Group of Nashville and Tennessee related ephemera, including Fisk Jubilee Singers Minstrel songbook, Centennial Exposition related items, Giers photographs, and Vanderbilt memorabilia. 1st item: MINSTREL SONGS OLD AND NEW: A Collection of Worldwide Famous Minstrel and Plantation Songs incluging the most popular of the celbrated Foster Melodies, arranged with pianoforte accompaniment. Boston: Oliver Ditson Company, 1882. Inscribed Fisk Jubilee Singers in pen on inside front cover, front end leaf, and opposite title page. Small bookplate for "Private Library of J.W. Holloway, Guthrie, O.T." inside front cover. 215 pages. 11 1/2" x 9". 2nd item: Photograph transferred to wood and then painted, depicting a man, woman and horse or cattle in landscape, housed in a giltwood frame. En verso is a label stating the piece was exhibited at the Tennessee Centennial Exposition in 1896 (sic) by Mrs. William B. Maney, along with a card dated 1997 explaining the technique. Wood panel – 4" x 5 1/2". Framed – 8" x 9 1/3". 3rd item: Certificate for share in the Tennessee Centennial Exposition Company to P.A. McGovern, 1896, with vignettes of the Parthenon and Tennessee presidents Andrew Jackson, Andrew Johnson, and James K. Polk. Printed by the Brandon Printing Company, Nashville. Encapsulated (not sealed) in plastic sleeve. Appears to be laid down on cardstock. Chipping to corners and losses at left upper edge. 7" x 11 5/8". 4th item: Tennessee World's Fair Association gold tone metal button, dated 1904 with raised image of The Hermitage. 1 1/8" dia. 5th-10th items: Six photographic prints attributed to Nashville photographer Otto Giers depicting scenes from the City Cemetery and the State Capitol. 4 3/8" x 7 1/2". Condition: wear, creasing, chipping, tears, and stains. 11th item: Pamphlet: CHARGE TO THE GRADUATING CLASS, Medical Department of the University of Nashville and Vanderbilt University, delivered by J.D. B. DeBow, esq. Feb. 26, 1890. Reprinted from the Nashville Journal of Medicine and Surgery, Feb. 1890. Condition: wear, staining, corner losses. 12th item: Graduation Programme for the Vanderbilt University Medical Department, 1898. Includes fascimile signatures of graduates. Condition: light wear/grime, fraying to black and gold ribbon, overall very good. 13th item: Card or invitation, "Banquet to the Honorable William Howard Taft, President of the United States by the Nashville Board of Trade, Thursday Evening, Nov. 9, 1911, Hotel Hermitage" with Nashville city seal at top. Condition: loss to lower left corner. 13th item: November 1, 1936 Air Mail Cover commemorating the Official Dedication of the Nashville Airport. Addressed and cancelled with slight toning, overall good condition. 14th item: Style Book of the Nashville Banner newspaper, published 1932. Condition: cover detached, pencil markings throughout. 15th item: NASHVILLE THEN AND NOW 1780-1930 by Maude Weidner, Hermitage Publishing Company, Nashville, 1930. 85 page history of Nashville with several black and white photographs and advertisements for Nashville businesses. Condition: Losses to lower cover and top right corner, overall good condition. Provenance: The Estate of Celia (Cece) Webb, Nashville, TN. CONDITION: See item descriptions.
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