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1870s Autograph Album Signed by Notable Chicagoans and Others. Bulk 1875—80. Gilt leather album, oblong 8vo, spine nearly perished, scattered loose leaves and shaken gatherings. Over 50 entries, most apparently gathered at the Palmer House hotel, all signatures obtained in person with exception of Anna Dickinson (abolitionist) [trimmed signature pasted in]. Entries include Charles F. Gunther (confectioner); Joseph Medill (powerful Tribune editor and Chicago mayor); Edwin Kelly and Francis Leon (Kelly & Leon’s Minstrels), plus their business manager; W.W. Kimball (piano manufacturer); Julius Bauer (piano and violin maker); Bluford Wilson (Solicitor of U.S. Treasury); Andrew Shuman (editor, Chicago Evening-Journal), and entries from other newspapers, including the Morning Courier, Post & Mail, Tribune, the Inter Ocean, and the Times; J.H. Dixon (Dept. Supvr., Chicago Police), Sgt. of Detectives (illegible), E.P. Ward (Sec. of Police), and other policemen; E.B. Chandler (Supt. Fire Alarm/Telegraph, Chicago); J.H. McVicker (McVicker’s Theatre); Charles M. Reed (associate counsel for Garfield assassin Charles Guiteau), and more. Generally clean with soiling to a few leaves.
1870s Autograph Album Signed by Notable Chicagoans and Others.
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Minimum Bid: $80.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $0.00
Estimate: $150 - $250
Number Bids: 0
Auction closed on Saturday, February 2, 2019.
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