Apollo 11: American Space Pioneers

Apollo 11: American Space Pioneers

March 06, 2019

The 1960's in the United States were an influential time for space exploration. The Space Race against the Soviet Union encouraged dynamic and monumental space advancements. The Apollo 11 expedition was the world's first successful landing of a man on the moon, which lives on in infamy. Read more and browse space material here.

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After Remington: Bronze Sculptures Inspired by the Wild West

After Remington: Bronze Sculptures Inspired by the Wild West

February 27, 2019

Frederic Sackrider Remington was an American painter, illustrator, sculptor, and writer who specialized in depictions of the American Old West. He specifically concentrated his works on scenes from the last quarter of the 19th century in the Western U.S., featuring American Indians, cowboys, the U.S. Calvary, and other symbols of Western culture. His art provides a glimpse at western art and culture with a dynamic twist.

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Black History Month

Black History Month

February 13, 2019

Every February we celebrate African-American history and culture with Black History Month. Read about the origins of the tradition and browse Black History Month collection pieces on this week's blog.

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The Bellamy Eagle

The Bellamy Eagle

January 23, 2019

John Haley Bellamy’s iconic style of carving eagles became so well known that they soon were labeled the “Bellamy Eagle.” They were highly prized for their quality and attention to detail. Bellamy’s eagles were intricately carved in a stylistic manner, to show each individual feather and crease. Even after the height of his career, the Bellamy style continued to be carved as a popular way to depict eagle decor.

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A Woman's Touch: How Women Impacted the War Efforts

A Woman's Touch: How Women Impacted the War Efforts

January 16, 2019

Hundreds of thousands of men risked their lives to support the war efforts in both world wars. Yet, what was a woman’s role in all of this? With men gone off to fight, the women and the children that stayed back were often left to fend for themselves, and for the country that their family members swore to protect. Rather than sit and wait, women took up important roles during World Wars I and II.

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The James Bond Series

The James Bond Series

January 02, 2019

The James Bond series was written by British author Ian Fleming during the middle of the 20th century. Ever since the first release of Casino Royale, the franchise has been exceedingly successful with adaptations for television, film, radio, and games. Here, we delve deeper into Fleming's Bond and showcase newly available first edition books from the popular spy series.

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How to Care for Your Leather

How to Care for Your Leather

December 12, 2018

Tough and rugged leather has been a fashion choice for centuries. This martial of our ancestors is used in clothes, shoes, and other decorative accessories. While it’s commonly tough as nails, leather is in fact skin and needs to be cared for as such.  So, it’s crucial to practice consistent leather care to keep your leather goods looking like new, or the rugged used-but-not-too-used look that you’re aiming for. Here, we give some of our tips for quality leather care!

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The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

November 28, 2018

Join us in celebrating this holiday season with Americana antiques and one-of-a-kind offerings! Enjoy one-stop-shopping at The Great Republic-- perfect for all members of your family, work colleagues, and close friends! We’ve hand selected the items that we know will wow. Read through our Ultimate Gift Guide for holiday shopping ideas, and even purchase them with one ‘click’ right here on our website! 

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The Story of the First Thanksgiving

The Story of the First Thanksgiving

November 21, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving! This year, Thanksgiving Day falls on November 22nd, but the holiday has been celebrated since centuries earlier. In the early 17th century, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared a fall harvest feast. To this day, this is considered to be the ‘first Thanksgiving’ celebration. For centuries, days of thanks were commemorated throughout colonies and states. In 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, the day of celebration was made a national holiday by President Abraham Lincoln, forming the holiday we know and love today.

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A Texan Holiday: Our Newest Pop-Up

A Texan Holiday: Our Newest Pop-Up

November 14, 2018

Who’s ready for the holidays? To start your shopping, stop by our newest holiday pop-up shop located in Highland Park Village in Dallas, Texas. Our professional staff is prepared to assist you in finding the perfect holiday gifts for your loved ones. Take a look at some of the exquisite offerings available at the pop-up now until December 31st!

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This Just In: Shop Our New Collection

This Just In: Shop Our New Collection

November 07, 2018

We’ve got some great new items! New collection items such as wallets, leather gloves, and bow ties make great gifts. Or, treat yourself to these luxury goods!

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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2018

Today is the day of trick-or-treating and spooky stories-- Happy Halloween! On this Halloween, take a journey through spooky and surreal stories from the masterminds of Halloween themselves; Edgar Allan Poe and Mary Shelley. Both of these famous authors have left their mark on the horror and science fiction genre of literature with works such as The Tell-Tale Heart, The Raven, and Frankenstein. Continue reading to learn more about these famous authors of mystery and macabre.

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