Lot 620. Late 19th Century and Early 20th Century Cincinnati and Kentucky Sheet Music. Three pieces of sheet music focus on Kentucky, and two, Cincinnati. Kentucky: 1. “Kentucky Belles,” H. F. Yaunt, 1898, p-f. 2. “Just a Dream of Old Kentucky,” William Schmitt, 1919, vg+. 3. “In Kentucky Where There’s Sunshine All the Time,” H. J. Fickley, g-vg. Cincinnati: Both pieces of sheet music connected to Cincinnati have a retail business connection: 1. “The Fair Two Step,” Grace M. Bolen, 1898. This song commemorates the “fall opening of the new and enlarged Fair,” a retail center. G-vg. And 2. “Onward Cincinnati: I’m Mighty Proud of My Home Town,” Tommie Milet, 1928. Vg-ex. The Kroger Grocery & Baking Co. published this song “in the interest of Greater Cincinnati.”
Winning Bid $10
Lot 621. Late 19th and Early 20th Century Sheet Music with Racial Caricatures and Stereotypes. The racial exaggerations and distortions are evident in the titles, lyrics, artwork or some combination of the three. Chronologically, the songs are: 1. “Whole Stole de Ham?” by J. B. Herbert, 1895, p-f with a 3” tear, smaller tears and edge chips. This sheet music may have been a portfolio of three songs; the two others are not present. 2. “A Cakeless Cakewalk,” C.J. Wolcott, 1900, front cover separated from pages and has a 4” tear and chips, back page missing, p. 3. “Silks and Rags,” Fred Stone, 1901, covers loose, g-vg, displays decently. 4. “Old Black Joe,” Louis A. Drumheller, 1906, covers loose, g. 5. “Coal Black Mammy,” Laddie Cliff, 1921, name on cover, g-vg. 6-7. “Denison’s Minstrel Opening Choruses and Finales,” 1921, and “Plantation Song,” 1922, both by Jeff Branen, covers only. And 8. “Piccaninny Picnic,” Moissaye Boguslawski, 1936, ex.
Winning Bid $10
Lot 622. Vintage Sheet Music – “K-K-K-Katy,” the Dionne Quints, “Alice in Wonderland,” Etc. Fifteen pieces of varied sheet music from the late 19th and early 20th centuries are in this collection. The cover for the sheet music of one of the more familiar songs has a boxing theme. “You’re the Cream in My Coffee,” published in 1928, was written by B. G. DeSylva, Lew Brown and Ray Henderson for the musical comedy “Hold Everything!” The sheet music is vg+ to ex. Baseball has a connection to the 1913 song “Daddy Has a Sweetheart and Mother is Her Name” by Gene Buck and Dave Stamper. The back cover promotes the song “Those Ragtime Melodies” performed by vaudevillians Rube Marquard, the future Hall of Fame pitcher, and his wife, Blossom Seeley. The covers are almost separated; otherwise, vg. Geoffrey O’Hara wrote the 1918 song “K-K-K-Katy.” The sheet music, which is f-g with a 2” tear, is smaller than standard “to conserve paper during the War.” Born in 1934, the Dionne Quintuplets were the first known to survive infancy. They received extensive media coverage, and Gordon V. Thompson wrote a song for them, “Quintuplets’ Lullaby (Fifty Chubby Tiny Toes).” The 1935 sheet music, which pictures the quints, is vg with a center fold. Lewis Carroll’s popular fantasy inspired “Alice in Wonderland,” a novelty fox trot, by Charles Tobias and others, 1933, vg, spine split. The growing role of aviation prompted the 1919 song “Wait Till You Get Them in the Air, Boys” by Albert von Tilzer, who wrote the music for “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” and Lew Brown. Evidence of a small area of pencil writing erased from the front; otherwise, ex. Other more familiar tunes are “Shuffle Off to Buffalo,” Al Dubin and Harry Warren, 1932, vg, and “That Old Gang of Mine,” Billy Rose and Mort Dixon, 1923, p. “The People’s Choice March or Two Step” has a portrait of William McKinley on the cover. Harry C. Eldridge wrote the song, 1896, covers detached, otherwise vg. The other songs are: “Boy’s Brigade Grand March,” A.C. Williams, p-f; “By the Beautiful Sea,” Harold R. Atteridge, 1914, g+ to vg; “Gentle Billows,” A. T. Cramer, 1882, f+ to g; “Honey Lou,” Ford and Glenn, 1927, g+; and “Once in A Lifetime of Years,” by Stanley Drewes, et. al., 1927, g-vg. Also, “My Favorite Songs” by John Charles Thomas, 1945, ex-m. Sponsored by Westinghouse Electric, this publication has six songs.
Winning Bid $25
Lot 623. 1960s Political Memorabilia – Kennedy Button, Johnson and Humphrey Pennants, Etc. A 3” pinback with his image commemorates the Jan. 20, 1961 inauguration of President John F. Kennedy. Ex-m. A full-sized 1964 red and blue on white pennant encourages citizens to “Vote for Lyndon B. Johnson for President.” Ex+. Hubert Humphrey and Edmund Muskie were the Democrats’ candidates for President and Vice-President in 1968; a 19.5” white and black on blue pennant has a photo of both candidates. Ex. A full issue of the June 6, 1968 “New Orleans States-Item” reports the assassination of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. Vg with somewhat brittle paper.
Winning Bid $25
Lot 624. Photos of Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie and an Early 1900s Band. In one photo, Basie poses at his piano, and in another, Gillespie plays his unusual trumpet, with the bell bent upward at a 45-degree angle. Each of these 8” x 10” black & white photos is matted and framed to 11.5” x 13.5”. They may be originals, but we can’t guarantee it. An 11” x 14” reproduction b&w photo shows a five-man band posed with drums, a guitar and various saxophones. The photo is matted and framed to 14.5” x 17.25”. The photos are nm.
Winning Bid $10
Lot 625. Reba McEntire Poster from Broadway’s 1999 “Annie Get Your Gun.” The country music star filled the role of Annie Oakley from Jan. 26 through June 22, 2001. She has had 40 No. 1 country music singles, 14 No. 1 albums and starred in two TV series. The 16.5” x 23.5” color poster, which is framed, shows McEntire as Annie and displays her facsimile autograph below a this greeting: “Hope you had a ‘rip-roaring’ time! Love.” Ex-m to nm. The back of the frame contains information on the production, including the photos and biographical sketches of cast members.
Winning Bid $10
Lot 627. Comic Poster for the 1996 Documentary “The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story.” Wonderful, large poster featuring 18 black & white celebrity caricatures by the famous artist. In a life that spanned 1903-2003, he drew virtually every important entertainment figure of the 20the century. The poster includes drawings of Marilyn Monroe, Jerry Lewis, Louis Armstrong, Barbara Streisand, the Marx Brothers, the “Honeymooners” and Hirschfeld himself. It is in a 29” x 42” frame and is nm-m.
Winning Bid $25
Lot 628. Annora Spence “Two Ladies in a Car” Framed Poster. A British artist born in 1963, Spence tends to create paintings with eccentric characters and animals and place them in comic settings. She has exhibited extensively in the UK and elsewhere, and her paintings and prints are in private and corporate collections throughout the world. Even if the women in this poster print were not British, they likely would have little chance of being elected U.S. President. After all, the dog atop the car isn’t even in a windshield-wiper-equipped carrier! The image area of this red, white, blue and green poster is 23” x 35”, and the framed size is 28.75” x 40.5”. The poster, framed with Plexiglas that makes it less expensive to ship, is entertainingly nm-m and ready for display!
Winning Bid $30
Lot 629. Battle of Gettysburg 140th N.Y. Volunteer Infantry Lithograph by John William Wagner. On July 2, 1863 at Gettysburg, New York’s 140th Volunteer Infantry played a critical role in preventing Confederate troops from capturing Little Round Top. As Confederate forces advanced, Col. Patrick Henry O’Rorke, who graduated first in his class at West Point, led the 140th down a hill in a counterattack. “Down this way, boys!” he called to his soldiers. He was shot and killed, but his men helped to keep Little Round Top in Union hands. Col. O’Rorke is at the center of artwork by Wagner, a Rochester artist who worked with Civil War historian Brian Bennett to ensure the accuracy of his painting. Published in 2001, the litho is titled “Give Me a Regiment.” In it, O’Rorke is flanked by his friend, Gen. Gouverneur K. Warren, Lt. Washington Roebling, Capt. Milo Starks and 1st Lt. Porter Farley. Measuring approximately 19.5” x 28” with a 15.5” x 26” image, the lithograph is nm-m to mint, double-matted and framed to 25” x 35.25”, and signed by Wagner. A Certificate of Authenticity is adhered to the back of the print, #35 of only 200. The print is a companion to Lot 630.
Winning Bid $40
Lot 630. “Down This Way, Boys!” Lithograph Depicting July 2, 1863 Battle of Gettysburg Action. This 1995 artwork by John William Wagner is a companion to Lot 629. A Rochester artist, Wagner was commissioned by the Col. Patrick H. O’Rorke Historical Society to create the painting used to produce this lithography. O’Rorke was among the fallen heroes at Gettysburg. On July 2, 1863, with a call of “Down this way, boys,” O’Rorke led New York’s 140th Volunteer Infantry in a downhill charge in an effort to stop Confederate forces advancing toward capturing Little Round Top. The 140th was successful, but O’Rorke, who graduated first in his West Point class, lost his life. To ensure the accuracy of his painting of O’Rorke and the 140th, Wagner worked with Brian Bennett, a Civil War historian. The full-color lithograph is approximately 22” x 29” with a 16.5” x 24.75” image area. Signed by Wagner, it is nm-m and double-matted and framed without glass to 26” x 34”. Besides O’Rorke, the print, #65 of 500, shows Sgt. Major J. R. Campbell, Capt Milo Starks and 1st Lt. Porter Farley. A Certificate of Authenticity is on the back of the lithograph.
Winning Bid $40
Lot 632. Reproduction of a 1940 Poster Promoting Blatz Old Heidelberg Beer. Framed to 19” x 42.5” with Plexiglas instead of glass, this poster served as a conversation piece in a Rochester restaurant for at least two decades. Ex-m poster; the frame has several drilled holes where screws were used to hang the poster. The Blatz Brewing Co. was in business in Milwaukee from 1851-1959, when Pabst Brewing Co. bought the brand. Miller Brewing Co. now makes Blatz Beer under contract to Pabst.
Winning Bid $20
Lot 634. Reproduction 1930s Cloverdale Ginger Ale, Mineral Water and Lith-a-Limes Ad Poster. This colorful advertising poster, framed to 31” x 43”, features excellent graphics. The Cloverdale Spring Company sprang from the discovery of an underground mineral spring near Newville, PA, in 1865. Initially named “Cloverdale Spring,” it was renamed “Lithia Spring” based on the erroneous idea that it contained lithium salts. The Cloverdale Spring Company soon began bottling Lithia Spring Water, and then moved to producing ginger ale, lime sodas and sarsaparilla. In 1961, Allegheny Pepsi Bottling Co. bought the local company. The advertising poster is ex-m and covered with Plexiglas, which makes it lighter for shipping than glass would. It hung in a Rochester restaurant for at least two decades.
Winning Bid $20