The inaugural fair at historic Union Station. Highlights from our list include the archive of a prominent Southwest Mexican-American mutual aid society; an archive of materials on an early Hollywood labor strike; the first Mexican cook book (and the American Spanish-language edition of the same); a group of Chinese-Cuban indentures; the archive of a California woman Spiritualist; and more. Enjoy!
Our third printed catalogue offers seventy-five items. Highlights include the archive of a teacher in 19th-century Montana; several foundational Texas broadsides; a photographic archive from the Philippine-American War; the first book printed in Key West; an array of African Americana; and more. Enjoy!
We have been cataloguing up a storm this summer, and we’re pleased to present this list of thirty, freshly-catalogued new acquisitions. Highlights include an African-American business directory from Columbus, Ohio; an extensive California quicksilver mining archive; a 19th-century Cuban manuscript on agricultural renewal, illustrated with maps; an illustrated Mexican manual on animal husbandry; an amazing archive of letters written from early Republic Texas; and a mammoth Jackson photo of the Great Falls of the Yellowstone. Enjoy!
Anyone who knows Joe knows that he’s crazy for panoramas. As a result, we have quite a few in inventory, and we’ve finally put together a list of them for your shopping pleasure. This list has twenty panoramic offerings, from advertisements to military troupes to an album of elegant vacation photos. Enjoy!
Our latest list contains thirty items related to business, trade, industry, and commerce. These range from an 18th-century document on the Triangle Trade to a massive photographic archive of 20th-century mining and smelting. Other highlights include an important visual archive of a business empire in Alaska at the turn of the century; several items relating to Black-owned businesses; business directories and promotional materials, and more. Enjoy!
Our list for the 2023 Spring VBF includes a diverse mix of materials. Highlights include a manuscript documenting a Chinese Cuban mutual aid society; the archive of a Mormon family; a photograph album showing the aftermath of the Galveston Hurricane; a phonograph record of two suffrage speeches; a handsome work on Uruguayan horse racing; choice pieces of Texana, African Americana, and much more. Enjoy!
Our list for the fair this year contains an eclectic mix of materials, per usual. Highlights include a fascinating archive of 19th-century Native American photographs; a handful of rare prints relating to the Champs d'Asile colony in Texas; an elaborate photo portrait celebrating the 13th Amendment; a pair of rare Japanese internment yearbooks from Arkansas; a first-hand manuscript account of the French Intervention in Mexico; an early Texas Republic archive; several U.S.-Spanish language imprints; a manuscript ledger from a Hawaiian sugar plantation, written in Japanese, as well as a handful of printed works on the Japanese in Hawaii; as well as other archives, rare imprints, and unusual unique materials.
Our latest list comprises twenty-five items of Western Americana spread across the region from Alaska to California to Arkansas. Subject emphases include African Americana, Texas, and the unique and interesting. Highlights include a collection of Japanese-American studio photographs from California; an archive of Kansas land speculation with an unrecorded map; an archive of Texas real estate centered on Galveston; an unrecorded African-American masonic work from Iowa; and much more. Enjoy!