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March Staff Picks

George Washington Signed Military Discharge Collage
"This is an impressive Revolutionary War discharge document boldly signed by General George Washington himself and dated June 10, 1783. The document discharges Corporal Dix, who served in the 3rd Connecticut Regiment for six years and received the Badge of Military Merit. Recognition for a job well done, this signed document is a remarkable piece of early American history."
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Amelia Earhart Signed FDC Collage
"This is a stunning autograph collage celebrating the first woman to fly solo nonstop across the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart. The collage features a signed First Day Postal Cover that honors her flight as “America’s First Lady of the Air, First Woman to Fly the Atlantic Alone.” An incredible piece of American and women's history, this signed cover is framed along with black and white photos of Earhart in a custom archival frame."
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Abraham Lincoln Signed Military Commission, Dated September 9 1861
"The original commission was signed by President Lincoln on September 9, 1861 and assigns Second Lieutenant Joseph Audenned to the famed 1st Regiment of the U.S. Cavalry. The First Cavalry was an instrumental part of the Union’s advancements into Confederate territory. Organized by an act of Congress in 1861, most of the cavalry fought in the Peninsula Campaign in Virginia but also played a major role on the Rapidan Line, the Raid of Richmond, and Sheridan’s advancement through the Shenandoah Valley."
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Marine: The Life of Chesty Puller by Burke Davis, Signed and Inscribed by Chesty Puller, First Edition, 1962
"This is a first edition biography of Chesty Puller, signed and inscribed by Puller and dated August 10, 1962. Puller was the most decorated Marine in American history, being awarded two Navy Crosses and one Army Distinguished Service Cross. Puller was revered for his tough spirit, known to often forego the luxuries that came with his higher rank to eat, march, and sleep like his men. This book makes the perfect gift to an active duty or retired Marine. "
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New Arrival! George Washington Signed Discharge Document

New Arrival! George Washington Signed Discharge Document

Perhaps one of the most desirable pieces of antique Americana is an authentic signature from first president George Washington. We at The Great Republic were able to acquire an incredible document,...

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Our Favorites for Women's History Month

Our Favorites for Women's History Month

Every March, we take the time to recognize all that women have done to shape the United States and the world with Women’s History Month.

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Tracking the Transcontinental Railroad

Tracking the Transcontinental Railroad

Tracking down the transcontinental railroad's construction throughout the mid-19th-century, this blog provides an overview of the 1862 Pacific Railroad Act and the effects it had on the new America...

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The Story Behind this Iconic Margaret Bourke-White Photograph
20th Century

The Story Behind this Iconic Margaret Bourke-White Photograph

In April 1952, Life ran a twelve page article with Margaret Bourke-White’s photographs, entitled, “A New Way To Look At the U.S.: Camera and helicopter give an exalted view of the land.” From her u...

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42 Stars: An Unofficial Flag

42 Stars: An Unofficial Flag

One of our most recent new arrivals in the shop is this beautiful 42-star American flag. The 42-star flag celebrates Washington statehood, even though the 42-star flag was not an official flag vari...

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