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Jack London, Hit Hard By the San Francisco Earthquake, Concentrates on Building His Yacht,

Typed Letter Signed

3 pages

SMC 140

The San Francisco earthquake, just three weeks before, has nearly wiped London out, and he hasn't, he says here, the funds to invest in an improved gas stove; his priority is building "the Snark, " with which he will circumnavigate the globe.
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Theodor Herzl Sends Postcard From Jerusalem to Menachem Ussishkin Ahead of Meeting With Kaiser Wilhelm

Card Signed

2 pages

SMC 207

In 1898, Theodor Herzl came to Jerusalem to ask Kaiser Wilhelm to appeal to the Turks for the creation of a Jewish state under a German protectorate. He sent Menachem Ussishkin a postcard from the Holy City.
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Herzl Signed Photo Commemorating His Visit in Jerusalem With Kaiser Wilhelm II

Signed Photograph

2 pages

SMC 332

Photo of Herzl signed on the verso with a reference to the day he spent in Jerusalem.
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A Rare Signed Photo of Theodore Herzl

A Rare Signed Photo of Theodore Herzl

December 10, 1898

Signed Photograph

2 pages

SMC 335

A rare signed photograph of Theodore Herzl, addressed to Fraulein Fini Ungar of Vienna.
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John Quincy Adams Signs a Card Depicting William Henry Harrison's (Alleged) Log Cabin Birthplace

Card Signed

1 page

SMC 498

Here, ex-President and incumbent Congressman John Quincy Adams has indited his signature on a calling card-size piece of William Henry Harrison campaign memorabilia: an embossed card with an elaborate vignette of Harrison’s log cabin birthplace.
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A Calling Card Signed as Samuel L. Clemens and Mark Twain

Card Signed

1 page

SMC 503

Samuel Clemens's calling card, signed on the back as Mark Twain and Samuel Clemens.
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Theodor Herzl, Hustling and Bustling, Sends Thanks for a Joke

Calling Card

1 page

SMC 515

A cordial Herzl inscribes his thanks, on his personal calling card, "for the good joke," and apologizes for not answering a friendly letter "in the hustle and bustle of recent days."
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Theodor Herzl Asks Jewish Sculptor Samuel Friedrich Beer to Show

Calling Card

1 page

SMC 516

Theodor Herzl asks his friend, the sculptor Samuel Friedrich Beer to show an acquaintance, a Mr. Simon, around his studio.
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Thomas Jefferson's Visiting Card, Bearing His Signature in an Ornate Printed Border - A Rarity

Calling Card

2 pages

SMC 519

Thomas Jefferson's calling card; ornately decorated, yet inscribed with the simple "Mr. Jefferson."
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Andrew Johnson Calling Card, Signed Four Times

Calling Card

1 page

SMC 521

Andrew Johnson signed his calling card four times, and crossed out one signature and his printed name. It's possible that he did this because he was practising signing his name after his right hand was severely injured in a train wreck.
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Golda Meir: Her

Calling Card

2 pages

SMC 540

Here, future Prime Minister Golda Meir, then Labor Minister Golda Myerson, signs her name, in Hebrew, on her Calling Card, sometime between 1949 and 1956 – before, that is, Ben-Gurion ordered her to Hebraicize her name.
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Franklin Pierce Scrawls an Urgent Message on His Calling Card

Calling Card

1 page

SMC 544

This rare autographed calling card of Franklin Pierce was written in haste and left at the occupant's vacant lodgings. Pierce is sorry to have missed the person but asks that they call on him later that evening at his hotel.
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Lew Wallace's Signed

Calling Card

1 page

SMC 594

The author of Ben Hur's calling card, identifying Lew Wallace as the American Minister to Turkey.
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Titanic Postcard: Rare Postcard From the Titanic - Sent at Beginning of Voyage; Ship

Autograph Letter Signed

1 page

SMC 1893

Charlie Shorney writes to his father from the Titanic, telling him that the sea is calm, the ship is a "peach," and that he will be in New York next week. Charlie went down with the ship, and his body was never recovered.
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Theodor Herzl Signed Photograph, Taken in Basel, Switzerland

Signed Photograph

1 page

SMC 2316

Perhaps the most iconic photo of Theodor Herzl, taken on the balcony of the Three Kings Hotel in Basel, Switzerland, in December of 1901. Signed.
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