HARD IMAGES, LARGE FORMAT, MISC.

369. An exquisite and lovingly hand-tinted half-plate tintype of a non-American Civil War combatant. Standing with sword in one hand and gloves in the other. Richly tinted in red to make a most striking presentation. Brass mat bears some oxidation, gutta-percha case rubbed with some minor losses and hinge detached. The image is from a Texas estate and is believed to be a member of her Majesty's Coldstream Guard from England. (Colonel Fremantle, a member of Her Majesty's Coldstream Guard, gained passage into the United States through Mexico and then into Texas to avoid the naval blockades in the Atlantic. Colonel Fremantle visited Lee's army during the Gettysburg campaign during June/July 1863. For those of you who have seen the movie "Gettysburg," the uniform worn in the image is extremely similar to the uniform worn by the actor portraying Colonel Fremantle.) Rare. Wonderful detail and hand tinting.
(Est. $1,000-2,000)
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370. A special, outdoor portrait! Half plate ruby ambrotype of a group of Union officers seated at a dinner table beneath a tent in the field with a Black servant carrying a kettle and smiling for the camera. A wonderful mess scene. A period copy image (the original brass mat is still visible in the photograph itself) that was made at the time by the original subject. An identical example also exists (that ambro badly cracked) descending through the family of one of those pictured - a member of the Barrel family of Barrel Grove, ME. (The duplicate sold in an estate sale from that family two years ago.) Housed in a deep-red gutta-percha case with gilt borders and ornate brass mat and red velvet lining. Cover detached but all else in excellent condition. A stunning, large presentation. (Est. $1,800-2,400)
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371. A large dag by Mathew Brady! An oversized quarter-plate daguerreotype housed in Brady's case with velvet-liner and impressed studio address. The woman in the photograph seems rather solemn... an almost forlorn look behind her glasses. She wears an ornate bonnet and is wrapped in a thick shawl. Quite a fine study.
(Est. $500-750)
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372. A striking half plate ambrotype of an older woman by Fredricks in a rare and quite unusual double sided Brady Studio presentation case. Housed in what appears to be typical gutta-percha case on the exterior, the interior opens to show the ambrotype on both sides. Insides of case lined with brown velvet, exterior of case heavily rubbed, slight fading to emulsion at lower right of photo, otherwise in excellent condition.
(Est. $500-800)
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373. "Get down off the furntiture!" You can just hear this little darling's mother call out. A charming sixth-plate daguerreotype in half case, a tiny girl on a large sofa, reminds us of a young Christina Ricci! A sweet, early 19th century photograph. (Est. $200-250)
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Two important, extremely rare Native American Civil War portraits!

374.
First, an excellent quarter plate tintype of a Mohawk Indian member of the 86th New York Volunteers, in full uniform and fully armed. This is Frederick L. Rainbow who first enlisted into Co. E of the NY 70th Infantry. In June 1864 he tranfered into Co. F of the 86th. A few details have been enhanced with gilt paint including his belt buckle and several buttons. Offered with a note by the soldier's great granddaughter, Catherine Parsons of Elmira, New York, who states that he served one term while his father served four full terms in the army and had the Mohawk name of Reese. A few minor bends do little to detract from this spectacular image with superb contrast. Housed in a tastefully adorned gutta-percha case with minimal wear. Together with a quarter plate tintype of the former's father, standing in uniform with delicate gilt accents to his epaulettes and coat lining. Punch hole at upper right corner, some dents and bends and losses to emulsion at margins. A superb image. (Published in Military Images, July, 1992.) Two great portraits detailing the seldom-told story of Indian fighters in the Union service. (Est. $4,000-6,000)
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375. Sixth plate daguerreotype of a bearded man. A crisp and detailed chest-up portrait housed in an ornate gutta-percha case with red velvet lining and a simple brass mat. A few chips to case and crack to hinge, a few minor discolored spots, else very good.
(Est. $200-250)
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376. He died in a Confederate prison. An arresting sixth plate daguerreotype of a well-dressed gentleman in a top hat. Identified as Franklin Greeley Follansbee of Londonderry, New Hampshire, reported to have died in a Confederate prison in Florida. Some solarizaton at edges, housed in a simple brass mat with deep red velvet lining and a beautifully adorned thermoplastic case.
(Est. $800-1,000)
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377. Quarter plate tintype of a Union irregular soldier with enormous hands, and you know what they say about people with big hands...! (Big gloves!) Standing full length with his gun with affixed bayonet, his belt buckle, chain and shoulder strap insignia have been painted in gold. Housed in a period brass mat. A few minor bends, else quite clean and sharp. (Est. $300-400)
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378. An incredibly sharp sixth plate ambrotype of a Union soldier standing full length with his gun with an affixed bayonet. The "U.S." on his belt bucket and insignia on shoulder strap have been gilt enhanced. Housed in a well-rubbed half gutta-percha case and brass mat. (Est. $300-500)
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379. Sixth plate tintype of a seated, armed Union private, with gold accents on his belt buckle, coat buttons and kepi. His bayonet in the scabbard is visible at his left, and cartridge box at his right. Solarization at extreme perimeter does nothing to detract from the photo. Housed in a gutta-percha case and red velvet with a lovely and ornate brass mat. A most fine image. (Est. $200-300)
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380. Ninth plate tintype of Pvt. Joseph Miller of the 35th New Jersey Volunteers (Cladack's Zouaves). Housed in a gutta-percha case with red velvet lining with an ornate brass mat. Miller served from September, 1863 to the close of the war. The 35th participated in the pursuit of Hood, Sherman's March to the Sea and were present at the surrender of Johnston. (Est. $300-500)
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381. Sixth plate ambrotype of a seated Confederate private. A great image of a soldier in a casual pose. Light speckling, otherwise very crisp. Housed in a lovely thermoplastic case with deep maroon velvet lining and an ornate mat. From a Virginia estate. (Est. $1,000-1,200)
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382. An excellent sixth-plate tintype of two Union soldiers shown nearly full length, housed in a typically ornate brass mat. The man on the left has been identified as John A. Shepherd of Truxton, New York, a private in the 10th New York Cavalry. Shepherd served from November 1861 to November 1864. The unit had heavy losses at Brandy Station, Middleburg, and Sulphur Springs in 1863. The regiment was also present at Gettysburg. Offered together with a 1905 replacement copy of Shepherd's discharge, dated March 6, 1865 with original transmittal envelope. Both pieces in fine condition. (Est. $300-500)
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383. Handsome sixth-plate tintype of a young soldier posed in front of a painted backdrop with his gun, kepi, and dress gloves. Some abrasions and emulsion loss as shown, the portrait remains quite bold and resonant. (Est. $150-200)
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384. A 1/6 plate tintype of an armed Union Soldier with blue tinted trousers. Abrasions at margins do not detract. (Est. $150-200)
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385. He is triple-armed! Sixth plate tintype of a heavily armed Union private. Not only does he have his standard issue gun with bayonet, he dons two revolvers in his belt. (No doubt he fancies himself the "Rambo" of his day!) A few minor scratches and light solarization at perimeter, housed in an ornate brass mat. (Est. $400-600)
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386. Sixth-plate tintype of a pair of inebriated Union soldiers, one holding a bottle, the other a cup. Buttons, kepi insignia and rings accented in gold. Housed in an ornate brass mat. A tad dark, else quite clean and crisp. (Est. $300-400)
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387. Scarce cased tintype of a Union naval officer. A lovely sixth-plate, one light bend running at an angle through the center has resulted in minor emulsion loss to the background at right, nice focus and contrast. A resolute young man posed with sword in hand! (Est. $300-500)
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388. A terrific pair of ninth plate ambrotypes of a man and a woman housed in a wonderful thermoplastic case with patriotic motif on front cover. The man, in civilian clothes, with tineted cheeks, poses seated in front of an American flag . Solarization at edges of woman's portrait does little to detract. An exquisite pair articulating patriotic zeal.
(Est. $300-500)
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Another Native American for the Union!


389. Ninth plate tintype of an American Indian Union cavalryman, chest up with good contrast. Framed with ornate patriotic brass mat, in a gutta-percha case with red velvet on facing side. A superb and scarce photo, save for a few spots at right of face, in excellent condition. A rare, signicant photograph given the subject. (Est. $800-1,200)
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390. A sixth-plate tintype of a fully armed Union private, standing three-quarter length. Note the small extra pistol tucked into his belt and the rarely-seen white buff belts. Housed in the bottom portion of a gutta-percha case with losses exposing the underlying wood, else very good, with a fine brass mat. (Est. $300-400)
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Members of the 10th Veteran Reserve Corps...
preparing to march in April 1865.


391.
Mounted albumen, 9 1/2 x 6 3/4" (13 x 10 3/4" overall), hand titled at bottom, Washington, April 1865. Very likely posing in readiness for an end-of-the-war parade as all are wearing white gloves. Given that this Corps served as the Honor Guard, this is just as likely a pose just prior to Lincoln's funeral. A very nice photograph. (Est. $300-500)
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392. Provost Marshal's Office, Aquia Creek. Mounted albumen, 9 x 7" on Gardner's titled board (18 x 13"). Note the Black man standing at right (in front of shed next to the Provost Marshal's building). Unevenly toned from previous framing, small loss to mount at bottom right, else near fine condition. Housed in custom mat. (Est. $300-500)
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393. James River Photographs by Alexander Gardner. A pair of mounted albumens by Gardner including a view of the "PONTOON BRIDGE CROSSED BY GEN. ORD, AT AKIN'S LANDING, October, 1864", 11.75 x 8.25" (17.75 x 13" overall). Lightly mottled, else very good. Together with an untitled photograph of barges and ships in the James River circa 1862, 9 x 6.5" (15.75 x 11.5" overall), mounted foxed with a few marginal tears, else very good. Two pieces. (Est. $300-500)
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394. Brandy Station, December 1863. Mounted albumen 9 x 7" on titled Alexander Gardner mount (12 x 10"), showing the quartermaster's office for the III Corps at Brandy Station, Virginia. Note the black man carrying wood into he adjoining shed as well as the Quartermaster's flag propped on the side of a cabin. Light toning, else fine. Matted. (Est. $500-700)
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395. Admiral Lisovski and his Captains. Mounted albumen 8.5 x 6.25" (10 x 7.5" overall) by Mathew Brady, 1863, hand titled "Admiral Lessofsky [sic] & Captains of Russian Fleet". A historic image taken in Mathew Brady's studio on the occasion of arrival of the Russian Atlantic Feet in New York Harbor in September 1863. The arrival of Admiral Lisovski's 51-gun frigate and Russian flagship, Alexander Nevski, together with five ships of the line was the cause of extreme jubilation in New York, where locals had been reeling in the aftermath of the riots and the news of the dreadful rout of Union forces at Chickamauga. The Russian officers were treated to a grand parade up Broadway and a most sumptuous ball and banquet catered by Delmonico as well as a visit to Brady's New York Studios for this portrait. The Russians sailed to the Western Hemisphere to send a message to Great Britain and France not to meddle in American affairs. The Russians sent a smaller fleet to San Francisco to the same end. The fleets remained in American waters until early 1864 when it became obvious that the Union would soon crush the Confederacy. Light foxing, else fine. Matted. (Est. $400-500)
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396. A rare naval group. Mounted albumen, 9 x 5" overall of a group of Union naval officers. One individual is identified in pencil on mount as "J. G. Eaton." Portraits of those serving during the Civil War from the Navy are quite scarce. This is an exceptionally nice photograph that displays well. A very good historical record. (Est. $400-600)
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397. Officers at Fort Bridger. Mounted albumen 12 x 9" (16 x 13" overall) of nine Union officers and several civilians standing in front of what appears to be officer's quarters at Fort Bridger, Wyoming. Established as private trading post in 1842, Federal forces assumed command during the Mormon Wars and it remained a military post for the balance of the century. Light vertical burn mark does little to detract, lightly toned and cockled, else very good. (Est. $200-400)
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398. "Breaking Camp." Brandy Station by Gardner. An original, period albumen, unmounted, 7 1/2 x 10", minor edge-wear and very light creases detract little. One of the famous Sketchbook portraits, issued at the time but never mounted, was listed by the photographer in his study as "Breaking Camp. Brandy Station, near Culpepper, Virginia May, 1864. Here is the deserted quarters of Gen. Sharp, Chief of the Secret Service..." A young, Black youth poses by what remains of the camp hearth. Evocative. (Est. $500-600)
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399. Black Artillerymen at Petersburg. A fine mounted albumen, 9.5 x 7" (14 x 11" overall), of an artillery park at Petersburg with two Black soldiers beside the ordnance at left. Marginal foxing and pencil; notes, else very good. (Est. $400-600)
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400. An armed ferryboat! The U.S.S. Commodore Barney. A mid 1880s print from the original Gardner negative, 8 1/2 x 6 1/4" (12 x 10" overall), a view of the ship patrolling the James River in 1864. The Commodore Barney, an armed side-wheel steamer, was built as the ferry boat Ethan Allen in 1859 in New York and was purchased by the Navy in 1861. Small chip to mount at right, else fine. (Est. $400-500)
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401. Sibley Tents at Brandy Station, Va. Mounted albumen, 14 x 11" overall, of a Union encampment circa 1863. Identified on verso as "Commissary Tent, Brandy Station [Virginia.]" The "Sibley Tent" was named for its inventor, Henry Sibley (C.S.A. General) who patented the model in 1856 incorporating the many design advantages of the Plains Indian teepee. Pencil notes, a few chips to mount, mount toned at one side, else very good. (Est. $300-500)
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402. U.S.S. Calypso. Mounted albumen 10 3/4 x 8 1/4" (14 x 10 1/4" overall), with inked titling on mount "U.S.S Calypso Photo at Gosport Va." The Calpyso was originally a Confederate steamer, captured by the Union Navy in June 1863 off Wilmington, North Carolina. She served with the Union blockading squadron for the duration of the war and was decommissioned and sold in 1866. (Est. $250-300)
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404. Framed salt print of a Union officer with insignia. A good size salt print of an unidentified Union officer, oval, 5 x 7 1/4" (7 3/4 x 9 3/4" overall framed) with excellent contrast. The officer, holding sword, appears to be a member of the artillery corps judging from his hat laid on the mantel at left. A few minor surface scratches, otherwise very good. Not examined out of frame. (Est. $300-500)
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405. The Waite Court of 1882... including one Justice who had been appointed by Lincoln and another who served the Union cause in Kentucky. An enormous mounted albumen, 20.75 x 14.75" (23 x 17" overall on titled board) of the nine members of the Supreme Court in 1882 including Morrison Waite, John M. Harlan, William B. Woods, Thomas Mathews, Joseph P. Bradley, Samuel F. Miller, Horace Gray, Stephen J. Field and Samuel Blatchford. Field first took the bench in 1863; Harlan served in the Civil War as a colonel in the Union army until 1863, when he became attorney general of Kentucky. He took a leading part in the violent political struggles of the day. Crack at right and small hole at left do little to detract, light dampstains to mount, small losses to bottom margin, and trimmed (affecting title). This could be over-matted to make a fine presentation. (Est. $150-200)
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406. Dames with Guns! A fantastic mounted albumen, 16.75 x 11.25" (19.25 x 14" overall) showing a line of 25 members of a company of female "militia" replete with guns and swords posing on the heights over an unidentified river. Circa 1875. Note the ironclad at far right in the river. A few light scratches, else fine condition. Quite unusual, and worthy of further research. (Est. $400-600)
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407. Lincoln and Tad. An excellent example with unusually good contrast and sharpness, mounted albumen, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4" oval (12 x 14" overall framed). Very light foxing, otherwise great. (Est. $300-500)
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408. Lincoln and Tad. Mounted albumen on 7 x 9 1/2" mount, very fine with good contrast. (Est. $100-150)
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409. 8 x 10" oval mounted albumen of an engraving based on the 1864 Brady photograph. Some staining on mount, otherwise in good condition. (Est. $80-100)
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410. A fine copy from the original negative by Gardner, 8 x 10" with embossed stamp at bottom left by Herbert Georg of Springfield, Illinois. Faint wrinkling, else fine. (Est. $40-80)
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411. Robert Todd Lincoln. Photogravure portrait, 8 x 10" (9 1/2 x 13 1/2") A few light wrinkles else very fine. (Est. $40-80)
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412. A lovely pair of carte-de-visite albums. These Victorian collections of carte and tintype photographs - family portraits that often included examples of political, social, and military leaders of the day - once adorned almost every parlor in the homes of the middle and upper classes. These ornate, leather albums speak to a passion for early photography. They also document the generations of the mid to late 19th century... their clothes, their familial ties, their lives now passed. They remain evocative keepsakes -- and certainly can be used to display collections of your own! Two (2) fine carte albums. The single clasp album has an 1863 presentation note from Indianapolis. There is a slight bend to the top of the cover, typical age/foxing to pages, numerous family portraits I.D.'d in pencil on leaves. The other book includes several Lawrence/Moak/Page family portraits from New York. Intact clasps, a clean album. (Est. $200-300)
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413. Two (2) more albums: one in quite clean condition with pearl-like white buttons on both sides and intact clasps includes CDVs and tintypes in every leaf. In addition to one Lincoln CDV (a mounted albumen on an embossed card), present are photographs from an extended line - many identified in pencil as members of the Pratt family. Many of the imprints detail photo studios from the Midwest... Ohio and Indiana in particular. A superior example. The other album, lacking clasps with some looseness at spine, enjoys wonderfully tooled covers. Most pages include portraits from Illinois, Indiana, etc., some identified but do not appear from a single holding. (Est. $200-300)
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414. Another delightful pair of CDV albums. One wartime album contains Downey family portraits along with various engraved and religous studies. Some age/soiling to pages, clasps intact, fine. The other, with white button accents to covers (one button absent on verso), clasps intact, is about one third inclusive of family portraits from Pekin, IL. This album is bright and clean - a gorgeous example. (Est. $200-300)
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415. Photographer Charles D. Fredricks' studio card. Business card from the famed Civil War photographer, 1890. On the back it reads "The bearer of this ticket is entitled to One Dozen Finely Finished Imperial Photographs". The name "Miss Lottie Hanson" is written in period ink. A fun piece of photographic ephemera. (Est. $60-80)
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Perhaps the earliest effort
to collect photographs of Lincoln!


416. An absolutely wonderful - and rare piece of ephemera: a 5 x 8" circular printed just one day after Lincoln's death soliciting examples of both photographs and works of art in the hope of sourcing "the best executed Picture and Likeness" that would, in turn, be sold on a subscription basis by Henzey & Co. of Philadelphia. An amazing document that reflects the crass merchandising that followed the assassination (mind you, just ONE day after the fact!... made more "tasteful" by discreet use of a black mourning border!). We know of only one other example... significant! (Est. $250-500)
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As we have noted in past catalogs: arguably, the prettiest book to gather the photographs of Lincoln.

417. The Face of Lincoln, James Mellon. (The Viking Press, NY: 1979.) This is the large format (15" tall!), quite scarce first edition, with an overall quite clean d.j., 202p. This volume presents huge, resonant, vibrant portraits showing detail otherwise lost in lesser books. Originally published at $75, copies remain coveted and now sell for upwards of $250. A great item that should be on every coffee table! (Est. $150-250)
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