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Mahogany traveling dresser box and stereoscope and stereoviews depicting several congressmen and President McKinley, belonging to U.S. Rep. James Daniel Richardson (1843-1914) of Murfreesboro, Democratic politician representing Tennessee's 5th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1885 through 1905. 51 items total. 1st item: Mahogany traveling dresser box. Exterior with inlaid mother of pearl to lid and lock escutcheon, the hinged lid with brass hardware opening to reveal a dark pink velvet lined interior with multiple compartments containing several accessories, including four (4) glass bottles, two (2) with glass stoppers and two (2) with silver-tone metal lids, one (1) rectangular glass container with a pierced silver-tone metal lid, one (1) John Holland mother of pearl and gold-tone metal fountain pen and one (1) gold-tone metal pencil. Also includes two (2) secret compartments located beneath the main compartments. 6 3/4" H x 12" W x 9" D. Late 19th/early 20th century. 2nd-51st item: Stereoscope and stereoviews, including several of Richardson's fellow congressmen and President McKinley. Grouping includes one (1) "Perfectscope" stereoscope and thirty nine (39) Underwood and Underwood stereoviews depicting late 19th-century prominent political figures, published by Strohmeyer and Wyman, New York, 1898, two (2) depicting William McKinley (1843-1901), 25th President of the United States from 1897 until his assassination in 1901, at his desk in the White House; one (1) depicting the Honorable Thomas Brackett Reed (1839-1902), Speaker of the House of Representatives, from 1889 to 1891 and again from 1895 to 1899; one (1) depicting Henry Cabot Lodge (1850-1924) U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, served from 1893 to 1924; one (1) depicting Charles Henry Grosvenor (1833-1917) U.S. Representative from Ohio, served from 1885 to 1891, and brigade commander in the Union Army during the American Civil War; one (1) depicting Joseph "Fighting Joe" Wheeler (1836-1906) U.S. Representative from Alabama, served from 1885 to 1900, a cavalry general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War, and a general in the United States Army during both the Spanish-American War and Philippine-American War; one (1) depicting Henry Clay Evans (1843-1921) U.S. Commissioner of Pensions, served from 1897 to 1902, U.S. Representative from Tennessee, served from 1889 to 1891, twice a candidate for Governor of Tennessee (1894 and 1906), and U.S. consul to London from 1902 to 1905; and more. Also includes nine (9) additional stereoviews depicting people and scenic locations, published by various makers. Stereoviews: 3 5/8" H x 7 1/8" W. Stereoscope: 7 3/4" H x 13" L. Provenance: the collection of Mr. and Mrs. James R. Roberts, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, by descent from Mr. Roberts' great-grandfather, Rep. James Daniel Richardson. Condition: 1st item: Overall good condition with natural age shrinkage to wood, areas of loss, largest 1". Lid with small 1/4" circular patch, lower right edge. Velvet with general use wear, tears, largest 1". One mother of pearl button is separated from velvet. Felt added to underside of base. 2nd-51st items: Stereoviews in overall good condition with areas of loss, general handling wear to be expected from age and manner of use. Stereoscope in working condition.