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Archive of Seven Rare Broadsides against the British produced by the Jewish Underground in the 1930’s and 1940’s

IRGUN BROADSIDES The broadsides were produced as anti-British propaganda and to announce news of the Jewish Underground actions against the British in Palestine. It was illegal to distribute Irgun and Lehi broadsides, hence most were destroyed and those distributing them arrested or sometimes shot. The seven broadsides offered here came from a private collection consisting of eleven broadsides. The English translation of the Hebrew broadsides are included. The Jewish Underground armies fought a sometimes violent war to expel the British from Palestine in the 1930's and 1940's. Part of the conflict involved blowing up railroads and buildings, and the other part consisted largely of propaganda to sway public opinion and to wage psychological warfare against the British. The propaganda war was fought via Underground wall-posters and broadsides announcing the previous day's Underground attacks or threatening the British. They were usually pasted up on store windows and billboards late at night by teenagers running to avoid British patrols. The Underground armies - the Irgun and Lehi (aka the Stern Group) - called these teens their "newspapermen." Many of them were shot or arrested while posting broadsides. The British considered possession of these broadsides a criminal offense, and therefore few survived making those that did rare.
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NOTABLE WOMEN CABINET PHOTOGRAPHS Individually priced or $2600 for the group. Louisa May Alcott (1832-88) American author best known for her classic novel, "Little Women." Albumen print on photographer's mount, Bartlett F. Kenney, Boston. $600 Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923). French actress of stage and early film. Albumen print on photographer's mount, W. & D. Downey, London. Bernhardt is shown as Phèdre in Jean Racine's eponymous play, ca 1874. [see Getty Images]. $250 Annie Besant (1847-1933) British reformer and Theosophist, known for her early support of of birth control. Rare albumen print on photographer's mount, Sarony, New York, ca 1880's. We have not seen other photographs of Besant of this size. $450 Nellie Bly, pseudonym of Elizabeth Cochrane (1864-1922). American journalist known for her investigative reporting of inhumane conditions in an insane asylum as well as her race around the world in 72 days, beating the 80 day record! Albumen print on photographer's mount, H. J. Meyers, New York, noting "Copyright 1890." Biographic docketing on verso with newspaper obituary attached. $200 George Eliot [Marian Evans Lewes] (1819-1880). One of the leading writers of the Victorian era, known for novels, "Silas Marner" and "Middlemarch." A albumen print on photographer's mat, London Stereoscopic Co. $250 Helen Keller (1881-1968). Prolific American author, political activist and advocate for the blind. AND Anne Sullivan, (1866 - 1936) Helen Keller's teacher and lifelong companion. A pair of sepia prints on photographer's mount, Collins, Photo, "Huntsville, ALA" docketed on verso "Aug. 1887," the year Anne Sullivan came to work with Keller. "Not to be used," is also docketed under the date on verso of each image. Mounting remnants apparent on both photographs. $650 Lillie Langtry *1853-1929) British born actress and socilaite. Albumen photograph on photographer's mount, Newsboy, New York. $150 Harriet Beecher Stowe with grandson Freeman Allen. (1811-96) American abolitionist and novelist, known for "Uncle Tom's Cabin" (1852). Albumen photograph on photographer's mount, Hastings, Boston. Rules of reproducing the photograph stamped on verso with cropping notation in pencil. $450 Queen Victoria with grandson, Prince Edward VIII, as a child. ( (1819-1901) Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, (1837-1901), and Empress of India, (1876-1901). Albumen print on photographer's mount, Hughes & Mullins. Docketing on verso states the photograph was taken at "Osborne House, July 1897." Crack in the mount just below the left lower corner of the image, about one inch diagonal away from the photograph. $350 All photographs are in good condition with the exception of Queen Victoria.