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c1916? Framed photograph. Photograph is approximately 7 inches by 9 inches. It is black and white. It is in a sealed frame with a silver colored border. The glass and frame are in good condition, but there are a few scratches and signs of wear. The frame measures approximately 8 inches by 10.5 inches. The picture is resting on a blue backing material. The image background is one seen in many of the photos of the Romanov daughters, with a portion of a large frame of a picture at the upper right. This image shows three of the daughters seated at a table with one daughter standing. There is an open book on the table and the standing figure is looking down at it, and the three seated daughters are looking toward the camera. The four girls are in long white dresses. There is a vase with flowers on the left side of the table. There is an urn or vase on a table in front of the large painting, to the right of the seated figures. No examples of this specific image has been located through repeated internet searches! Some photos found on line do show the chair and the table seen in this photograph.
c1901. Other. Height is approximately 7.5 inches. Maximum width is approximately 4.25 inches. Maximum depth is approximately 3.5 inches. There are small chips at the left eyebrow, nose, left rear corner at the base and bottom edge of the torso where the figure 'morphs' into the pedestal/base. Some dirt and some scratches on the back noted The material used has not specifically identified but may be resin or plaster. A large number of images of busts and statutes of President McKinley were reviewed on the internet and no identical match was identified. The key distinguishing feature that separates this bust from the images reviewed is that most other images the President is looking straight forward. This bust has the President gazing slightly to his left. Additionally, many contemporary busts have him wearing a scarf, which is not present here. A further distinguishing feature is the shape and way presented of his characteristic bow-tie. There is no indication of who the sculptor may have been. McKinley's biographer H. Wayne Morgan remarks that McKinley died the most beloved president in history. According to Gould, "The nation experienced a wave of genuine grief at the news of McKinley's passing." The nation focused its attention on the casket that first lay in the East Room of the Executive Mansion and then laid in state in the Capitol before being transported to Canton by train. Approximately 100,000 people passed by the open casket in the Capitol Rotunda, many having waited hours in the rain. In Canton, an equal number did the same at the Stark County Courthouse on September 18.
Pittsburgh, PA [?]: McKee Glass Company [?], c1901. Other. RARE. Oval shape, with two nail holes, midpoint on right and left sides. Width is approximately 4 inches at widest point. Height is approximately 6.5 inches at tallest point. Rear side is flat. Front has a raised image of William McKinley standing. To his left is "Born 1843" and to his right is "Died 1901". Has some wear. This is believed to have been a contemporary mourning item. William McKinley (January 29, 1843 – September 14, 1901) was the 25th president of the United States, serving from 1897 until his assassination in 1901. As a politician he led a realignment that made his Republican Party largely dominant in the industrial states and nationwide until the 1930s. He presided over victory in the Spanish–American War of 1898; gained control of Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Philippines and Cuba; restored prosperity after a deep depression; rejected the monetary policy of free silver, keeping the nation on the gold standard; and raised protective tariffs to boost American industry and keep wages high. McKinley was the last president to have served in the American Civil War; he was the only one to begin his service as an enlisted man, and end as a brevet major. His achievements were cut short when he was fatally shot on September 6, 1901, by Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist. McKinley was succeeded by Vice President Theodore Roosevelt. As an innovator of American interventionism and pro-business sentiment, McKinley is ranked as an above-average president, although his takeover of the Philippines is often criticized as an act of imperialism. His popularity was soon overshadowed by Roosevelt's.
Aurora, IL: Caroline House Publishers, Inc., 1981. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 128 pages. Frontis illustration. Illustrations. DJ has wear, soiling, tears and chips. Bill Adler, who pursued his goal of conceptualizing, writing, editing, compiling and marketing hundreds of books — prompting one magazine to anoint him “the most fevered mind” in publishing. Mr. Adler achieved early success by collecting and publishing letters children had written to President John F. Kennedy. He followed up with children’s letters to Smokey Bear, Santa Claus, Vice President Spiro T. Agnew and President Obama, among many others. He helped popularize novels written by political, entertainment and sports celebrities, supplying ghostwriters and even plots. He signed up beauty queens to write diet and exercise books. As an agent, his clients included Ronald and Nancy Reagan, Howard Cosell, Mike Wallace and Ralph Nader. Mr. Adler was best known for his own titles. In 1969, he compiled “The Wit & Humor of Richard Nixon” and in 1981, "The Reagan Wit."
New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1947. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xii, 564 pages. Illustrations. References. Bibliography. Index. No DJ present. Paul Angle, the noted Lincoln scholar, selected passages from the works on contemporaries, later biographers, and even Lincoln himself, to form a composite portrait of one of the wisest and most beloved American presidents. These passages, interwoven by Angle's running commentary, blend into a single vivid narrative of Lincoln's life, from his boyhood in Indiana to his assassination and funeral. The Lincoln Reader has long been considered the most definitive, complete, and authentic retelling of the life of Abraham Lincoln. The Lincoln Reader is a biography written by sixty-five authors. From their writings one hundred seventy-nine selections have been chosen and arranged to form an integrated narrative. Great names in Lincoln biography--Carl Sandberg, Ida M. Tarbell, Lord Charnwood, Albert J. Beveridge, William H. Herndon, John G. Nicolay, and John Hay--stand out prominently; others, like James G. Randall and Benjamin P. Thomas, are better know to scholars than to the general public. Quite a few whose writings appear here have been forgotten by almost everyone, and at lest two who wrote contemporary new stories which Angle included have never emerged from anonymity. Some of Lincoln's own writings have notable biographical significance.
Washington, DC: Central Intelligence Agency, Center for the Study of Intelligence, 2000. 45th Anniversary Issue. Wraps. Format is approximately 8.5 inches by 11 inches. viii, 211,  pages and rear cover. Wraps. Illustrations. This issue includes Selected Unclassified and Declassified Articles, 1955-1999. Studies in Intelligence is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal on intelligence that is published by the Center for the Study of Intelligence, a group within the United States Central Intelligence Agency. It contains both classified and unclassified articles on the methodology and history of the field of intelligence gathering. The journal was established by Sherman Kent in 1955. According to Kent, intelligence "has developed a recognized methodology; it has developed a vocabulary; it has developed a body of theory and doctrine; it has elaborate and refined techniques. It now has a large professional following. What it lacks is a literature.... The most important service that such a literature performs is the permanent recording of our new ideas and experiences."
Philadelphia, PA: J. C. McCurty & Co., 1881. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xvi-760,  pages. Frontis illustration. Illustrations. One illustration appears to be missing (at page 217/8). Page 219/20 disbound but present. Signature of pages 651 through 658 disbound but present. List of illustrations has several errors as to where the illustrations appear in the text. Boards weak and nearly separated from the text. Some page foxing and staining. Some page edge tears. Corner of rear cover chipped. A thoroughly disreputable copy. The author was the Managing Editor of The American.
New York: Vantage Press, 1976. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. xxi, , 225,  pages. Illustrations. Scenes and Cast of Characters. Bibliography. Inscribed and dated by the author on the fep. John Wilkes Booth (May 10, 1838 – April 26, 1865) was an American actor who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., on April 14, 1865. A member of the prominent, 19th-century Booth theatrical family from Maryland, and a famous actor in his own right, Booth was also a Confederate sympathizer who, denouncing President Lincoln, lamented the recent abolition of slavery in the United States. Originally, Booth and his small group of conspirators had plotted to kidnap Lincoln, but they later agreed to murder him as well as Vice President Andrew Johnson and Secretary of State William H. Seward, likewise to aid the Confederate cause. Although its Army of Northern Virginia had surrendered four days earlier, Booth believed that the War remained unresolved because the army of General Joseph E. Johnston continued fighting.