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Mrs. Beatty was a protege of the nationally known artist Robert Henri. At one time, as his best student, she was an early self-supporting female artist. Her views of the Pittsburgh area show a region prior to modern development. Mrs. Beatty shows views of Pittsburgh and the American West as well as images of Ohio. Most are site specific and have the locations and titles on the back.

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In the 1920s, the Colonial Revival movement took hold in American households. The nostalgic craze swept everyone, and furniture makers were turning out antiques by the factory. Artwork mimicked the interiors of the ancestors. In this image, a lady wearing a cap with ruffles is sitting in a wing chair on a woven rag rug in front of a colonial style fireplace complete with adjustable pole screen. This is signed lower right and the frame shows signs of wear but certainly is good and useable. The print is in an acid free environment and ready to hang in a modern household.
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The Carrmarthen engraving is hand watercolored and there are numerous unique cartography icons that denote specific geographic locations. This engraving has a very historic look.
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A really pretty painting on board by Julius Rehner, a Wisconsin artist during the 1930s. The original frame still bears the label of Meurer Art Co., 512 State Street, Madison, Wisconsin. The original owners purchased this when they were students at University of Wisconsin. The scene shows a setting sun with a water colored blue/gray and really does have a good 1930s look to it. The painting has never been cleaned, looks perfectly fine the way it is, but some collectors would want to clean and lighten it.
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The Augustus Mitchell series of maps shows detailed descriptions of each region showing railroads lakes and the borders were engraved as a flowering vine. The maps show a lack of modern growth.
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When one sees these earrings the thought immediately comes to mind of large finned Cadillacs with a twist of James Dean. It would take a special type of woman to wear these. Everybody loves bad girls and these would classify as being definitely noticeable.
Storz Brewing Company cookbook. This book shows all the use of beer when cooking. It has some delicious sounding recipes that just about anyone could follow. It has 195 pages, ready for you to read. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
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Sketches by Boz drawn by George Crukshank show an interesting view of early life and unusual interior backgrounds in the different views. Several of these would be suitable for framing to tell a story.
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The dramatic silhouette photo of this cake plate shows the beautiful open pierced lattice work all on the edges. The extreme outer edge is a square punched with a laurel wreath surrounding next open lattice work next with a smaller laurel wreath followed by a smaller square punch. The condition of the piece is wonderful and this would be a useful object for serving.
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One of the most ornate vases imagineable, this is a white background with applied green flowers, brown painted flowers, and white slips and jeweling. The entire surface is covered in jeweled dots and stylized leaves. There are some pieces of the swirls in white that have damage and there is a chip on the underside of the top. The surface is so busy that the damage is not really noticeable unless really looking for it. The quality of the work on this piece is simply hard to believe. All the applique pieces are by hand and the effect is almost hypnotic.