Four (4) 19th C. historical items, including John Quincy Adams signed Alabama land document, sampler, and silhouettes. 1st item: John Quincy Adams land grant, signed as sixth President of the United States, dated July 1826, granting "…eighty acres and thirty one and one half hundredths of an acre…" of land in Tuskaloosa [sic] County, Alabama to John Sparks. Partially printed on vellum and hand signed by Adams, countersigned by General land office commissioner George Graham. 9 5/8" H x 15 1/4" W. 2nd item: School girl needlework Bible sampler, silk on linen, probably English. Features 3 rows of alphabet, last row with images of an anchor, crown, cross, and a butterfly, over a floral and vine dividing band over an image of the Bible, surrounded by a verse reading "The Guide to Heaven/Three in One and One in Three,/And Men in the midst…for me." Signed "Emily Anne Isted, aged 12, 18_4" (likely 1864 with loss to top of "6"), with the signature line flanked by sprigs of flowers and enclosed in geometric bands. Housed under glass in a wooden frame with hanging hook top center. Sight – 6 7/8" H x 8 1/4" W. Framed – 9" H x 10 1/4" W. 3rd-4th items: Two (2) hollow cut paper silhouettes on black paper, one (1) depicting the right facing profile of a woman, one (1) depicting the left facing profile of a man. Female portrait signed "M. Brickner" in pencil below image, male portrait signed "James Carver" in pencil below image. Both housed under glass in identical black wooden frames with hanging hooks top center. Sight – 4 1/4" H x 3 1/2" W. Framed – 6" H x 4 1/2" W. Mid 19th century. Provenance: Private Southeast Tennessee collection. CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition. Seal present but faded. Areas of dampstaining, toning, etc. Adams signature in visible condition with slight fading. Graham signature affected by dampstaining. Not examined outside of glass. 2nd item: Overall good condition. Area of loss to thread to end of verse. Few minute holes. Not examined outside of frame. 3rd-4th items: Toning with areas of dampstaining. Not examined outside of frames. Pencil writing is faint.
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