Lot 35 of 358:
Abe Cohn 1920s Nevada businessman, ephemera  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$360
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Group of items related to Abe Cohn and his store, the Emporium, in Carson City, Nevada

Cohn, Abe

Carson City, Nevada



Includes: 4½x7¾" original albumen photograph, mounted to board. Showing Abe Cohn and a woman (possibly his wife), standing in front of A. Cohn Merchant Tailor, Carson City, Nevada. Some dampstains on board.* 6½x8¼" original albumen photograph, mounted to board. Shows the interior of a saloon with several men standing and posing. Photograph faded. * A real photograph post card of Datsolalee's Masterpieces, A. Cohn, Carson, Nevada. * A billhead and envelope from The Emporium Co., Cohn's store. Dated 1920. * 4 pp. brochure about Datsolalee, published by Cohn for his shop, Hurley Cottage in Tahoe City, California. A little foxing, edge wear and creasing. * 4 pp. brochure about The Becose: Indian Art. Published by the Emporium Co. and highlighting the baskets of Datsolalee inside. A bit of offsetting and edge wear. Abe Cohn, a tailor and clothier in Carson City, Nevada, owned The Emporium where he sold his goods in the 1890s. He and his wife Amy employed a Native American Washoe woman, Louisa Keyser (c.1850--1925) known as Datsolalee, as a housekeeper, but soon recognized her talent for basket making. The Cohns turned part of the Emporium into a curio shop for Washoe and other Native American baskets, specializing in Keyser's work.

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Light wear to each; mostly very good.

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