Welcome to History Gallery! We specialize in memorabilia of American history, including graphical items that you can collect or proudly hang on your wall. To learn more about us and what we offer on this web site peruse this page, the links to our products on the top of each page and the description below.
Some Featured Items
In honor of the Inauguration of Barack Obama as 44th President of the United States on January 20, 2009 we have listed some of our inventory of Presidential Inauguration memorabilia and Barack Obama election newspapers.
As the name suggests, historygallery.com offers graphical items such as antique prints, World War I and World War II posters and framed and unframed autographs. In addition we have all manner of political, legal and historical memorabilia and documents. We are avid readers and collectors of American history and offer a large selection of original historic newspapers and a select collection of antiquarian books related to American history, law and politics. In the latter category we specialize in the historical works of Edmund Burke, including those contained in the Annual Registers from 1758 until the early 1800s and the pamphlets and books Burke and his opponents wrote during the American and French Revolutions.
Connecticut is the home state of History Gallery so we have a nice selection of Connecticut documents, autographs, prints and other historical and political memorabilia. We also have some miscellaneous items that may be of interest such as a large periodical library on microfiche with over 130 titles (including 43 years of Newsweek from 1957-1999) and two Russ Bassett microfiche cabinets.
What may be unique about this site beyond the eclectic collection of historical memorabilia is our extensive use of pictures and descriptions and hyperlinks to external web sites so you can learn more about the historic events and individuals associated with the items we are selling. One of the missions of History Gallery is to restore some of the historical memory lost by the neglect of our schools and to excite an interest in the wonder and glory that is the history of America and Western Civilization.
Survey after survey of graduates of elite American Universities document the appalling lack of knowledge of our nation's history (see, for example, the 2006 University of Connecticut and the Intercollegiate Studies Institute survey of 50 colleges and universities). American history knowledge commonly taught before 1970 to elementary or high school graduates is apparently not in the memory banks of most graduates of Ivy League universities. Many of our schools no longer view it as an essential function to provide students historical knowledge so that they may intelligently assume the duties of citizenship. And what American history schools do provide is often of the politically correct variety that seems designed to induce shame rather than pride in American ancestry (Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States" is one outrageous example). Despite this there is a very great demand for American historical knowledge and that demand is being provided by popular histories and biographies such as David McCulloch's 1776 and John Adams and historical novels such as the Sparrowhawk series by Edward Cline. The tangible historical memories of America and Western Civilization in the form of historical artifacts such as provided by this web site are in increasing demand and increasingly short supply.
Custom framing is available from History Gallery for all autographs, historic documents, newspapers and prints so that you can enjoy your purchase on the walls of your home or office.
You can investigate History Gallery's inventory of American historical memorabilia and navigate the site by the hyperlinks on the left margin of every page or click on the featured items above to bring you to items of the same category. To learn more about us and this web site go here.