Born in Germany in 1834, Edward Aschermann emigrated to the United States at about the age of 16. Quickly assimilating as a new immigrant, Aschermann didn’t wait very long to establish his own business. It is uncertain as to when Aschermann took residence in Wisconsin, but as early as 1859
Samuel Hart and his playing cards are a legend in American history in both the sport and pastime card players. Hart is credited with the introduction of many advancements and innovations which have become the standard features of playing cards available for purchase today in the United States.
As early as the middle of the 16th Century, less than 100 years after Columbus’ journey to the new world, tobacco was readily farmed and consumed by Europeans who voyaged and settled in the Americas. A plant long cultivated by Native Americans, Europeans quickly adopted an affinity for its consumption,
Our nation’s first interstate, the National Road, traversed through Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. It was the United States’ first fully paved highway, funded and built by the Federal government. Providing a connection between the Potomac and Ohio Rivers, it initially stretched a distance of approximately 620
Of the many token varieties listed in Wright, Miller, and Rulau, few are as difficult to attribute than the merchant token emissions of Nathan C. Folger. Collectors will find that this is not because the emissions consist of a vast number of obscure differences, but rather because the aforementioned authors did an incredibly confusing job of documenting the varieties.
Dalton & Hamer’s Provincial Token-Coinage of the 18th Century. Published 1910. The guide is an exhaustive work on attributing Conder tokens struck throughout the United Kingdom, and is considered by collectors as the ultimate authoritative catalog for Conder tokens. The guide itself is organized based on five major geographic regions…
Shortly before the American Civil War, an Irish nationalist militia was formed in the United States. Founded by Irish immigrants John O’Mahony and Michael Doheny, it was known as the Irish Republican Brotherhood. Situated as an arm of the Ireland-based Irish Republican Brotherhood, it was an organization whose goal was