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Colorado Midland Railway, 1896
Colorado Midland Indian on Horse Poster circa 1896. Original Lithograph Dimensions: 19-1/2 inches across by 25-1/2 inches in height. In original frame dimensions: 23 inches by 29-1/2 inches. Original glass is “wavy” and bubbled. An acid-free, neutral-pH mat-board was used to separate original lithograph from glass. Condition (8/10) Good Overall: near fine condition. See picture for small crack damage on the bottom left of the poster.
Genre: Colorado Midland Railway, Colorado railroad, Colorado railroad advertising
Charles T. Tutt and Spencer Penrose, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1900.
Beautifully produced burgundy leather covers and binding with gold print on front cover and spine. Album dimensions: 14 inches in width by 10 inches in height by 5-1/2 inches in depth. Binding manufactured by Out West P. & S. Co., Colorado Springs. Bookplate of Charles L. Tutt and Josephine Thayer Tutt on front paste-down. Charles Tutt was Spencer Penrose's closest business partner and friend. Together, they purchased and managed numerous mining and milling properties in the Cripple Creek Gold Mining District. They then parlayed their resources into the Utah Copper Copper, along with the Guggenheims, and other national mining interests. With the enormous profits from this Company, Tutt and Penrose then began plans for The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, along many other Pikes Peak Region enterprises. The Standard Milling and Smelting Co. gold reduction plant in Colorado City was part of Tutt and Penrose's United States Reduction and Refining Company -- an agglomeration of several gold reduction in the Pikes Peak Region, including Cripple Creek, Florence, Cyanide, and Colorado City. The Standard plant was meant to consolidate a good percentage of the gold shipments from the Cripple Creek Gold Mining District and process them in one location, reducing costs for both mine and reduction-mill owners. Not long after the Standard Mill's completion, the Western Federation of Miners called for a labor strike, beginning on the premises of the Standard property (1903). This strike devolved into one of Colorado's longest and most violent, encompassing nearly all of the Pikes Peak Region. The Cripple Creek Strike lasted until the summer of 1904, and was only resolved after Adjutant General Sherman Bell and the Colorado National Guard enacted martial law in the District. This album of 50 original 7-1/2 inch by 9-1/2 inch albumen photographs by Colorado Springs photographer, Alfred Freeman, was commissioned and specially made for Charles L. Tutt. The location of another similar album has yet to be identified. Therefore, this a unique record of the construction of one of the Cripple Creek Gold Mining District's most important gold refining works. All photographs are in near fine or better condition. Contrasts and tones are generally strong to excellent, making for superb detail. Unique record of a pivotal mining operation in Colorado history.
Genre: Cripple Creek Gold Mining District, Colorado mining, gold mining, Charles L. Tutt, Spencer Penrose, Standard Milling & Smelting Co.
Henry H. Wellge, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1890.
PIKES PEAK PANORAMA, COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO 1890
By Henry H. Wellge, original bird's-eye-view perspective map published by The American Publishing Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1890
A bird's-eye-perspective of the City of Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, 1890; not drawn to scale. View shows streets, blocks, buildings, and town additions. Dimensions: 48 inches in width by 24 inches in height. 5-color bird’s-eye-view locating west from an imaginary location above the Printer’s Home at the far east of the city limits. Highly detailed with Pikes Peak and mountains nearby. Several closed-end tears in borders of map have been repaired with conservation material on back. Overall: very good plus to near fine condition.
Henry H. Wellge was born in 1850, and during his life worked as an artist, architect, draftsman, and lithographer. Wellge founded The American Publishing Company. Wellge and The American Publishing Company was one of the more successful art houses issuing perspective panoramic views of American cities. Wellge died in 1917.
Very good plus to near fine.
Genre: Bird's-eye-view map, Colorado map, Colorado Springs bird's eye view, Colorado perspective map.
Ulysses S. Grant, 1872.
Original Ulysses S. Grant signed appointment document, commissioning Charles Adams as the "Agent for the Indians of the Los Pinos Agency," Colorado Territory. Presidential document, Ulysses S. Grant, signed by Grant in the lower right-hand corner; and, by C. Delano, Secretary of the Interior.
Charles Adams was one of the son-in-laws of Colorado Territorial Governor Edward McCook. Adams was not only significant in arresting Al Packer, a miner accused of committing cannibalism, but Adam was also critical in rescuing the women abducted in the Meeker Massacre. Adams was also an acquaintance of Otto Mears, who also served as Indian Agent at Los Pinos.
United States seal in lower left-hand corner.
Important Colorado Territory document.
Document dimensions: 19-3/4 inches by 15 inches.
Condition: very good to near fine condition, although previously folded; clean and vibrant.
Thick bond paper.
Genre: Colorado Territory, Indian Agent, Los Pinos Agency, Meeker Massacre, Colorado Territorial Governor Edward McCook, Al Packer, Otto Mears
Richard Feynman, New York and London/W.W. Norton/1985.
Autograph of one of the most important and influential physicists of the 20th century: Nobel Prize Winner, Richard P. Feynman.
Richard Feynman was one of the world's greatest theoretical physicists and an early explorer in the universe of quantum electrodynamics. He was one of the youngest physicists in the Manhattan Project and a Nobel Prize winner. And even though he was an outstanding physics professor -- his aura still resonates in the halls of Cal-Tech -- as well as a prolific author, he shied away from signing books and manuscripts. But, Dennis Mark managed to acquire this highly sought after inscription on the book.
Published by W.W. Norton & Company, New York and London, 1985, first edition, second printing. Dust jacket in very good plus to near fine condition: just a slight shade of fading on spine; no tears or fraying. Gold print on cloth spine bright with no wear. Book binding strong; pages clean. Exceptional copy of this book, especially since it is inscribed by Prof. Feynman.
Note on the scarcity of Richard Feynman signatures. Signed and/or inscribed copies of this book are particularly scarce because Feynman did not comprehend why individuals wanted to collect autographs, especially those of scientists. He is supposed to have asked a collector to explain why anyone would indulge in such an odd hobby; of another, Feynman wrote, "I'm sorry to inform you that I do not send autographs," and then, ironically, Feynman signed the letter. Requests for Feynman's signature were routinely relegated to his secretary, who returned a printed card firmly stating that "Professor Feynman refuses all requests for autographs." And thus, since Richard Feynman's death (1988), his signature has become a legendary scarcity. However, it is his discoveries and leadership in physics, advances in quantum electrodynamics, enthralling university lectures, and exceptional personality, that makes his signature valuable.
350 pages, indexed
Genre: Physics, nuclear physics, astrophysics, mathematics, Cal-Tech, inscribed science book, famous physicist, Manhattan Project, Nobel Prize winner.