1995. 8.5 x 7.25-inch black-and-white photo of the country music band Alabama -- no place, no date, circa 1995. Signed with a black marker by the four members of the group: Randy Owen, Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry, and Mark Herndon. Matted in off-white and set in a black frame measuring 15 x 13.25 inches. The photo has two tiny faint stains at the top, but is still in very good condition.
Washington, D.C. 1872. 4 pages (front and back) with each two-page spread measuring 10 x 16 inches, marked "Private," Washington, D.C., April 12, 1872. Rare letter by the American politician and negotiator to the former Confederate States of America Treasurer Tyler, in preparation for Richardson's successful trip to Geneva to obtain damages from Great Britain, letting Tyler know of a Judgeship opportunity available to him by the means of Richardson's resignation, in part: "...In any article that is written in...
1890. Measures 3 x 4.75 inches, no place, no date, circa 1890. Signed "Geo. Q. Cannon, Salt Lake City, Utah" by the Mormon leader, Utah's first congressman, and executor of Brigham Young's will. On the back is the signature of Alabama Senator and Confederate Congress member "James L. Pugh Ala." Near fine.
Montgomery: 1860. Scarce Montgomery, Alabama, Capital of the Confederacy, original Executive Appointment Document by Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America. Measures 10 x 16.25 inches. "Know ye, that reposing special trust and confidence in the Integrity, Ability and Punctuality of ___________ I do appoint ___________ and do authorize and empower him to fulfill the duties of that Office, according to Law: AND TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said Office, with all the powers, privileges, and emoluments...
Philadelphia: Mitchell, Samuel Augustus Jr. 1867. Map. Steel engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 11" x 13.25". Nicely detailed map of Florida divided into counties showing towns, major routes and geographical features. Includes a large inset town plan of Mobile, Alabama. Minor chipping to corners. S. Augustus Mitchell Jr. continued his father's successful mapmaking and publishing business, and was one of the most prolific and renowned 19th century American publishers.
Alabama: 1855. Two-page legal document, 12.25 x 8 inches, [Mayan County], Alabama, no date, circa 1855. A preliminary draft (but complete in itself) assessing the value of a plantation. In small part: "Henry, son of Malinda is worth about $250.00 and Bob, son of Malinda is worth about $150.00 and Alfred, a man at that time diseased and incapable of work of an ordinary hand perhaps worth about $300.00...in all 8 negroes..." Much more interesting content. Usual folds; otherwise in very good condition.