1840 ORIGINAL WINTER WHITE HOUSE ART PAINTING BB PRINT SIGNED

White House

This is an original 1840 signed BB print hand painted snow 11 ½” x 8 ½” art of White House. There is also faded signature on bottom left side of this piece. It has old wood frame. It is a delightful historical piece. This was done on cold winter day and months after, on April 14, 1840, as the House considered the appropriation of $3,665 for landscaping the grounds and repairing the White House furniture changed.

1930’S DEPUTY SHERIFFS PROWERS COUNTY BADGE

 Looking for the Bootleggers

Looking for the Bootleggers

This is a great example of 1930’s Sheriff Deputy’s badge in Prowers County. Not many people give much thought to a police badge but did you know that these badges have a rich history dating back to medieval times or that different enforcement agencies have different badges? Since we love badges, challenge coins and medals, Fun facts about police badges. The first Police officers were Medieval Knights. Police officers wear their badge on left side of chest to protect their heart and the oath they took.   First Police in America was in Boston “Night Watch” 1635 and turned in to a modern day police department in 1835. Police dogs even wear their badges

18th CENTURY IRON SLAVE BRANDING SPIKES

18th century branding iron

Three 18th Century original hand forged iron branding irons. This is so horrific and inhumane. The origin may be the ancient treatment of a slave (often legally not a person) as livestock. European, American and other colonial slavers branded millions of slaves during the period of trans-Atlantic enslavement. Sometimes there were several brandings, e.g. for the Portuguese crown and the (consecutive) private owner(s), an extra cross after baptism as well as by African slave catchers. To a slave owner it would be logical to mark such property just like cattle, more so since humans are more able to escape.