PHOTOGRAPHICA

Note: Corrections made to text after publication of the printed catalog are noted in bold red.


[Every year, as we catalog cartes, cabinet cards, and other photographs, we are reminded that the history of modern photography coincides with the election of our 16th president. Once again, we are pleased to offer a selection of significant portraits and photographica to our fellow Rail Splitters. "O" numbers, as expected, refer to the Lincoln portrait catalog by Charles Hamilton and Lloyd Ostendorf, Lincoln in Photographs.]


Just about the cleanest example we have encountered!
50. The classic Ayres, sepia-tone portrait (#O-26) from Alexander Hesler's sitting of June 3, 1860, 6 x 8" sight, attractively presented and professionally reframed with archival matte in a period, ornate Victorian frame with gilt liner. George Ayres owned Hesler's original plates, purchased just after the war. In 1881, he printed photos from these plates in a number of different sizes. In 1933 the plates were broken when sent through the mail to Washington. We discern a very light crease line at bottom of coat, barely noticeable... overall quite an excellent display item. (Est. $1,200-1,500)
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51. The Speed Portrait. An oval albumen 6 x 8" (11 x 13" overall framed), a slightly enlarged version of #O-55. Photographer's credit at extreme bottom margin: "Phot. by GOOD & STOKES Trenton, N.J." Albumen framed with gilt borders. A portrait of uncertain date and origin, it has been ascribed to Fredricks (New York), James E. McClees (Philadelphia) and W. L. Germon (Philadelphia) and was likely taken between March 1 and June 30, 1861. Ever so slightly faded with light, even mottling. An excellent example in a lovely, period, hardwood frame. (Est. $3,000-5,000)
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52. Large 10 x 12" albumen print of Lincoln and his young son Tad. This photo was taken at the studio of photographer Alexander Gardner on February 5, 1865. Titled "President Lincoln And His Son Thaddeus. The last photograph the President sat for.", with publishers imprint "G.F. Bouve & Co." (#O-114) Photo features an added sylvan background. Rich tones, and in excellent condition. (Est. $1,000-1,500)
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53. Lincoln By Warren.
The last from-life photograph of President Lincoln was taken on the White House balcony by Warren of Boston on March 6, 1865, two days following the second inauguration. This candid portrait shows Lincoln just as he looked when delivering the Second Inaugural Address. The image was published in three formats: carte-de-visite, small format mounted albumen and large format mounted albumen. This is the small format mounted albumen, measuring 6 x 8 1/2" on a 10 x 11" mount. The titled mount reads "The Latest Photograph of President Lincoln Taken on the Balcony of the White House, March 6, 1865" along with the photographer's credit. This is the version issued while Lincoln was still alive. The photo was re-issued after his death with a revised title: "The Last Photograph..." A very fine example that has been professionally cleaned and displays perfectly...the only affect is that the mount has a warm cream color. Six years ago, an example realized over $2,000 (lot #185, Sixth Annual Rail Splitter auction). When framed, this would make a fine display item. (Est. $1,200-1,600)
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54. About as clean, minty a set as you can find! Pair of Lincoln photographs published from the original negatives owned by noted Lincoln dealer King V. Hostick during the 1950s. These were taken June 3, 1860 by Alexander Hesler. These silver prints measure 71/2 x 9 1/2" and are affixed to 11 x 14" mounts imprinted "Herbert George Studio. Springfield, Illinois." (#O-26, O-27) Great tone and detail. These are perennial collector favorites! Excellent condition. (Est. $800-1,200)
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CARTES-DE-VISITE

The carte de visite ("CDV") was a small format albumen photograph affixed to a somewhat standardized cardboard mount approx. 2-1/2 x 4". Debuting around 1860, it was the first inexpensive form of mass-produced photography available to the public, becoming an instant hit for the production of family photos as well as setting off an immediate craze in collecting. CDVs of famous personalities in all walks of life--politics, theater, military (both Union and Confederate), royalty, abolitionists, nefarious criminals and religious leaders, were actively sought. Millions of cartes were sold worldwide for over a decade setting off a rage known as carte-o-mania. These diminutive historical photographs have a charm unlike those of later decades. They have survived remarkably well and document a pivotal period of American history as well as the dawn of photography. To this day they remain a delight to collect.

[Unless noted, no imprint present. And, as in all cases, items may not be pictured to scale. Cartes detailed in other sections of this catalog as well.]


55. A rich, stunning example of #O-83, on Brady mount, imprint on obverse and verso, deep, rich tone and contrast. The few specks detract little; full board, about as fine a specimen as you could hope to find. (Est. $1,000-1,500)
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56. A gorgeous example of #O-84, taken by Brady in Washington, D.C., January 8, 1864. Anthony/Brady imprint, light age, overall a superior specimen. (Est. $1,000-1,500)
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57. The "solitary pine" pose by Brady, January 8, 1864. #O-86, full board, Brady imprint on verso slightly obscured by remnants of store label, detailed period legend written on back, exceptional clarity and detail. This is another stunning example of 19th century photography. (Est. $1,000-1,500)
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58. Another example of #O-86, Anthony/Brady imprint, just the lightest, even age spotting blends in nicely. Nice contrast, revenue stamp.
(Est. $750-1,000)
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59. Another "solitary pine," Anthony/Brady imprint, full board, a tad lighter than the previous, another fine carte.
(Est. $700-900)
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60. O-61, by Brady. Quite rare carte photo taken by Mathew Brady at his Washington, D.C. studio. Governor Joseph W. Fifer of Illinois, after seeing this image, commented "The melancholy seemed to roll from his shoulders and drip from the ends of his fingers." This photograph was taken soon after the death of Lincoln's son Willie, in February 1862. Excellent tone and detail, a slight spot at the top right, and the "Br" in the Brady has been rubbed off. Overall fine, an extremely difficult CDV to source. (Est. $1,200-1,500)
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61. This one is ABSOLUTELY splendid: a stunning, resonant example of #O-49, one of the famous "ink well" portraits taken February 24, 1861. Gold-ruled board with Anthony/Brady imprint, "Abraham Lincoln" title on bottom of mount, a strong, resonant photo. Certainly one of the best examples we've seen. (Est. $750-950)
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62. Another example of #O-49 on a blank board, strong tone and contrast. A fine CDV. (Est. $400-600)
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63. #O-53, Anthony/Brady imprint, light, typical mottling-spotting, full gold-ruled board, another of the five different "ink well poses" from a studio visit. (Est. $500-700)
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64. An extremely fine example of #O-51, what John Nicolay referred to as the President exhibiting "that serious far-away look." Anthony/Brady imprint, full board, only the lightest hint of age. Quite desirable. (Est. $750-950)
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65. A fine example of #O-51, Anthony/Brady imprint, minor trim to bottom of board, great tone and exceptional detail. (Anyone know what became of that ink well?) (Est. $600-800)
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66. #O-52, Anthony/Brady imprint, minor clips to corners from album insertion, even spotting from development/fixer aging, still an acceptable example. (Est. $300-500)
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67. A fine example of #O-60 on Anthony/Brady mount, slight trim to bottom of board, even brown/sepia toning, light age. One of the more difficult poses to obtain from this sitting... for some reason this one is tough to source. (Est. $700-900)
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68. A quite scarce example of #O-118; on mount with Gardner's Capitol dome imprint on verso. Considered Lincoln's "last formal pose from life," taken at Gardner's Gallery in Washington, February 5, 1865. Few specks detract little; full board, gold ruled, handsome. (Est. $1,400-1,600)
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69. Lincoln gone punk! The famous "spiked hair" portrait, on Brady/Anthony board, copyright, light even foxing/age spots, full gold-ruled board. Lincoln's photo with a crew-cut was taken February 1865 - most likely the result of preparing for the taking of a life mask by Clark Mills. (#O-103) Certainly one of the more interesting photos of the President. (Est. $1,000-1,200)
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70. A vignetted copy of #O-87, this printed by A. Winch of Philadelphia. Were this on a Brady mount, would command $1,500+. This fine "bootleg" is a great period example well worth... (Est. $250-500)
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71. A scarce example of #O-71, a photograph taken to inaugurate Gardner's new studio, August 9, 1863. John Hay noted this day in his diary, commenting that the President was "in very good spirits." That seems to be conveyed in the warm, soft smile that seems to peek through. Appears to be first generation, on a blank mount as oft found, light, even age/browning, a nice carte. (Est. $1,000-1,200)
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72. An original Gardner... a prohibitively rare Lincoln carte. #O-73, from a sitting on Sunday, August 9, 1863. The photographer's gold Capitol dome imprint on verso, full gold-ruled board, only light age, a warm example. This is certainly one of the more relaxed poses for the wartime President - a very difficult photograph to obtain in this excellent condition. (Est. $1,500-2,000)
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73. Lincoln by Wenderoth and Taylor, their imprint on verso. A detailed portrait, #O-96, these are usually found heavily retouched; not so in this photograph. Light, typical age, crisp contrast and detail. A necessary addition to those building a comprehensive collection! (Est. $600-800)
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74. Lincoln CDV, the "Speed Portrait" on a mount by J.E. McClees of Philadelphia. Full board, a vignetted study, overall a better example than usually found. (Est. $150-200)
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75. The "Cooper Union pose" with Anthony/Brady imprint! A great Lincoln CDV, the important 1860 pose of the young candidate taken at Brady's studio during his visit to New York City to address citizens at the venue that launched his national persona. "Bootleg" copies are seen - usually very heavily retouched. (#O-17) This appears crisp and detailed... and includes the Brady imprimatur! Very light age/foxing, mostly to board, excellent overall. (Est. $1,000-1,200)
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76. Anthony-Brady carte, imprint on verso, #O-91. This portrait is scarce in CDV format - a photo taken at Brady's studio on February 9, 1864. This pose is ubiquitous as an engraving but seldom found as a from-life pose. Some age, light foxing, mostly on mount, nice detail. A great photograph. (Est. $1,000-1,200)
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77. The classic "Speed portrait" on a C.D. Fredricks mount, unusual in that this is the full chest-up view rather than the usually found vignetted "head shot." (No pun intended.) Gold-ruled, a better-than-most example. (Est. $500-800)
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78. Lincoln by Fassett, imprint on verso. A fine copy image of #O-92 after the original by Brady. S.M. Fassett of Chicago is one of the few to have met with Lincoln... odd that he "appropriated" this pose from a competitor! (Est. $100-150)
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79. Issued from a Southern studio... the same gallery responsible for occupied Confederate military portraits! A copy of the Brady pose by Morse's Gallery of the Cumberland in Nashville, their imprint on verso with revenue stamp. A fun example. (Est. $200-300)
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80. Lincoln and Tad examining Brady's sample book (no... they were not reading the Bible as claimed on some copies of the day) by G. Gumpert, imprint and revenue stamp on verso. A crisp, clean oval albumen on board that is enhanced by printed, facsimile signature. An unusual, quite desirable presentation. (Est. $150-300)
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81. President posed with his son Thomas "Tad" Lincoln. By Bouve of Boston, this includes the addition of the backdrop noting in imprint "The last photograph the President sat for." A very nice example, very light crease line at bottom and toning at very left edge detract nothing. (Est. $300-500)
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82. Lincoln and Tad by Gardner with his imprint. This carte includes the "Sylvan" backdrop. Although some mottling and lightness in spots as found with many of Gardner's issues, this is enhanced by the presence of his gold Capitol dome imprint on verso with 1865 canceled revenue stamp.
(Est. $500-750)
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83. Lincoln albumen in embossed patriotic mount with crossed cannons, flags, and eagle. (Est. $100-150)
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84. Oval albumen portrait of Lincoln (image by Gardner) O-79 by Excellsior Brothers & Mathews, Indianapolis. Albumen mounted on carte mount, within a decorative border. Excellent condition. (Est. $80-120)
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85. CDV matted tintype, interestingly detailed with a March 7, 1865 patent date at the bottom... obviously, predating the assassination making this a patriotic. Light, even coarseness to surface of emulsion, a fine example. (Est. $400-600)
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86. Scarce tintype of Mary Lincoln housed in a carte mat by George F. Ayer of Portland, Maine, labeled as one of his "Union Card Pictures." Ayer issued quite a few patriotic tins of Abe... we have seen only a few of Mary. An artistic rendering, red tinting to cheeks, scratch to emulsion above head detracts little. (Est. $400-500)
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87. Mary Lincoln CDV with Brady titled board, 1861. Desirable image in her inaugural dress, taken in February. A rare portrait in excellent condition save for a light fingerprint on her dress. Great tone and contrast. (Est. $400-600)
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88. Mary Todd by Anthony/Brady, slight trim to bottom of mount, exceptional tone, contrast and detail. As far as photography is concerned, this is a master print. (Est. $300-500)
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89. Mary Todd Lincoln at age forty-three in her ornate gown. CDV by Brady, Washington, D.C., 1861, imprint in gold on mount with gold borders, and on verso. Crease on lower corner of image, and slight crease on upper left corner, minor mounting remnants on verso, otherwise excellent. Great tone and contrast. (Est. $300-400)
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90. Mary Lincoln. Similar to preceding, this a bit lighter but lacking any faults. Brady imprint, full gold-ruled board, quite excellent. An example brought over $1,100. (Est. $900-1,000)
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91. Mary Todd Lincoln by Anthony/Brady, revenue stamp on verso. Light, even age as shown, she sits holding her obligatory bouquet! (Est. $150-200)
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92. Mary Lincoln holding a bouquet with early Brady curved lettering imprint on verso. Taken early in 1862, one of the best examples we have seen. Absolutely mint. (Est. $300-400)
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93. A fine carte portrait of Mary. Light foxing/bump at right edge, overall nice. (Est. $150-200)
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94. Mary Todd Lincoln in her mourning finery, flowers in her hair. A scarce portrait. (Est. $250-300)
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95. One of the rarest family portraits: a Mathew Brady carte of Willie and Tad Lincoln posed with Lockwood Todd, Mary's nephew. William Wallace Lincoln was eleven years old when this photograph was made by Mathew Brady in 1861; sadly he died in early 1862 from a malarial infection. Lockwood Todd was described as a "ne'er-do-well" who looked to his famous in-law for a political appointment in California. Patronage of this sort could be lucrative but likewise a political liability. Any from-life portraits of the Lincoln boys are rare... this specific study is impossible to find. Vignetted and light, includes Brady's "curved lettering" imprint on verso. A unique opportunity!
(Est. $2,000-2,500)
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96. President Lincoln's Old Companion. John Hanks by Francis Capen of Boston. Extensive legend and history on reverse. This is the best carte example of this family member we have encountered... a great CDV of the closest Lincoln cousin. (Est. $300-400)
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97. Prohibitively rare carte photograph of Dr. Josiah Gilbert Holland (1819-81), author of arguably the best early biography, "Life of Abraham Lincoln." Holland started his career as a doctor, but became an editor of the Springfield, MA "Republican." He later helped found "Scribner's Magazine." Later use of "informant testimony" as a key component in Lincoln biography reinforces Holland's status as a pioneer in the field - credited by Mark Neely for searching out the "private Lincoln" as opposed to the "public Lincoln." An excellent, quite rare portrait. (Est. $150-200)
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98. The single finest carte of the Little Giant you can find! Anthony/Brady imprint, great tone, contrast and detail. Pristine. (Est. $100-150)
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99. Mrs. Stephen Douglas by Fredricks, 1861. A very fine example of the "woman behind the Giant!" (Est. $80-100)
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100. Mrs. Douglas. (Est. $60-70)
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101. This one is the BEST you could hope to find! President Johnson in his official portrait by Brady with 1865 copyright. Full, gold-ruled board, detailed, clean... as if printed yesterday! (Est. $400-500)
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102. Andrew Johnson CDV by Morse's Gallery of the Cumberland, Nashville. A nice portrait issued from his home state. (Est. $150-250)
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103. Andrew Johnson by Anthony/Brady. Slight clips to corners of mount, even age/toning, canceled revenue stamp on verso. Another "official" portrait. (Est. $150-200)
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104. A wonderful portrait of Vice President Hannibal Hamlin on gold lined Anthony/Brady mount. Bold tones, and in pristine condition. (Est. $150-200)
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105. Hannibal Hamlin by Anthony/Brady. An unusual, younger portrait of Lincoln's Vice President. (Est. $100-150)
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106. Sec. William Seward, a portrait from just after he recovered from the attack the night of the assassination. His profile hides the side of his face slashed by Payne. A tad light, an interesting study by Anthony/Brady. (Est. $80-120)
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107. Once and for all... the guy is NOT Brady! "The Secretary Of State And The Diplomatic Corps At Trenton Falls." A gathering hosted for his foreign counterparts, this carte photograph of Seward and guests by William J. Baker, Utica, NY, was turned into an engraving for the cover of Harper's, September 19, 1863. As detailed in that very issue, "Mr. Seward and the various foreign Ministers left Washington a few weeks since for a tour to the Watering-places, and visited Niagara, Trenton Falls, Sharon, etc., etc. While at Trenton Falls they were caught by Mr. Baker, and persuaded to sit for the photograph which he has kindly permitted us to copy. The personages represented in the picture are the following, and may be identified by the numbers affixed to them. (The guy always confused as being Brady is #7, M. Bertinatti, the Italian Minister.) Mr. Baker, whose success in taking this picture has been very remarkable, is selling large numbers of copies, both in the large size at $3.00 and in card form at $0.30. They may be procured of Goupil & Co., in this city." Now... all those catalogers who insist the Italian minister is actually the photographer Brady (hey... they both had white suits and hats!) really need to do their homework! This CDV includes the scarce printed legend detailing everyone on the verso. (Est. $150-180)
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108. William Seward, Jr. CDV, Brady imprint. Son of the Sec. of State who almost succumbed to the attack at the hands of the brute Paine, this rare photograph shows the younger Seward as Brig. Gen. in the Union Army. He commanded the 9th NY at the Battle of the Wilderness and Cold Harbor. He later became Assistant Sec. of State under his father. Quite a scarce image. Trimmed at bottom for insertion into an album else quite fine. (Est. $200-300)
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109. Edwin Stanton CDV, Brady front and back imprints. Quite rare full standing image of Lincoln's Secretary of War. Excellent. (Est. $150-250)
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110. Edwin Stanton by Anthony-Brady. Nice seated image of Lincoln's Secretary of War. Excellent. (Est. $100-150)
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111. The cantankerous S. Chase by Anthony/Brady. Great tone and contrast, slight trimming to edge of board, superior photograph. (Est. $100-500)
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112. Another fine carte portrait of Chase on Anthony/Brady board. Great tone and detail. (Est. $80-100)
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113. Edward Everett, the great orator. Age foxing to mount, a great, clean portrait. (Est. $70-90)
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114. Lincoln's friend and Supreme Court appointee David Davis. Top of mount trimmed, bright, crisp. (Est. $80-120)
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115. Horace Greeley in reading pose by Anthony/Brady. A superb CDV, bold tones and pristine condition save for tiny trim to bottom of mount. (Est. $80-100)
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116. One of the best carte photographs of the Rev. Henry Ward Beecher found. By Fredricks, warm. (Est. $60-80)
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117. Henry Ward Beecher by Tilton of Boston. Another nice study of the man whose passionate sermons inspired his generation... including Lincoln! (Est. $60-80)
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118. The whole family posed for this one! The entire Beecher family. The Beechers have been described as one of the most brilliant American families... certainly one of the most influential of the 19th century. Several members achieved fame as preachers, educators, or writers. Among them were Lyman, a Presbyterian minister, and his children Catharine Beecher, an educator; Harriet Beecher Stowe, a writer; Henry Ward Beecher, a Congregational preacher; Edward Beecher, a clergyman, etc., etc. A great, scarce Brady carte, trim to sides of board, fine.
(Est. $100-200)
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119. Speaker of the House Galusha Aaron Grow (1823-1907). A leading Member of Congress from Pennsylvania, he served as Speaker 1861-3 during which time he helped Lincoln to craft numerous congressional measures to support the war. They enjoyed a rather "strained" relationship at times - including an episode of patronage that exposed the President to criticism. Trimmed at edges of mount, another scarce CDV. (Est. $70-90)
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120. Rare carte photograph by Stoughtenburgh of Newark, NJ of that state's Governor Marcus L. Ward. Ward was a Delegate to the 1860 and 1864 Republican Conventions and later distinguished himself for orchestrating the passage of the 13th and 14th Amendments in his state. During the war, he was considered the ultimate "soldier's friend," tirelessly visiting hospitals and masterminding a means by which boys in the field could wire communications - at no cost - to family members back home. A gorgeous, detailed photograph... quite scarce. (Est. $80-100)
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121. Senator and later Sec. of the Treasury John Sherman of Ohio. An excellent 1862 carte by Brady. (Est. $50-80)
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122. That Copperhead politician Vallandigham, the subject of one of Lincoln's "arbitrary arrests." An excellent portrait by Black, great detail. (Est. $80-120)
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123. A meeting of the minds... one passonate, the other excentric! A very scarce carte by Fredricks of the great abolitionist Cassius Marcellus Clay (see Bob Sterling's cover feature in The Rail Splitter, Winter 2001, for the definitive story. What? You don't have ALL the back-issues? Give a call!) together with George Francis Train (once again, see the Winter 1999 journal for an all-encompassing study, this by Edmund Sullivan). Train was this nation's first true foreign correspondent, reporting from London during the Civil War. He, of course, was an 1872 presidential candidate - the same year that Phileas Fogg made the wager to travel "Around the World in 80 Days." (Verne modeled his protagonist on Train.) A great carte. (Est. $200-300)
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124. The wealthiest man of his day! The great financial giant Com. Cornelius Vanderbilt. Photos of the railroad magnate are scarce, this a fine example, by Anthony/Brady. (Est. $80-120)
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125. Seth Kinman "California Hunter and Trapper, who presented President Lincoln with the Elk Horn Chair." 1864 Brady copyright, very faint vertical crease visible mostly from verso, exceptional detail. (Est. $100-200)
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126. Seth Kinman's elk-horn chair, "Presented to President Lincoln by... the California Hunter." A pristine 1864 carte, Kinman's copyright , Gardner's gold Capitol dome imprint on verso. A bold example. (Est. $150-200)
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127. Petroleum V. Nasby (pseud. of David Ross Locke),1833-88, American journalist and satirist. Carte by Brady. His humor was much loved by the President. (Est. $100-150)
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128. P.T. Barnum posed with General Tom Thumb. Perhaps the greatest public figure of his day, Barnum "set the stage" for entertaining and amusing generations of Americans. Great 1861 carte by Fredricks, light spotting in background blends well, insiginifcant trim to board. Humbug! (Est. $300-350)
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129. Two fine cartes: Commodore Nutt and Miss Minnie Warren on gold lined Anthony mount, in identical costumes worn before her Majesty, Queen Victoria, Windsor Castle, June 24, 1865. Together with General & Mrs. Tom Thumb in wedding attire on gold lined Anthony/Brady mount, 1863. Both CDVs include facsimile signatures on verso. A neat pair showing light, typical age. (Est. $100-150)
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130. Cartoon by J. Hall, 1863. Classic anti-Lincoln CDV showing President reading a newspaper that reads "DRAFT", Abe dressed as an old woman in a bonnet. Irregular trim to mount, else an excellent example. (Est. $150-200)
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131. "Surrender" or "Retreat" - Jeff Davis muses "How Happy Could I be with Either?" Wonderful 1863 cartoon carte by Hall of New York. Pristine condition! (Est. $100-150)
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132. Jefferson Davis on the run: "The Last Ditch of the Chivalry or a President in Petticoats." The famous Currier & Ives cartoon depicting Jeff in drag is reproduced in this amusing keepsake of the day. (Est. $100-500)
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133. "Little Mac" George McClellan CDV by Anthony/Brady with 1862 copyright. Excellent. (Est. $80-120)
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134. McClellan and staff including Generals Barry and Van Vliet. Exceptional detail and contrast, slight trim to top and bottom of board, rich contrast. (Est. $150-200)
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135. McClellan and wife, Anthony/Brady board with paste-down label from a Hudson, NY salesman. Fine. (Est. $80-120)
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136. McClellan appearing quite Napoleonic! (Est. $60-80)
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137. A rather haughty McClellan carte portrait. Quite fine. (Est. $60-80)
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138. The General reading a field manual? More likely a good catalog! CDV by Black of Boston, some age discoloration-foxing, slight rounding to corners of board. (Est. $100-120)
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139. They're all here... nine CDVs in one! A composite photo of Union Generals. Revenue stamp on verso, a great maquette study. (Est. $100-200)
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140. Rare photo montage "Defenders of Our Union," 1862: Lincoln and forty-one military commanders. Excellent. (Est. $100-150)
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141. Elmer Ellsworth, the martyr. Ellsworth is said to be the first casualty of the Civil War after being shot and killed at the Marshall House hotel in Alexandria, Virginia by James W. Jackson on May 24th, 1861. President Lincoln, who was a friend of Ellsworth, was deeply affected by his close friend's death. A fine studio portrait, one area of discoloration at bottom left, overall a nice study. (Est. $100-150)
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142. Elmer Ellsworth CDV byAppleton. Nice image of Ellsworth with artistic camp scene in the background. In fine condition with light age. (Est. $50-75)
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143. A bold, resonant portait of Ben "Beast" Butler by Anthony/Brady. Full board, truly excellent! (Est. $100-150)
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144. Gen. Winfield Scott and Staff. An excellent carte by Anthony/Brady, slight trim to edge of mount, great tone and contrast. "Old Fuss & Feathers" and his officers! (Est. $150-250)
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145. Winfield Scott by Fredricks, 1862. A detailed legend printed by the photographer on verso notes this portrait was made up at West Point. Quite a clean specimen. (Est. $70-90)
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146. Winfield Scott by Anthony/Brady. An interesting, artistic composition. (Est. $70-90)
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147. Lt. General Winfield Scott in standing pose by Anthony/Brady. Bold image of "Old Fuss and Feathers" with some staining on lower center mount otherwise in very good condition. (Est. $60-80)
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148. A lovely gem-sized albumen of a young Winfield Scott on an ornate patriotic embossed mount by A. E. Alden, Providence, R.I. Light age on mount otherwise excellent. (Est. $80-100)
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149. A great study of Robert Anderson by Anthony, 1861. Detailed copyright includes the note that this photo was "Taken at Fort Sumter Feb. 8, 1861." About pristine in condition. (Est. $100-200)
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150. Robert Anderson by Gurney. Slight trim to mount, a different portrait than usually seen. (Est. $80-5100)
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151. Brig. Gen. Robert Anderson by Gutekunst, 1861. An excellent CDV, detailed copyright, clean profile. (Est. $100-150)
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152. A mint carte! General Ambrose Burnside and Staff CDV, Brady front and back imprints. Scarce image of Burnside and 9 of his staff members. A superb image that rarely appears on the market in carte form. (Est. $500-750)
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153. Burnside by Anthony/Brady, revenue stamp on verso, light age, check out those mutton-chops! (Est. $80-120)
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154. Ambrose E. Burnside by Anthony/Brady. A great portrait in his Colonel's uniform with sword at his side. Only light age to board, a superior pose. (Est. $150-200)
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155. Burnside by Anthony/Brady. A fine standing pose.
(Est. $100-120)
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156. Burnside by Appleton. A resolute, vignetted visage. (Est. $80-100)
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157. Gen. Burnside and staff by Brady. Slight trim to mount and clips to corners from album insertion, great tone, contrast and detail, notes on verso identify every officer in the portrait. (Est. $300-500)
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158. Pair of CDVs of Nathaniel P. Banks: one by Anthony/Brady, slight clips to corners; one by Case & Getchell, excellent. Nice CDVs of the general. (Est. $100-200)
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159. Banks by Anthony/Brady. Great tone and contrast showing the former general as politician. (Est. $80-100)
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160. Gen. Wm. T. Sherman by Fredricks and Gen. Terry by Anthony/Brady. Two (2) fine cartes. (Est. $100-200)
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161. A scarce CDV of Maj. General O.O. Howard, commanding forces in the Army of the Potomac and then the Army of the Cumberland. CDV by Cooley & Beckett of Georgia and South Carolina. Cartes by Southern photography studios are desirable... this is a fine specimen. (Est. $150-250)
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162. Another fine carte of the distinguished O.O. Howard, this by Broadbent of Philadelphia, his imprint on verso. Howard took over command of the Union Army at Gettysburg after Reynolds was killed. His CDVs remain tough! (Est. $200-300)
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163. Albumen portait of William T. Sherman on decorative carte mount. Light, even age, the portait remains quite vibrant. (Est. $150-180)
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164. The "Savior of Little Round Top" and victim of Sheridan's wrath! General Gouverneur Kemble Warren by Anthony/Brady. Warren, in command of Engineers, participated in many campaigns including the first land engagement of the War, Big Bethel. His greatest success came at Gettysburg where he single-handedly rallied troops to defend Union positions by taking Little Round Top. (A statue of Warren stands today on the very spot of his deployment.) Sadly, despite commanding forces in some of the most important battles of the War - and his receiving two wounds in action - Warren's military career all but ended in a bitter conflict with Gen. Sheridan, who leveled numerous unjust accusations. Warren spent the remainder of his life demanding a Court of Inquiry, and, was in fact exonerated in 1879... the conclusion of a three-year judicial proceeding that ended three months after Warren's death! The heroic General was buried - at his instruction - without his uniform or any patriotic emblem whatsoever. A fine example, slightly light as made, cilp to corners of mount. (Est. $250-300)
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165. You will not find a better carte of Maj. General Franz Sigel! Gorgeous studio portrait with deep, rich tones and contrast. All but mint, on titled board from Gutekunst, jobber's label on verso. (Est. $100-150)
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166. Franz Sigel by Brady, 1862. Union brigadier general who repulsed the Confederates at Cheat Mountain and held that portion of West Virginia for the Union. He also served at Chattanooga and Chickamauga. A strong carte, tiny spot on forehead, slight clips to lower corners, bold. (Est. $100-200)
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167. Pristine, bold carte by Anthony/Brady of Major General Foster. His service commenced at the very outbreak of hostilities helping to move forces to occupy Sumter. He commanded troops all through the South throughout the conflict. A great example. (Est. $100-200)
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168. Another gorgeous CDV, this a bold portrait of John Martindale by Anthony/Brady. The general fought with distinction alongside McClellan during the Peninsula Campaign. Clean. (Est. $150-200)
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169. Benjamin Prentiss, defender of the "Hornet's Nest" at Shiloh. A lovely CDV by Anthony, clean and bold. (Est. $150-200)
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170. Gen. Heintzelman by Anthony/Brady on a titled board. A bright, clean example. (Est. $100-500)
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171. Dramatic CDV of Gen. Stoneman by Anthony/Brady. Gen. George Stoneman (1822-94) commanded cavalry forces throughout the War leading raids at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Atlanta. While trying to plan an action to free Union prisoners from Andersonville, Stoneman himself was captured by Gen. Wheeler's raiders, later released in a prisoner exchange. At the end of the War, Stoneman moved to California, became involved in railroads, and served a term as Governor. A rare carte. (Est. $200-300)
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172. General Blenker by Anthony/Brady. A great pose with dress sash and sword in hand, excellent tone and contrast. (Est. $100-150)
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173. Boldly signed by the Great Pathfinder's "right-hand man!" Capt. John H. Howard, Fremont's aide-de-camp and staff officer. Rare CDV by Brill, New York, signed and dated on verso - most likely the day the photograph was made, "New York Dec. 1862." Quite fine, certainly rare. (Est. $150-250)
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174. Scarce carte of Gen. Henry Washington Benham, 1861, by Fredricks. Slight loss to imprint on verso otherwise quite fine with great tone and contrast. Check out that sash, sword and hat! (Est. $100-120)
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175. Don Carlos Buell by McClees, 1862, exceptionally clean titled board. His friendship with McClellan and his methodical battlefield deliberation (slow!) cost him his command. Quite fine. (Est. $175-250)
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176. Maj. Gen. John G. Parke, commander of the Ninth Corps, by Anthony/Brady. A West Pointer, he was considered one of the most "capable" officers of the war commanding forces all throughout the South mostly under Burnside. A great, scarce example. (Est. $200-300)
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177. A rare photograph of First Lady Mary Lincoln's cousin! John Blair Smith Todd (1814-72), born in Lexington, KY, relocated with his parents to Illinois in 1827, U.S. Military Academy class of '37, assigned to the 6th infantry serving in the Florida War 1837-40. On frontier duty in Indian territory and Arkansas until 1846, served in the war with Mexico in 1847, taking part in the siege of Vera Cruz and the battles of Cerro Gordo and Amazoque. Todd was an Indian trader at Fort Randall, Dakota, until 1861. He was then appointed brigadier general of volunteers in the Union army. When the Territory of Dakota was formed, he was elected as a Democrat to Congress and served on and off from 1861-5. A very scarce CDV by Anthony/Brady, pristine condition! (Est. $400-600)
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178. The Duc de Chartres (Robert d'Orleans) by Anthony/Brady. Together with his brother the Comte de Paris (see next lot!), he arrived in the U.S. in 1861 to observe the Civil War serving on the staff of McClellan. He returned home in 1862 having "seen enough." (Just like the French to leave when the going got tough!) A fine, scarce carte photograph. (Est. $100-150)
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179. The Compte de Paris who observed American bloodshed to return home writing the "History of the Civil War in America." (See previous lot.) Another portrait by Anthony/Brady. (Est. $100-150)
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180. Gen. Benham with not one, but TWO swords! A fine portrait by Fredricks, great detail and tone. Lincoln personally intervened to save his military career. Benham lost his rank and commission... stripped by Gen. Hunter following disastrous campaigns in South Carolina. He was later reinstated by the President. (Est. $150-180)
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181. A scarce CDV of General Alexander Hays, killed in 1864 at the Wilderness. A West Point graduate, he served in the Peninsula with the 1st brigade of Kearny's division of Heintzelman's corps, and at Williamsburg and in the Seven Days' battles; he was wounded at second Bull Run and promoted to Brig. Gen. of Volunteers. He was wounded again at Chancellorsville while at the head of his brigade, and at Gettysburg he commanded the 3rd division of Hancock's corps, aided in holding Cemetery ridge, and in the latter part of the battle, when Hancock was wounded, had temporary command of the 2nd corps. He led his brigade in the battle of the Wilderness; on the first day's fighting, he was killed. Slight clips to upper corners of mount, overall quite fine... and scarce. (Est. $250-350)
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182. Joseph Hooker by Brady, 1862. Rounding to mount as shown, great contrast and focus. (Est. $100-150)
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183. Scarce CDV of Andrew Porter by Brady, one light streak in field to right of head, overall bold and clean. Porter took over command at first Bull Run following Hunter being wounded. Served as Provost of D.C. Fine. (Est. $100-200)
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184. Gen. Rosecrans by Fredricks. Fine. (Est. $80-120)
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185. Scarce carte photograph of Maj. General Carl Schurz in uniform by Anthony/Brady. Some lightness at center and minor loss/remnants to imprint on verso. A close friend of Lincoln who helped secure German votes, he fought under Howard at Gettysburg and led his own division at Chattanooga. Another tough portrait. (Est. $300-400)
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186. Killed in action. An extremely rare carte of Col. George D. Bayard (1835-62), KIA at Fredericksburg. Brig. Gen. and Chief of Cavalry, III Corps, Bayard remains one of the heroic figures of that War who gave the ultimate sacrifice. CDV by Fredricks, one nick at bottom of mount, a rich photograph. (Est. $200-400)
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187. Killed by a sniper. Brady CDV of Gen. "Uncle John" Sedgwick. A commander of the Army of the Potomac, during the secession crisis, he was promoted to replace Robert E. Lee. Wounded multiple times at Antietam, he saw action in numerous campaigns, brought down by a Confederate sniper at Spotsylvania. A fine photo of the hero. (Est. $200-300)
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188. Scarce carte photograph of Geneal Couch by Anthony/Brady. Slightly clipped corners to mount, light age/foxing in background, nice contrast. (Est. $10-150)
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189. Fine carte by McClees of Gen. James B. McPherson (1828-64). Union major general who fought in Grant's Tennessee campaigns, led the right wing at Vicksburg, and was killed in battle at Atlanta. (Est. $175-250)
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190. Extremely rare and significant full portrait by Anthony of Confederate General Lloyd Tilghman (1816-63). He surrendered Fort Henry, later commanded at Corinth and Vicksburg, killed in action at Champion's Hill. Rounded corners, bold contrast and detail. (Est. $150-250)
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191. Confederate Gen. Roger W. Hanson, 1827-63, a heroic figure wounded several times having led commands in several "suicide missions" - the last, Murfreesboro, cost him his life. (Est. $150-200)
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192. Excellent CDV of Gen. James B. McPherson 1828-64, killed in battle at Atlanta. This by Anthony, slight clips to corners, excellent contrast, tone and detail. (Est. $150-200)
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193. Anthony/Brady carte of George Meade, Union major general who commanded brilliantly at Gettysburg, leading to a Union victory and the turning point of the Civil War. A fine example. (Est. $100-150)
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194. Brig. Gen. Frank E. Patterson by Cooper, 1862 board, light foxing in field else fine. Scarce portrait. (Est. $100-150)
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195. General Joseph Jackson Bartlett by Anthony/Brady. He entered the Union army as major of the 27th New York volunteers and was promoted colonel in September, 1861. He commanded a brigade at Gaines's Mill, at Crampton's Gap; was commissioned brigadier-general in 1862; and commanded a brigade at Salem Heights, 1863 where out of a force of 1500 he lost 580 officers and men. He was was present at the surrender of Lee at Appomattox. Typical age, clipped corners detract little. A scarce CDV. (Est. $150-200)
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196. Extremely scarce and significant carte portrait by Anthony of Gen. Alexander Hays, KIA at the Wilderness in 1864. He fought at Yorktown, Williamsburg, and Malvern Hill before that final battle. A great, resonant pose... quite difficult to source. (Est. $500-600)
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197. Anthony/Brady portrait of Joseph J. Bartlett, Union brigadier general who commanded a corps in the Army of the Potomac before Petersburg. Revenue stamp on verso, a clean, somewhat scarce photograph. (Est. $250-300)
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198. CSA John C. Pemberton, Confed. Lt. Gen. who commanded the Dept. of Mississippi and surrendered Vicksburg to Grant. Later he commanded the aritllery defense of Richmond. Scarce CDV by Anthony, light foxing in background. (Est. $150-200)
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199. Daniel Butterfield by Anthony/Brady, insignifcant trim to mount, about as bold and rich as possible. The Union major general commanded a brigade at Bull Run and led a corps in the desperate assault on Marye's Heights. Butterfield is also credited with writing "Taps". Excellent. (Est. $250-350)
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200. Rare Anthony carte of CSA Gen. Nathan B. Forrest, Confederate lieutenant general of Tennessee cavalry and arguably the greatest cavalry officer in history, he raided and harassed Union forces and supply lines with great effect throughout the war. Even, light age throughout background, still a fine example. (Est. $300-400)
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201. CSA Gen. Wm. Henry Fitzhugh "Rooney" Lee by Anthony. A tough one to find! (Est. $250-300)
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202. This one is special... and prohibitive: Capt. Howard Dwight 4th Missouri Cavalry, KIA by guerrillas 5/4/63. A heroic figure of the war, a fine carte photograph.
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203. He was one of the early victims of the war. CDV portrait by Claflin of Worcester, MA of 2nd Lt. John W. Grout 15th Mass. Vols. He was KIA Ball's Bluff 10/21/61. A stunningly gorgeous carte... we suspect virtually impossible to find again. (Est. $300-400)
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204. Rear Admiral Samuel Breese by Brady, light age, toning at imprint line. (Est. $70-90)
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205. A fine CDV of Gen. Sterling Price by Fredricks.
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206. Brady CDV of Commodore Foote, 1806-63, Union admiral crucial in the attacks on Forts Henry and Donelson, and at Island No. 10. He died during the war of disease. A tad light, still quite fine. (Est. $100-150)
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207. Gen. Phil Kearny by Addis of Washington. Kearny, 1815-62, killed in action at Chantilly. (Est. $100-120)
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208. Hugh Kilpatrick, Union major general called "Kill Cavalry" by his men, he fought at Gettysburg and led several raids to Richmond and Jonesboro. A nice CDV portrait. (Est. $100-150)
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209. Gen. Wm. Rosecrans who headed the Army of the Cumberland to gain a hard-won victory at Murfreesboro, only to be routed by Longstreet at Chickamauga. CDV by Anthony/Brady, typical age spots, still fine. (Est. $100-120)
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210. A hero of Gettysburg! Lt. Ebenezer Stone of the 1st Mass. Vols brevetted lt. col. for gallantry at Gettysburg. CDV by Addis, light overal foxing, scarce! (Est. $150-200)
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211. Joseph Hooker. Clipped corners, nice. (Est. $80-100)
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212. Maj. Gen. Oliver Howard CDV. Lost right arm at battle of Fair Oaks, and led 11th Army Corp. at Gettysburg in July 1863. Light wear on verso else excellent. (Est. $75-100)
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213. Maj. Gen. Sheridan on titled board. A clean example. (Est. $80-120)
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214. James S. Negley, Union major general instrumental in driving Bragg from Tennessee, later tried for cowardice and desertion for his command at Chickamauga. Clipped corners, a fine, scarce carte. (Est. $150-175)
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215. CSA Humphrey Marshall, Confederate brigadier general who served in western Virginia and in Kentucky under Bragg. A fine CDV by Anthony. (Est. $60-80)
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216. "Black Jack" John Logan by Barr & Young, 1863. Light, even age, a fine portrait of the vice presidential running mate with James G. Blaine, 1884, Illinois Senator, and Union officer who conceived the idea for Memorial Day and inaugurated it on May 30, 1868. (Est. $80-100)
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217. Jeb Stuart by E. & H.T. Anthony. Some moderate age/discoloration, foxing to photo and mount, blends well, a scarce portrait. (Est. $100-150)
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218. James Longstreet. CDV of the noted Confederate General by Anthony, New York, 1862 with Anthony's imprint on verso. Fine condition, corners slightly clipped, housed in lovely two-sided frame. (Est. $300-500)
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219. "The Generals of the Confederate States Army." An interesting "collectible" by Anthony, light foxing/age, presenting the opposing military figures. Scarce. (Est. $100-150)
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The following five lots are all CDV matted tintypes.
220. A bold example of General Pope. (Est. $100-150)
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221. CDV tintype of Robert Anderson, Hero of Ft. Sumter. (Est. $150-175)
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222. CDV tintype of Commodore Foote. Mint. (Est. $70-90)
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223. CDV tintype of Gen. Halleck. Clean. (Est. $80-100)
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224. Irwin McDowell tintype. (Est. $100-150)
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225. A fascinating study: small children on a hill watching seven mounted soldiers in formation. From Brady's Album Gallery (photo No. 314) with titled label on verso: "Sudley Ford, Bull Run, McDowell crossed with Hunter's column to turn the extreme left of the enemy." 1862 Brady copyright, gold-ruled, the group of children include two little boys in their own play uniforms. A rare CDV. (Est. $300-400)
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226. An absolutely gorgeous carte of what might be an idyllic scene were it not for the context in which the photograph was taken. And, this opinion seems to have been shared with those of the day given the penciled title "Sunny side of Camp Life." Interestingly, there are journals and diaries that reflect the halcyon days found by many - brief as it was - particularly recruits and enlistees from horrible urban centers who experienced outdoor life for the first time. A phenomenal CDV. (Est. $300-400)
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227. 1862 carte photograph by Barnard & Gibson documenting the "Ruins of Mrs. Henry's House, Bull Run. In this vicinity the battle raged fiercest." Armed combatants survey the scene with two posed for the camera. Image #320 of Brady's Photographic Views of the War, this example has a thinned backboard from album removal (a separate panel with original title included). The albumen is quite clean and detailed - an intriguing presentation of the destructive force of war. (Est. $150-180)
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228. "Lil Mac" slept here! Another in the series of studies from Brady's Album Gallery, No. 350, titled label: "General McClellan's Tent, Camp Winfield Scott, near Yorktown, May 1, 1862." 1862 Barnard & Gibson copyright (publishers working in partnership with Brady using his negatives), fine condition, only light age, excellent tone. (Est. $250-300)
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229. One of the best CDVs from Brady's Album Gallery, No. 395, titled label on verso: "Shipping 1st Conn. Siege Train at Yorktown. Pier built by Capt. Perkins." 1862 copyright, tiny clip to two corners of mount, very light foxing in background. The vessel Robert Morris is found at the end of the pier with other ships of war visible in the background. A tremendous number of large cannonballs lie assembled in the foreground . A rare carte with rich detail. (Est. $300-400)
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230. Brady's Album Gallery, #410, titled label: "1st CT Artillery Park. Encamped at the former quarters of the Louisiana Tigers. May 1862." Light age, minor ripple/bends and tiny area of discoloration at top detract little. Numerous warships visible in the harbor - this was a major point of embarcation during various campaigns. Another rare, outdoor scene documenting aspects of the war. (Est. $200-300)
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231. Brady's Album Gallery (photo No. 367) with titled label on verso: "Headquarters, Camp Winfield Scott, Near Yorktown, May 3, 1862." 1862 Barnard & Gibson copyright on bottom of mount, lightly bumped mount corners, great clarity to albumen. Should you wonder why so many photographs were taken in and about Yorktown in early May, 1862, this represented a major victory for Union forces... a fleeting moment as Rebel forces delivered a counter-blow just days later. Great detail, rare. (Est. $200-300)
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232. Brady's Album Gallery, #289, titled label on verso: "Georgetown Aqueduct and College." 1862 Barnard & Gibson copyright on bottom of mount, slightly bumped corners, overall quite excellent. The study shows soldiers relaxing... perhaps enjoying leave before being called back to duty. Another great outdoor carte photograph. (Est. $300-400)
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233. Brady's Album Gallery with titled label on verso: View of Gloucester and Yorktown." Rounded corners, light age, another fine outdoor carte. (Est. $150-200)
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234. An incredible rarity of African American history. Black soldiers standing at attention... the White commanding officer at the end of the line. Members of the 64th U.S.C. Troops in Palmyra Bend, Mississippi. A stand of arms posed in front of the soldiers, mount trimmed at sides, albumen crisp and detailed... quite a superior photograph.
(Est. $1,500-1,800)
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235. Please visit our website to see this one in color! A gorgous outdoor scene by Anthony, hand-tinted with warm colors, showing a striking group of posed young soldiers around large guns, pencil detailed on verso as being the interior of Fort Totten near Washington. A special carte that presents quite well. (Est. $600-800)
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236. Check out that machine! Union soldiers surrounding a huge steam engine. A tad light, certainly very impressive. (Est. $250-300)
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237. The 23rd New York in camp, most likely taken during 1862. A tad light, one spot, a good photo. (Est. $300-350)
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238. Another outdoor scene published by Brady in his series of "Illustrations of Camp Life" photographs, 1862, this shows Colonel Dwight reviewing his troops with a tent city visible on the hill in the background. Mount slightly trimmed at sides, a tad light as made, another very rare carte. (Est. $150-250)
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239. Picturing a hero of Gettysburg! Illustration of camp life with 1st lieutenants Richard Waterman and Wm. Weeden, both of the 1st Rhode Island light artillery, Battery C. Waterman led a valiant unit at Gettysburg. Light foxing in background, a superior carte photograph. (Est. $200-300)
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240. Just about the BEST carte on the subject! On gold-ruled mount by Brady, New York, the iron-clad Union Gunboat "Lafayette" under way in waters just above Vicksburg. Documenting the newest technology of warfare was a Brady specialty... including these revolutionary vessels of combat. This is one of the best such photographs. (Est. $400-500)
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241. View of one of the most infamous sites of the Civil War, titled on verso "Libby Prison, Richmond." (Est. $150-200)
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242. Three resonant CDVs of significant D.C. sites: the Post Office Building; the Patent Office; and the Treasury Building. Each quite clean and bold. (Est. $100-150)
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243. A significant site in the Lincoln story... where he spent many a night during the summers: the Soldier's Home in Washington, D.C. An absolutely pristine carte by Wakely of New York. Lincoln retreated here to rest, just three miles from the White House. Scarce. (Est. $150-200)
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244. An unusual CDV: "The Squirrel Hunter's Discharge." The Squirrel Hunters organized in summer 1863 to repel John Hunt Morgan's raid into Ohio. This pictures one of their ornate certificates. By Carter & Bancroft, rounded corners, really a fun item! (Est. $80-120)
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245. "The most celebrated personages!" 19th century photographic marvel: 500 famous people all crisply pictured in a composite that notes "with a hand-magnifying glass every portrait will be seen perfect." One bump to upper corner of mount, an English souvenir of the American scene by Poulton, every political, social, and military leader in the days of Lincoln are represented! (Est. $60-80)
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246. With horn in hand, ready to "blow" into battle! Another, unique, quite special portrait: Band member C. H. Chase 14th US Infantry. He fought at Gettysburg and with Army of the Potomac. Take a look on our website to see the hand-colored detailing... gorgeous reds and golds to dress sash, epaulets, and hat. CDV by Morgan & Bolles of CT, revenue stamp on verso, excellent! (Est. $200-300)
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247. From the Irish Brigade! An important and rare photograph: Capt. John H. Donovan of the famed 69th New York (Irish Brigade) who lost an eye in combat at Fredericksburg. CDV by Avrill of New York, typical age to mount with some marginal foxing and mount bumps, after recovering from his injuries, this hero of the 69th posed for a portrait with all his equipment in hand. (Est. $300-500)
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248. Armed and ready for battle! A soldier, huge gun at his side, all necessary acoutrements in place, posed before going off to most likely be killed in some senseless engagement. A fine period portrait. (Est. $100-150)
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249. Tintype of Union vivandiere and her soldier husband! Talk about resolve... she really is a study of the "woman behind the soldier!" Enhanced by light tinting, excellent contrast and detail. (Est. $100-150)
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250. Union soldier tintype identified as "Uncle Amos." Red tinted cheeks, quite a mug on this fellow! (Est. $60-80)
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251. An excellent portrait of a Northern militia soldier, bright and detailed. (Est. $100-150)
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252. Armed Union private posed with gun in hand in front of a detailed backdrop painted to show cannonballs and tent. (Est. $100-150)
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253. ID'd portrait of a member of the 6th Ohio. Pencil note on verso is hard for us to read, we believe this is Jackson Slocum. (We suspect a little research would reveal his identity.) He poses with what may be a regimental standard... but we aren't sure. A fine portrait! (Est. $100-150)
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254. CDV of Lt. Col. John B. Kohler of the 98th PA Infantry. Killed in action at Cedar Creek, Va., October 19, 1864. An excellent ID'd carte portrait of a KIA hero! (Est. $150-200)
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255. CDV of Colonel Oliver Keese, Jr. of the 118th New York Inf. The regiment saw heavy fighting at Drewry's Bluff where it lost nearly 200. Light foxing else fine. (Est. $100-200)
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256. CDV of Charles A. Reynolds, U.S. Quartermaster's Dept. Reynolds rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Another great ID'd carte portrait. (Est. $100-150)
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257. William C. Allen of the 151st New York Inf. from 1862-5. The 151st saw action in the Wilderness, Petersburg and Appomattox. ID'd portraits of combatants remain extremely desirable given the scarcity of such studies. (Est. $150-200)
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258. Charles Ambrose Reynolds of Maryland, CDV by Mansfield's Gallery of St. Louis. Commissioned as a Quartermaster, he rose to the rank of Lt. Colonel and was breveted Major. An excellent carte. (Est. $100-200)
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259. He died in battle. Henry B. Hidden of the First New York Cavalry. 1st Lieutenant Hidden was killed in action at Sangsten's Station on March 9, 1862. (Est. $150-200)
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260. Asst. Surgeon James M. Laing, of the U.S.V., Army of the Potomac, inscribed on verso with presentation date, April 16, 1863. Carte by Manchester Bros. Excellent condition, rounded top corners of mount, accompanied by photocopies of his service records. Laing served until mustering out in June 1865. (Est. $100-200)
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261. US Quartermaster William T. Howell, enlisted 1863 as captain, promoted to major, he served on Rufus Ingalls's staff. Excellent, by Bendann Bros. of Baltimore. (Est. $100-200)
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262. A stunning CDV of Civil War Surgeon Owen M. Long. He enlisted in November of 1861, served through April 1864 with the IL 11th Infantry. Excellent condition. (Est. $100-200)
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263. Another identified combatant, this being John Whitney. He was one of the earliest to see his calling - enlisting as sergeant on 4-29-1861. Whitney fought with the 2nd OH Inf, D Co., the 33rd U.S. Infantry, and the 8th VV. He remained in service through the entire war, exactly four years, and rose to the rank of Lt. Col. Excellent condition, by J.W. Black of Boston. (Est. $100-200)
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264. George A, Works who enlisted 9-03-1864 at Syracuse, NY. He joined the 185th NY Vols. Infantry. Overall fine condition, some light/typical age. (Est. $80-120)
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265. Capt. Elijah W. Gibbons, Co "B" 14th Connecticut infantry. A resident of Middletown CT, he was gravely wounded in 1863 at Fredericksburg VA. (His involvement in battle was cited in Perkins's report on that engagement.) Excellent condition, by W.F. Burrows, CT. (Est. $200-250)
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266. Lt. Wm. Kirk, F Company 6th Penn. Cavalry (Rush's Lancers). Kirk saw action in numerous major engagements, earned several promotions, and sadly died from wounds received in June 1864 in action at Todd's Tavern, VA. An excellent portrait. (Est. $200-250)
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267. Corp. John A. Armstrong of Bedford NH, enlisted in 1861 at the age of 19 into 'K' Co. NH 3rd infantry. This young man died from wounds received at Drewry's Bluff, Hampton VA, May 1864. Photo by Furnald, excellent condition, minor age spotting at right margin, canceled revenue stamp, small tear on back. A fine study. (Est. $150-200)
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268. This Harvard student was killed in battle. Lt. James J. Lowell of the 20th Mass., the "Harvard Regiment." A 23 year-old law student, he saw his calling leaving Cambridge to "join the adventure." He died on 7-06-1862 at Glendale, VA having become a 1st Lieut. CDV by Whipple, excellent condition. (Est. $250-300)
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269. With the Colored Cavalry. Henry R. Hinckley, 24 year old Northhampton MA resident, who enlisted in1864 serving until the conclusion of the war with Co. A 5th MA (Colored) Cavalry. Excellent condition, a handsome pose. Some mounting remnants on back, revenue stamp, imprint by Whipple. ID'd members serving with the Colored troops are desirable portraits.
(Est. $150-200)
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270. An important and rare portrait: Gen. Joshua Blackwood Howell by Gutekunst. Enlisting as a Colonel in 1861, serving in the 85th PA Infantry, he died from wounds received at Petersburg, VA. A prohibitively rare CDV in excellent condition, revenue stamp on verso, tiny nicks at very top corners, overall clean... and impossible to source! (Est. $300-500)
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271. With imprint by a Gettysburg photographer! A famous, evocative image from the War, the "Children of the Battlefield" -- so named from the discovery of an ambrotype of these small family members clutched in the hand of an unidentifed dead Union soldier. The image was reproduced to help identify the combatant - found to be Amos Hutchinson from 154th NY. Needless to say, the photos resonated among the public. Clipped corners, by Tyson Bros. of Gettysburg. (Est. $100-150)
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272. Two drummer boys from the New York State Militia! The smallest soldiers of them all... children in uniform. A pair of CDV's, both mounted into a 7 1/2 x 5 1/2" album page, one by Julius Brill, the other by Lapes, New York. These photographs speak to both pride (the parents no doubt were just as admiring as the boys were pleased to pose for the camera), and, of course, the tragic nature of such glorification. (Est. $200-300)
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