Four (4) Post Civil War broadside, documents, and print. 1st item: Tennessee broadside, "Tax Payer," by A. C. Webb, published by Standard Printing House, McMinnville, circa 1900. The poster, advertising a mule, reads: "Tax Payer is a fine young jack, good size, fine form, extra weight and bone, black with white points. He is richly bred, his dam being sired by Heirs, the Grizzle "Old Spanish Jack." Taxpayer was sired by Jake Hawkin's big native jack of Canton County known as one of the best breeders in Tennessee. He was 16 hands high and weighed 1,100 pounds., and wore No. 3 horse shoe. We think we have combined in Tax Payer all the good qualities of both the Spanish and native blood, viz: The Spanish giving good hair, fine form and finish, and the native giving extra bone, weight and stamina. Tax Payer will make the season for the year 1900 at Jessie, Warren County, Tenn., as $5 to insure a live colt 10 days old, payable when fact is ascertained or property transferred. Care taken to prevent accidents, but not liable should any occur. We would be pleased for those interested in stock raising to take a peep in our stable and see for themselves what we have. April 2, 1900." 13 1/2" H x 8 1/4" W sight, 19 1/8" H x 15 1/8" W in bronzed wood frame with linen mat. Note: Another broadside is in the collection of the Southern Museum of Photography. 2nd item: Post Civil War Official State of Maine Testimony with facsimile signatures for Union Brevet Major General and Governor of Maine Joshua Chamberlain and Adjutant General John C. Caldwell, dated July 4, 1868. Engraved by the American Bank Note Company, New York and Boston. Issued to Stafford B. Jones, 1st Maine Volunteer Cavalry Regiment, the document testifies that "You having borne an honorable part as a Volunteer from the State of Maine in the service of the United States in supporting the Rebellion and thereby maintaining the integrity of the Union…by the authority of the Legislature present you this testimonial to your patriotism fidelity courage…" the text is surrounded by steel engraved images of Chamberlain, Ulysses S. Grant, wartime illustrations, and a decorative border. Housed under glass in a wooden frame with gilt rabbet edge. Sight – 13 3/4" H x 18 3/4" W. Framed – 16 1/2" H x 21 1/2" W. 3rd item: Chromolithographic print titled "Our Heroes and Our Flags", lithographed and published by the Southern Lithograph Company, New York, 1895. Depicts the portraits of Jefferson Davis, Alexander Stephens, Generals Jackson, Stuart, Price, Polk, Hardee, J. Johnston, Smith, Morgan, Ewell, Hampton, Cooper, Longstreet, A.P. Hill, Hood, Bragg, and Beauregard with facsimile signatures, surrounding a central image of General Robert E. Lee surrounded by the Confederate Veterans seal and two images of soldiers above Lee's equestrian statue in Charlottesville, VA and the four versions of the Confederate national flag. Housed under glass in a gilt wood frame. Sight – 23 1/2" H x 18 5/8" W. Framed – 25 1/4" H x 20" W. 4th item: Facsimile Lincoln Assassination newspaper, "New York Herald" Extra 8:10 edition, No. 10459, published Saturday April 15, 1865. Features large image of Lincoln and six columns of text with details of his death, reprints of statements concerning the surrender of the Confederate army, and other national and international news. Ink inscriptions from previous owner, en verso. Housed under glass in wooden frame. Sight – 23 5/8" H x 19 3/4" W. Framed – 28" H x 24 1/2" W. Late 19th/early 20th century. Provenance: Middle Tennessee collection, found in Warren County, Tennessee. CONDITION: 1st item: Overall toning with some water/mold damage extending down the full right side of poster. 3" area of loss to left side. 1/2" loss to upper right corner. Fold and 1" tear lower right corner. 2nd item: Acid burn, foxing spots, creases, toning, to surface of document. Not examined outside of frame. 3rd item: Tears, largest 13", foxing spots, areas of dampstaining, to surface of print. Not examined outside of frame. 4th item: Facsimile with old scotch tape repairs and acid burns, tears, largest 16 1/2", toning, crumbling of paper to edges. Not examined outside of frame.
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