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Washington, D.C., Memorabilia

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Lot 541.  4 Different News Photos Covering the Funeral of President William Howard Taft. . President of the U.S. from 1909-13 and Chief Justice from 1921-30, William Howard Taft passed away on March 8, 1930. Four 8” x 10” news photos, including two from the Pacific & Atlantic Photos news service, provide images from President Taft’s funeral. One photos shows a horse-drawn caisson, accompanied by a military guard of honor, transporting the President’s casket to the Capitol to lie in state. Ex photo with newspaper editing marks. 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 fourth 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 $20     


Lot 542.  4 Presidential Inauguration Publications – for Wilson, Truman, Johnson and Carter. This collection comprises inauguration programs for Presidents Woodrow Wilson and Harry S. Truman and books covering the inaugurations and promoting the agendas of Presidents Lyndon Johnson and Jimmy Carter. 1. The Official Program for Woodrow Wilson’s presidential inaugural on March 4, 1913, contains 32 pages detailing the day’s events and participants. It has the Great Seal of the United States on the front cover and includes six pages of “Points of Interest” in Washington, D.C. Vg-ex softcover. 2. Stars appear above an artist's rendering of iconic Washington, D.C. landmarks on the full-color front cover of President Harry S. Truman’s Inaugural Program. “ United We Stand Divided We Fall” is on the cover of this softcover program, and inside are 72 pages that include a letter from President Truman, short biographies of the President, Mrs. Truman and Vice-President Alben Barkley, illustrations or photos of previous inaugurations, and inaugural remarks from previous Presidents. Other interesting historical information and remarks are included. Vg+ to ex. 3. “Inaugural 1965,” a 120-page hardback on the inauguration of President Lyndon Baines Johnson titled “Threshold of Tomorrow: The Great Society.” This hardbound book offers extensive historical information and is profusely illustrated with both color and black & white photos. No dust jacket, front cover with a paste-down photo of the Capitol while President Johnson is taking the oath of office, nm-m. 4. “The Official 1977 Inaugural Book” for President Jimmy Carter is titled “A New Spirit, A New Commitment, A New America.” This 128-page hardbound book includes President Carter’s inaugural address, a lengthy history of the presidency by political scientist James David Barber, biographies of President Carter and Vice President Walter Mondale, and numerous color photos from their inauguration. Ex dust jacket, nm-m book.
Winning Bid $30     


Lot 543.  6 Books – Fiction, Non-Fiction and Humor – with a Washington, D.C., Focus. One of the books, a novel titled “Sally Salt,” is by MRS. WOODROW WILSON, 1912 hardback, Syndicate Publishing, vg, no dust jacket. “The Mirrors of Washington” is an unusual 1921 offering from G. P. Putnam’s Sons, with the author listed as “Anonymous” and “Cesare” as the source of 14 cartoons. The actual author is Clinton Wallace Gilbert. The book takes a critical and sometimes humorous look at leading U.S. politicians and other figures, including Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Herbert Hoover and Bernard Baruch. Vg hardback, no dj. Original copies of this book seem to be somewhat scarce, and many reprints are pricey. Humor is the intent of Gerald Gardner’s “photo-comic strip” or “News-Reals” subtitled “Who’s in charge here?” with comically-created situations involving Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy, Fidel Castro and other international figures. The 1963 softcover is ex. John F. Kennedy is also featured in “Kennedy or Nixon: Does it make any difference?” by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., vg hardback, no dj. The other books are: “Women in Congress,” Essie E. Lee, 1979 ex-library hardback, and “Washington Confidential,” Jack Lait and Lee Mortimer, 1951 paperback, vg+.
Winning Bid $15     


Lot 545.  Washington, D.C., Vintage Photo Collection – Colorized Photos and Portfolios. Eight colorized photos of various sizes are part of this collection. Two different capture the U.S. Capitol. Each is about 6” x 8” and nm. Two 8” x 10” photos and one 5” x 7” show the Lincoln Memorial, with cherry blossoms in the foreground. Ex-m. One of the 8 x 10s has a blurred image, which may or may not have been photographed or printed that way for artistic effect. Two other photos, one 8” x 10” and one 7” x 9”, show light colorization. The larger image is of the White House, and the smaller, the Washington Monument with cherry blossoms in the foreground. There also is a 7” x 9” color photo of the Jefferson Memorial. These photos are framed, 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 it. 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!
Minimum Bid $25     


Lot 547.  3 Tarzan Novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs. During his lifetime, Burroughs published 22 novels featuring Tarzan, the fictional character also known as Viscount Greystoke. The three hardbacks offered here are: 1. “Tarzan and the Golden Lion,” 1923 edition from Grossett & Dunlap, g-vg with some color loss along the edges of the covers, inscription on the flyleaf. Complete with vg+ to ex pages, no dust jacket. 2. “Tarzan Triumphant,” 1931-32 edition from Grossett & Dunlap, g-vg with moisture stains along the cover edges, flyleaf inscription. Complete with vg-ex pages, vg price-clipped dust jacket. 3. “Tarzan’s Quest,” 1936 edition from Edgar Rice Burroughs with frontispiece illustration by J. Allen St. John. Vg with stains on the covers, ex pages, no dust jacket.
Winning Bid $40     


Lot 553.  18 Pieces of Sheet Music and a Pamphlet with a Washington, D.C. Connection Two of the songs represented in this collection are associated with D.C. newspapers. In 1889, John Philip Sousa, leader of the U.S. Marine Band, composed the “Washington Post March” for an essay contest sponsored by the “Washington Post” newspaper. Thirty-five years later, Capt. W. J. Stannard, leader of the U.S. Army Band, created “The Washington Evening Star March” for the rival newspaper. The “Washington Post” sheet music is from 1959 and vg with a name on the front cover and music notations inside. The “Evening Star” sheet music is a 1924 original, a supplement to the newspaper. G-vg. The other sheet music is: “The Star Spangled Banner as Played by the United States Marine Band,” 1942, vg; “Cherry Blossom Time,” Stephen V. Stacy, 1951, four copies “Dedicated to Beautiful Washington, D.C.” and showing cherry blossoms and the Washington Monument on the cover, vg-ex; “Washington,” by Jessie and William Pierson, scarce, four 1919 and one 1920 editions, average g+; “Casino Anniversary March & Two Step,” Prof. Victor H. Johns, 1911, f, Casino Theatre pictured on the cover; and “Just One Dream of the Girl, Girl, Girl,” Raymond R. Zimmerman, 1911, five copies, f+, published by H. Kirkus Dugdale Co. of D.C. Also, a 34-page softcover publication, “The Music of George Washington’s Time,” 1931 from the George Washington Bicentennial Commission, vg+.
Minimum Bid $20     


Lot 556.  World War I and II-Era Military and Patriotic Sheet Music – 3 Songs by Irving Berlin. Eight pieces of music and a song book make up this collection: 1. “Sons of America: America Needs You,” 1917, Uncle Sam and an Army bugler outside a recruiting station on the cover, p-f. 2. “God Bless America,” 1939, by Irving Berlin, g+. 3. “He’s My Uncle Sam,” 1940, g. 4. “Any Bonds Today?” with Uncle Sam on the cover, 1941, vg+, by Berlin. 5. “He Wears a Pair of Silver Wings,” 1941, vg, name written on the front cover. 6. “How About a Cheer for the Navy,” from “This is the Army,” 1942, by Berlin, ex. 7. “There’s a Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere,” 1942, g-vg. 8. “Johnny on the Spot,” 1943, vg+ to ex. The 24-page softcover “Service Songs” book from 1944 contains 12 songs, including one each related to the Coast Guard, Army Air Forces trainees, the Marine Corps, women in the Navy, and Naval aviators, g+ to vg with vg+ to ex pages.
Winning Bid $10     




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