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278: President James Garfield Memorial Memorabilia

Lot 0278 Details

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GARFIELD, President James Abram (1831-1881). Two original items related to his death. Memorial Service "Ticket", 1882. Engraved and Printed: "Memorial Service of James Abram Garfield. President, March 4th 1881. Died September 19th 1881. Age 49 Years. Eulogy by Hon. James G. Blaine House of Representatives Feby. 27th 1882". Facsimile signature of John Sherman, Chairman Senate Committee, and William McKinley, Jr., Chairman House Committee. Card is large, with a portrait of Garfield seen in three quarter profile within an oval vignette surrounded by flags with black bunting, a laurel branch over an upturned sword at the top. The oval portrait rests on papers, a cannon, a bugle, and a crushed laurel leaf fragment. To the left is featured the Capitol, on the right is featured The White House. Under the portrait is printed "Bureau of Engraving & Printing". Border is black. Printed on hard card stock, the size is 6" x 9 3/4". NM condition on front, with the tiniest bumps at the corners, minor soiling on verso. Envelope and sheet of paper. Envelope's ink note on front reads: "Telegram announcing Pres't Garfield's Death. Rec'd at Crossmon House, Alexandria Bay, N. Y. Sept. 20th, 1881". Envelope has Crossmon House, Thousand Islands' address. Inside sheet is handwritten. "Sept. 20 Long Branch 9 am. The President died at 9:38 last night". At top is added in same hand as note on outside envelope: "Recd at the Crossmon House, Alexandria Bay, Sept. 20, 1881" and at bottom is the penciled name "McKinley". Crossmon House was one of the most popular and exclusive summer resorts in the Thousand Island region. Because of the notes on the envelope and telegram, it appears that Congressman McKinley was a guest at the hotel at the time and was the recipient of this telegram. "Telegram" size is 8" x 5 1/4", small fold at upper left corner, handwritten on thin textured paper. Envelope: 3 1/2" x 6", slight soiling on outside, small tear at flap. Garfield had been a Union General, who served in the House of Representatives from 1860-1880. He was elected president and had served until July 2nd when he was shot by a deranged man, Charles Guiteau, in Washington DC's Baltimore and Potomac railway station. Despite medical help and surgery, the bullet could not be removed and he lingered for 80 days, dying Sept. 19th. Ironically, the Chairman of the House Committee, William McKinley, was subsequently elected to the Presidency and in 1901 was also assassinated by a gunman, while visiting the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, NY.
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278: President James Garfield Memorial Memorabilia

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May 14, 2005
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Lot 0278 Details

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GARFIELD, President James Abram (1831-1881). Two original items related to his death. Memorial Service "Ticket", 1882. Engraved and Printed: "Memorial Service of James Abram Garfield. President, March 4th 1881. Died September 19th 1881. Age 49 Years. Eulogy by Hon. James G. Blaine House of Representatives Feby. 27th 1882". Facsimile signature of John Sherman, Chairman Senate Committee, and William McKinley, Jr., Chairman House Committee. Card is large, with a portrait of Garfield seen in three quarter profile within an oval vignette surrounded by flags with black bunting, a laurel branch over an upturned sword at the top. The oval portrait rests on papers, a cannon, a bugle, and a crushed laurel leaf fragment. To the left is featured the Capitol, on the right is featured The White House. Under the portrait is printed "Bureau of Engraving & Printing". Border is black. Printed on hard card stock, the size is 6" x 9 3/4". NM condition on front, with the tiniest bumps at the corners, minor soiling on verso. Envelope and sheet of paper. Envelope's ink note on front reads: "Telegram announcing Pres't Garfield's Death. Rec'd at Crossmon House, Alexandria Bay, N. Y. Sept. 20th, 1881". Envelope has Crossmon House, Thousand Islands' address. Inside sheet is handwritten. "Sept. 20 Long Branch 9 am. The President died at 9:38 last night". At top is added in same hand as note on outside envelope: "Recd at the Crossmon House, Alexandria Bay, Sept. 20, 1881" and at bottom is the penciled name "McKinley". Crossmon House was one of the most popular and exclusive summer resorts in the Thousand Island region. Because of the notes on the envelope and telegram, it appears that Congressman McKinley was a guest at the hotel at the time and was the recipient of this telegram. "Telegram" size is 8" x 5 1/4", small fold at upper left corner, handwritten on thin textured paper. Envelope: 3 1/2" x 6", slight soiling on outside, small tear at flap. Garfield had been a Union General, who served in the House of Representatives from 1860-1880. He was elected president and had served until July 2nd when he was shot by a deranged man, Charles Guiteau, in Washington DC's Baltimore and Potomac railway station. Despite medical help and surgery, the bullet could not be removed and he lingered for 80 days, dying Sept. 19th. Ironically, the Chairman of the House Committee, William McKinley, was subsequently elected to the Presidency and in 1901 was also assassinated by a gunman, while visiting the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, NY.

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