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Click for larger image 1875 Tiburcio Vasquez The Notorious Crime Bandit Stage Robber Photo CDV 1875 Tiburcio Vasquez Photo CDV anonymous, A photographers logo is visible underneath the image possibly Rulofson, with printed title on recto and descriptive biography printed on recto.
Vasquez (1835-1875) was born in Monterey, California. Educated and though from a respectable family, he turned to a life of crime at an early age. Beginning with a suspected murder in 1852, he terrorized Californians for the next 23 years, committing crimes ranging from stage robbery to rustling. He was twice captured and convicted, spending time in San Quentin Prison, only to resume his life of crime upon his release. After a series of spectacular stage holdups, Vasquez was captured for the last time on May 14, 1874. Wounded six times, he was taken first to Los Angeles, then to San Francisco, and finally Salinas. He was tried at San Jose, and hanged in March 1875.

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Click for larger image 1860s Holladay Overland Mail and Express Company Frank New York to Boston Mass Cover small wear at corners, Ex Marcus White .
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Click for larger image 1852 Coloma El Dorado Adams Express Office 2nd Of Exchange To Hunter Signed Freeman Co Second bill of exchange with manuscript Coloma above San Francisco sent to Boston. Crease folds, wear slice hole at right fold. Manuscript at back Pay to the order of Joseph I Brown Hunter and Co.
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Click for larger image 1907 F.B. Weis Winery Downey Los Angeles Reg 13c Cover to Ludwigsburg Germany 2 Page Letter head with Vineyards San Bernardino County Illustrated on 2 sheets or pages, printer - Los Angeles Litho. Co. Dec. 18 1907 Downey canceled cover with Tied NY Reg. exchange label, fully illustrated back of cover matching illustrations on two letterheads. Output of 1884 10,000 Gallons, Output of 1893 150,000 Gallons. wear and tears at edges of cover. Letter in great condition. L.A. Litho. Co. Bank Bond water mark in paper when held to light. Letter sent to Hugo Luipold at Ludwigsburg Germany sending money for Christmas. Also mentions We are very busy at present straightening out our business, commencing to move and hope to be settled in about 6 weeks.(letter signed) E.M. Weis
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Click for larger image 1860 George W Kidd Banker Second Of Exchange Miner Tools Illustrated Pay To Jacob Saltgaven Nevada California exchange for 433. dollars Value received and placed account of Fret and Ralston San Francisco as advised to Eugene Kelly ans Co. NY. Rare California Bank. wear and paper chips at edges, small stamp hinge material reinforce at lower center edge at back.
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Click for larger image 1869 Glidden and Williams Line California Packets Boston to San Francisco 2200 Empty Kegs delivery on Ship Huguenot , Paterson commander. Multi Color printed Freight receipt with crease folds. Measures 5 5/8 X 10 7/8 inches.
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Click for larger image 1903 Stockton San Joaquin The Del Monte Color Illustrated to land Office Visalia Johnson CC Cover Jan.21 1903 canceled dated cover, Visalia received at back.
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Click for larger image Chico Oroville Photographer E.A. Kusel Pixley Sisters Broadside Horses Photo CDV photo by E.A Kusel Photographer Oroville & Chico printed at back. A readable broadside at side of building Pixley Sisters.. I was told from a local in the Chico area that this image was called Chico station a Stage Stop , but have no confirmation. Men showing off their prize Horses.
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