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Photography: Cabinet Cards and Stereoviews

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171. Photographic oddity. Multiple-image carte-de-visite photograph of Mary Todd Lincoln mounted on a cabinet card. Imprint and backmark of M. B. Brady, Washington, DC. Various inked ownership inscriptions on verso, including “Presented by Richard Barthelmess 4/27/56” (possibly the screen actor and silent film star). One barely noticeable tear or crease along right edge. We have been advised this could be a Brady Studio proof example – most definitely from the original negative.  (Est. $500-700)

172. Robert Todd Lincoln cabinet photo, by Bell of Washington, D.C. Fine condition, hairline crease at bottom of mount, bold. (From the Lattimer Collection, his number on the reverse.) (Est. $300-500)

173. Robert Lincoln cabinet card pair; mounting remnants on verso from photo archive, else fine. Two (2) portraits. (Est. $300-500)

174. The Three Lincoln Grandchildren. A cabinet portrait of the children of Robert Todd and Mary Harlan Lincoln by Max Platy of Chicago (ca. 1885). From left: Jessie (about age 9), Mary (Mamie) about age 15, and Abraham Lincoln II (Jack) about age 11. Some wear, otherwise very fine. (From the Lattimer Collection.) A very scarce Lincoln-family photograph. (Est. $300-400)

175. Cabinet card of a weathered ax-head, titled in ink below the image “Lincoln’s Ax.” Imprint of McCullough & Woldridge. Petersburg, Illinois. Beveled edges and in near-mint condition, ca. 1885. We have never seen this image and have no reason to doubt the authenticity of the item it features. We only wonder where the relic now resides!    (Est. $150-200)

176. Exceptionally scarce Jefferson Davis cabinet card, note on verso reads, “Portrait of ex Pres. Jefferson Davis given by him to W.J. Hinchey 1868.” Hinchey was a photographer for Southern Railroad. Light creases and wear as shown, some spots, light albumen tear at top, a rare southern imprint on mount!  (Est. $300-400)

177.  David Davis, Lincoln appointed Supreme Court Justice and close friend, full board, by F. Thorp. Fine.  (Est. $80-100)

178. Four (4) Confederates: Admiral Raphael Semmes by Wallace; Col. D.H. Gilmer in civilian clothes by Jackson, inscribed “Killed at Shiloh”; J.L. Crittenden of Kentucky and Pierre Soule of Louisiana, both by Rockwood. (Est. $300-400)

179. Anthony/Brady stereoview of Lincoln’s “spiked hair” pose. Legend on verso: “Hon. Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States.” On full, yellow mount, typical age, flyspecks, overall a fine example.   (Est. $1,000-1,500)

180. Rare Anthony stereoview titled verso “C.S. Soldier killed in Trenches, at the storming of Petersburg, Va. April. The marks and spots on his face, are blood issuing from his mouth and nose. The wound is in the head, caused by a fragment of Shell. No. 3180.” Orange board, slight wear to corners, two panels separated at center have been repaired from verso, 2 1/2” piece of tape on front. Despite faults, a great portrait communicating the horror of war. (Est. $200-300)

181. Stereoscopic view by Taylor & Huntington titled “Dead Rebel Artillery Soldier, Petersburg, Va., April 2, 1865.” On orange mount, a very fine example. (Est. $250-300)

182. Confederate dead inside Fort Mahone by Anthony with legend on verso. Photo was taken the morning after the storming of Petersburg, April 2, 1865: “This picture is a good view of the Covered Ways inside the Rebel Fort Mahone, called by the Soldiers, ‘Fort Damnation.’ The Union Soldiers had to charge up and down these obstructions. In the foreground centre is a dead Rebel Soldier sticking out through the debris, and further on lies another Confederate Soldier.” A telling image of the realities of conflict.   (Est. $200-300)

183. Stereo by Anthony titled “Gen. Wilcox and Staff in the field, Army of the Potomac, Va. No. 2440.” Light foxing and brown mark to portrait, otherwise fine.      (Est. $200-300)

184. “The War for the Union” stereoview by Anthony. Legend on verso “Captain Jane and Clark” with four men in front of a tent, an excellent view.   (Est. $300-400)

185. Stereo by Taylor & Huntington: “Generals Franklin, Barry, Slocum, Newton, and others, Yorktown, 1862.” On orange mount with small tear at lower left corner, slight tear at bottom right of left panel. Great!   (Est. $300-400)

186. Stereoview by Anthony, printed title on verso, “One of the uses of ‘King Cotton;’ Yorktown Fortifications No. 2369.” Light wear to orange board, small water stain on left panel, great contrast, an outstanding photo. (Est. $100-150)

187. Stereoview: “Admiral Dahlgren and Staff on the ‘Pawnee.’” Fine contrast, a handsome study.     (Est. $50-75)

188. Anti-Confederate stereoview. This card depicts a young man wearing a paper hat inscribed “Jeff Davis Aid-de-Camp” riding a tricycle hobby horse. The reverse has a paper label reading “Relics of the Confederacy.” Obviously used to ridicule the military prowess and capabilities of the South. Light wear to corners, excellent. (Est. $50-75)

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