Calco “End of the Trail” Pottery Bookends A905

Originally sculpted by the American-born artist James Earle Fraser, The End of the Trail has endured to become one of the most recognizable images in the United States. It has been "translated" and adapted to many mediums and reproduced endlessly, but there is a reason for that: it personifies the tragedy of the American Indian. The kitsch ...

Postwar Japanese Monarch Radio in the shape of an American Indian Chief’s Head A897

Many tiny companies went to work making transistor radios for US export in the postwar years, and almost as many went out of business. And sank without a trace. But here is a surviving trace of one such, Monarch, which decided it might be able to crack the American market with this startling carved Indian chief's head one. It ...

Perry Askam Fox Theater Poster AP453

It never hurts to beef up a bill with a personal appearance by a star. Or as close as you can get to one. And Perry was a popular guy around San Francisco. Price on request. Perry Askam was born on August 31, 1898 in Seattle, Washington, USA. He was an actor, known for Sweet Kitty Bellairs ...

Acme Beer Poster 1935

Acme Beer is back! And this poster is from before it went away. We think it might have made the Great Depression less depressing. Price on request Acme was a transplant brewery from Seattle. Not many breweries made it through the 1906 earthquake and fire, and millions of dollars of beer were shipped from Seattle and bottled ...

Ruggles of Red Gap Theater Poster 1935 AP459

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We love the pre-Pop sensibility of these workhorse silkscreen posters turned out for local businesses all over the country. This one comes from a San Francisco trove. Price on request. Ruggles of Red Gap is a 1935 comedy film directed by Leo McCarey and starring Charles Laughton, Mary Boland, Charlie Ruggles and ZaSu Pitts, and featuring Roland Young ...