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The first, original example of this photograph to EVER appear at auction.

39. An extremely special item we are proud and honored to present: what we believe to be the first public offering of an original, from-life photograph of Abraham Lincoln by William Shaw of Chicago. Cataloged by Charles Hamilton and Lloyd Ostendorf as portrait #O-33, the first edition of their 1963 catalogue raisonnÈ failed to attribute a photographer. The subsequent edition, updated in 1985, properly identified the artist. Apparently, an example was sourced with Shaw’s blind-stamp on the board. (This example likewise bears that credit.) The copy pictured in the book, credited as part of the “Ostendorf Collection,” is now owned by The Lincoln Museum in Fort Wayne.) Taken in June 1860 just weeks after receiving the Republican nomination in Chicago, this photograph has an affixed period mat, measures 5 x 7″, and is housed in a simple frame to measure 9 x 11″ overall. To come up with a comparable is difficult. As stated, we cannot cite an example to reach the market. But, as a means of comparison, four years ago at Bonham’s sale of the Ostendorf Collection, an example of #O-21 by William Marsh, also a mounted albumen from early 1860, sold for $15,000. (Est. $10,000-15,000)


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.]

40. A fine example of #O-84, a portrait taken by Brady in Washington, D.C., January 8, 1864. Anthony/Brady imprint, light age, overall a handsome specimen. (Est. $1,000-1,500)

41. Abraham Lincoln CDV, Anthony-Brady imprint, revenue stamp, #O-86. Known as the “solitary pine” pose, this example has fine tone and detail. (Est. $800-1,000)

42. Another “solitary pine” by Brady, January 8, 1864, imprint on verso. Exceptional clarity and detail, minor clips to corners, in excellent condition. (Est. $600-800)

43. A classic Anthony/Brady carte: one of the inkwell poses, #O-51. A quite fine specimen, save for a small area of lightness in the background above the hat, great tone, detail, contrast. (Est. $600-800)

44. Lincoln with imprint by S. T. Blessing of New Orleans. Light typical mottling to background, else sharp. (Est. $400-500)

45. Classic Lincoln penny profile with imprint by Brady. Tiny clip to corners, great tone and detail. (Est. $1,000-1,500)

46. The classic “penny profile” by Brady, imprint on front and verso. Slight foxing with a few background specks, uneven trim to top of board, in pristine condition would be well worth $2,500+ Still a fine study. (Est. $400-600)

47.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. (Est. $600-800)

48. An absolutely stunning, resonant example of #O-91 taken on Tuesday, February 9, 1864 by Anthony Berger at Brady’s Gallery with Brady imprint on verso. Inscribed on verso by owner J.N. Rhodes Lt.Col. 43rd OH lamenting Lincoln’s assassination: because of Lincoln the country will “shine and with increasing brightness.” Minor clips on bottom corners otherwise in pristine condition. (Est. $1,000-1,200)

49. Perhaps the most recognized portrait: the $5-bill pose by Brady. One spot in field as usually seen, small area of loss to coating of verso not affecting Brady imprint, bold and rich. Taken by Berger in Brady’s D.C. studio, February 9, 1864. Examples in lesser condition have sold at the $2,000+ levels… this is a superlative specimen. (Est. $1,000-1,500)

50. President Lincoln and Tad by Bouve of Boston. Variant of #O-114 by Alexander Gardner. A background has been added, which includes the unfinished Washington monument. Titled “President Lincoln and his son Thaddeus, The last photograph the President sat for.” A beautiful image in excellent condition (Est. $400-600)

51. Another example of the President posed with his Son Thomas “Tad” Lincoln. Also by Bouve with backdrop: Another fine example, tiny pin-hole at very top, a quite finephotograph. (Est. $300-500)

52. President and “Tad” by Bouve. Very light age tone at bottom and tiny pin-hole at very top detracts little. (Est. $300-500)

53. An EXTREMELY rare carte.

“Mrs. Lincoln and Sons.” A prohibitively rare carte, a copy of a photograph taken by Preston Butler in Springfield, November 1860. Willie (William Wallace) Lincoln stands at left; little Tad (Thomas) clutches his mother’s hand at right. It is believed that this photograph was taken immediately after the election to satisfy public demand – an engraving of this portrait (see lot #689) appeared on the cover of Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper just a few weeks later. Light, typical surface scuffs/age, while a copy photograph of a titled photograph, we have only once before seen an example for sale… a prohibitively rare family portrait! (Est. $1,000-1,500)

54. Mary Todd Lincoln by Anthony-Brady, 1862. Gorgeous. (Est. $400-500)

55. Mary Lincoln in her inaugural gown by Anthony/Brady. Exceptional clarity with rich tones, insignificant trim to bottom of board, a great photograph of the First Lady. (Est. $250-300)

56. “Mrs. Lincoln” by Brady with 1862 copyright. Board has been trimmed, some darkening overall as shown, small loss at top corner and bottom of mount. If a pristine example, would sell for $600+…but…in this condition… (OPEN)

57. First Lady Mary Lincoln by Anthony/Brady, 1862 imprint. Light age mostly in background, pristine examples have sold for as much as $750. Still a nice example. (Est. $150-250)

58. 1862 Brady carte of Mary, light age/foxing, clips to top corners, still nice. (Est. $100-150)

59. Mary in her mourning attire. There is a horizontal crease at her hands and small scrape to albumen at extreme edge at drapery. Stamp by Joseph Ward on verso with pencil note that this came from Heise’s list (a famous Ameicana dealer) in 1950! (Est. $150-200)

60. An artistic study of M.T.L., 1865 imprint by Mumler of Boston, ink-stamped on verso by Ward. Mumler was famous for his haunting portraits with “ghosts” of dead spouses – which he sold as genuine! Particularly well-known is his Mary Todd being visited by the dead Abraham, one of the great hoaxes in 19th century photography. A fine carte. (Est. $100-200)

61. Lincoln’s second cousins, John and Dennis Hanks, in front of Lincoln’s first home in Illinois – which John Hanks helped build. Imprint by Campbell, circa 1865. Legend on verso states that John helped build the cabin, and Dennis gave Lincoln his first lessons in writing. An excellent carte! (Est. $300-400)

62. CSA President Jefferson Davis by Anthony/Brady. A very nice specimen. (Est. $120-180)

63. First Lady of the Confederacy Varina Howell Davis by Anthony. Not as celebrated as Mary Todd, but certainly easier on the eyes! (Est. $70-90)

64. Anthony/Brady carte of the Little Giant, S. A. Douglas. Fine contrast and tone. (Est. $75-100)

65. Vice President Hanibal Hamlin by Anthony/Brady. Gold-ruled, an excellent example. (Est. $100-150)

66. An extremely scarce carte of Supreme Court Justice Nathan Clifford, 1803-81. A diplomat and statesman, he was appointed Associate Justice in 1858 by Buchanan; as a pro-slavery Democrat, he was only narrowly confirmed. Clifford wrote the majority opinion for the Court in 398 cases, and his opinions were considered comprehensive essays on law. A rare CDV by Brady, published by E. & H.T. Anthony. (Est. $100-150)

67. President Millard Fillmore by Fredricks, New York. Clipped corners to mount, a fine photograph of the ex-President.

(Est. $100-150)

68. Sec. of War Edwin Stanton by Anthony-Brady, 1862. Excellent. (Est. $100-150)

69. Sec. of State William Seward by Anthony/Brady. (Est. $60-80)

70. Schuyler Colfax by Scott of Laporte, IN., probably taken while a Congressman from Indiana. Excellent. (Est. $50-80)

71. A meeting of the minds…one passionate, the other eccentric! A scarce carte by Fredricks of the great abolitionist Cassius Marcellus Clay (see Bob Sterling’s cover feature in The Rail Splitter, Winter 2001) together with George Francis Train (see the Winter 1999 journal for an all-encompassing bio by Edmund Sullivan). Train was this nation’s first true foreign correspondent, reporting from London during the War. He 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.) Great! (Est. $300-400)

72. A fine portrait of Cassius Clay by Anthony/Brady. Excellent detail, rich contrast, red-ruled board, as fine an example as you will see. (Est. $100-200)

73. Another carte of the fiery Cassius M. Clay, this by Gurney & Son, New York. Gold-ruled mount, a scarce portrait. (Est. $80-120)

74. “Old Neptune” Sec. of Navy Gideon Welles by Anthony/Brady. A great example. (Est. $70-90)

75. Lincoln’s Attorney General Edward Bates. After the breakup of the Whig Party in the 1850s, Bates joined the fledgling Republican Party and was one of the three main candidates for the party’s 1860 presidential nomination. Bates believed that free blacks should be deported to Africa, a position that sometimes led to clashes with Lincoln. CDV by Anthony/Brady, rounded corners, a bit light but nice. (Est. $60-80)

76. Sec. of War Simon Cameron by Anthony/Brady Orange bordered mount, light spotting in background. (Est. $100-150)

77. Sec. of Treasury Chase. Tiny spot in field at top of albumen, overall a rich example. (Est. $70-90)

78. A Hoosier in Lincoln’s Cabinet!< Caleb Blood Smith, Sec. of the Interior. Smith helped bring Lincoln’s name into nomination at the Chicago Convention. (Interestingly, following an investigation in the late 1970s that unearthed an empty plot, the whereabouts of his body are unknown.) An excellent CDV by Anthony/Brady. (Est. $80-120)

79. Horace Greeley by Anthony/Brady. A fine, reflective pose of the editor, publisher and presidential candidate. (Est. $70-90)

80. The Copperhead Clement Vallandigham. Ink identifed in field at right. Terrific contrast, tone and detail. (Est. $80-120)

81. A quite scarce Anthony/Brady carte of Union Military Governor of North Carolina Edward Stanley, first appointed in 1862 but not widely recognized given that they were a state in rebellion! Small area of lightness at right detracts little, great detail, 1862 copyright and gold rules. A rare one! ($120-180)

82. Radical Republican Senator Benjamin F. Wade by Brady, 1865, revenue stamp on verso. A nice example of the famed abolitionist politician. In a September 1861 letter, he privately wrote that Lincoln’s views on slavery “could only come of one born of poor white trash and educated in a slave State.” He was especially angry when Lincoln was slow to recruit African-Americans into the armies. (Est. $50-80)

83. A bold, dark Fredricks carte of the youngest Vice President in U.S. history and Lincoln political opponent John Breckinridge. Slight rounding to corners of mount, absolutely a superior photograph of the Confederate leader. (Est. $100-200)

84. Radical Pennsylvania Rep. Thaddeus Stevens by Brady. The powerful Chairman, Committee on Ways and Means, he chaired the managers appointed by the House in 1868 to conduct impeachment proceedings against Andrew Johnson. Light scratches/nicks at edges of mount, scarce. (Est. $100-150)

85. A rare CDV by Brady: Civil War Rep. Joseph Bailey of Penn., a staunch Lincoln supporter and ally in Congress. (Est. $80-120)

86. He delivered the news that Lincoln had been reelected! Representing Iowa during the Civil War, James F. Wilson was one of three who on behalf of Congress to bring news of Lincoln’s campaign victory, March 1, 1865 to the President. A leading voice in the Civil Rights debate, a Manager in the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson, he served as the government Director in the building of the Pacific Railroad. A very rare Brady carte…the first we’ve seen. (Est. $100-200)

87. Quite rare Brady CDV: Confederate politician and officer Otho Robards Singleton of Mississippi. He withdrew from Congress to join the CSA, serving as a Representative to their Congress. And, in 1865, he went back to serving as a Representative in Washington! (Can’t keep a good legislator down!) Brady imprint on verso, mint. (Est. $100-200)

88. The Supreme Court including Chief Justice Salmon Chase. A great carte by Brady, light age, fine. (Est. $100-200)

89. The man who surrendered Fort Sumter, Major Robert Anderson. An excellent Anthony/Brady carte. (Est. $150-200)

90. Robert Anderson by Anthony, 1861. Miniscule clip to top corner, great detail, on titled board. (Est. $120-180)

91. C.S.A. General J.P. Archer. Light onobtrusive foxing in field, a fine Confederate study by Anthony. (Est. $150-200)

92. Simply put: the BEST carte photo of Nathaniel P. Banks we’ve seen. By C.D. Fredricks; bold, pristine. (Est. $150-200)

93. Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks by Anthony/Brady, a man who enjoyed success in military and political careers. (Est. $70-90)

94. Bold cdv matted tintype of Gen. Banks (Est. $100-150)

95. Anthony/Brady carte of Joseph J. Bartlett (1834-93), the Union brigadier general who commanded a corps in the Army of the Potomac before Petersburg. Once, when surprised by Jeb Stuart at New Baltimore, Va., he fought in his underwear! (Sorry…no CDV of that pose!) A fine example. (Est. $200-300)

96. Gen. William Barry by McClees of Philadelphia. Light typical age, posed with his sword. (Est. $150-200)

97. Beauregard…that’s P.G.T. Beauregard I say! (Yeah… dumb joke… so why do we find it so funny?) This 1861 CDV by Fredericks is gorgeous! (Est. $150-200)

98. Beauregard…that’s Beauregard again! A fine study by Anthony/Brady. (Est. $100-150)

99. The Jewish member of Davis’s Confederate Cabinet: CSA Sec. of the Treasury (and briefly Sec. of War) Judah P. Benjamin. A scarce carte by Anthony. (Est. $100-200)

100. An absolutely gorgeous carte by Brady of David Bell Birney, 1825-64. He replaced Phil Kearny, he fought at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. In October, 1864 Birney succumbed to malaria, dying at his home. Revenue stamp on verso, pristine! (Est. $150-250)

101. Gen. David Birney by Anthony/Brady. Tiny clips to corner of mount, light mottling to background, scarce. (Est. $150-250)

102. Union Major General David B. Birney (1825-64). He replaced Phil Kearny, fought at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. In October, 1864 he succumbed to malaria, dying at his home. Light, even age, on board by Brady, his early imprint on verso. (Est. $150-250)

103. Another portrait of Breckinridge, this in CSA uniform. Pasted label on verso from Selby & McCauley, full gold-ruled board, quite excellent. (Est. $100-200)

104. Confed. Admiral Franklin Buchanan, captain of the ironclad CSS Virginia (formerly the USS Merrimac). A great CDV by Anthony/Brady with exceptional clarity. (Est. $150-200)

105. A very dramatic carte by Anthony of Confederate General Simon Bolivar Buckner (1823-1914). A bit of trivia: at his death, Bolivar was the only surviving former C.S.A. officer over the rank of Brigadier General. (Est. $70-90)

106. John Buford (1826-63) Union cavalry general whose initiative in opposing the advance of A.P. Hill’s Corps at the Battle of Gettysburg helped to ensure a Union victory. Fine 1865 carte by Brady, light even age with foxing that blends in. A rare carte. (Est. $300-500)

107. The hero of Gettysburg, Cavalry officer John Buford, Jr. (1826-63). A scarce and quite desirable carte photograph by Anthony/Brady. (Est. $500-700)

108. Gen. Burnside by Anthony/Brady. Nice. (Est. $100-150)

109. Gen. Casey (1807-82) Union major general and author of infantry tactics widely used by both sides in the conflict. A fine carte by Brady. (Est. $80-100)

110. C.S.A. Gen. Benjamin Franklin Cheatham by Anthony, 1862. (Est. $60-80)

111. C.S.A. General Alfred H. Colquitt by Anthony. Another tough carte, in years following the War, he twice was elected Governor of Georgia. (Est. $120-180)

112. Gen. Darius N. Couch by Anthony/Brady. (Est. $100-150)

113. Jacob D. Cox, Union major general who distinguished himself at South Mountain and led Reno’s corps at Antietam. Scarce carte by Wiff of Columbus, Ohio, light age/trim to edges, overall quite fine. (Est. $150-200)

114. Gen. John A. Dix by Anthony/Brady, 1862. (Est. $70-90)

115. C.S.A. General Earl Van Dorn (1820-63) by Anthony. In 1862, he successfully defended Vicksburg…only to be killed the following year by the jeolous husband of an object of Van Dorn’s affection. (Est. $140-180)

116. C.S.A. Gen. Thomas Drayton by Anthony. (Est. $150-180)

117. Admiral Samuel DuPont by Anthony/Brady. (Est. $60-80)

118. Lincoln’s close friend and the first martyr of the War, Elmer Ellsworth by Anthony/Brady. Light, even age, a quite nice example with dramatic vignetting. (Est. $80-100)

119. Quite stylized portrait of the hero and martyr Ellsworth by Gurney of New York. Excellent! (Est. $60-80)

120. Fine 1861 carte by Fredricks of the Swedish inventor John Ericsson, the engineer who created the U.S.S. Monitor. He began developing an ironclad based on the hull of the U.S.S. Merrimack which had been burned by Federal troops before the naval base at Norfolk, Gosport Navy Yard, had been captured by the recently seceded Commonwealth of Virginia. Tiny pin hole at top, otherwise in good condition. (Est. $150-180)

121. R.S. Ewell C.S.A. Light foxing in field, a scarce Confederate carte by Anthony. (Est. $150-200)

122. Confederate General Ewell by the London photographer C.B. Walker. Front of board intact, missing some of back of mount, a nice photograph. (Est. $100-200)

123. Admiral A. H. Foote, Anthony/Brady, excellent.(Est. $150-200)

124. A great CDV of General John G. Foster by Anthony/Brady. (Est. $100-150)

125. Gen. William B. Franklin by Anthony/Brady. Great tone, contrast, the one example to own. (Est. $100-120)

126. The “Great Pathfinder” John Fremont by Anthony/Brady. Light spot at hem of coat, bright orange rule. (Est. $80-100)

127. “Old Brains” Halleck by Brady. A nice CDV. (Est. $100-120)

128. General Halleck by Anthony. A great, somber portrait. (Est. $80-120)

129. Wade Hampton. Light foxing in field, another nice Confederate study by Anthony. (Est. $150-200)

130. A brilliant Brady carte of General Winfield Scott Hancock. Full gold-ruled board, great contrast and tone, about as fine an example as you will come across. (Est. $250-300)

131. C.S.A. General William J. Hardee by Anthony/Brady. A very nice CDV. (Est. $70-90)

132. Confederate Gen. A.P. Hill by Anthony. Trimmed at bottom of board, light clips to upper right corner, fine. (Est. $100-200)

133. Wade Hampton, III, the Confederate cavalry leader and South Carolina Governor and Senator. (Est. $150-200)

134. Scarce Anthony CDV of Confederate Roger W. Hanson (1827–63), commander of the famed “Orphan Brigade.” He was mortally wounded at the Battle of Murfreesboro. At the outbreak of the War, Kentucky remained neutral and stayed in the Union. While raising troops as a C.S.A. colonel in Lexington, Hanson found himself “orphaned” when Lincoln sent Federal troops into that city. Known as “Old Flintlock,” his 2nd Kentucky Infantry could never return home until Lexington fell to the Confederates …which never occurred. Hanson was severely wounded at Murfreesboro (Stones River) when he was struck above the knee by the fuse of a spent artillery shell. His last words were “I die in a just cause, having done my duty.” (Yeah… we don’t believe it either!) (Est. $150-300)

135. A wonderful study by Anthony/Brady of Winfield Scott Hancock. Scarce, quite desirable. (Est. $250-350)

136. Brady CDV of Maj. Gen. Hartsuff, wounded at Antietam. Small background piece of albumen missing at top right corner, white spot at bottom, still fine and scarce. (Est. $250-350)

137. General Alexander Hays (1819-64) Union General who fought at Yorktown, Williamsburg, and Malvern Hill. Killed in action at the Wilderness. A scarce carte by Anthony, quite nice. (Est. $200-300)

138. Samuel P. Heintzelman by Anthony/Brady. Tiny scratch at nose, great tone and contrast. (Est. $100-150)

139. A.P. Hill, C.S.A. Light foxing in field, a scarce Confederate carte by Anthony. (Est. $150-200)

140. A bold Anthony/Brady CDV, Fighting Joe Hooker.

(Est. $100-150)

141. Gen. O. O. Howard by Gutekunst of Philadelphia. Howard (1830-1909) was awarded the Medal of Honor having led his division at Chancellorsville, Fredericksburg, and was senior commander at Gettysburg. Minor clips to corners, nice. (Est. $150-200)

142. Stonewall Jackson by Anthony, 1862. Fine. (Est. $120-180)

143. Texas hero and close friend of Jeff Davis, Gen. Albert Sidney Johnson (1803-62). Given command of C.S.A. forces in the West, he was shot in the leg at Shiloh and bled to death. A fine CDV by Anthony, 1862 imprint. (Est. $60-80)

144. Gen. Philip Kearny by Anthony, 1862. Tiny clips to corners. A nice portrait. (Est. $80-100)

145. E.D. Keyes by Anthony/Brady. (Est. $100-120)

146. 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 by Brady. (Est. $200-250)

147. T. L. Klingman by Anthony. Clean, tough. (Est. $60-80)

148. CSA gen. Wm. Henry Fitzhugh “Rooney” Lee by Anthony, 1862. Another tough one to find! (Est. $120-180)

149. Robert E. Lee by Anthony. Light foxing in background as usually found, a young, early rendering. (Est. $100-150)

150. Confederate Maj. Gen. James Longstreet who commanded Lee’s right wing at Antietam, and the left flank at Chickamauga. Longstreet has been accused of delaying his attack at Gettysburg, leading to the Confederate defeat there. An excellent carte by C.D. Fredricks; bold and clean. (Est. $300-400)

151. Confederate General Longstreet. Light foxing in field, 1862 titled board by Anthony. (Est. $70-90)

152. Quite scarce Anthony carte of Confederate General William W. Loring who quarreled with Stonewall Jackson, was blamed for the Confederate defeat at Champion’s Hill, and was with Hood at Franklin and Nashville. (Est. $300-400)

153. Nathaniel Lyon by Anthony. Hat and sword in hand, a quite handsome carte portait. (Est. $80-120)

154. Brig. Gen. John McArthur who served as the Colonel of the valiant 12th IL Infantry. Another scarce one! (Est. $150-200)

155. A great photo of McClellan by Brady. Clean. (Est. $100-150)

156. In civilian attire! An 1861 McClellan carte by McAllister, Gutekunst photographer. (Est. $70-90)

157. George McClellan with Brady imprint on front and Anthony/Brady backmark. A rather unusual, but characteristic pose of Little Mac, with hand in tunic, Napoleon-style, and dress sash and sword. Gold rules, top corners slightly clipped. (Est. $60-90)

158. About as fine a CDV of General John McClernard as found, by Anthony/Brady. (Est. $120-180)

159. Scarce carte photograph of C.S.A. General Ben McCulloch (1811-62) by Anthony. McCullogh was killed instantly by a bullet to the chest at Pea Ridge in Arkansas. (Est. $150-200)

160. Gen. Irvin McDowell, 1818-85. Union major general whose army was routed at Bull Run, later reprimanded for his command of the III Corps at Cedar Mountain and Second Bull Run. A pristine carte by Anthony/Brady. (Est. $100-150)

161. General Irvin McDowell by Anthony/Brady. A superior carte photograph. (Est. $100-150)

162. Gen. James McPherson, 1828-64, who fought in Grant’s Tennessee campaigns, let the right wing at Vicksburg, and was killed in battle at Atlanta. CDV by Landy of Cincinnati. Slight corner clips to mount, a fine example. (Est. $100-150)

163. A rare war-date CDV of John Bankhead Magruder seated in civilian dress while holding a rolled up letter. One of his most notable acts as general was to completely deceive McClellan into thinking that his force was far superior to that of the Union army before Yorktown. (Est. $100-200)

164. Confed. Gen. John Bankhead Magruder by Fredricks, 1861. “Prince John” routed Union forces at Big Bethel and re-captured Galveston in a daring attack in 1863. A formal portrait! (Est. $200-300)

165. George Meade by Brady. One light rub at coat, overall great detail and presentation. (Est. $100-150)

166. The hero of Gettysburg, General George Meade by Anthony/Brady. Another fine CDV. (Est. $100-200)

167. A very scarce carte photograph of General Robert H. Milroy. A superior example by Anthony/Brady. (Est. $150-200)

168. A fine CDV of Gen. Robert H. Milroy (1816-90), Union major general whose suppression of guerillas in West Virginia caused the Confederates to put a price on his head. By Anthony/Brady, 1862. (Est. $150-200)

169. General O.M. Mitchell by Anthony/Brady. (Est. $100-120)

170. Confederate Raider John Morgan by Anthony with 1862 copyright – imprint. A very nice example. (Est. $150-200)

171. Gen. John Parke by Anthony/Brady. Light surface discoloration/age, minor clips to corners, otherwise a nice carte of the general who fought under Burnside at New Bern, Antietam, Fredericksburg and Vicksburg. (Est. $100-150)

172. Albert Pike. Light typical foxing in field, a fine Confederate study by Anthony. (Est. $70-90)

173. George E. Pickett by Anthony. The Confederate major general formed the brigades for the ill-fated charge on the fianl day at Gettysburg. Pickett never forgave Lee for the destruction of his command, and died a bitter man. A really fine CDV.(Est. $600-800)

174. C.S.A. General Gideon J. Pillow by Anthony. Typical foxing in background, he is best remembered for poor performance at Fort Donelson. (Est. $70-90)

175. Cavalry Gen. Alfred Pleasanton (1824-97), nicknamed the “Knight of Romance.” A tough Anthony/Brady, 1862 CDV. Pleasonton commanded the Union cavalry at Brandy Station, later removed from command by Grant following the ill-fated Kilpatrick-Dalhgren raid on Richmond. Excellent. (Est. $150-200)

176. And you wonder why Generals had mistresses?< A fine pair of cartes featuring 3/4-length portraits of Maj. General Alfred Pleasonton and his substantial

177. Fitz John Porter, an interesting and accomplished military man who fell victim to fallout from close association with McClellan, unfairly court-martialed for inaction following the Second Bull Run. His guilty sentence was reversed under Chester A. Arthur in 1886. By Anthony/Brady. (Est. $100-150)

178.Admiral David Dixon Porter by Anthony/Brady. Another quite desirable carte, excellent. (Est. $200-300)

179. Gen. Sterling Price by Anthony. Nice, scarce. (Est. $150-180)

180. Confed. Gen. Gabriel J. Rains by Anthony. A fine example of the munitions expert who developed the controversial strategy for using hidden explosive devices. By Anthony, quite fine.(Est. $80-120)

181. Cousin to the man slashed in President Lincoln’s box at Ford’s Theatre. A scarce study of New York’s Armory commandant, Gen. John F. Rathbone (1819-1901), the cousin of Maj. Henry Rathbone. Another quite scarce portrait. (Est. $80-100)

182. C.S.A. General J.B. Rhett. Light typical foxing in field, a fine Confederate study by Anthony. (Est. $100-150)

183. General Rosecrans, Army of the West, by Anthony/Brady. A nice study. (Est. $80-120)

184. Anthony/Brady 1861 portrait of General Winfield Scott in front of headquarters at West Point on gold -ruled mount, pristine. (Est. $60-80)

185. Anthony/Brady CDV of “Old Fuss n’ Feathers” Winfield Scott as Commandant at West Point, 1862. (Est. $75-100)

186. Gen. John Schofield by Brady. Revenue stamp on verso, nice. (Est. $100-150)

187. An exceptionally rich Anthony/Brady CDV of Gen. John Sedgwick, his hand wrapped in bandages from wounds received at Fredericksburg. As nice an example as found! (Est. $200-300)

188. General John Sedgwick by Anthony/Brady, killed by a Confederate sharp-shooter at Spotsylvania Court House. A fine example of a scarce carte. (Est. $150-250)

189. A tough portrait to locate, Col. George Shepley, the “right hand man” of Ben Butler in occupying New Orleans. A great carte by Anthony/Brady, 1862. (Est. $150-250)

190. One of the best Gen. Wm. T. Sherman cartes by Brady, minor clips on bottom corners else pristine. (Est. $80-120)

191. A great albumen portrait of William T. Sherman on a decorative board. Great contrast…a fine study. (Est. $100-150)

192. Gen. Caleb Chase Sibley (1806-75) and family. (Note his wife’s striking resemblence to Margaret Hamilton, the Wicked Witch of the West!) Sibley was a career officer, graduating from West Point in 1826 he served in the Mexican War, the 1857 march on Utah and commanded at San Francisco during the Civil War. (Est. $150-200)

193. Daniel Sickles by Anthony/Brady. Great. (Est. $150-200)

194. General Franz Sigel by Anthony/Brady, 1862. A great
example. (Est. $50-80)

195. Siegel by Anthony/Brady, 1862. Two light dimples on face, small albumen clip missing at corner, else fine. (Est. $80-100)

196. A wonderful Brady carte of General Sickles…before losing his leg! The Union major general commanded a brigade at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, where his rash advance in the Peach Orchard nearly caused a Union rout. Slight rounding to bottom corners, tone to top of board, fabulous tone, a rich photograph. (Est. $250-350)

197. Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith. A nice, scarce carte portrait in nice condition. (Est. $200-250)

198. Kirby Smith by Anthony. Even foxing throughout as shown, still a scarce example. (Est. $100-150)

199. Stoneman by Anthony/Brady (1822-94). He led a Union corps at Fredericksburg, and later commanded cavalry raids at Chancellorsville, Macon, and in the Carolinas. (Est. $150-200)

200. General George Stoneman by Anthony/Brady. Great tone, detail — as fine an example as found. (Est. $150-250)

201. J.E.B. Stuart,C.S.A. Light typical foxing in field, a fine Confederate study by Anthony. (Est. $300-400)

202. General E. V. Sumner by Anthony/Brady. A superior carte portrait. (Est. $100-150)

203. General Alfred Thomas Archimedes Torbert, a hero of numerous engagements including Gettysburg, Bull Run, Antietam, the WIlderness just name a few. A great carte by Brady, sharp. (Est. $150-250)

204. Quite dramatic portrait of Confederate General David E. Twiggs (1790-1862). He served his country in fifty years of service dating to the War of 1812 and stands as the only officer who commited an act of treason – in command of the Dept. of Texas during the secession crisis, he never officially resigned his Federal commission before surrendering his command. A fine carte by Anthony. (Est. $100-150)

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