WWI Era Biplane and Dirigible U.S. Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida Photographs
The U.S. Naval Air Station at Pensacola, Florida, was the only naval air station operational upon the United States' entry into WWI in April 1917. In the years leading up to the war they were testing and modifying the N-9 plane which had been converted into seaplanes. They also had one of three of the first blimps, the E-1. *See more history below.
560 N-9s were built during WW1. These images show some of the earliest N-9s (including number 369 that crashed into the gulf waters), the E-blimp and later versions of seaplanes. There are images that show a combination of planes, blimps, a full masted ship or sail boat as well as the hangars and aerial views of the Pensacola Air Station.
These images are a historical collection of early Naval Aviation going into WWl and would be a great addition to any serious collection of early aviation or WWl naval history.
*Although the consensus in early 1917 among aviators and even the N-9’s manufacturer was that the N-9 could not be looped, the early pioneering U.S. Marine Corps aviator Francis Thomas Evens, Sr. believed it was possible. On February 13, 1917 he flew an N-9 over the Gulf of Mexico off Pensacola, Florida, and began attempts to loop it. He succeeded on his fourth try, becoming one of the first persons ever to loop a seaplane. Lacking witnesses, he flew over Naval Air Station Pensacola and repeated the feat.
*As they were testing the planes there were several crashes into the waters of the gulf and resourceful sailors used spare parts to manufacture additional airplanes.
"BOOTH'S END" Abraham Lincoln's assassin ~ The New York Herald ~ April 28, 1865
Offering now this original edition of The New York Herald with news of the shooting of the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln.
The headings at the top of the first column are as follows..."BOOTH'S END." "His Flight and Desperate Resistance." "He is Traced Through the Swamps of Maryland and Virginia and Burned Out of a Barn." "He refuses to Surrender and is Shot." and more... They are the headlines for the reports of Booth's capture and shooting on the front page. On page 4 there is the headline "THE FUNERAL TRAIN." In addition, the paper has Civil War-related articles as well as other news of the day.
This edition is complete and uncut with 8 pages and in fair condition. It is printed on rag paper. There is discoloration and staining along the edges. It also has small holes and tears with weakness along the fold lines. Please see all images for more detail.
This is the third of 3 editions from the New York Herald that we are listing. April 15, 1865 ~ April 16, 1865 ~ April 28, 1865. They came from the estate of a family that lived on Long Island at the time the papers were published.
Please let us know if you are interested in a price for all three editions.
Hirsh's Tabulated Digest of the Divorce Laws of the United States 1901
Offering this rare (dislike this word as it's overused, but when you find no other copies on the internet Rare it is) Hirsh's Tabulated Digest of the Divorce Laws of the United States by Hugo Hirsh New Edition Revised to September 1901.
I have owned this for a number of years and keep searching for a comparable with no success. This digest measures approx. 43-1/2" x 27" and folds into it's hardcover to be approx. 7" x 11". There are 50 States and Territories across the top with causes at each end for cross referencing. For example SC did not allow divorce for desertion, cruelty, conviction or drunkenness. At the bottom are the residence rules for each state or territory. It shows Ind. Terr. meaning the Indian Territory in OK.
It has the original shipping envelope showing it went to Salem Mass, it was kept in this envelope that's why it's in such good shape . Published by Funk & Wagnalls Company in New York
Antique Paper Dance Card Miss Shears' at Bonn's Hotel 1895
Offering this filled up dance card announcing Miss Shears' Select Dance Programme held at Bonn's Hotel Great Prescot Street Thursday, Nov. 21, 1895. A name is written in pencil on the right side of the card Frances Victoria Peterson. On the left side in very light pencil is written Miss Frances, and what looks like an initial is written over Bonn's. There are 20 lines on the back full with names written in pencil. This heavy card paper has gilded edges and measures 4-1/8" x 2-1/2" approx. According to an internet search, Bonn's was on the East end of London.
The Butterflies of Costa Rica Vol. 1 & 2 Philip J. DeVries
The Butterflies of Costa Rica and Their Natural History, Vol. I & II: Papilionidae, Pieridae, Nymphalidae. Vol. 1, 1987, has 50 color plates in the center of the book with black & white illustrations throughout the book and has 327 pages with the index. Vol. 2, 1997 has 25 color plates in the center of the book with black & white illustrations throughout the and has 288 pages with the index. Purchased from a local entomologist estate here in central Florida.