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Symbols of Revolution: Liberty Poles & Caps

Symbols of Revolution: Liberty Poles & Caps

Symbols of Revolution: Liberty Poles & Caps
18th century

Symbols of Revolution: Liberty Poles & Caps

The small peaked hat, known as a Liberty Cap or Phrygian Cap, became a symbol of resistance to British rule and taxation among early colonists. Liberty poles were another form of resistance, a larg...

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Connecting the West with the Pony Express
1860s

Connecting the West with the Pony Express

Illustrated by American artist Kermit Oliver, “The Pony Express” silk scarf design was first issued by Hermès in 1993. Known for incorporating western themes and Native American iconography into hi...

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Grosset & Dunlap: Book Publishers for the Masses and Film Buffs Alike
19th Century

Grosset & Dunlap: Book Publishers for the Masses and Film Buffs Alike

In 1914, theAmerican book publishing company of Grosset & Dunlap publishers their first photoplay. Today, these vintage photoplay editions are tracked down by film buffs, bibliophiles, and book...

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First Blow for Liberty
1775

First Blow for Liberty

The Battles of Lexington and Concord were fought on April 19, 1775, and were the first official battles of the American Revolutionary War. New to our collection is this hand-colored engraving title...

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Thomas Crawford's "Statue of Freedom"
19th Century

Thomas Crawford's "Statue of Freedom"

Thomas Crawford’s iconic bronze “Statue of Freedom” sits high atop the nation’s Capitol building. Standing at a height of 19 feet 6 inches tall, this colossal allegorical statue serves as a symbol...

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A Civil War Drum
19th Century

A Civil War Drum

The outbreak of the war created a new and enormous demand for percussion instruments. Drums were invaluable communication devices from officers to their infantry soldiers. In addition to maintainin...

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Civil War Memoirs
19th Century

Civil War Memoirs

In the 1880's, several Civil War memoirs were published for an eager public, desperate to make sense of the conflict. The best-selling Civil War memoirs were those of prominent Union generals, like...

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2023 Holiday Gift Guides: Our Favorite Stocking Stuffers
19th Century

2023 Holiday Gift Guides: Our Favorite Stocking Stuffers

We've rounded up our favorite stocking stuffers and small gifts. Beautifully crafted leather goods, antique finds, pocket flasks, sparkly jewelry, winter essentials, and more- these are the perfect...

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New In: Stunning 19th Century Family Bible
19th Century

New In: Stunning 19th Century Family Bible

In the late 19th century, to counter the popularity of cheaper, popular dime novels, several publishers sought to elevate the book back to a piece of artistry that would be cherished for generation...

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Washington's Horse Blueskin
18th century

Washington's Horse Blueskin

Blueskin was one of Washington’s two primary mounts during the Revolutionary War. The horse was a half-Arabian, sired by the stallion "Ranger,” and a gift to Washington from Colonel Benjamin Tasker...

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