COLE YOUNGER Plains Indian "peace pipe", an heirloom given by Younger to his close friend Harry Hoffman, who attended Cole at his death bed. This well-used Minnesota red pipestone comes from Hoffman's collection, with a notarized statement signed by him. Ephemera, unsigned. Catlinite pipestone "peace pipe", each separated piece roughly 8x3½ (due to length of handle), with the much-handled patina of an authentically used pipe (very different from the clean surfaces found on souvenir pipes). This easily worked rock type, drawn from quarries near the Pipestone River in Minnesota, was in use by several Plains Indian nations for making ceremonial pipes. "Catlinite" is a descriptive term applied to the stone since American painter George Catlin wrote about it in 1832. Accompanied by Typed Statement signed: "Harry C. Hoffman", in full: "one Indian peace pipe, given to Harry C. Hoffman by Cole Young", 7¾x4¾. Notarized by Charles Wright at Oxford, Ohio, September 21, 1948. COLE YOUNGER (1844-1916) was a Confederate guerrilla fighting in divided Missouri during the Civil War. Joining the band of William Quantrill, he participated in the bloody raid on Lawrence, Kansas. read more...
Explorers & Western Americana | Questionaires
ROBERT BALLARD The explorer who uncovered the RMS Lusitania signed this slip of paper that features some questions answered by him Questionnaire signed: "Robert Ballard", 6½x3¾ card. read more...
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DEAN OLIVER He fills out and signs a short personal questionnaire card, noting that he is most admired for calf roping. Questionnaire signed: "Dean Oliver", 7x4. Oliver reports that he was born in "Dodge City, Kansas", read more...
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DEAN OLIVER He fills out and signs a short personal questionnaire card, reporting his love for animals, steaks and country music Questionnaire signed: "Dean Oliver", 7x4. Oliver reports his favorite animal as "all animals & my horses", his favorite food as "steak", his favorite movie as "I have a lot of them. read more...
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