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Photography: Important Items, CDVs (Cartes de Visite)

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[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 refer to the Lincoln portraits cataloged by Charles Hamilton and Lloyd Ostendorf in Lincoln in Photographs.]

One of the only outdoor photographs of President Lincoln – an original on Alexander Gardner’s mount. This example exhibited at Lincoln In New York: A Rail Splitter Bicentennial Celebration.

30. President Lincoln on Battlefield of Antietam,1862.
This albumen image was photographed by Alexander Gardner, “Incident of the War President Lincoln on the Battlefield of Antietam, October, 1862”. On the 1st of October, 1862, two weeks after the battle of Antietam, President Lincoln visited the Army of the Potomac, encamped near Harper’s Ferry, in Maryland. He was accompanied on his trip by Major General McClernand and staff, Colonel Lamon, the Marshal of the District of Columbia, and Mr. Garrett, president of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Lincoln reached General Sumner’s headquarters on Bolivar Heights, at Harper’s Ferry, on Wednesday; he occupied the afternoon in reviewing the forces at that position, and spent the night at Gen. Sumner’s quarters. This historical image, printed by Gardner, is also in Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the Civil War, 1865. Image is 9 x 6 3/4”, mounted to 15 3/4 x 12” overall. Fine, rich contrast and detail. A very difficult original, period photograph to source. (Est. $20,000-25,000)

31. Mounted 6 x 8” albumen of “President Lincoln” by Mathew Brady on titled 8 x 10” board. This popular photo in a rarely-encountered format was the basis for the $5-bill portrait. Excellent contrast and tonality, mat burn surrounding image, small burn mark above Lincoln’s head with scattered areas of chipping in the background and perimeter. (Currently a comparable example is being offered on a fixed-price list of a prominent midwestern dealer for $18,500!) This would present well with archival mat and frame. (Est. $4,000-6,000)

32. Similar to the preceding lot, on mount with Brady & Company credit at very bottom. Published 1864-5, small paper remnant at top can easily be removed or matted out, irregular trim at bottom. Sold with the original mat, toned but very easily cleaned. To have two of these specimens in one auction presents an exceptional opportunity.   (Est. $3,000-5,000)

A true, Lincoln photographic rarity.

33. Mounted salt print of Lincoln, #O-21, approx. 2 1/2 x 3 1/2” on a 4 x 5” mount. This uncommon pose was one of two taken by Springfield photographer William Marsh on May 20, 1860. This was two days after his nomination for president. Convention delegate Marcus Ward of NJ (later Governor) visited the nominee and requested a portrait. Not having a satisfactory one, Ward and Lincoln walked over to the local photographer for a sitting. In-between exposures, Lincoln used his fingers to comb his hair. Slight foxing to board, typical age. We have encountered only two examples of original salt prints to come onto the market in the past twenty years.   (Est. $1,500-2,500)

34. Large 7 x 10” albumen , #O-114, taken at the studio of Alexander Gardner February 5, 1865, titled on original mount: President Lincoln And His Son Thaddeus. The last photograph the President sat for. Imprint of G.F. Bouve & Co. with the added “sylvan background”. (An example realized $3,600 in our auction three years ago.) This lovely example enjoys rich tone and is in excellent condition.   (Est. $2,000-3,000)

35. The classic “Speed Portrait”, #O-55, mounted albumen, 8 x 10” overall. The photo has been ascribed to Fredricks (NY), and both McClees and Germon of Philadelphia, likely taken between March–June 1861. Small section of background is slightly faded, a few specks on suit, otherwise excellent with bold tone/contrast, full mount.   (Est. $1,000-1,500)

36. Lincoln by Henry F. Warren of Waltham, MA. #0-112. The last photo of President Lincoln, taken on the White House balcony March 6, 1865 two days after the second inauguration. Unable to get access to Lincoln, Warren came up with a plan. Every day at 3:00, Tad went for a ride on his pony. On March 5th, Warren photographed Tad on his pony. The next day he showed up at the White House to “deliver” the CDVs. When Warren handed copies to Tad, he said: “Now, bring out your father and I will make a picture of him for you.” Tad appeared in a few minutes with the President on the balcony.  Published in three formats: carte, small and large-format mounted albumens, this is the large format: 6 x 8” on a 10 x 13” titled mount: “The Latest Photograph of President Lincoln taken on the Balcony of the White House, March 6, 1865.” This example was printed while Lincoln was still alive as six weeks later it would be retitled “The Last Photograph…” Mount has warm cream color, image has nice contrast. Three years ago, an example realized $3,600. A superior example.     (Est. $2,000-3,000)

37. Lincoln’s “Cooper Union portrait” by Anthony/Brady. Full board, gold-ruled, excellent contrast, gold titled, slight discoloration in lower left corner, overall quite a fine specimen.   (Est. $1,000-1,500)

38. Cooper Union photo on titled board, tiny pinholes on top of mount detracts little, sharp contrast. (Est. $400-600)

39. Exceptionally rare LIncoln study, # O-61 by Brady; fine tone/contrast, rounded corners of mount, slight foxing to bottom of board, else very fine. A tough pose! (Est. $1,000-1,500)

40. #O-69 by Anthony/Brady. Slightly rounded corners at bottom of mount, extremely fine tone/contrast. (Est. $1,000-1,200)

41. O-73, cancelled revenue stamp dated August 23, 1865 on verso. Slight clippings at corners, fine contrast. (Est. $700-900)

42. Wonderful Lincoln study, # O-71, by Gardner; full board, gold ruled, even toning; with Gardner’s Capitol Dome imprint on verso.    (Est. $1,000-1,500)

43. #0-84 by Brady, taken at his D.C. studio Friday, January 8, 1864. A fine example with Brady’s imprint. Excellent albumen with great tone and contrast.   (Est. $1,000-1,500)

44. Another great example of #0-84. Anthony/Brady imprint, small spot on hand otherwise in excellent condition.
    (Est. $900-1,200)

45. #0-84 by Anthony/Brady. Abrasions on verso from album removal, gold ruled, ink identified, fine.     (Est. $800-1,000)

46. Excellent #O-115 by Gardner, his Capitol Dome imprint on verso. Gold ruled, slight clippings to corners, 1865 copyright at bottom of board.  (Est. $1,000-1,500)

47. Lincoln by Anthony/Brady, gold-ruled, fine tone, full-board, light mottling, else very fine.   (Est. $1,000-1,500)

48. Another fantastic carte, #O-103 by Anthony/Brady. Gold-ruled, slight tear to left side of board, some fading to bottom of portrait, cancelled revenue stamp on verso, fine.
  (Est. $800-1,200)

49. The “spiked hair” #O-103 pose by Anthony/Brady. Evenly browned/toned, cancelled revenue stamp on verso, 1865 copyright.  (Est. $400-600)

50. #O-60A, often referred to as one of the most candid of LIncoln photographs, by Anthony/Brady; slight clippings to corners, gold-ruled, sharp contrast, cancelled revenue stamp on verso.    (Est. $500-800)

51. #O-60 by Anthony/Brady. Evenly browned/toned, fullboard.   (Est. $400-600)

52. A fine Anthony/Brady CDV, excellent tone/contrast, slight irregular trim to right border, great! (Est. $500-750)

53. #O-52 by Anthony/Brady. Fine contrast, gold-ruled.
(Est. $500-750)

54. Anthony/Brady CDV, slight clipping at top corners, great contrast, slight foxing to bottom of board detracts little.  (Est. $500-750)

55. Exceptional Wenderoth & Taylor study; sharp contrast, cancelled revenue stamp on verso. A gorgeous example with original photographer’s imprint!  (Est. $600-800)

56. #O-55, the “Speed photo” by Fredricks. Gold-ruled, sharp contrast, full board.  (Est. $300-500)

57. Mary Todd Lincoln by Anthony/Brady, 1862. Full board, gold-ruled.   (Est. $150-200)

58. CDV matted tintype of a young Mary Lincoln by Geo. W. Godfrey & Co. Lovely, bold, dark image.    (Est. $400-500)

59. Choice wartime advertising carte with gem-size photo of Mrs. Lincoln in “Dolly Varden” gown and floral headpiece, set in an embossed frame of flags, cannon, a spread eagle, and Union shield; printed ad on verso for Buckingham & Ketchum, Utica, N.Y. This image, taken from an 1861 sitting for Mathew Brady, was a favorite with the First Lady, one of very few she ever consented to give as gifts. Together with a scarce CDV showing the former First Lady tastefully attired in “widow’s weeds” with her customary floral headpiece. Only two photographs are known to have been taken of Mrs. Lincoln after her husband’s death: the infamous “spirit” photo by Mumler, and this one, circa 1869.     (Est. $200-250)

60. Two (2) cartes of Mary Lincoln by Anthony/Brady. One with slight clipping on top corners, both gold-ruled. Fine.
   (Est. $100-150)

61. Extremely rare carte photograph of Willie Lincoln by Brady, Washington. William Wallace Lincoln (1850-62), the third Lincoln child, was born less than a year after his brother Eddie died shy of his fourth birthday. Named for Dr. William Wallace, an in-law and physician who cared for Edward, Willie – always recalled as Abe’s favorite – was a delightful, intelligent boy. John Hay later recalled that despite “all his boyish frolic… (Willie) was a child of great promise, capable of close application and study.” Together with his brother Tad (older brother Robert was away at Harvard), the boys turned the White House into a petting zoo, an encampment for acting out battles, a theatre for plays, and much to the consternation of various Cabinet Members, site of numerous acts of mischief. Sadly, this 1861 portrait of the eleven-year-old boy predates his death by just months. Willie became ill in early 1862, after riding his pony in bad weather. He is believed to have succumbed to typhoid fever. Willie was buried initially in Oak Hill Cemetery in Georgetown but was exhumed to be reinterred at Oak Ridge Cemetery alongside the remains of his father. The CDV enjoys rich tone and detail, very slight trim to edges of board, great contrast. An remarkably difficult subject to obtain in period photography. (Est. $4,000-5,000)

62. President Lincoln and Tad by Bouve of Boston. Variant of #0-114 by Alexander Gardner. A background has been added, which includes the unfinished Washington monument. Titled “ The last photograph the President sat for.” Bouve imprint on mount. Slight stain on lower right mount but does not detract from this mint image. With addition of sylvan backdrop. (Est. $300-400)

63. O-114 by G.F. Bouve & Co. of Boston. Discoloration to left edge and light bumps to corners. (Est. $200-300)

64. Tad Lincoln, photograph printed from the original negative by Frederick Hill Meserve, 3 1/2 x 2”, (sight), 10 1/2 x 13” overall in archival triple-mat. A very rare photograph (a period carte sold for $5,000), this study shows the boy in his custom-made uniform requistioned from the War Dept. Tad was issued a commission (via Edwin Stanton) with the rank of lieutenant! A lovely presentation.    (Est. $300-500)

65. Lincoln’s Springfield residence picturing the President-elect and his boy Tad. Legend on verso “The late Residence of President Lincoln, Springfield, Ill.” Sharp contrast, an excellent example.
(Est. $300-500)

66. Lincoln’s Springfield home by A.C. Townsend of Springfield. Ink identification on verso: “Le residence.” Sharp contrast, gold ruled, slight mottling detracts little. (Est. $300-400)

67. Rare photograph of Abraham Lincoln’s only grandson. Abraham Lincoln II (“Jack”) the only son of Robert Todd Lincoln. Carte-de-visite albumen print by Max Platy of Chicago. (This is a variant pose of another CDV found in the Lincoln’s family album.) Young Jack had a deep interest in history, the Civil War, and his grandfather and could imitate his signature. He was a playmate of President Garfield’s son and White House visitor. He died at the age of 16 in 1890, a victim of blood poisoning. Dampstaining to left margin, a clear image, (ca. 1885). From the Dr. John Lattimer Collection. (Est. $300-400)

68. Vice Pres. Hamlin: one by Anthony/Brady; one by Case & Getchell. Two (2) CDVs.     (Est. $100-200)

69. Andrew Johnson by Brady. Great contrast, slight corner clips, 1865 copyright.    (Est. $150-250)

70. A resolute Andrew Johnson, seated in the famous “Brady chair”. On bronze-bordered mount with Anthony/Brady backmark. Quite nice.    (Est. $150-250)

71. Lincoln’s personal secretary John Hay by Sarony. Ink identified at bottom of mount, a lovely example.    (Est. $150-200)

72. Stephen Douglas by J. Carbutt of Chicago. Fine contrast, some discoloration on corners, cancelled revenue stamp on verso. (Est. $80-120)

73. Pair of Stephen Douglas cartes by Anthony and Silsbee & Case; excellent contrast, some foxing, otherwise fine. (Est. $100-200)

74. Two (2) cartes; Stephen Douglas by S.M. Fassett; Mrs. S.A. Douglas by Fredricks, 1861
   (Est. $100-200)

75. The President’s Cabinet! Five (5) Anthony/Brady cartes of Lincoln’s cabinet members: Smith, Chase, Wells, Blair and Bates. The example of Sec. Bates is quite hard to find. A fine selection.  (Est. $300-500)

76. Marvellous study of Secretary of State William Seward by Brady. Full board, gold ruled, clean.     (Est. $100-150)

77. Three (3) cartes of Sec. Seward by Anthony, Fredricks and Appleton (slight clippings). A nice group. (Est. $100-150)

78. Sec. Chase by Anthony/Brady. Gold ruled, sharp contrast, slight lightness to background at top.   (Est. $60-80)

79. Chase by Anthony/Brady, interesting period inscription on verso; “I like Frederick best to send your husband these when he comes in town.” Likely written by a Bostonian who liked the hometown photographer over Brady! (Est. $50-80)

80. Two (2) cartes of Chase by Brady.     (Est. $100-150)

81. Sec. of War Simon Cameron by Henzey & Co. of Philadelphia. A scarce photo, excellent.     (Est. $100-200)

82. James Speed by Anthony/Brady. Full board, gold-ruled. Cartes of Lincoln’s Attorney General are, for some reason, quite difficult to find. This is a nice one!     (Est. $200-300)

83. Supreme Court Juctice David Davis of Illinois by Brady. Full board, gold-ruled, minor clipping on the top two corners. Fine.     (Est. $150-200)

84. Supreme Court Juctice Stephen Field by Brady, 1865. Field was appointed to the Court by Lincoln after the controversial Prize Cases which expanded the Supreme Court to ten seats. Full board, gold ruled, slight clipping on top corners, scarce.  (Est. $150-200)

85. Eight (8) cartes, an eclectic group of distinguished citizens of the Lincoln-era. Save for the CDV of Swayne by Gardner, each by Brady: Samuel Nelson, Justice of the Supreme Court; John Creswell, Postmaster General during the Grant administration; Ebenezer R. Hoar, Attorney General; Associate Justices of the Supreme Court Nathan Clifford, Noah Haynes and Noah Swayne, James Moore Wayne, Robert Cooper Grier, and Stephen Johnson Field.   (Est. $400-600)

86. Jefferson Davis by Anthony/Brady. Full board, fly mark in background.   (Est. $200-300)

87. Jefferson Davis by Anthony/Brady. Some mottling and foxing, gold ruled, still a nice example.
  (Est. $100-150)

88. Great study by Brady of Elmer Ellsworth, the “first martyr” of the Civil War after being shot at the Marshall House Inn in Alexandria, VA by James W. Jackson on May 24th, 1861. President Lincoln was a friend of Ellsworth and was deeply affected by his death and ordered that his body lay-in-state at the White House.  (Est. $150-200)

89. Wonderful pair of Col. Elmer Ellsworth cartes by Anthony/Brady; sharp contrast, full board, gold ruled; great examples.  (Est. $200-300)

90. Framed CDV-sized albumen of “Ellsworth’s Avenger” Francis Brownell. A lovely photo presented with an affixed period newspaper clipping: Medal for Ellsworth’s Avenger. Several of Frank Brownell’s friends in Troy, have procured a beautiful medal for presentation to him, bearing the following inscription: “To Frank E. Brownell, from his fellow-citizens of Troy, for his coolness and heroism in avenging the murder of Col. Ellsworth, at Alexandria, May 24, 1861. It was his duty and he performed it.” Even toning, fine. Rare! (Est. $300-500)

91. Rare carte of Sgt. Peter Hart, one of the heroes of Fort Sumter. When the U.S. flag and pole were knocked down during the bombardment at Ft. Sumter, Hart climbed a temporary pole and nailed the flag high aloft – all the while under fire. Along with Major Anderson and the martyred Ellsworth, Hart is considered one of the first Union heroes. CDV by Anthony, some mottling, excellent contrast. (Est. $300-500)

92. Anthony montage pair. Gold ruled, slight clippings to corners, slight loss to one, upper right corner, even toned, fine contrast.     (Est. $200-400)

93. Two (2) cartes of Gen. Robert Anderson, the “Defender of Fort Sumter” and a pro-slavery Kentuckian who remained loyal to the Union in the most difficult circumstances. One by Gutekunst of Philadelphia. Fine.
(Est. $100-150)

94. Two (2) additional CDVs of Gen. Robert Anderson: Anthony, 1861 and Anthony/Brady, 1862.   (Est. $80-120)

95. Early Brady study of General Buford. Full board, some foxing, otherwise fantastic.  (Est. $200-250)

96. Wonderful study of John Burns, a veteran of the War of 1812, and the only known Gettysburg civilian to participate in the battle. Gen. Doubleday wrote: “My thanks are especially to a citizen of Gettysburg named John Burns, who, although over seventy years of age, shouldered his musket, and offered his servuces to Colonel Wistar.” Following Lincoln’s famous speech to dedicate the cemetery, the President sought out the “hero of Gettysburg” to attend church together. Full board, excellent contrast, one of the best extant.  (Est. $400-500)

97. Gen. Burnside by Anthony/Brady. Gold-ruled, slight browning to edges, minor abrasion to bottom of mount, fine contrast.  (Est. $80-120)

98. General Daniel Butterfield, Union major general who commanded a brigade at Bull Run and led a corps in the desperate assault on Marye’s Heights. CDV by McClees, Philadelphia, excellent contrast, rich tone. (Est. $80-100)

99. Michael Corcoran By Anthony/Brady. Even browing/toning throughout, fine contrast.  (Est. $100-200)

100. Gen. Michael Corcoran, wounded and captured at 1st Bull Run and later served in southeastern Virginia where he faced Longstreet and Suffolk in the spring of 1863. By Anthony, full board, gold-ruled, sharp contrast. (Est. $150-200)

101. Darius Couch By Anthony/Brady. Some mottling, great contrast, gold-ruled.     (Est. $100-150)

102. Brig. Gen. Abram Duryee by Anthony/Brady. Among the first to recruit volunteers for the war, raising in less than a week (April 1861) the 5th NY, known as “Duryee’s Zouaves,” he led troops in the first important battle of the war, the disastrous engagement at Big Bethel, June 10, 1861. After the battle he was made brigadier-general and commanded his brigade at Cedar Mountain, Thoroughfare Gap, 2nd Bull Run, Chantilly, and at Antietam. Slight browning around edges, excellent contrast.    (Est. $200-300)

103. Gen. Elias A. Brown of the 13th NY Vols., carte by R.A. Lewis of New York. When the Civil War broke out, Brown used his store as a recruiting center taking on the role of Brigade General for the 13th Brigade. Red-ruled, slight lightening at top left corner, excellent contrast.    (Est. $100-200)

104. Admiral Farragut by Fredricks. Gold-ruled, fine contrast.    (Est. $100-150)

105. Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forest by Anthony. Gold-ruled, fine.    (Est. $250-300)

106. Gen. John Fremont, first Republican candidate for President, 1856, withdrew his candidacy as an Independent Republican in 1864 defering to Lincoln. Fine CDV of the “Great Pathfinder” by Anthony/Brady, slight clip to corners, pin-hole at bottom of mount, sharp.   (Est. $100-200)

A rare carte: Cavalry General David Gregg by Brady. Gregg and the 8th PA fought in the Peninsula Campaign and distinguished himself in the Seven Days expertly screening retreating Union infantry. At Chancellorsville, Gregg’s division was dispatched on a raid around Lee’s left flank to destroy facilities in his rear. At the start of Gettysburg, Gregg led the 2nd and 3rd Divisions across Kelly’s Ford to attack the flank and rear of the Confederates. In October 1863, Lee attempted to flank the Union army near Warrenton, VA. Gregg’s division delayed him until the 11th Corps arrived. Gregg commanded the cavalry division that remained near Petersburg while Sheridan was engaged in the Shenandoah against Jubal Early. Some minor fly-specks, mounting remnants on verso, with Brady’s imprint on front, nice contrast.  Scarce!      (Est. $200-300)

108. Gen. Albert S. Johnston by Anthony. Gold-ruled, great tone, light border discoloration, 1862 copyright.  (Est. $80-120)

109. General Erasmus D. Keyes by Anthony/Brady. Full board, gold-ruled, lightness to background at very top, excellent contrast.     (Est. $200-250)

110. General Fitzhugh Lee by Anthony, 1862 copyright. Some rubbing/loss on verso at Anthony’s imprint, gold-ruled, full board, fine.   (Est. $150-200)

111. McClellan by Anthony/Brady, 1861. Great. (Est. $70-90)

112. McClellan by Anthony/Brady, 1862, some rubbing on verso with loss to imprint, sharp tone, bold. (Est. $70-90)

113. Four (4) cartes of McClellan by Anthony, Gutekunst, Fredricks; one embossed. A nice group!    (Est. $150-200)

114. Two (2) great cartes of Gen. Irvin McDowell. One by Anthony/Brady, one by Fredricks. Excellent.   (Est. $150-200)

115. General McPherson by J.E. McClees of Philadelphia. Full board, a nice example.      (Est. $100-150)

116. Wonderful Brady study of Wesley Merritt, distinguished Union cavalryman who saw action at Gettysburg where he participated in the assault ordered by Brig. Gen. Kilpatrick on the Confederate right flank following Pickett’s charge. Sharp contrast, gold-ruled, minor foxing to portrait detracts little.     (Est. $250-350)

117. Adm. David Dixon Porter by Anthony/Brady. Porter was in charge of the Mortar Flotilla during the campaign to capture New Orleans and took command of the Mississippi Squadron, later commanding the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron. After the War, he was Superintendent of the Naval Academy. (Five U.S. Navy ships were named in honor of Porter and his father, Commodore David Porter, quite a family record!) Some rubbing on verso, great! (Est. $80-120)

118. Gen. Rosecrans, Chief of the Army of the Cumberland at Stones River, Tullahoma & Chickamauga. CDV by Anthony/Brady, gold-ruled, slight lightness to top left corner, fine contrast.      (Est. $80-100)

119. General Isaac Shepard who famously commanded colored troops and fought with distinction at Vicksburg. Lovely CDV by Case & Getchell.     (Est. $150-200)

120. General Sherman by Anthony, cancelled revenue stamp. Full board, gold-ruled, excellent.     (Est. $100-200)

121. CDV of corps badges, the 17th, 14th, 15th, and 20th,
all surrounding a portrait of William T. Sherman. Fly specks, small abrasion to albumen to top of 20th corps, copyright 1865. Unusual… the first we’ve seen!    (Est. $150-250)

122. James Shields (1806-79), the man who once challenged Lincoln to fight a duel, sent after the elusive “Stonewall” Jackson in the Shenandoah during 1862. CDV by Anthony/Brady, gold-ruled, sharp contrast.    (Est. $70-90)

123. Vibrant study of Henry Warner Slocum who commanded the Union right at Gettysburg and fought with Sherman in Georgia and the Carolinas. By Addis of Washington, excellent contrast, rich tone. (Est. $80-100)

124. Maj. Gen. Stanley by Anthony. Gold-ruled with cancelled revenue stamp on verso.      (Est. $80-100)

125. Gen. Edwin V. Sumner, by Anthony/Brady.  (Est. $50-70)

126. Major General A.H. Terry, who served at 1st Bull Run, Charleston. Full board, clean.      (Est. $80-120)

127. Gen. Thomas by Anthony, light foxing, gold-ruled, fine.      (Est. $100-200)

128. Major W.S. Wallace by J.A. Scholten of St. Louis. Full board, gold ruled.     (Est. $200-300)

129. Col. Wistar by F. Gutekunst of Philadelphia. Slight clip at bottom corners, sharp contrast. Wistar participated in the highly publicized Union defeat at Ball’s Bluff where he was seriously wounded leading the 71st PA. Fine.   (Est. $150-200)

130. Three (3) fine cartes of Generals: Sedgwick and Wadsworth by Anthony/Brady; Sigel by Anthony. A very nice grouping.     (Est. 200-300)

131. Three (3) cartes: Winfield Scott by Brady, 1865; William Rosecrans by Anthony/Brady; and Joseph Hooker by Brady, 1862. Another fine selection.   (Est. $150-250)

132. Two (2) cartes. Brig. Gen. Philip Kearney by Anthony-Brady; Wadsworth by Anthony/Brady.    (Est. $150-250)

133. Pair of cartes, General Sherman by Anthony, and General Thomas.   (Est. $200-300)

134. Three (3) cartes: Burnside by J. Gurney & Son; Fremont and Sigel by Anthony, 1861; Pope by Anthony/Brady.     (Est. $120-180)

135. Three (3) cartes: Osterhaus, revenue stamp on verso; Foster by Kimberly; Heinzelman by Brady. (Est. $150-250)

136. Three (3) cartes; Frankiln and Simms by Anthony/Brady, Curtis by Anthony.      (Est. $200-300)

137. Four (4) cartes of Generals: Duryee by Appleton; Hancock by Richards; Oglesby by Anthony/Brady; Logan by Morse. (Est. $200-300)

138. Three (3) cartes; Sherman, O.O. Howard by Wenderoth and Taylor and Meade by Anthony. (Est. $150-200)

139. Maj. General E. Kirby Smith by Gurney together with a carte of General A. P. Hill.      (Est. $200-300)

140. Pair of Confederate-made cartes: Generals Joseph E. Johnson and R. L. Ewell.
   (Est. $200-300)

141. EACH combatant identified on the verso! Wonderful study of six members of the 15th PA Cavalry, the Anderson Troops, each of their names writen on verso. Some rubbing to verso, full board. A lovely outdoor shot.
  (Est. $400-600)

142. Brady’s label on verso: “GROUP. T. Anderson Esq., Lt. Col. Fletcher, Major Pearson, Prince de Joinville, Comte de Paris, Gen. Van Vliet, G. Sheffield, S. L. Arny Duc de Chartres, at Camp Winfield Scott, near Yorktown, 1st May, 1862.” An excellent carte with great detail. (Est. $200-300)

143. Five (5) Naval CDVs: Admiral Farragut by Anthony/Brady; Farragut by Gurney; Commodors J. Smith and H.W. Morris by Brady; and the USS Constitution and USS Sontoc by J.W. Black.  A nice selection.    (Est. $100-150)

144. Louis Philippe d’Orleans, Comte de Paris, posed with Robert d’Orleans, Duc de Chartres. These French nobles served in the Peninsula Campaign as aides-de-camp to General McClellan. By Anthony/Brady, orange-ruled, excellent contrast/tone. (Est. $150-200)

145. Three (3) Anthony/Brady cartes: Louis Philippe d’Orleans, Robert d’Orleans, and the Prince de Joinville. These French nobles served under McClellan as aides-de-camp. An excellent group for Francophiles!
   (Est. $150-200)

146. Three (3) cartes: The 71st NY Vols., The Excelsior Brigade; an extraordinary camp scene by Anthony; an 1861 Appleton CDV, “CHAIN BRIDGE. From the Virginia Shore – Battery in the distance.” (Est. $300-500)

147. Two (2) rare J.C. Spooner cartes of the Ames factory, America’s oldest sword manufacturer, which opened in 1791 and was the most prolific sword maker over the longest period of time, including equipping the Civil War. Gold-ruled, quite scarce!  (Est. $100-200)

Two (2) cartes: a dramatic Isaac F. Kite work entitled “Treason and Loyaly” (1865); Joseph Ward’s depiction of leading Union generals. Fine.  (Est. $70-100)

149. Identified portrait of Lt. Roland M. Hall. A fine carte, full board, fine contrast.   (Est. $80-120)

150. 1st. Lt. James Arbuthnot of the 19th Colored Infantry, inscribed on front, “Yours Truly.” Fine contrast, minor loss at top right corner, else a clean carte.  (Est. $150-200)

151. A clean carte of U.S. Army Engineer J. M. Rice, identified on front, mounting remnants/rubbing on verso, beautiful contrast.  (Est. $150-200)

152. 1st Sgt. George W. Buchler of the 31st PA Vols. by L. Bergstresser. Gold-ruled, inscribed: “With high regards Johnson. Respectfully Sgt. G. Buchler Co. 2nd Reg.”  (Est. $80-120)

153. 43rd IL infantryman Moritz Wurpel, his regiment saw action at Shiloh, Vicksburg and Mechaniscburg. Light, even toning, inscription on verso, fine contrast.     (Est. $100-150)

154. A lovely CDV of a Navy petty officer, a corporal. Naval Civil War photos are desirable. Excellent.   (Est. $100-150)

155. A VRC officer with scar across hand, by Vanderzee & Hays of NY. Excellent contrast, full board. (Est. $80-120)

156. A Union Drummer! Private by Austen of Oswego, NY. Slight loss at corner, gold ruled, light foxing. (Est. $400-500)

157. He fought at Gettysburg! Van Buren G. Bly, photographed as a private before promotion, who enlisted in 1861 with Co. K, 2nd NH. Wounded at Oak Grove, VA during the Seven Days, he fought at Gettysburg in the 3rd Corps under Sickles. Ex-photo archive, label remnants on verso, imprint can be seen as being from a Pennsylvania photographer.  Excellent detail, handsome. (Est. $200-300)

158. A Mass. musician by Sylvester of Boston. Full board, a few spots at top left corner, fine contrast.   (Est. $100-200)

159. Trick duo-photo of Charles Simmons, Capt., 11th CT, cancelled revenue stamp on verso. Gold-ruled, slight toning to bottom of board, fine contrast. A fun example of the new medium being played with… the Captain poses beside his identical twin (himself!).     (Est. $250-300)

160. Reuel C. Gridley by Geo. H. Johnson of San Francisco, titled “That Sanitary Sack of Flour.” To pay off a bet lost on a local election, Gridley carried a 50 pound sack of flour through town accompanied by a brass band. While celebrating afterward in the local tavern, Gridley conceived the idea of auctioning off the sack of flour for the benefit of the Sanitary Commission in relief of sick and wounded soldiers. His great inspiration was that each successful bidder would return the same sack of flour, enabling it to be auctioned off again and again. In essence, bidders were simply competing for the privilege of donating money to the cause! By the end of the day, Gridley had raised $3,500 from local miners. Buoyed by his success, Gridley took his sack of flour to silver towns throughout Nevada, raising more than $20,000 before moving on to California. Gridley traveled around auctioning the same sack for five months; at the end of that time he had raised some $150,000. His success gained him recognition all over the country; the Sanitary Commission urged him to come east. Carrying his sack of flour, Gridley arrived in New York City in January 1865 and criss-crossed the North until the end of the war. The sack of flour was sold for the last time at the Sanitary Fair at St. Louis, MO, in April 1865. (Anyone know where it can be found today?) Gold-ruled, great contrast, a fun story!     (Est. $400-500)

161. Mounted mourning albumen of James W. Duke on a military engraving, handsomely matted and framed. Duke was commissioned into the 2nd Cavalry on August 5, 1861 and died of disease on October 28, 1862. The youthful Duke is shown wearing his mud-splattered boots. An excellent tribute.    (Est. $300-350)

162. Johnny Clem, the “drummer boy of Shiloh,” who gained fame for his bravery on the battlefield with the Union Army, becoming the youngest non-commissioned officer in Army history. By Schwing & Rudd, gold-ruled, sharp contrast, some lightness to the bottom right corner. A fantastic study of someone who served from the beginning of his young life! (Est. $500-600)

163. The Drummer Boy of the Rappahannock. A wonderful war-date, ca. 1863, carte of one of the war’s youngest heroes, Robert Henry Hendershot, the Drummer Boy of the Rappahannock. Born in 1850, Hendershot was twelve when he participated in the battle of Fredericksburg where his drum was blown to bits by a Rebel shell. The story tells us that he fought alongside the doomed men of Burnside’s Army of the Potomac. After the battle, news of the boy’s daring exploits soon reached the war-weary North; newspapers immediately dubbed him the Drummer Boy of the Rappahannock making him a national hero. Presented with a new drum by Horace Greeley replacing the one destroyed in battle, Hendershot spent the remainder of the War performing throughout the North regaling her citizens with stories of romantic adventure. Hendershot is seen here ready to call his comrades of the 8th Michigan into battle again while proudly displaying his new drum sticks for the camera. By Kerston & Barker, even foxing, a few tiny pin holes at top, excellent contrast.   (Est. $500-600)

164. Handsome pair of cartes of a very young drummer boy! Cartes of the little-shaver by John P. Soule of Boston. Gold-ruled, fine contrast, slight mottling. Fun!
   (Est. $200-400)

165. Carte photograph of true patriot! Perhaps an actress, likely a child showing her fervor for the Union! A lovely, haughty pose.
    (Est. $50-100)

166. Delightful hand-colored CDV of a little boy in a patriotic dress. The subject, who appears about three years old, is shown in long curls and skirt (the latter a common item of clothing for tykes of both sexes during the Civil War and earlier). He holds a tree-branch whip in one hand and rests the other on a chair, next to a toy horse pulling what is evidently a caisson. His clothing is nicely tinted in Union colors: the jacket blue, faced with white stars, the skirt and blouse striped red and white. An appealing war-era portrait; was his papa in the army? Touching.    (Est. $50-100)

167. Two (2) cartes by Um. P. Hoit, and J.R. Foster. Lovely 19th century photos of girls posing as the “Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe.” (Est. $100-200)

168. CDV album from the 14th NH Vols. with: a signed carte of Lt. Jesse A. Fisk (enlisted in August of 1862, killed on September 19, 1864 at Opequan, VA); Frank T. Barker (enlisted in August of 1862, discharged in April of 1864); Charles P. Hall (enlisted in August of 1862, mustered out July 1865); and a drummer boy. The 14th was the last long-term regiment furnished by New Hampshire. An immediate assignment to Grover’s Independent Brigade sent the regiment into the arduous service of defending the Potomac, above Washington, against guerrilla incursions. The nine months in Washington proved to be an experience of incalculable benefit in developing this command – resulting in commendation from Lincoln. The service in Washington was peculiarly burdensome, and the regiment was more than decimated by disease. Early in 1864, the regiment was hurried to the Upper Potomac to repel guerrilla invasion. Returning to Harper’s Ferry, the 14th was ordered “home to vote,” and with transportation via rail, they reached Concord October 28th of 1864. When the 14th was charged with holding the line at the battle of the Opequan, they lost one-third of its number in just thirty minutes. Twenty-seven (27) cartes in total. (Est. $400-600)

169. CDV album of soldiers from the 49th PA and the 71st Infantries, including: Sgt. George Benfer (enlisted August 1861, mustered out July 1865); Sgt. William H. Fultz (enlisted August 1861, mustered out July 1865); Abraham Milliken (enlisted August 1862, discharged June 1865); William J. Mullen (enlisted December 1861, was wounded and taken as a prisoner-of-war in June of 1862 at Peach Orchard, VA and later transferred into the Navy); Corporal Emanuel Peters (enlisted August of 1861, died of wounds incurred at Cold Harbor, VA in June of 1864); and Col. Thomas M. Hulings (enlisted April of 1861, killed in May of 1864 at Spotsylvania Court House, VA.) The 49th PA joined in the campaign on the Peninsula early in 1862, performing various siege duties at Yorktown, and fighting at Williamsburg, Garnett’s and Golding’s Farms, White Oak Swamp and Malvern Hill. They were sent to Alexandria to join the Army of the Potomac at Centerville and proceeded to Antietam, engaging the enemy on the way at Crampton’s Gap. They were active at Salem Church, Gettysburg, and then joined in the southward movement of the army. It was engaged at Rappahannock Station, and was mentioned in orders for gallantry. They were in the heat of the action at the Wilderness and took part in the final assault on Petersburg. The 71st PA, originally known as the California Regiment, was recruited in Philadelphia in April and May, 1861, by Edward D. Baker, Senator from Oregon, under special authority from President Lincoln. In the engagement at Ball’s Bluff, Col. Baker fell at the head of his command while cheering his men. The regiment lost here 312 men out of 520 in action. The colors were lost in mid-stream by the color-sergeant and never recovered. In the spring it engaged in McClellan’s Peninsula campaign as part of Sedgwick’s Division, later served as rear-guard at the second Bull Run. They were heavily engaged at Antietam, where the 71st lost one-third of its number. In the battle of Fredericksburg the command lost nearly a third of its effective strength once again. At Gettysburg, where the regiment arrived on the evening of July 1, Gen. Hancock commanded the corps, Gen. Gibbon the division, and Gen. Webb the brigade. The 71st was posted during the battle upon the crest of the ridge to the left and front of Gen. Meade’s headquarters and a little to the left of the angle in the low stone wall. In this exposed position it suffered severe casualties in the two day’s fighting, losing over 40 in the second day’s contest, being subjected to a fierce artillery fire for more than 2 hours on the third day, and receiving the full force of the enemy’s gallant charge which followed the artillery duel. Altogether it lost over half its effective strength, including 9 out of 15 officers engaged, though it captured 4 stands of colors. In the campaign which followed Lee’s retreat into Virginia, it was engaged at Auburn and Bristoe Station; skirmished at Bull Run; fought at Robertson’s Tavern, and on the close of the Mine Run campaign went into winter quarters at Stevensburg. Twenty (20) cartes in all. (Est. $600-800)

170. CDV album, the 1st CT Artillery (originally the 4th CT Vols.), raised in response to the first call of President Lincoln. Mustered into service 5/22/61, they are believed to be the first three-years regiment of any state ready for field service. They participated in The Peninsula Campaign where its services were highly commended by McClellan, the Siege of Yorktown, Hanover Court House, Chickahominy, Gaines’ Mills, and Malvern. The 1st CT also fought at the Sieges of Petersburg, Fredericksburg and Richmond. Seven (7) cartes, a nice group.  (Est. $400-600)

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