Civil War document. Recruiting officers bill to Middletown, CT, dated October 6th, 1862. Amount of expenses for recruiting company by William Addis, David B. Buck, and J. C. Camp. Printing costs $4, garrisons $.75, office rent $1, board for men $2, expenses for horse $10.75, paid to recruits $14.50, sundries (flag rope etc) $1.33. Signed by William Addis, Daniel Buck and L. E. Camp. Measures 7.5 x 6.5 inches. Excellent condition.
Vintage Magnolia Balm for a lovely complexion, advertising circa 1900. The copy reads: "How Shall a face upon which nature has not set the seal of beauty be made by art to seem beautiful? A lovely complexion and fair skin for all. Radiant purity of the skin........" The product was made by Lyon Manufacturing Co, 144 Duane Street, New York. A note to the buyer reads: "This is a specimen of Japanese paper and ornamental printing done in the city of Yeddo Japan and used as a napkin by those wonderful people." The frame measures 10.5 x 12.5 inches and the print measures 6.5 x 8 inches. Excellent condition, newly framed.
The Senate Four (left to right): Orville Platt, John Spooner, William Allison, and Nelson Aldrich, meet informally at Aldrich’s Newport, Rhode Island, estate in 1903. There is another copy of this original photograph in the US Capitol Visitor Center Exhibition Hall, History of Congress and the Capitol. Exhibition title is Seniority and Power: The Senate Four 1897-1909. After the Civil War, Senate activity shifted from individuals to groups of members formed into committees. This gave tremendous power to important committee chairmen. By 1900, four senators known as the "Senate Four" dominated the most important Senate committees: Nelson Aldrich of Rhode Island (Finance); William Allison of Iowa (Appropriations); John C. Spooner of Wisconsin (Rules); and Orville Platt of Connecticut (Judiciary). These close friends met regularly to share information and plan strategy. A newspaper reporter of the time, February 19, 1903, wrote "These four men can block and defeat anything that the president or the House may desire." Their links to special interests, and their resistance to policies favored by President Theodore Roosevelt, provoked public concerns that led to calls for reform, including a constitutional amendment for direct election of senators. The original black walnut frame with gold leaf insert measures 26.25 wide x 21.25 inches high x 1.75 inches deep. The image measures 12 x 17 inches. Excellent condition, no fading. Photographed under original old glass. Newly matted with archival backing. This is a rare unsigned photograph. We have not yet identified the photographer. This item is on display in our gallery at Old Saybrook Antiques Center and can be seen in-person by visiting 756 Middlesex Tpke Old Saybrook, CT 06475. For hours of operation visit: http://www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com
Fannie C Burr Christmas painting for Youths Companion magazine 1900. This oil on artist board painting was one of Fannie Burr's entries for the Cover of The Youth's Companion Magazine for Christmas 1900. The one that was picked shows a young woman seated writing a Christmas letter. This painting measures 7 x 12 inches. Fannie Burr (1858-1931) was born into Monroe, CT's most prominent family. Her father was a very successful farmer. She attended and graduated from Mt Holyoke College and the Yale School of Fine Arts, and studied at the Art Students League in NYC. These accomplishments were very rare for a young woman in those days. Listed in Who Was Who in American Art by Peter Falk. Exhibition at the New Britain Museum of American Art New Britain CT. Catalogue of work produced by The Connecticut Gallery Inc. Acquired directly from the estate. Probate # 320 is on the reverse. 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 TheBestAntiquesPriceGuide.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.
Pair hand wrought Yale University dorm andirons c1900. This pair of andirons are reproductions of gooseneck andirons from the 18th century. The were hand made by a local blacksmith for Yale University in New Haven Connecticut to be used in one of their dorms. Late in the 20th century the fireplaces were no longer used and this pair along with others were sold. The Y symbol for Yale is impressed on the firedogs, or log rails. Each measures 15.75 inches high by 16 and one half inches deep by 11 inches wide. 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 TheBestAntiquesPriceGuide.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.