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New York Times interview with Keya Morgan and The Keya Morgan Lincoln collection featured in Time Magazine (the world's largest magazine) with Lincoln on the cover.


For over a decade, KEYA GALLERY has actively been in the pursuit of buying and selling authentic historical items. KEYA GALLERY is located in New York City, serving customers worldwide. Museums, institutions, universities, auction houses, and large companies often use our services for appraisals and consultations.

KEYA MORGAN is the President of KEYA GALLERY and is a noted scholar, historian, and entrepreneur. His expertise has served dozens of the most prestigious institutions in the world, including the White House, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institute, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Louvre Museum in Paris.

KEYA MORGAN has been repeatedly interviewed and quoted by most major national media outlets and over 30,000 different newspapers worldwide, including: CNN, FOX NEWS, MSNBC, The Today Show, The Early Show, ABC, NBC, CBS, Reuters, The Associated Press, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New York Post, New York Daily News, USA Today, LA Times, People Magazine, etc.

We have one of the world's largest selections of American Civil War items, Abraham Lincoln items, autographs, documents, 19th century photographs of famous historical people, slavery items, presidential items, and royalty items.

The following are just a few of the hundreds of articles, interviews, letters, etc. regarding Keya Morgan

  • December 7, 2006 - Letter from the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum "The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum requests a one time right of use for the photograph of Abraham Lincoln... a copy of the image will be displayed in our permament core exhibit with credit provided to Keya Morgan..."
  • October 16, 2006 - Letter from President Bill Clinton to Keya Morgan "Dear Keya, ... If you are in the New York area on Thursday, October 26th, I invite you to join me at Hilary's Birthday celebration at Tavern on the Green..."
  • September 21, 2006 - Keya Morgan (official member of The Recording Academy "Grammy Awards") article and website for Antonia Bennett, Tony Bennett's daughter
  • May 19, 2006 - Purchase of a large part of the Joe DiMaggio estate
  • May 19, 2006 - Keya Morgan interviewed by ESPN
  • May 19, 2006 - Keya Morgan interviewed by CNN
  • January 16, 2006 - "Lincoln", aired on The History Channel using images from the Keya Morgan collection
  • November 21 , 2005 - Letter from Chief Justice Frank Williams to Keya Morgan "Dear Mr. Morgan, I was pleased to see your work on Grant in Photographs..."
  • October 24, 2005 - History Channel “Decoding the Past: Presidential Prophecies” using images from the Keya Morgan collection
  • 2005 - "The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant” Volume 28, Southern Illinois University Press, 2005 - frontspiece photograph of General Grant from the Keya Morgan collection
  • 2005 - "The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant” Volume 27, Southern Illinois University Press, 2005 - frontspiece photograph of General Grant from the Keya Morgan collection
  • 2005 - Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln, published by World Almanac, using images from the Keya Morgan collection
  • July 4, 2005 - TIME Magazine (the world's largest magazine) the Keya Morgan Lincoln collection was featured with Lincoln on the cover (click here to view)
  • July 1, 2005 - reports on Keya Morgan's acquisitions at the Marlon Brando auction (click here to view)
  • June 30, 2005 - Library of Congress acquisition of items from the Keya Morgan collection to the Library of Congress U. S. Anglo-American acquisition division
  • June 30, 2005 - Christie's, large part of the Marlon Brando estate bought by Keya Morgan
  • May 25, 2005 - The Smithsonian, Department of Exhibitions and Collections “Loan Agreement", and acquisition by The Smithsonian. The Smithsonian is the world's largest museum according to the Guiness Book of World Records. This is one of many loan agreements and acquisitions that Keya Gallery conducted with The Smithsonian
  • April, 2005 - Civil War Times Magazine article about Keya Morgan's upcoming book "Grant in Photographs: Every Known Image" (click here to view)
  • Fall, 2005 - Trump World Magazine interview with Keya Morgan and Miko Brando about the Marlon Brando estate and how to buy at auction (click here to view)
  • December 2, 2004 - Sotheby’s Catalogue cover piece, John Hancock document, from the Keya Morgan collection
  • November 23, 2004 - The Lloyd Ostendorf Collection, acquisition of a very large part of the Lincoln collection by Keya Morgan
  • October 15, 2004 - Macon Chronicle-Herald, cover story interview with Keya Morgan about General Grant and photography (click here to view)
  • April 29, 2004 - Special award given to Keya Morgan signed by First Lady Laura Bush and the Committee for the Preservation of the White House
  • February 17, 2004 - United States Department of the Interior “Dear Mr. Morgan, It is with gratitude that we acknowledge and accept on behalf of the United States your generous gift . . . It is wonderful that these historic photographs will be part of the White House Collection. We are honored to accept these donations to the White House . . . We are most grateful for your gifts and for your interest in the White House and it’s collection.”
  • December 11-12, 2002 - A large part of the "General George Mead Collection" acquired by Keya Morgan from the George Mead estate
  • June 13, 2002 - The White House (letter) "Thank you very much for your generous donation to the White House... They are important additions to the historical documentation of the President's House and it's grounds..."
  • 2001 - Custer in Photographs by D. Mark Katz with photographs from the Keya Morgan collection
  • January 18-19, 2001 - Sotheby’s Auction House, a very large part of the estate of General Ulysses S. Grant bought and sold by Keya Morgan, as the exclusive representative of Mr. Ulysses S. Grant V (the last living great-grandson of General Grant). Ulysses S. Grant was the 18th President of the United States
  • Spring, 2000 - The Manuscript Society News, interview with Keya Morgan about the five million dollar estate of General Grant (click here to view)
  • October 27-28, 1999 - “The personal property of Marilyn Monroe” Christie’s Auction House, a large part of the Marilyn Monroe estate bought by Keya Morgan. This was the one and only time in history that the estate of Marilyn Monroe was sold, almost 40 years after her death
  • May 29, 1999 - Christie’s Auction House Books and Manuscripts Sale, small portion of the Keya Morgan collection featured
  • March 20, 1999 - New York Daily News, "Auction Camelot", “JFK bids climb on second day, by Tara George and Bill Hutchinson” The Kennedy Memorabilia Auction came to life yesterday- showing flashes pizzazz . . . “I came because I am interested in getting deals” said manhattan gallery owner Keya Morgan who plunked down $27,500 plus buyer’s premium last night for Jackie O’s handwritten will and testament.”
  • 1998 - Lincoln in Photographs (A.K.A Lincoln’s Photographs) by Lloyd Ostendorf with photographs from the Keya Morgan collection
  • June 28, 1998 - Wes Marans Collection and Auction
  • August, 1997 - George Magazine, with Harrison Ford depicted as Abraham Lincoln on the cover. Daguerreotype case on cover from Keya Morgan collection. Consultation given to John F. Kennedy Jr. about Lincoln photographs by Keya Morgan (click here to view)
  • September, 1997 - Very large collection of unpublished President Herbert Hoover material sold to Stanford University