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Vol. 5, Iss. 7: Ready for Display

4/14/2014
 
 

 

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Ready for Display

Framed documents and relics are attention getters, whether in an office or at home. As you might imagine, University Archives has numerous framed items prominently displayed on our walls from eye level to where our walls reach vaulted ceilings. First-time visitors are in awe of the history unveiled before them. “Are these real?” And so the conversation begins…Inspire, impress and please both yourself and those who have the opportunity to see your framed displays. We make it easy – all of these documents and relics are already framed and are available at a 10% discount through April 18, 2014.
 

 

Name Maurice Sendak ID# 53953
Headline Maurice Sendak’s signed “Go Tell Aunt Rhody” from “Lullabies and Night Songs.”  
Date n.d. Price
Place n.p. $500.00
 

Name Howard Hughes ID# 56735
Headline Superb condition envelope signed by Howard Hughes, framed with a pristine American flag, both of which traveled around the world on his historic, record-breaking flight.  
Date 1938 Price
Place n.p. $7,500.00
 

Name Marie Antoinette ID# 56525
Headline Marie Antoinette ornately framed document signed, paying "...for the maintenance and food for several of our officers..."  
Date December 31, 1788 Price
Place France $25,000.00
 

Name [John F. Kennedy] ID# 55750
Headline John F. Kennedy cigar from his private collection, beautifully framed with an image of JFK enjoying a smoke! The cigar was a gift from the Philippine Ambassador  
Date n.d. Price
Place n.p. $1,800.00
 

Name Theodore Roosevelt ID# 56957
Headline Framed Display! Superb large signed etched print of Theodore Roosevelt with lengthy inscription  
Date November 4, 1916 Price
Place n.p. $3,000.00
 

Name Andy Warhol ID# 57205
Headline Signed Framed Display of Warhol’s iconic Campbell’s Tomato Soup Can  
Date n.d. Price
Place n.p. $1,800.00
 


Name Benjamin Franklin ID# 57747
Headline Benjamin Franklin grants land in Pennsylvania  
Date June 5, 1787 Price
Place Philadelphia, Pennsylvania $22,000.00
 

Name Humphrey Bogart ID# 57314
Headline Magnificent Display on attractive Warner Bros. stationery – Humphrey Bogart enjoys two of his greatest films: “The Maltese Falcon” and “The Treasure of Sierra Madre”  
Date December 20, 1954 Price
Place Burbank, California $10,000.00
 

 

Name Allen Ginsberg ID# 53127
Headline Amazing letter in which the Poet Laureate of the Beat Generation lists his “favorite musical compositions accumulated in ear/mind” – including specific works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms,“Prajnaparamita Sutra … which will turn everyone on … Hare Krishna Mantra … Fugs record on which I sang, or George Harrison’s recent ‘My Sweet Lord’ … Scott Joplin – Maple Leaf Rag … Bessie Smith … Ray Charles … Opera. Bertol Brecht / Kurt Weil Mahagony … Some Versions of Rolling Stones’ Lets Spend the Night Together,” four Beatles hits, “J. Lennon – Give Peace a Chance … Bob Dylan…”  
Date February 10, 1971 Price
Place [Cherry Valley, NY] $5,000.00
 

Name George Washington ID# 57819
Headline Magnificent George Washington display: a signature, a piece of his coat, and a lock of his hair!  
Date March 17, 1769 Price
Place Virginia $6,900.00
 

 

Name Tiger Woods ID# 55180
Headline The ultimate Tiger Woods display! A tournament-worn autographed Nike golf glove and signed British Open flag.  
Date n.d. Price
Place n.p. $9,500.00
 

 

Name King Henry VIII of England ID# 57000
Headline Early in his reign, King Henry VIII lends money to young London merchant Richard Gresham who was later present at the Tower of London for the execution of the King’s second wife, Anne Boleyn, mother of the future Queen Elizabeth I.  
Date October 25, [ca. 1510-1514] Price
Place Oxford, England $57,500.00
 

 

Name Martin Luther King ID# 57007
Headline Martin Luther King handwritten letter while in India, researching Gandhi's methods of nonviolent resistance.  
Date February 1959 Price
Place Bangladore, India $50,000.00
 

 

Name Aviation ID# 57672
Headline Fabric from the Douglas World Cruiser #2 “Chicago” – the flag plane of the first round-the-world flight – with Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum certification  
Date 1924 Price
Place n,p, $1,250.00
 

 

Name Abraham Lincoln ID# 57359
Headline The day the Civil War began with Confederate troops firing on Fort Sumter, President Abraham Lincoln appoints a United States Marshal  
Date April 12, 1861 Price
Place [Washington, D.C.] $62,500.00
 

 

Name Babe Ruth ID# 57319
Headline Spectacular Display! Inscribed signed headshot photograph of Babe Ruth matted with a 1921 image of Ruth at the old Polo Grounds as he ostensibly watches one of his record 59 home runs leave the ballpark.  
Date n.d. Price
Place n.p. $7,750.00
 

 

Name Franklin D. Roosevelt ID# 54571
Headline War Dated Photograph of President Franklin D. Roosevelt accepting a six-foot model troop-carrying Liberty ship at the White House, the S.S. John Bidwell, Calship No. 109, boldly signed by the President.  
Date n.d. Price
Place n.p. $5,500.00
 

 

Name Declaration of Independence ID# 52944
Headline Woodruff's 1819 tabloid-size lithographic broadside of the Declaration of Independence with portraits of Washington, Adams and Jefferson and the armorial bearings of the 13 original states. Exquisite!  
Date February 1819 Price
Place Philadelphia $20,000.00
 

 

Name King George VI of England ID# 51412
Headline Fabulous and ornate letter of state signed by King George VI whose struggles were depicted in the Oscar Award winning movie "The King's Speech" on his coronation after the abdication of King Edward VIII.  
Date June 11, 1937 Price
Place England $7,500.00
 

 

Name Muhammad Ali ID# 55293
Headline Framed Display! Arguably the most famous sports photograph of all time – boldly signed by Muhammad Ali!  
Date n.d. Price
Place n.p. $2,500.00
 

 

Name [Benjamin Harrison, (President)] ID# 56260
Headline Lovely framed Benjamin Harrison and Levy Morton silk campaign flag bandana.  
Date 1888 Price
Place n.p. $750.00
 

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