Historic Reference

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Vintage 1901 Paupers Grave Pest House Disease Victim Greenwood MS Receipt Vintage 1901 Paupers Grave Pest House Disease Victim Greenwood MS Receipt

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Vintage 1901 Paupers Grave Pest House Disease Victim Greenwood MS Receipt

$95.00

Leflore County, MS accounting bill dated March 1, 1901 for the burial of one anonymous pauper who died in a community pest house ($2.50 grave digging). The term is used for buildings designed to quarantine and...
Antique 1890 Runaway Sharecropper African American Man Whipped MS Delta Letter Antique 1890 Runaway Sharecropper African American Man Whipped MS Delta Letter

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Antique 1890 Runaway Sharecropper African American Man Whipped MS Delta Letter

$295.00

While the men in question, Sam and Sid, were by Lincoln’s order of abolition two full generations removed from slavery, they are very much treated here as though owned.   Joseph J. McNeill Jr (sp)...
Vintage 1910s Most Interesting Photographer Award Goes To. Vintage 1910s Most Interesting Photographer Award Goes To.

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Vintage 1910s Most Interesting Photographer Award Goes To.

$950.00

W.D. Pratt was born in 1870, in the town of Brownsville Pennsylvania, an early glass center and shipping port outside of Pittsburgh. It is said that he was too sickly a child to attend school...
1960s ANTI R&B Soul Rock Roll Music Race Records Boycott Handbill 1960s ANTI R&B Soul Rock Roll Music Race Records Boycott Handbill

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1960s ANTI R&B Soul Rock Roll Music Race Records Boycott Handbill

$450.00

It appears that the Citizens Council of Greater New Orleans organized a variety of consumer boycotts in the years around Brown v. Board. Here, in particularly ugly language, they decry the damaging affects of African...
1890s Grand Lake Michigan Provision Sail Boat Grocery Store Photo 1890s Grand Lake Michigan Provision Sail Boat Grocery Store Photo

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1890s Grand Lake Michigan Provision Sail Boat Grocery Store Photo

$750.00

Government Island (part of the Les Cheneaux Islands in now Hiawatha National Forest) was owned and operated as a quarry by the federal government for much of the late 19th century, used in the construction...
1920s Union Strike Anti Scab Factory Labor Propaganda Card 1920s Union Strike Anti Scab Factory Labor Propaganda Card

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1920s Union Strike Anti Scab Factory Labor Propaganda Card

$95.00

They don’t even want a scab in h—-!  Measures 3 x 4.25”, it has lived a life. Condition shows wallet creases, edge tear, toning and stain bottom left. Rare to have been saved at all. ...
1900s Edward Frost British Experimental Plane Inventor Aviator Photo 1900s Edward Frost British Experimental Plane Inventor Aviator Photo

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1900s Edward Frost British Experimental Plane Inventor Aviator Photo

$1,650.00

Edward P. Frost began designing around Da Vinci's sketches as a founding member of the Royal Aero Club as early as 1868. He tested his first motorized machine (the Ornithopter) in 1902 and the version...
Antique 1903 Czarina Alexandra Romanov Russian Imperial Court Levitsky Photo Antique 1903 Czarina Alexandra Romanov Russian Imperial Court Levitsky Photo

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Antique 1903 Czarina Alexandra Romanov Russian Imperial Court Levitsky Photo

$1,450.00

Alexandra Feodorovna Romanov, taken on occasion of the 1903 Winter Palace Costume Ball celebrating the Romanov's 290th anniversary and perhaps last show of royal decadence. She wears traditional 17th century Russian brocade robes and gems...
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