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Gettysburg Wax Museum Selling Historical Figures

 

 

 

” The American Civil War Wax Museum has occupied a prime spot near the center of the battlefield for more than half a century. But it recently underwent an extensive renovation and wants to take a new approach to history. As part of those changes, it is preparing to unload dozens of its historical figures – most made of vinyl, not wax – in what the auctioneer calls a once-in-a-lifetime sale.

  The March 15 auction will also feature diorama contents, tapestries, furniture and books. The items include soldiers, a Southern plantation scene and the Lincoln-Douglas debates’ stop in 1858 at Knox College. Also for sale is an enormous reproduction of Gilbert Stuart’s 1796 portrait of George Washington, which hangs in the National Portrait Gallery.

  When the wax museum reopens later this year as the Gettysburg Heritage Center, its focus will have shifted to the experience of town residents before, during and after the July 1863 battle between the Confederates under Gen. Robert E. Lee and the federal troops commanded by Gen. George Gordon Meade.”

 

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53 Rare Historical Photos

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Washington-Hoover Airport … Present Site Of The Pentagon.

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Dinosaurs Tranported on The Hudson River For The 1964 World’s Fair.

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General George Armstrong Custer (1839-1876)

 

 

 

 

Custer's Model 1865 Spencer Carbine right side

 

 

 

 ” George Armstrong Custer‘s Model 1865 Spencer Carbine is up for auction with Heritage Auctions. It was part of on of the largest private collections of Custer artifacts ever put together, and the bidding starts at $25,000.

The Spencer Carbine is an early lever-action black powder rimfire rifle, originally chambered in 56-56 Spencer, with a magazine capacity of seven rounds. The magazine tube is located inside the buttstock and the hammer must be manually cocked. At the time of its introduction in 1860, it represented an enormous leap in firepower, with the average shooter being able to fire, reload, and fire 20 rounds in a minute, compared to two or three rounds per minute with standard muzzleloaders.

In fact, the main complaint about these rifles was that they fired so quickly, the smoke made it difficult to see after a few shots. It could be quickly reloaded with an external magazine called the “Blakeslee Cartridge Box” and was the first magazine-fed infantry rifle put into service by any military in any country. “

Rare Historical Photos

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Microsoft Staff Photo 1978

Microsoft Staff Circa 1978

 

 

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Grounded Planes September 11 , 2001 , Halifax , Nova Scotia