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Description
Five (5) 19th century lithographs, including one (1) Donaldson Sign Company "The Great Steamboat Race" Race, three (3) History of the Indian Tribes of North America, and one (1) later Currier & Ives "Midnight Race of the Mississippi". 1st item: Chromolithograph titled "The Great Steamboat Race", published by the Donaldson Sign Company, Cincinnati, circa 1880-1890. Depicts a steamboat race that occured between the Natchez and the Robert E. Lee on the Mississippi River between New Orleans and St. Louis in 1870. Publication information lower right. Hinge mounted to a double mat. Sight - 19 5/8" H x 29 3/4" W. Sheet - 21 1/2" H x 33" W. Mat - 28" H x 38" W. 2nd-4th items: Three (3) Native American lithographs from The History of the Indian Tribes of North America, by Thomas McKenney and James Hall, published by F. W. Greenough, Philadelphia, 1836-38, including "Push-Ma-Ta-Ha: A Choctaw Warrior" depicting a bust portrait of Pushmataha (1764-1824) also spelled Pooshawattaha, Pooshamallaha, or Poosha Matthaw), the "Indian General" and one of the three regional chiefs of the major divisions of the Choctaw in the 19th century, in a navy blue and red military uniform with gold shoulder epaulets. Title and publication information, lower center under image. Housed in a pink mat. Sight - 15 1/8" H x 11 1/8" W. Mat - 20 1/8" H x 16 1/8" W; "Wa-Em-Boesh-Kaa. A Chippeway Chief" depicting a bust portrait of Chief Waemboeshkaa wearing a headdress, collar, and wrist cuffs, and smoking a pipe with feathers and a bowl shaped like an eagle's head. Title and publication information, lower center under image. 21 1/2" H x 15 3/8" W; lithograph titled "War Dance of The Sauks and Foxes" depicting a group of Native Americans from the Sac and Fox Nation dressed in ceremonial garb and engaged in a "War Dance". Title and publication information, lower center under image. 15 1/2" H x 21 3/4" W. 5th item: Lithograph with hand-coloring titled "Midnight Race of the Mississippi", published by Currier and Ives, New York, 1875. Depicts a steamboat race that occured between the Memphis and the James Howard on the Mississippi River. Signed "M" in the stone, lower left. Publication information, lower center under image. Housed under glass in a wooden frame with gilt wood rabbet edge. Image - 9" H x 13 1/4" W. Sight - 12 3/4" H x 15 5/8" W. Framed - 16 5/8" H x 19 1/2" W.
Condition
1st item: Wrinkles/creases and toning to sheet. Tears, largest 4" to edges of sheet. 2nd-4th items: Overall good condition with toning, acid burn, minute foxing spots, surface scuffs, etc. Push-Ma-Ta-Ha with areas of dampstaining, largest 5", extending under mat. Wa-Em-Boesh-Kaa with areas of loss, largest 3/8" to edges of sheet. War Dance with minor creases, tears, areas of loss, largest 1/4", edges of sheet. 5th item: Toning, areas of acid burn, largest 12 3/4". Not examined outside of frame.
Buyer's Premium
  • 28%

5 19th C. Lithos. incl. Steamboat Races, Native

Estimate $400 - $450Jul 11, 2020
Starting Price $200
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