We Struck Gold! The Anniversary of the Gold Rush

We Struck Gold! The Anniversary of the Gold Rush

January 21, 2020

The California Gold Rush began on January 24, 1848 when a small gold nugget was uncovered at Sutter’s Mill; that’s 172 years ago! The Gold Rush gave way to an economic boom with an influx of wealth and an increase in the state’s population. It is reported that a grand total of $2 billion worth of gold and other precious metals were extracted from California during the years of the Gold Rush. Learn more about this fascinating time in history and discover some of our neat pieces celebrating California!

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Discover the World with Vintage Travel Posters

Discover the World with Vintage Travel Posters

January 14, 2020

We love vintage posters! They provide a colorful snapshot in history no matter what they advertise. One of the most influential poster types from American history is the travel poster, which was produced as an advertisement for national or international travel. Learn more about these fun ads on this week’s blog!

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Flashback to the Roaring Twenties

Flashback to the Roaring Twenties

January 08, 2020

Happy New Year! We have so much in store for the new year, and to kick it off we are celebrating 2020 with a flashback to the Roaring Twenties! Shop original antiques from the 1920s.

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The History Behind the 13 Stars

The History Behind the 13 Stars

December 31, 2019

Read about the origin of the 13-star flag and the purpose it held throughout American history; today in our newest blog!

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The Art of Bookbinding

The Art of Bookbinding

December 18, 2019

As a part of the preservation of our rare book offerings, we partner with one of North America’s leading hand binderies: Felton Bookbinding. This week, read more about the process of bookbinding and see exactly what goes into the beautiful rare books that we offer every day.

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Collaborating with American Crafters: Clayton & Crume

Collaborating with American Crafters: Clayton & Crume

December 11, 2019

We love collaborating with great American artisans. When our love for history comes together with passionate American makers, there is no limit to what we can create. This week, we are highlighting one of our newest partnerships with Clayton & Crume. Learn more about this interesting and daring company in this week’s blog.

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Our Holiday Gift Guide

Our Holiday Gift Guide

December 04, 2019

The holidays are upon us! Whether your winter season is spent with oodles of family or at home by the fire, the holidays are a time of joy and warmth! We love celebrating with unique gifts for the whole family. Delve deeper into our Holiday Gift Guide (out now!) in this week’s blog.

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A Look into The White House Cook Book

A Look into The White House Cook Book

November 21, 2019

With Thanksgiving in mind, we are highlighting our informative 1887 White House Cook Book. Whether you like a traditional chicken pot pie or you crave a more daring ox-tail soup, this cookbook provides a how-to for any successful meal.

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Celebrate Veterans

Celebrate Veterans

November 13, 2019

This week, we celebrate veterans by highlighting war bond posters and other military memorabilia! Shop our wide collection of historical military items and celebrate the veterans in your life.

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Collaborating with American Crafters: Vortic Watch Company

Collaborating with American Crafters: Vortic Watch Company

November 05, 2019

In honor of Veteran’s Day and to celebrate our nation’s military, Vortic Watch Company announced a partnership with the non-profit group The Veteran Watchmakers Initiative. Their aim? To bring an exclusive watch honoring Veterans and military personnel to the market. This watch series is named the Military Edition, and it is being exclusively sold at The Great Republic.

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John James Audubon

John James Audubon

October 30, 2019

John James Audubon’s depictions of American bird species are among the most collected and referenced depictions in the world. Discover more about those prints in today’s blog post. 

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The History of the Baseball World Series

The History of the Baseball World Series

October 23, 2019

The baseball World Series is one of the most celebrated events in U.S. history. Baseball fans and sport lovers alike come together to celebrate the excitement that is the World Series. Discover more in this week’s blog.

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