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Washington, D.C., Political and Historical Memorabilia

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Lot 774.  Scarce, Original 1914 “Standard History” of Washington and 3 More D.C. Books, One from 1892. William Tindall wrote several histories on the development of Washington, D.C. and surrounding areas. His most notable work is the “Standard History of The City of Washington From a Study of the Original Sources.” H. W. Crew & Co. of Knoxville, TN, published this 600-page hardback in1914. Tindall provides extensive details on the District, from early settlements to the early 1900s, including chapters on “Public Buildings and Grounds,” “Art, Literature, Music and the Drama,” “Monuments” and “The Press.” Technically, the book grades fair. The front cover remains attached by the paper on the inside that also forms the flyleaf. The outer part of the spine is missing At the same time, the pages are ex, and firmly attached to one another. Two books by Myrtle Cheney Murdock are also part of this group. A transplant from Oklahoma and Arizona, Murdock loved Washington, D.C., especially its architecture. Her 1952 book “Your Memorials in Washington,” remains one of the best on the subject. The 194-page first edition hardback is near fine with an owner’s bookplate and name inside the front cover. Murdock autographed the flyleaf and dated her signature “November 1952.” The autograph is mint 9 to gem mint 10. Murdock, whose husband was elected to the House of Representatives by Arizona voters, also wrote “Your Uncle Sam in Washington,” 1948 first edition softcover, g+ to vg, better interior. The fourth book is a softcover, “Visitors’ Companion at Our Nation’s Capital – A Complete Guide for Washington and Its Environs” by George G. Evans, 1892 first edition, g covers and vg-ex pages. The publication contains more than 100 illustrations, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, Washington’s Farewell Address, Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and much more. Wonderful collection focusing on Washington history.
Minimum Bid $50     

Lot 775.  President Taft “National Geographic” Article on Washington, D.C., and 5 News Photos from His Funeral. William Howard Taft served as President of the U.S. from 1909-13 and as the country’s 10th Chief Justice from 1921-30. Between these roles, Taft published a 71-page article in “National Geographic’s” March 1915 issue titled “Washington: Its Beginning, Its Growth and Its Future.” As part of the article, Taft discusses political and financial issues in the development or Washington and offers his opinions. Photos and illustrations extensively support the article, including two three-page maps, one of which is loose, and 31 pages of color photos, each with a detailed description. The article is simply bound in white covers with the title and the President’s name typed in red on the front and back. Ex. President Taft passed away on March 8, 1930. Five different 8” x 10” news photos, including two from the Pacific & Atlantic Photos news service, provide images from his funeral. Four of these photos are prints from the time of the funeral. Two photos show a horse-drawn caisson, accompanied by a military guard of honor, transporting his casket to the Capitol to lie in state. One photo is ex with newspaper editing marks. The second photo likely is a post-1930 print. Two photos, one at a distance and one close-up, show the casket being carried up the Capitol steps. The distant shot, which has many people standing in the rain in front of the Capitol, has a chipped lower right corner and two punch holes along the right edge and several light-to-moderate creases. The close-up, from P. & A. Photo, is missing a 3 ½” x 2” section from the upper right corner and has several tears and moderate creases. The fifth photo, also from P. & A. Photo, shows political and diplomatic notables at President Taft’s gravesite in Arlington Cemetery. At the center of the photo are President and Mrs. Herbert Hoover. This photo is vg-ex.
Minimum Bid $15     

Lot 776.  40 Souvenirs of Washington, D.C. – China Plates, Salt Shakers, Booklets. a Vase, Etc. Most of these items display a color image of a D.C. landmark. Some are from conventions or local businesses. Three 10” plates are part of this collection: 1. Washington Monument, leaves in the foreground, hand-colored by Delano Studios of New York, embossed 1.5” edge. 2. Luther Place Memorial Church, founded in 1873, embossed edge with gold trim. 3. “Presidential Arms,” chip on the back, Syracuse China. There are two plates about 8”: 4. Decorative gold and pink edge, the U.S. Capitol, the White House and Mt. Vernon depicted, along with four monuments. 5. 1957 Capsco plate with the Capitol and Mt. Vernon, and two monuments repeated three times around the edge, gold trim. 6. 7” plate, Capitol, Bavaria china, gold trim. 7-9. Three 6” plates from a Tatler & Lawson series, made in Silesia, now part of Poland. All have gold trim. Shown are the Congressional Library, the Capitol and the White House. 10. 6”, Mercer china, Mt. Vernon, rim with decorative gold. 11. 4” plate or ashtray, Jefferson Memorial. 12. 7” candy dish, scalloped edge, the U.S. Capitol at the center surrounded by 10 buildings or monuments, including the Iwo Jima Statue and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. 13-16. Two pairs of salt shakers, one pair as the U.S. Capitol and one as brown glass mugs with buildings and monuments. 17. China cowboy boot 4” tall trimmed in gold, U.S. Capitol East Front, made in Germany. 18. 6.25” Austria china vase, U.S. Capitol. 19. Ceramic cup, 2.75” diameter, portrait of George Washington inside. 20. Ceramic or china bell, 4.75” tall, Capitol shown. 21. Ash tray, Washington Monument. 22-29. Eight ash trays from D.C. businesses – Sichuan Pavilion, Jackie’s House of Beef, P.O. Visible Lunch, the Department of Justice Credit Union, Duke Zeibert’s Restaurant, the Water Gate Inn, Silver Fox, and the Channel Inn & Pier 7 Restaurant. 30. Small 5” pitcher with the Capitol, White House and Washington Monument. 31-32. Two paperweights, one acrylic with the Washington Monument and one from AT&T for the inaugural production at the Shakespeare Theatre at the Lansburgh. 33. Ceramic cowboy hat, 5” at its widest diameter, for the 1957 Atlantic Square Dance Convention in D.C. 34. A collector’s demi-tasse spoon with two different images of the Capitol. 35-37. 3 plastic items with a wood-like appearance and embossed images: an 8” x 13” tray or basket with five buildings or monuments; a dish or tray, 9” at its widest with the Capitol; and a 6” candy dish or ash tray with the Capitol. 38-40. 2 D.C. softcover photo booklets: “Our Nation’s Capital Washington, D.C.,” 1942 from Curt Teich & Co., 6.75” x 9.75” format, vg+, 64 pages of D.C. photos; and Washington, D.C. The Nation’s Capital,” 1953 from American Security and Trust Co., 6” x 9” format, vg+ with stains on the covers, 48 pages with more than 100 T. Roger Blythe illustrations of the usual buildings and monuments plus such structures as Smithsonian Institution buildings, the Pentagon, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the National Gallery of Art, the Willard Hotel and Washington Cathedral. 40. “The Music of George Washington’s Time,” prepared for the 1932 bicentennial of Washington’s birth, vg, 36 pages. The three-dimensional items in this collection generally range from ex to nm-m and average ex to ex-m.
Winning Bid $45     

Lot 777.  Dedication Programs and Booklets for 7 Washington, D.C. Area Statues, Memorials or Buildings. Dedication programs for the statue of Alexander Hamilton and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial are scarce items in this collection. Hamilton’s statue was dedicated on May 17, 1923, with an address by President Warren G. Harding. The statue was placed at the South Plaza of the Treasury Building. Hamilton was one of the nation’s Founding Fathers, established its financial system and was the first Secretary of the Treasury. The four-page dedication program is vg and accompanied by an invitation, vg, and two tickets, ex-m. The Thomas Jefferson Memorial was dedicated on April 13, 1943, in conjunction with the Bicentennial of his birth. The four-page program is ex with soiling on the back. President Franklin G. Roosevelt gave the address. There also is a vg ticket to the event, a 30-page ex-m 1949 “Thomas Jefferson Memorial” booklet that provides details concerning the monument and a four-page g-vg program for “The Patriots,” a play performed on April 11, 1943 as part of the Jefferson Bicentennial. A 20-page program provides details for laying the cornerstone of the Department of State Building on Jan. 5, 1957. In laying the cornerstone, President Dwight D. Eisenhower used the trowel George Washington used to lay the cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol in 1793. The vg-ex program includes a list of documents placed beneath the cornerstone. Books or booklets , all softcovers, with details on other facilities are: “The Washington Monument Illustrated – Complete Guide and History,” 1913, vg+, 52 pages, 27 with a history and description of the monument and 25 showing photos of the D.C. area. “The Seated Lincoln” by John G. Mahanna, 1968, ex-m, 48 pages on the development and erection of the monument. “Memorial Continental Hall,” the facility of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, undated but probably from the late 1930s or early 1940s, ex, 32 pages. The facility was completed in 1937. The booklet provides a good mix of information and photographs. And “The George Washington Masonic National Memorial” in Alexandria, VA, 1925, vg with 20 ex pages, includes details on financing the memorial, which opened in 1932.
Minimum Bid $15     

Lot 778.  8 Washington, D.C., Photo Souvenir Albums, 1896-1953. All of these albums but one, which is noted, are softcovers. 1. “Washington – the – National Capital,” 1898 from International Engraving and Illustration, 40 pages, 8” x 9.75” format, g-vg with tape at the spine on one-fourth of the pages inside (tape does not affect any image), complete and intact. Black & white photos including buildings and memorials; interiors showing the Senate chamber and House of Representatives, the Supreme Court and the Executive Mansion (White House); street scenes, one showing horse-drawn carriages, and less commonly pictured buildings. 2. “Washington, The Nation’s Pride,” 1902, published by J. Howard Avil, 44 pages, 8” x 10” format, g-vg; content similar to #1, b&w photos, six pages devoted to the Congressional Library; includes Greenough’s statue of George Washington. 3. “Washington’s Album,” hardbound and undated but likely early 1900s, similar to an 1890 album from J. F. Jarvis of D.C.; 28 fold-out pages, 6.25” x 9.5” format with sepia photos, vg+ to ex with some separation along a couple of folds of the fold-out; includes four pages of historical artwork, two devoted to Brumidi’s Allegorical Painting in the Dome of the U.S. Capitol; also, two pages of buildings from various parts of D.C., and four of the exterior and interior of the White House. 4. “Washington The Nation’s Capital” on the cover and “The City Beautiful” on the title page, undated, likely 1920s, from the B. S. Reynolds Co. of D.C., 62 pages, color photos, 8” x 10.5” format, ex. The right-hand page has a color photo, and the left-hand page, a description of the building or memorial. Cars are in most of the photos. Only exteriors are shown, including the Red Cross Memorial and Thomas Circle. 5. “Lessons in Liberty,” 1927, b&w photos from Vermont Marble Co., 24 pages, 4.75” x 7.75” format, vg+. This little publication covers Arlington National Cemetery in six pages. 6. “Washington – The Washington of To-Day,” 1936 from the B. S. Reynolds Co., 32 pages of color photos, 5.5” x 8.25” format, ex-m. Excellent photos (some artistically impressive and four with cherry blossoms) of monuments and building exteriors followed by a brief description. 7. “Our Nation’s Capital Washington, D.C.,” 1942 from Curt Teich & Co., 64 pages with duotone blue photos, 6.75” x 9.75” format, ex; three pages on the Library of Congress, two on the National Gallery of Art, four on the National Zoo, one on National Airport and several on facilities outside D.C. other than Mt. Vernon. 8. “The Nation’s Capital,” 1953 from American Security and Trust Co., 6” x 9” format, vg+, 48 pages with more than 100 T. Roger Blythe illustrations of the usual buildings and monuments plus such structures as Smithsonian Institution buildings, the Pentagon, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the National Gallery of Art, the Willard Hotel and Washington Cathedral.
Winning Bid $20     

Lot 779.  Washington, D.C., Vintage Photo Collection – Colorized Photos and Portfolios. Eight colorized photos, each about 8” x 10” and nm, are part of this collection. Three, which are noted, are hand-colored in oil by artist-photographer Royal H. Carlock, who specialized in the architectural treasures in the national’s capital and nearby areas. His work began there in the 1920s. Two different photos, one by Carlock, capture the U.S. Capitol from different perspectives. The photo not by Carlock is 6” x 8.” The White House is the subject of two Carlock works. One, with little colorization, shows the residence of Presidents in winter. Two photos, one by Washington photographer C. O. Buckingham with a 1922 copyright, show the Lincoln Memorial. Cherry blossoms are present in both. The version by an unidentified photographer has a blurred image, which creates an intriguing artistic effect. In contrast (pun intended), the Buckingham image is sharp. Blossoms are evident in two 7” x 9” photos, one of the Washington Monument, and the other, of the Jefferson Memorial. Colorization in the Washington Monument photo is minimal, and it has a black & white appearance. All photos are framed, primarily in older, basic frames, but we could ship them unframed. The glass on the photo with the Washington Monument is cracked, and we can either unframe the photo or ship it as is. Two portfolios contain undated, offset-printed black & white photos, possibly from 1940s or earlier negatives. One portfolio comprises “Ten Beautiful Aero Views of Washington, D.C.” by Nesco Prints. Each photo is about 9.25” x 12” (6.25” x 8.5” image area). The Capitol, the White House, Mount Vernon and other areas in and around the city are shown. Ex-m to nm. The “Washington Portfolio” consists of 32 b&w 8.5” x 11” photos (7” x 9.25” image area) by Thomas N. White. Washington buildings, monuments and some geologic formations are pictured. Ex to ex-m. Fifty photos of the nation’s capital! And our opening bid is slightly lower than the typical price for a single Carlock colorized photo!
Minimum Bid $25     

Lot 780.  17 Washington D.C. Cook Books or Recipe Books, Including “The White House Cook Book.” These first three books are hardbound; the others are softcovers, several spiral bound and noted. 1. “White House Cook Book” by Hugo Ziemann (Steward of the White House) and Mrs. F. L. Gillette, 1900 Saalfield edition, fair, complete, 590 pages. 2. “The Congressional Club Cook Book,” 1976, stamp of Congressman Harley O. Staggers of West Virginia on the flyleaf, near fine, 714 pages. 3. “Recipes of Quality” from the Christian Heurich Brewing Co. of Washington, D.C., 1912, f with cloth missing from a section of the spine, binding tight, 224 pages. The next four books, 4-7, are spiral-bound softcovers: 4. “Menus Around the World” by the International Student House, 1964, vg+, 32 pages. 5. “Leavened with Love” by the Sisterhood of the Washington Hebrew Congregation, 1972, vg+, 190 pages. 6. “VIP Cook Book” compiled and edited by Audrey V. Mowson, net proceeds benefited the American Cancer Society, Virginia Division, 1976, p with front cover loose, back cover missing, a few pages without recipes missing, 300 pages. 7. “Tested Tasty Table Tactics” by the Eastern Star organization of D.C., contains some humor, such as three paragraphs on “How to Cook a Husband”; g+ to vg, 322 pages. The books that follow are softcovers with standard binding: 8. “The Washington Post ‘Parade’ Cook Book” by Beth Merriman, 1953, extensively illustrated with photos, vg, 108 pages. 9. “Cottage Cheese Recipe Book” from Thompson’s Honor Dairy of D.C., vg, number added to front cover, 32 pages. 10. “The Watergate Cookbook (Or, Who’s in the Soup?)” from various authors, 1973, actual recipes with satirical titles, g, 96 pages. 11. “Betsy Caswell’s Wartime Canning and Cooking Book” from D.C.’s “The Evening Star” newspaper, 1943, vg, 64 pages. 12. “Nation’s Number One Cookbook 1982, Our President’s and Our Fifty Governors’ Favorite Recipes,” compiled by Sue G. Raley, vg, 52 pages. 13. “Mrs. Washington” from the Washington Gas Light Company, 1955, g, 16 pages. 14. “Washington-Lee High School Cook Book” from the Arlington County School Federation, 1927, p, covers removed, text complete, 158 pages. 15. “Washington Flour” from the Wilkins-Rogers Milling Co., undated Fifth Edition, vg-nf, 32 pages. 16. “Washington Flour Recipes” from the Wilkins-Rogers Milling Co., undated, pre-1963 Ninth Edition, vg, 40 pages. 17. “The Republican Congressional Cook Book,” copy from Congressman George A. Goodling of Pennsylvania, undated, circa 1970, vg, 28 pages. 18. “Congressional Cook Book,” copy from Congressman Charles E. Chamberlain of Michigan, undated, circa 1960s, g-vg, 28 pages, recipes different from the preceding book.
Winning Bid $20     

Lot 781.  6 Books with Herblock, Ripley, Hungerford, “New Yorker” and “Evening Star” Cartoons. Herbert Block, better known as Herblock, is one of the most honored editorial cartoonists in U.S. history. In a career that spanned more than seven decades, he won a Pulitzer Prize three times for editorial cartooning (1942, 1954, 1979), shared a fourth Pulitzer Prize in 1973 for Public Service on Watergate, received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994, and became a member of the National Cartoonists Society Hall of Fame in 1979. He was chief editorial cartoonist for “The Washington Post” from 1944-2001. Block is represented here by two books: “The Herblock Book,´1952 first edition, vg hardback with light stains at the top of the front and back covers, g+ dust jacket, 244 pages; and “Herblock’s Here and Now,” 1955 first printing, vg-near fine hardback, g-vg dust jacket, 280 pages. Robert L. Ripley’s work appears in “Believe it or Not!” by Ripley from 1929. The 64-page softcover has Charles Lindbergh’s “Spirt of St. Louis” airplane on the front cover, and Buffalo Bill on the back. Babe Ruth receives a full page inside. F+, complete with pages that are generally vg. Cy Hungerford created editorial cartoons for the “Pittsburgh Post-Gazette” from 1927-77. “Hungerford’s Own Selection of His Best Cartoons for 1934” is a 28-page 6.75” x 10” softcover with 23 full-page cartoons. The covers are marginally attached with tape, and the front cover has pencil marks at the bottom. The pages are ex. The “Evening Star” of Washington, D.C., presents full-page cartoons on 89 of 92 pages in “The Campaign of ’52 in ‘Star’ Cartoons.” Presidential candidates Eisenhower and Stevenson are on the cover of the magazine-size vg publication, which has corner chips on the front cover and first four pages. “The New Yorker” is widely recognized for its cartoons, which often offer a perspective on social issues. Hundreds of these cartoons are presented in “The New Yorker Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Album 1925-1950,” first edition hardback from 1951, technically g+ with no dust jacket, 250 ex pages.
Winning Bid $10     

Lot 782.  7 Uncommon Publications Related to War History – From the Civil War to WWII. Softcovers unless otherwise indicated. 1. “Facts About the Civil War,” 1959 pamphlet from the Civil War Centennial Commission, includes a Civil War chronology, 20 pages; front cover poorly trimmed, otherwise ex. 2. “Notes on Cavalry Weapons of the American Civil War 1861-1865” by Col. Berkeley R. Lewis, 1961, illustrated, 32 pages, vg-ex. 3. “Notes on Ammunition of the American Civil War 1861-1865” by Col. Lewis, 1959, 32 pages with illustrations, vg. 4. “German Treatment of Conquered Territory – Being Part II of ‘German War Practices’,” 1917, edited by Dana C. Munro and others and issued by the Committee on Public Information of Washington, D.C., g+ to vg. 5. “American Miracle” by Van Rensselaer Sill, autographed by the author, 1947 stated first edition hardback subtitled “The Story of War Construction Around the World” (for World War II), g+, no dust jacket, 302 pages. 6. “The Writing of American Military History: A Guide,” 1956 hardback from the Department of the Army, vg-ex, 146 pages. 7. “Panthéon de la Guerre Cyclorama of the World War (I) and Its Heroes,” 1932 from the Stockbridge Press, softcover, 16 pages plus a FOLD-OUT OF THE ARTWORK, ABOUT 11 INCHES BY ALMOST 12 FEET. Painted in Paris during the World War I by hundreds of artists, this circular panorama, at 402 feet long and 45 high, may have been the world’s largest painting. It included full-length portraits of approximately 6,000 French and allied figures. At the center was a “Temple to Glory,” French figures crowded on a staircase of heroes, and French political and military leaders near a cannon. Purchased by a U.S. businessman in 1927, the painting was exhibited in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with the Bicentennial of George Washington’s birth. In the 1950s, the artwork was effectively mutilated and destroyed as it was adapted for a U.S. display. The publication was created for the Bicentennial. It has a poor appearance, but the fold-out artwork displays as vg to vg-ex with some folds taped.
Winning Bid $10     

Lot 783.  3 Books on U.S. Presidents, 1 with Key Quotes – Washington Through FDR. Titled “Preserve, Protect and Defend,” this 240-page 1937 first printing hardback by Chris. J. Agrafiotis is subtitled “A Selection of Quotations of the Presidents of the United States and Contemporary Opinion on the Constitution of the United States.” The book is vg without a dust jacket and has a mint 9 to gem mint 10 autograph by Agrafiotis on the flyleaf. In the book, the author provides quotations from the Presidents relating to freedom and the U.S. Constitution. The book also has contemporary comments from 14 U.S. Senators, Representatives or Governors. A novel by Burke Boyce focuses solely on George Washington, the “Man from Mt. Vernon,” 1961 hardback, vg+ in a vg dust jacket, 314 pages. Boyce personalizes Washington, centering on his character and presenting him not only as the iconic leader of a new nation, but as a man dealing with the issues that humans confront. The life of the author of the Declaration of Independence is nicely summarized in “Thomas Jefferson April 13, 1743-April 13, 1943,” a 36-page hardback from the Thomas Jefferson Bicentennial Commission. Well illustrated, the book is vg-nf with a name on the flyleaf and toning on the inside front cover. MB $15.
Minimum Bid $15     

Lot 784.  “The Gift: The Illustrated History of the Statue of Liberty” Hardcover Illustrated Book. Henry Gibson provided the text and Alfredo P. Alcala created more than 150 comic-style black & white illustrations for this 48-page book. Blackstone Publishing issued the book in 1986. It was published with a paste-down illustration on the cover and without a dust jacket. The story of the Statue of Liberty is well told in this book, which would make a fine gift! Nm+ to mint.
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Lot 785.  3 Books on the Issues, History and Aspirations of Black Americans. These books are “What the Negro Thinks” by Robert Russa Moton, 1929 first edition; “What the Negro Wants” by Rayford W. Logan, Oct. 1944 second printing (5,000 copies plus 2,500 from the first printing); and “Freedom Road” by Howard Fast, 1944 sixth printing. All of the books are hardcovers without their dust jackets. Born in Virginia in 1857, Moton was an administrator at Hampton Institute. Then in 1915, he became principal of Tuskegee Institute following the death of its founder, Booker T. Washington. He remained in charge of the Institute until his retirement in 1935. The purpose of his book is summarized in the Foreword: “This volume aims to place on record some facts concerning…what the Negro, himself, thinks of the experiences to which he is subjected because of his race and colour. The subject has lately excited a growing interest, especially among those who would approach the problem of the Negro's presence in America with sympathy and understanding.” Logan was an African-American historian and professor at Howard University. In 1944, he edited and published, under the heading “What the Negro Wants,” essays by 15 leading black American intellectuals. The writers included W. E. B. DuBois, Roy Wilkins, A. Philip Randolph, Mary McLeod Bethune, Langston Hughes and Sterling Brown. Their call for an end to segregation contributed to the Civil Rights Movement that followed. Howard Fast’s novel tells the story of emancipated slaves in South Carolina and their progress until President Rutherford B. Hayes ended Reconstruction by withdrawing U.S. troops from the South. The Moton and Logan books are g+ to vg with wear or soling on the covers, and both are ex-library copies. Both have card catalog numbers at the bottom of the spine; otherwise, the Moton book has only a library stamp and pencil notations on the title page, and the Logan book has an envelope for borrowers’ cards on the inside of the back cover. Fast’s book is g, and complete.
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Lot 786.  African American Memorabilia – Publications, Photos, a Bumper Sticker, Etc. 1-2. Black Americans who have served in Congress are the focus of two collectibles: “Black American in Congress 1870-1977, a 24-page softcover publication resulting from House Concurrent Resolution 182 on Nov. 3, 1977, vg. The book has a photo of and information on each Black American who served in the Senate or House of Representatives. Also, a 1948 ink blotter, 4” x 9.5”, from Meadow Gold Ice Cream with photos of 24 African Americans who had served in Congress. The blotter has been used, and ink covers the portrait of James T. Rapier of Alabama; otherwise, f, with the portraits clear. 3-4. Two 8” x 10” black & white “I Have a Dream” photos of Dr. Martin Luther King, one ex+ with a basic paper frame, and one vg+. 5. A copy of an April 12, 1862 speech in the House of Representatives by Congressman Francis Preston Blair, Jr., of Missouri on using freed slaves to colonize Central America. The 22-page speech is from an unidentified vintage publication. Part of a paper on the same subject follows by Lt. Matthew F. Maury, a naval officer and scientist. 6-8. A 1956 program and two 8” x 10” b&w photos for an annual session of an Order of Eastern Star organization. The 36-page program is vg, and the photos, ex. 9-14. Six black & white or sepia photos of men, women or children, apparently all from 1949 or earlier. One is 2.5” x 3.5”, and the others range from 3.75” x 5” to 5” x 7”. Condition averages vg-ex. 15-17. Three photos that have a tintype appearance, possibly ambrotypes, about 2.5” x 3.5”, a man smoking a cigarette, a woman, and a man and woman, exposures dark. 18. B&w image of Eddie Murphy on glass, 6” x 6”, vg-ex. 19-25. Seven publications: “Ebony” 20th Anniversary Issue, Nov. 1965, photos of 20 previous covers on the cover, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jackie Robinson, Joe Louis, Mary MacLeod Bethune, Lena Horne and Marian Anderson, vg, 218 pages. “Black Child Journal” inaugural issue, Sept. 1979, Vol. 1 No. 1, a “Review on Black Child Development,” ex+, 40 pages. “National Geographic,” July 1984, 38-page article on the Underground Railroad, vg-ex, 144 pages. “The Washington Post Magazine,” Dec. 30, 1984, Washington mayors Marion Barry and Walter Washington on the cover, article on Home Rule, vg-ex, 24 pages. “The Washington Post Magazine,” Jan. 20, 1991, article on the Buffalo Soldiers, ex, 44 pages. “American Visions: The Magazine of Afro-American Culture,” Feb. 8, 1991, advertising supplement, “Black History Month Special,” ex, 20 pages. And “Profiles in Excellence: A Celebration of African-American Heritage,” Issue 8, 2000, 16 pages, vg. 26-40. Fifteen “Washingtonian” 1988 ‘Washington’s Best Tour” brochures with a welcome by Mayor Marion Barry, Jr., ex-m. 41. Shirley Chisholm 1972 bumper sticker, black on yellow, to support her candidacy for U.S. President – “Take the ‘Chisholm’ Trail… To 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.” Ex+ with writing on the back. Campaigning in the Democrat primary, she was the first Black major-party candidate to run for President and also the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination.
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Lot 787.  George Washington Bicentennial Programs, Portraits and Other Memorabilia. Washington was born on Feb. 22, 1732 in Virginia. In 1932, the U.S. celebrated the 200th anniversary of his birth with a variety of programs and activities in Washington, D.C. Four programs and another publication are from the Bicentennial: 1. “Programs for the Nation-Wide Celebration in 1932 of the Two Hundredth Anniversary of the Birth of George Washington,” 1931 first edition from the Bicentennial Committee, 32 pages, ex+. 2. “Cantata ‘Washington’,” a May 11 production featuring a massed chorus, the U.S. Marine Band and two soloists at Constitution Hall, 8 pages, g-vg, complete. 3. Program for “Washington’s Vision of a Triumphant Nation,” a “Portrayal in Music and Pageantry” presented by the D.C. Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, May 13 at the Washington Auditorium. The 32-page program is g-vg with ex pages. 4. “Festival of Youth,” May 14 at West Potomac Park, vg, 8 pages. The festival consisted of numerous events for boys and girls, ranging from a Harmonic Band to metalwork and baseball and horsemanship. 5. Also, “The Music of George Washington’s Time,” 1931 from the Bicentennial Commission, vg+, a 34-page softcover publication. 6-7. There are two portraits of Washington, both by Gilbert Stuart. An 8.5” x 11” print is from the Athenaeum portrait and carries an 1893 copyright, vg. The second, from the Vaughan-Sinclair portrait, done in Philadelphia in 1795, is 10” x 12” in color on the cover of the Feb. 16, 1947 “The Sunday Star,” promoted as “Washington’s Pictorial Magazine,” vg. 8. A special piece of art, “In Memory of George Washington,” is based upon an original drawing by Rudolf Cronau, a German artist, illustrator and journalist who settled in the U.S. in the 1890s. He specialized in U.S. Western and Native American art. The 8” x 10.25” artwork for Washington’s Bicentennial is ex-m. There are three other George Washington publications in this collection. 9. “The Will of George Washington,” 1924, published by the Washington Loan & Trust Co. of D.C. to emphasize the importance of having a will, 30 pages, foxing on the covers, g-vg with ex pages. 10. “The Washington Monument,” 1932, Third Edition, 32 pages on constructing the monument with a list of memorial stones and inscriptions, vg softcover. 11. And “Mount Vernon the Home of Washington,” 16 pages, g+.
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Lot 788.  Democrat Collectibles – Presidents Wilson, Truman, Johnson, Carter and Candidates Too. More than 25 individual items make up this collection, including photos, magazines and newspapers, news posters, a press kit, etc. President WILSON: An 8.5” x 12.5” offset photo premium with a facsimile autograph, g-vg. President TRUMAN: 8 “Timely Events” Posters, each 11” x 17”, from 1947-49, several years of Truman’s presidency. They feature leading Democrats, members of his Administration, but not the President himself: 1947 – Sept. 19, Jefferson Caffrey, U.S. Ambassador to France, with a group of U.S. Congressmen in Paris. Dec. 22, U.S. Secretary of State George C. Marshall and Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov. 1948 – May 29, Sen. Alben Barkley (KY) and Rep. Sam Rayburn (TX). Aug. 28, Sen. Barkley as Democrat VP candidate and Sen. Scott Lucas (IL) in Illinois State Park. 1949 – Jan. 19, Dean Acheson, Secretary of State, and Sen. Robert Taft. March 17, Louis A. Johnson, new Secretary of Defense, with James Forrestal, the outgoing Secretary. April 8, VP candidate Barkley promoting Easter Seals. May 18, Secretary of State Acheson and other officials. Generally vg or better, some with a tear along one of the folds created in mailing the posters. President KENNEDY: “Ballads for Ballots” sung by Jo Glazer, undated, circa 1960, four-page 8.5” x 11” flyer with lyrics critical of Eisenhower and Nixon and supporting candidate John F. Kennedy. President Lyndon JOHNSON: 1. “The Democrat,” Aug. 24, 1964, Official publication of the Democratic National Committee, “1964 Democratic National Convention Souvenir Edition,” tabloid format, nomination of President Johnson, vg+, 28 pages. 2. “The Diplomat,” Jan 1964, fair with the front cover torn, 48 pages much better condition than the cover, which features President and Lady Bird Johnson and their daughters; a three-page article is inside. 3. Order form for the official book of the 1965 Inauguration of President Johnson, ex-m. 4. “Remarks of the President at National Cathedral School” in D.C., June 1, 1965, vg, 20-page booklet with photos of the President and family members and his facsimile signature. 5. “The Living White House” by Lionelle Aikman of “National Geographic,” 1966 first edition soft cover book, ex, 144 pages, Foreword by Lady Bird Johnson. It presents inside stories about people who have lived at the White House from its earliest days and focuses on President Johnson’s family. 6-8. Three photos, all black & white, two 11” x 13.75” with President Johnson in a meeting with 14 unidentified individuals, ex, and a 5” x 6” photo of the Johnson family, including Lucy Baines and Lynda Bird with her daughter Lucinda and husband Chuck Robb, ex, rough trim at the bottom outside the image. 7. White House etching with a Lady Bird Johnson facsimile autograph. The etching is in a 5.75” x 7.75” frame that shows wear at the top. Candidate MUSKIE: Jane Muskie 1968 Press Kit including two press releases providing biographical information, an 8” x 10” b&w photo, a page on Sen. Edmund Muskie’s nomination for President and several pages of Jane Muskie press clippings. Candidate McGOVERN: Three “McGovern” bumper stickers, ex-m. President CARTER: “Jimmy Carter – America’s Last Chance?” by Moses David (David Berg). Four page 4.25” x 6” brochure supporting Carter and attacking Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, “As anti-Christ a man as I know of…,” vg. Two issues of “U.S. News & World Report,” Dec. 27, 1976 & Jan. 3, 1977 double issue, addresses whether Carter is a strong leader, three pages, ex. And Jan. 24. 1977, 10 pages on President Carter’s inauguration and his new administration.
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