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26-Aug-1949 Leon Redbone 29-Aug-1915 Ingrid Bergman 31-Aug-1949 Richard Gere
26-Aug-1909 Jim Davis 29-Aug-1958 Michael Jackson 31-Aug-1924 Buddy Hackett
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DARK COMMAND MOVIE CAST - INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: WALTER PIDGEON, CLAIRE TREVOR, ROY ROGERS, JOHN "DUKE" WAYNE:

John Wayne, Roy Rogers, Walter Pidgeon and Claire Trevor sign a still from the only film in which Wayne and Rogers appeared together

Photograph signed: "John Wayne", "Walter Pidgeon" and inscribed "To Harold/Roy Rogers" and "To Harold/Best wishes/Claire Trevor". All four stars are shown in a still from the 1940 film. To capitalize on the stardom John Wayne had gained from Stagecoach (1939), Republic Pictures set out to film an A movie, and succeeded admirably. In a film which dramatized a Kansas territory beset by Quantrill's raiders before and during the Civil War, all four stars - Rogers included - deliver nuanced, convincing performances. All-American action hero JOHN "DUKE" WAYNE (1907-1979) appeared in over 250 films, primarily in war movies and Westerns. Although he had appeared in 80 low-budget films, Wayne did not become a star until 1939, when he appeared as the Ringo Kid in John Ford's Stagecoach. Read More...

Document 275111

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DARK COMMAND MOVIE CAST - INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: WALTER PIDGEON, CLAIRE TREVOR, ROY ROGERS, JOHN

 
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EDWARD JENNER - THIRD PERSON AUTOGRAPH LETTER

EDWARD JENNER - THIRD PERSON AUTOGRAPH LETTER:

The inventor of smallpox vaccination apologizes for a late visit to an ailing child.

Third Person Autograph Letter: "Dr. Jenner," 1p, 4¼x6¾. Bedford Mall, Monday Morning, no date. The English surgeon writes, in full: "Dr. Jenner presents his Compliments to Mrs Sr Barbe, and begs leave to say, as she must have thought him tardy in his visit to her Infant yesterday, that he heard nothing of her Message till after his return from Queen's Square." Edward Jenner (1749-1823) observed that dairymaids who had contracted cowpox, a relatively benign malady, were immune to later infection by smallpox. Dr. Jenner vaccinated James Phipps, a boy of eight, with matter from cowpox vesicles on the hands of a milkmaid in 1796. Several weeks later, the boy was inoculated with smallpox but did not contract the disease. Dr. Jenner published his findings in Inquiry into the Cause and Effects of the Variolae Vaccinae in 1798. In 1979, the World Health Organization announced the eradication of smallpox (except for a few laboratory samples). Jenner's method was fundamental in the fight against smallpox, and is the cornerstone of modern immunology. Read More...

Document 5076

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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN - MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT SIGNED 02/28/1786 CO-SIGNED BY: JAMES TRIMBLE:

As President of Pennsylvania (1786), Franklin signed this pay warrant for the Council door keeper.

Manuscript DS: "B Franklin Presdt." as President of Pennsylvania and "James Trimble", 1 page, 7½x4¾. Pay Warrant for Frederick Sneider "For his attendance as Door keeper to Council from the first until the twenty eighth day of February 1786 - 28 days - at 10pr - £ 14..0..0" All in the hand of Trimble who has signed next to the word "Examined". Autograph Docket signed: "J. Trimble" on verso. In full: "Frederick Sneiders/accounts/Read in Council/Febry 28th 1786/approved and an order/drawn". During the American Revolution, FREDERICK SNEIDER was in the Sixth Company of the 2nd Battalion Pennsylvania Militia. When Timothy Matlack (engrosser of the Declaration of Independence) became Secretary of the Commonwealth on March 6, 1777, JAMES TRIMBLE was appointed Deputy Secretary, or Assistant Secretary of the Supreme Executive Council. Read More...

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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN - MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT SIGNED 02/28/1786 CO-SIGNED BY: JAMES TRIMBLE

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN - MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT SIGNED 02/28/1786 CO-SIGNED BY: JAMES TRIMBLE

 
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SPACE SHUTTLE CHALLENGER - STS - 51L CREW - PRINTED PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED IN INK CO-SIGNED BY: LT. COLONEL ELLISON S.

SPACE SHUTTLE CHALLENGER - STS - 51L CREW - PRINTED PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED IN INK CO-SIGNED BY: LT. COLONEL ELLISON S. "EL" ONIZUKA, GREG JARVIS, RONALD E. McNAIR, LT. COLONEL DICK (FRANCIS R.) SCOBEE, CHRISTA McAULIFFE, JUDITH A. "JUDY" RESNIK, CAPTAIN MICHAEL J. SMITH:

This official NASA photograph is a crew photo of the ill-fated Challenger mission STS-51L, which exploded in midair on Jan. 28, 1986 and was the deadliest accident in NASA history until the destruction of the Columbia in 2003. This rare photograph contains the signatures of all seven crew members of STS-51L, who are shown in flight suits and holding their helmets.

Printed photograph signed: "Mike Smith", "Dick/Scobee", "Ron McNair", "El Onizuka", "S. Christa/McAuliffe", "Greg/Jarvis", "Judy/Resnik", color 10x8. Captioned: "Crew of Space Shuttle/Mission 51-L. This photograph is an official NASA crew photo of the ill-fated Challenger mission STS-51L. It contains the signatures of all seven crew members, including teacher Christa McAuliffe, who died when the space shuttle exploded 73 seconds after launch. Read More...

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ERNESTO "CHE" GUEVARA SERNA - BOND SIGNED 05/30/1960:

His signature on a rare Cuban bond issued in May 1960.

Rare Engraved Bond signed: "Che" as Fiduciary Agent of Banco Nacional de Cuba, 1p, 14x10¾. Havana, 1960 May 30. Countersigned by the Minister of the Treasury. Certificate No. M-152-V. Provisional Certificate of "Issuance of Bonds of Partial Funding/of the Public Debt 4% 1960-1971" for $1,500,000. Ornate brown border, 12 "L" shaped cut cancellation marks in the center from top to bottom; only four touch printed text. "CANCELADO" rubber stamped across center. Ernesto "Che" Guevara (1928-1967), an Argentine-born Communist revolutionary and guerrilla leader, helped organize Fidel Castro's coup in 1959. He became a prominent member of Castro's new government following the successful overthrow of Batista's 30,000-man army by Castro's band of 800 guerillas. Read More...

Document 266323

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QUEEN ANNE (ENGLAND) - MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT SIGNED 03/01/1710 CO-SIGNED BY: HENRY ST. JOHN

QUEEN ANNE (ENGLAND) - MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT SIGNED 03/01/1710 CO-SIGNED BY: HENRY ST. JOHN

QUEEN ANNE (ENGLAND) - MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT SIGNED 03/01/1710 CO-SIGNED BY: HENRY ST. JOHN:

APPOINTMENT OF SURGEON ROBERT BROWN TO GENERAL JOHN HILL'S FORCES IN HIS EXPEDITION TO CAPTURE QUEBEC

QUEEN ANNE. Manuscript DS: "Anne R" as Queen of England, 1p, 15x11¾. On vellum. Our Court at St. James, 1711 March 1. In full: "Anne, by the Grace of God, Queen of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, etc. To our truly and well beloved Robert Brown Surgeon, Greetings. We do by these presents commission and appoint you to be Surgeon to our truly and well beloved Brigadier General John Hill, our Commander In Chief of our forces going upon the next intended expedition. You are therefore carefully and diligently to discharge the Duty of Surgeon by doing and performing all and all manner of things thereto belonging. And you are to observe and follow such orders and Directives from time to time as you shall receive from the Commander in Chief of our forces or any your superior officer according to the Rules and Disciplines of Warr (sic)." Countersigned: "H. St. John". ROBERT BROWN joined Colonel Hill's Foot Regiment (later the 11th Foot) on September 15, 1708. On March 1, 1711, by this document, he was attached to General Hill's troops in Canada. General Hill led a combined army and naval force into the St. Lawrence River. In the fog, two ships ran aground, with the loss of about 450 men. The force returned to the American colonies and no further attempt was made to take Quebec until the French and Indian War. Read More...

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