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Four Stanhopes or Peep-eye Viewers, and a Miniature Brass Album with Photos of Lincoln and Civil War Figures

Auction:
2654M
Lot:
690
Sold for:
$584$475

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Auction:
Discovery - 2654M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 23, 2013 10:00AM

Description:

Four Stanhopes or Peep-eye Viewers, and a Miniature Brass Album with Photos of Lincoln and Civil War Figures, three celluloid monoculars with views of the Nouvel Opera (Paris), a winter scene with "Wishing You a Happy New Year" inscription, and one with four Niagara Falls scenes; a pair of celluloid binoculars depicting the Main Building and the International Art Gallery at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exposition; and a miniature brass photo album with hinged leaves with miniature photographs of Ulysses Grant, Abraham Lincoln, Mary Todd Lincoln, and a European military figure, who likely assisted the Union army.
Estimate $200-300


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Abraham Lincoln, Photos, Niagara Falls, Union army, Mary Todd Lincoln, Ulysses Grant, Paris, International Art Gallery, Main Building, Nouvel Opera, Happy New Year

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