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Antique Double Barrel Percussion Pistol. Antique side-by-side double barrel percussion pistol. Circa 1840. Marked by the owner during the period of use on the wood grip; "J.M.1847" with a cross. Gold Rush period. The tang is missing a screw that can be easily replaced. Overall condition of this historical piece is very good.

Item Number: 12791
Price: $800


Original photograph circa 1920s by Paul Grenbeaux. Depicts a cowboys with a herd of cattle under a huge western sky. Two of the horses are white, which contrasts starkly against the black of the herd. This photograph is unusually large and decorative at 11"x14" with a tasteful matte finish. The original matting surrounding the photograph photo is embossed with the name of the photographer "Grenbeaux" in the lower right. Paul Grenbeaux was a Hollywood-based photographer mainly active in the 1920s and associated with film photography. In this photograph he depicts a romanticized vision of the western cowboy, as they were shown in films of the 1920s. Matting has minor scuffing and bending, but the photograph itself is in excellent condition.

Item Number: 14044
Price: $450


Original photograph circa 1920s by Paul Grenbeaux. Depicts a herd of cattle in shadow as the sun sets over the western plane. The sky is still bright, creating a stark and artful silhouette of the herd. This photograph is unusually large and decorative at 11"x14" with a tasteful matte finish. The original matting surrounding the photograph photo is embossed with the name of the photographer "Grenbeaux" in the lower right. Paul Grenbeaux was a Hollywood-based photographer mainly active in the 1920s and associated with film photography. In this photograph he depicts a romanticized vision of the west, as it would have been shown in films of the 1920s. Matting has minor scuffing and bending, but the photograph itself is in excellent condition.

Item Number: 14045
Price: $450


Historic Newspaper. October 7,1892. Long front page story with Stacked Headlines read: "How the Daltons entered Upon a Life of Robbery / Cattle to Bank Stealing / Greatest Outlaws in the World Die with Their Boots On." The article goes on to state: " The bodies of the dead robbers were buried.."

Item Number: 6936
Price: $250


Historic Newspaper. Free Press, August 27, 1874, Mount Pleasant, Iowa, 4 pages, recto and verso. An article on the second page describes Custer's expedition and findings in Black Hills, in the expired Sioux reservation, Wyoming Territory. In part:"...The expedition thus far has met with no resistance from the Indians...Gold and silver are found in numerous places...All reports, with Gen. Custer's official dispatches, agree in proclaiming this country a second El Dorado in mineral wealth and an Eden in picturesque loveliness." Usual folds, in excellent condition.

Item Number: 5886
Price: $225

Indian Chief Stereoview

Photograph Native American

Original stereoview photograph of Indian Chief Louison, 6.5x3", black and white. Fascinating, interior view of Chief's teepee featuring Chief Louison displaying war bonnet & shield heavily decorated w/ eagle feathers. Three or four other elaborate native costumes hang from pole just behind chief, plus a long leather belt of bells. Copyright 1907, by N.A. Forsyth, Butte. Very good condition.

Item Number: 5639
Price: $180


Real photograph postcard of Chief Keokuk by Thomas Easterly, foremost American daguerrotypist of the 19th Century. [circa 1910] about 5.5x3.5", sepia toned. Originally photographed 1847. The image shows the leathered face and sad but resolute eyes of the aging chief whose name means "Watchful Fox" and who died only the next year of poisoning. Easterly was best known for his images of Native Americans and the American Mid-West. This photograph of Chief Keokuk is his most famous, and provides an unusually realistic depiction of Native American life in the middle 19th Century. Unlike most photographers of Native Americans at the time, Easterly did not dress his subjects up with false props, instead preferring the documentary novelty of true Native American style and custom. Handwritten in pencil on backside, in full "Mr. W. Weidman from Miss Lavinia Larson...2,12,1913...Borned 1778 or 1780. Died from Poison June 1848." Tiny emulsion loss at edge. Very good condition.

Item Number: 5643
Price: $180


Real Photograph Postcard of Indian "Cowboys", 5.5x3.5", sepia toned. Spectacular photo of two mounted Native American cowboys and one native man on foot posing outside a very rustic cabin made of rough hewn logs and mud at a North Dakota ranch. Printed on front, in part: "...Copyright 1911 by Fred Olsen." Very good condition.

Item Number: 5647
Price: $180

Cowboys Original Photo

cowboys Wild West

Real Photograph Postcard of cowboys bringing calves to brand [circa 1910], 5.5x3.5", sepia toned. Wonderfully unusual photo of cowboys at work. Two cowboys on horses, roping calves to brand. Labeled in full: "No. 2. Cow Boy's Delight. Bringing Calves to brand." published by Hal Reid of Liberal, Kansas. Very good condition.

Item Number: 5646
Price: $175


This is a 1900's Keystone View Company Stereoview of The Village Of Blackfeat Indians Near St. Mary's Lake, Glacier Nat. Park Montana. 7x3.5", sepia toned, on gray mount. Mountain range in background with teepees in foreground. Brief history of the Siksika (Blackfeet) natives on back. Mount and albumen are in excellent condition.

Item Number: 11747
Price: $150

Cowboy Stereoview

Cowboy Wild West

Old West Stereoview card is titled: "Round up on the Sherman Ranch, Genesee, Kan." Keystone View Company Publisher. by B. Singley. photo of a cowboy on his horse rounding up his cattle. The background has hundreds of cows and vast hills. Circa 1880. Description on reverse: "Here roamed the myriad herds of buffalo... Here the Indian's war troops rent the air, the tomahawk and scalping knife put in their atrocious work..." Photo in excellent condition.

Item Number: 11219
Price: $140

1920s Postcard Pueblo Chief

Photograph Native American

Real Photograph Postcard of Native American for the 1920's "Garden of the Gods" Trading Company. Colorado Springs, CO. about 5.5"x3.5", sepia toned. Close up photograph of Pueblo Indian Chief "Seda-Pee" in elaborate feather headdress and native Southwest attire. Very good condition.

Item Number: 5732
Price: $100

Native American

Photograph Native American

Real Photograph Postcard of Native American couple for the 1920's "Garden of the Gods" Trading Company. Colorado Springs, CO, approx. 5.5"x3.5", sepia toned. Full length photograph of Pueblo Indian "Ta-Ping" sitting in chair & wife "Ja Ro" standing next to him. Wearing elaborate large feather headdress and Southwest native attire. Very good condition.

Item Number: 5738
Price: $95


Historic newspaper. New York Daily Tribune, June 8, 1861 issue, New York, NY. Page seven of this complete historic paper has an article entitled: "Horrible Indian Massacre at Stein's Peak, Arizona." In part: "...Nine men are missing, and, it is feared, have all been massacred, although there exists a hope that some of them may be retained as prisoners. The savages inflicted upon some of their victims a horrible torture, and exhibited a refinement of cruelty unparalleled in the catalogue of Indian barbarities..." Some wear and minor tears at folds. Overall in very good condition.

Item Number: 5684
Price: $75


Real Photograph Postcard of Native American Indian Chief for the to 1920's "Garden of the Gods" Trading Company. Colorado Springs, CO about 5.5"x3.5", sepia toned. Full length photograph of Pueblo Indian Chief "Jose Tafoya" wearing elaborate feather headdress and southwest native attire against a desert background. Very good condition.

Item Number: 5734
Price: $75