July 4, 1776

soldiers

Dated July 4, 1776: Earliest Known Document Naming an African-American Soldier in the New United States Rarity in July 24 NY auction A 6×8″ manuscript dated July 4, 1776, relating to black soldier Cuffee Dole’s plight near George Washington’s Cambridge headquarters, will appear in a New York auction on July 24. It is the earliest located document of the newly-independent United States which identifies [...]

OSCAR DIRECTOR ART AUCTION

Hector Hyppolite (Haitian/St. Marc, 1894-1948), Bosou Toi Conne, oil-on-board, 19.75 x 27.25 inches, Jonathan Demme collection. Estimate: $30,000-$50,000

Art Collections of Oscar-winning Film Director Jonathan Demme, Movie Set Designer Ford Wheeler to be Auctioned March 19 n March 19, the Philadelphia auction house Material Culture will shine its spotlight on premier works from the folk and self-taught art collections of Academy Award-winning Hollywood director Jonathan Demme and his friend and past collaborator, movie set designer Ford Wheeler. “I believe many [...]