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Discover Americas history through our collectibles at We have Wild West, Civil War, Soda Fountain, & Jim Crow era collectibles. P

December 1, 1913 - Ford Motor Co. began using a new movable assembly line that ushered in the era of mass production. Which lead to badges like these in order to secure the large facilities and employees.

A cast iron sign with a rusty antique finish painted white with black lettering and reads "Beware of the Dog". The sign is 6 3/4 inches long and is 3 1/2 inches wide. These types of warnings have been found as far back as the House of the Tragic Poet in Pompeii where there is a mosaic with "cave canem".

Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio had the ultimate All-American romance: the tall, handsome hero of the country’s national pastime captures the heart of the beautiful, glamorous Hollywood star. Unfortunately, on October 27, 1954 they were divorced after less than 10 months of marriage. This neat coin has Marilyn on one side and Joe on the other.

October 20, 1892 The city of Chicago dedicated the World's Columbian Exposition. Here is a neat replica of a souvenir from that day.

John F Kennedy JFK Campaign Poster

Sept. 29, 1962 - U.S. President John F. Kennedy nationalized the Mississippi National guard in response to city officials defying federal court orders. The orders had been to enroll James Meredith at the University of Mississippi.

Sept. 25, 1933 - Tom Mix was heard on NBC Radio for the first time. His show ran until June of 1950. Prior to that he was a popular movie cowboy.

A reprint baseball photo which is a menu on the back. The menu has "The Wheel Cafe Congratulates The Cincinnati Reds National League Champions of 1939" on the front along with a photo of the players and their names below.

August 26, 1939 It was the first ever televised major league baseball game. The big event was a double-header between the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers. Google Image Result for upload.wikimedia....

A solid copper double die struck with silver-plated antique finish Texas Rangers badge that is a cut out star in a circle. The badge measures 1 3/4 inches wide and has the clasp on the back to pin to a shirt.

August 5, 1953 Ira Aten the last Texas Ranger and the survivor of a vanished era died. Born in 1862 to a father that was a minister he had a great respect for justice. Aten joined the Rangers at 20 years old.

Much of the information available on female Civil War soldiers is found in their obituaries. (NARA, Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1780's - 1917, RG 94)

A nice reprint of a Richard M. Nixon campaign poster. It reads "Vote Republican" and "Richard M. Nixon" with a photo of Nixon. It measures 22 inches tall by 14 inches across. It is a heavy cardboard paper stock poster with an aged or antique appearance.

July 27, 1974 It is recommend by the House Judiciary Committee that President Richard M. Nixon be impeached due to the Watergate scandal.

A 1903 Ford Model A with Tonneau

July 15, 1903, the recently formed Ford Motor Company takes its first order from Chicago dentist Ernst Pfenning: an 850 dollar two-cylinder Model A automobile with a tonneau (or backseat). The car, produced at Ford's plant on Mack Street (now Mack Avenue) in Detroit, was delivered to Dr. Pfenning just over a week later.

July 13, 1882 John "Johnny" Ringo, the famous gun-fighting gentleman, is found dead in Turkey Creek Canyon, Arizona.

A nice Legends of the Old West Pat Garrett. The cap has "Legendary Lawmen of the West" with a star and a picture of "Pat Garrett" on the front. The top of the bill is suede and has crossed revolvers or pistols with decorative details embroidered on it. It is a one size fits all cap with a velco adjustable tab. The tab has "Legendary Lawmen" embroidered on it. It is brand new and has a tag attached with "Legends of the Old West".

July 14, 1881 Sheriff Pat Garrett shoots Henry McCarty, popularly known as Billy the Kid, to death at the Maxwell Ranch in New Mexico.

Patent number 1 issued on July 13, 1836 to a Mr. John Ruggles for a traction wheel used in locomotive steam engines. All 9,957 previous patents were not numbered.

Good use for old tires

Replace a door with an antique door.