Saybrook Antiques Center and can be seen in-person by visiting 756 Middlesex Turnpike, Old Saybrook, CT 06475. For gallery hours, please visit http://www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com
Rare pre American revolution era receipt for services from Newport, RI, dated September 24, 1745, signed by Francis Brinley II. The document measures 5.5 inches by 3.25 inches. The Brinley family were well ensconced among the social and political elite of colonial New England. Connected by marriage to other elite families in RI and MA, the Auchmutys, Craddocks, and Tyngs among them, the Brinleys were refined, highly educated, public spirited, and most often business-minded. Although many members of the family remained loyal to the British cause during the Revolution, the family retained their high social standing in the years following. This information was obtained from http://www.library.umass.edu/spcoll/umarmot/?p=4
Early State of Connecticut 1789 Comptrollers Office documents. The documents each measure 5 by seven inches and the frame 13 and one quarter by 16 and one half inches.