Daguerrotypes, Ambrotypes, Tintypes, CDV's, Albumins, Cabinet Cards and Miscellaneous-Just listed 1865 original prints! See below!!
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Here we have a 1/6th plate tintype of two armed Rascals from the 1870’s-1880’s! These two are sitting ther quite cavalier with their Stetsons in their hands. There seems to be ribbons or flowers on their lapels so I think they are at a convention or gathering of some kind. The younger man has a pistol stuck in the waistband of his trousers while the other older man has one stuck in his belt. It’s obvious that they wanted the camera to pick up the revolvers as their coats are pulled back to make sure that they were exposed! Tough guys!!! Comes in a half leatherette case. $125.00
Here is a Civil War Era Picture hanger that was driven into the wall to support a large photograph or picture. You can see these in period photographs from the 1800's with large photographs suspended from them. This one is very ornate being over 3 inches long . This is a nice type of piece you don't run into often. $45.00
The image of a young man mounted on a magnificent Horse!!!
Here is a quarter plate tintype of a Civil War era subject. This is a young man on a horse and it appears to be military. This tintype came out of Maryland. This is a ¼ plate tintype and is in good condition but does have bends in the tin. It’s housed in a full leatherette case with detached spline. The young man sits on an excellent piece of horse flesh. He is using a saddle without a horn and the blanket is similar to military used horse blankets/pads of the period. There id gold paint enhancing to the head stall and bit on the horse so it’s kind of hard to make out but the bit is similar to a US Model 1859 bit. The confederates also copied these bits. I think the image looks more southern than northern but you be the judge. The horse stood still for his photo to be taken which is a plus. For this image $375.00
Here is a stereo view of The Gold Rush in Alaska circa 1900. It shows scores of men traversing up the Calikoot Pass in the Klondike in search for Gold! This first view shows them going up from the base camp. The second stereo view shows the men tramping up the pass from on top of the Calikoot Pass. For each $19.50
Here is the first photo from the Winchester Paper Grouping that I picked up recently. I believe all photos are from the Southwest.
This one is probably a graduating class from the early 1900’s and it shows five of the students dressed in U.S. Military Uniforms of around that era I believe. There also seems to be a couple of Hispanic or Indian boys in the photo. This photo says on the back Public School Las Cruces (New Mexico). (The following photo is taken at the same building.) 4 ¾ X 6 ¾ sized image on an 8 X 10 inch mat. Nice and clear!! $45.00
This next photo is dated 1903 by the date on the Catcher’s chest protector and shows the baseball team from The New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanics Arts. The New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts College was founded in 1889 and still going today as New Mexico State College. I don't know who any of the players are but it's very interesting! Seeing this photograph showing the early uniforms and early baseball equipment is neat! Even the '03 is painted on the early chest protector of the day. Nice quality being nice and clear. This is a very nice albumin photograph measuring 6 5/8 X 4 1/2 inches on a 8 X 10 inch mat. No yellowing and no damage. This photograph was in some other papers so it didn't see much of the 'light of day'. Nice!!! $85.00
This next photograph is on an 8 ¼ inch by 11 mat and the photograph itself measures 9 ¼ X 6 ½ with a little damage to the lower right but does not get into the subject material. The front of the brick building has on it PUBLIC SCHOOL 1882 while in pencil on the back this albumin is dated to 1897.. This is an elementary school photograph with a ton of kids in it. Most seem to be Hispanic with some native americans and Caucasians. There are at least two Nuns in the Photo making it a Catholic School which is typical for the South West. This photo is nice and clear and has a bunch of good looking kids. For this one $45.00
This last photo is on a 8 X 10 inch mat with the actual photo being 4 ¾ X 7 showing a large brick building that is id’d on the back as the Rouault Bldg- replaced old store. Might not be a coincidence that our subject Theo Rouault has the same last name as the building. This building houses the FIRST STATE BANK and there are Ringling Bros Circus signs on the building. It looks like work is still being done on the building and it has an unusual pulley arrangement for moving the street light overhead. $45.00
We just picked up some original Civil War Cdv's. Here they are:
The first one is a mourning CDV that was made in 1865 following the death of President Lincoln. The maker / artist is S.J.Ferris. The card is approximately 2 3/8ths inches wide by 4 inches long. There is nothing on the reverse. For this historic CDV $65.00
Here is an Abraham Lincoln cdv with his name printed on the bottom. This is what's known as a photoengraveur meaning that they used a real photograph of the person but did some engraving to his clothes to finish it. The reverse of the card is blank. 2 3/8ths inches wide by 4 inches long. For this CDV $35.00
Here we have a cdv ofMajor General William Tecumseh Sherman of Sherman's March to the Sea fame with his name printed on the bottom. There is nothing on the reverse. This card is also a photoengraving like the Lincoln image above. Nice one. $65.00
Here we have an actual photograph of Major General Philip Henry Sheridan 'Little Phil' sitting with his arms folded wearing his unusual hat. He has a fine moustache but no beard in this one. His name and rank are printed below the image on this CDV. The reverse of the CDV is blank. $125.00
This last CDV is of Indiana Civil War Govenor Oliver Perry Morton. Oliver Hazard Perry Throck Morton (1823-1877).
Govenor Morton was one of the best war time Govenors. Here is his bio:
Morton was born in Salisbury, Indiana, on August 4, 1823. After the death of his mother, his father sent him to live with 2 staunch Presbyterian aunts, who imbued in him a degree of inflexibility that marked his long career in politics. Morton had some formal elementary schooling and studied 1 year at Wayne County Seminary, though he acquired most of his education by reading. Dissatisfied with brief careers as a clerk and in the hatters trade, he attended Miami University for 2 years, read law, and became a highly respected corporate lawyer whose services were in demand by the railroads. In 1848 he failed in a bid to become prosecuting attorney on the Democratic ticket. Holding no elective office, he remained active in the party. Rather than see Democrats weakened by internal disagreement, he lent his support to the Wilmot Proviso, legislation that would have prohibited slavery in any territory won during the Mexican War. But in 1854 he took a firm stand against the Kansas-Nebraska Act and Popular Sovereignty, thereafter associating himself with the Peoples party, the forerunner of the Republicans in Indiana. Republicans nominated Morton for governor in 1856, campaigning on a platform in favor of protectionism for U.S. industry and homestead legislation. Though he was not elected, he expected to win the nomination again in 1860. Instead, party leaders gave former Whig Henry S. Lane the first slot on the ticket and Morton the second slot. When this moderate slate gave the Republicans a majority in the legislature, they elected Lane to the U.S. Senate and Morton succeeded to the governorship. A skillful political opportunist, Morton emerged as the most powerful and, by some estimates, the best of the war governors. He answered Abraham Lincoln's call for troops by raising twice the number requested for Federal service. Certain the war would be brief, he labored to keep in uniform every Indianan who volunteered, so that none would be prevented from serving when the War Department began refusing troops it was unprepared to feed and equip. Largely because of his efforts to encourage volunteerism, Indiana provided 150,000 enlistments to the Federal army with little resort to the draft. The governor generally backed Lincolns war measures, though he complained about excessive military arrests, resisted the draft, and opposed freeing Southern slaves until the president issued his emancipation proclamation 1 Jan. 1863. Jealous for his states prestige in the Union, he also clashed repeatedly with Federal authorities in his determination to prevent other states from being treated more favorably. He waged a bitter campaign against Copperheads (Peace Democrats) and when growing peace sentiment pitted him against a legislature threatening to limit his military powers, rather than call the hostile representatives into session Morton kept the state government running with loans from Washington, advances from the private sector, and profits from the state arsenal he had established. In 1864 he was reelected along with a Republican legislature, in part by arranging to have 9,000 sick and wounded Indiana soldiers furloughed home in time to vote. Worn by long hours and stress, in summer 1865 Morton suffered a stroke that left him paralyzed. He nonetheless stayed in politics as an uncompromising foe of the Democrats. Initially a proponent of Lincolns lenient plan for reconstructing the seceded states, in the postwar years he allied with Radical Republicans. After being elected to the U.S. Senate in 1867, he led the movement to pass the 14th Amendment providing for black suffrage. Felled by a second stroke Aug. 1877, Morton traveled to Indiana to recuperate, dying at his home in Indianapolis 1 Nov. in the middle of his second congressional term. Source: "Historical Times Encyclopedia of the Civil War" Edited by Patricia L. Faust
The CDV shows him in a sitting view and it is an actual photograph of the good Govenor. The reverse has on it Gov. Morton, of Indiana. For this piece $85.00
Here's a little paper grouping that consists of an original CDV of Maj. General McClellan and an early GAR postcard. The CDV of Gen. McClellan is actually a photo engraving of the General and it's really pretty good. Only under close examination do you find out it's actually the photo engraving. At the bottom of the card is MAJ. GEN. Mc CLELLAN along with some thumbtack holes top and bottom. On the back of the card is printed PUBLISHED BY R.R.LANDON, AG'T. 88 LAKE ST., CHICAGO -- AGENTS WANTED. This type of CDV is on a very thin for the period photo card stock. It's not heavy like other CDV's where the image is glued to a heavy card. The postcard shows the 2nd type GAR Badge on the front that has the Eagle with very pointed wings. There is some wear to the gold portion of the eagle and star but not too bad. The reverse shows the typical type of post card and states in the stamp portion - PLACE STAMP HERE.-UNITED STATES AND CANADA, ONE CENTL-FOREIGH, TWO CENTS. so it's an early one. The card is in overall good condition. These two items came to me together so I'll keep them together. This CDV and Postcard can be yours for $45.00 photography 015
CIVIL WAR GROUPING FROM HIATT'S THAT LIVED IN WINCHESTER, INDIANA!
Here is a small grouping that I recently picked up. This grouping is from Winchester, Indiana and there was an auction that took place there a while back that had many Civil War items belonging to the Hiatt family. This grouping consists of a soldier CDV on thin card that is marked on the back Jonathan Hiatt - 1 doz.cop (b) - today more? I think this is the orignal Civil War CDV that was kept in the files at the Hiatt Photographic Studio, his family's business. The cabinet card is an 1880's copy of the original CDV probably to mark his passing as on the back of the Winchester lodge No. 121 International Order of Odd Fellows there is an IN MEMORIAM which marks the passing of the old soldier. I don't know if this CDV is of Jonathan Hiatt or for him. The other CDV is suppose to be a relative in the same outfit with a b/m of Paris, KY. This CDV is of his Captain. Here is Jonathan's service record:
Residence Wabash IN; Enlisted on 9/5/1861 as a Private. On 9/5/1861 he mustered into "F" Co. IN 8th Infantry He Re-enlisted on 1/1/1864 He was Mustered Out on 8/28/1865 at Savannah, GA Promotions: * Corpl Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.:
Eighth Infantry INDIANA (3 month and 3 years) Eighth Infantry. Cols., William P. Benton, David Shunk, John R. Polk, Lieut.-Cols., Silas Colgrove, David Shunk, Charles S. Parrish, Alexander J. Kenny, John R. Polk, Joseph M. Thompson; Majs., David Shunk, Charles S. Parrish, Thomas J. Brady, Alexander J. Kenny, John R. Polk, Joseph M. Thompson Jacob Widaman. This regiment was first organized for the three months' service at Indianapolis, in April, 1861 and was mustered in April 25. It left the state on June 19, and moved to Clarksburg, thence to Buckhannon, W. Va., where it was assigned to Gen. Rosecrans' brigade. It participated in the battle of Rich Mountain and then went into camp at Beverly. It was mustered out at Indianapolis, Aug. 2, 1861. Its original strength was 784, and it lost by death, 7; desertion, 15; unaccounted for, 1. The regiment was at once reorganized at Indianapolis, and was mustered in Sept. 10, for three years. It left the state the same day and joined Fremont's Army at St. Louis, Mo., from which place it moved to Jefferson City and was assigned to Col. Jefferson C. Davis' brigade. It moved to Springfield, thence to Otterville, and on Dec. 17, marched to Warrensburg and assisted in capturing 1,300 of the enemy. It was in camp at Otterville until Jan. 24, 1862, when it moved to Springfield, joining Gen. Curtis' command, and thence to Cross Timbers, Ark. It participated in the battle of Pea Ridge, was then in camp until April, and moved then to Sulphur Rock, Ark. On June 22, it moved for Helena, skirmished at the White River, was in the engagement at Cotton Plant July 7, and reached Helena July 13. It was in a skirmish at Austin in August, was sent to Sulphur Hill, near St. Louis, Oct. 6, and was engaged in various movements during the fall and winter. It was ordered to join Grant's forces at Milliken's Bend, La., Mar. 5, 1863, and was assigned to Benton's brigade, Carr's division, 13th corps. It was engaged at Port Gibson, Jackson, Champion's Hill, Black River bridge, and in the siege of Vicksburg, losing 117 in killed and wounded in the assault of June 22. On July 5, it moved to Jackson returning on the 24th and remained at Vicksburg until Aug. 20, when it moved to Carrollton to join Gen. Banks in his campaign through the Teche country. It took part in the capture of the fort on Mustang Island, Tex., then moved to Indianola, where 417 out of 515 reenlisted as veterans, and were furloughed home in April, 1864. Upon returning to New Orleans it embarked, July 27, for Morganza Bend, and was in the engagement at the Atchafalaya the next day. It was then ordered to Washington, D. C., reaching there Aug. 12, and marching to Berryville, Va., was assigned to the 19th corps with which it participated in the Shenandoah Valley campaign. It was engaged at the Opequan, Fisher's Hill, and Cedar Creek, and left Virginia, Jan. 6, 1865, by steamer for Savannah, Ga. It was on duty in Georgia until Aug. 28, 1865, when it was mustered out. Its original strength was 1,046, and it gained by recruits, 190; reenlistments, 46; unassigned recruits, 17; total, 1,299. It lost by death, 245; desertion, 75; Source: The Union Army, vol. 3
There's no mention of doing service time in KY so I'm not sure on the second CDV of the Captain. This grouping warrants further research but I just don't have time to do it. The grouping comes with a couple of other relatives as well. You might uncover something very interesting here! For the grouping $295.00 photography 014
CONSIGNMENT: WONDERFUL GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC PHOTO FROM FRANKFORT, INDIANA!
This image has been SOLD!!!
Here is a wonderful albumin photograph of a GAR gathering in Frankfort, Indiana. I don't know if it's actually a reunion as I believe I can see IN MEMORIAM on the ribbons indicating that this may be a funeral for a comrad. The unit is not known but perhaps someone out there may recognize a realtive in the group. Let me know and I'll post it. This photograph is housed in a wooded frame with glass front and wood slat back. There is some water damage to the mount but actually the photo looks great! You can see American Flags and a GAR Wreath pin on a hat. There are also instruments in the photo. Image size itself is 7 1/2 X 9 inches. Great content! $325.00 photography 013
GREAT CDV OF AN INDIANA CAPTAIN!!
Here's a great CDV of an Indiana Captain. His shoulder rank is clearly seen. The backmark is PHOTOGRAPHED BY E. & J. BRUENING, NO. 6 EAST WASHINGTON STREET, INDIANAPOLIS IND. Perhaps someone out there knows the Id of this Hoosier Officer. Comes in a display case. This man looks like he's already seen the 'Elephant'! $135.00 photography 012
Here we have a grouping for Capt. William J. Hahn of the 32nd Indiana Infantry. The 32nd Regiment Indiana Infantry was also known as the 1st German Regiment (an all-German regiment). Governor Oliver P. Morton commissioned August Willich of Cincinnati as Colonel of the 32nd Indiana. Thirty~second Infantry INDIANA (3 YEARS) Thirty~second Infantry.ÄCols., August Willich, Henry Van Trebra Francis Erdelmeyer; Lieut.-Cols., Henry Von Trebra, William Schnacken- burg, Francis Erdelmeyer, Jacob Glass, William G. Mank, Hans Blume Majs., William Schnackenburg, Charles Schmitt, Jacob Glass, William G. Mank, Peter Cappell, Hans Blume. This regiment was organized at Indianapolis in 1861, and was fortunate in its choice of a commanding-officer, Col. Willich having been a distinguished officer of the German army. The regiment was mustered in Aug. 24, and left the state in the latter part of September, going to Louisville, thence to New Haven and shortly afterward to Camp Nevin. It moved for Munfordville in December as part of R. W. Johnson's brigade, McCook's division, and was engaged in picket duty on the south side of the Green River. Four companies of the regiment were attacked near Rowlett's Station by Gen. Hindman with 1,100 infantry, 4 pieces of artillery, and a battalion of Texas rangers, but one company forced the attacking party back, while another sustained a similar attack. They were quickly reinforced by the other two companies, and the regiment speedily advanced driving the enemy back. The Texas rangers then charged at several points in succession, but a hollow square was formed which withstood the cavalry and the subsequent infantry charge, the enemy being compelled to leave the field with 33 killed and 50 wounded. The 32nd lost 10 killed, 22 wounded and 8 missing, and was highly complimented in special orders for its gallantry. It was stationed at Bowling Green and Nashville in Feb. 1862, participated in the battle of Shiloh, having 6 killed, 93 wounded and 4 missing, was next in the siege of Corinth, and later moved to Stevenson, Ala., and Nashville. Col. Willich was appointed a brigadier-general on July 17, and was suceeded as colonel by Lieut.-Col. Von Trebra. The regiment marched with Gen. Buell's army to Louisville, joined the pursuit of Bragg through Kentucky then moved for Murfreesboro and participated in the battle of Stone's River losing 12 killed, 40 wounded and 115 missing. It remained at Murfreesboro until June, then moved towards Chattanooga, was engaged at Liberty Gap, took part in the battle of Chickamauga, losing 21 killed, 78 wounded, and 17 missing, and also participated at Missionary Ridge in November. It marched to the relief of Gen. Burnside at Knoxville and remained in that vicinity until the spring of 1864. In the Atlanta campaign it was engaged at Resaca, Allatoona Hills, Dallas Powder Springs, Peachtree Creek, and many minor engagements. After the capture of Atlanta, the non-veterans were mustered out at Indianapolis, Sept. 7, and the recruits were organized into a battalion of four companies, in command of Lieut.-Col. Blume. The battalion accompanied the 4th corps to Tennessee and was left at Chattanooga until June, 1865, when it was sent to Texas with the 4th corps. It was mustered out Dec. 4, 1865. The original strength of the regiment was 899; gain by recruits, 484; reenlistments, 503; total, 1,886. Loss by death, 222; desertion, 171; unaccounted for, 50. The original strength of the battalion was 418, gain by recruits, 256; total, 674; loss by death, 32; desertion, 1, unaccounted for, 11. Source: The Union Army, vol. 3
This lot consists of a CDV of Capt. Hahn which has family notations on the reverse. The card is bent but not completely broken apart. The image is not compromised. The documents consist mainly of 7 post war documents in which he was trying to get pay. Documents range in date from 1865 thru 1866. One document which is quite large states that he was intitled to pay from the 1st day of July 1st, 1864 to September 7th, 1864 for him and his private negro servant, James Dogherty. Evidently he was not paid for this time. Take a look at the pics. With a little research one may turn up something else. For the lot: $325.00 photography 011
Here we have a CDV of a young soldier in short coat and slouch hat. The backmark is from Lafayette, Indiana so it is probably the 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry or more likely, the 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry. The 17th and the 72nd fought alongside each other but the 17th was mustered in Indianapolis and the 72nd was mustered in Lafayette. These regiments were a part of Wilder's Brigade and carried Spencer Rifles. The 3 cent revenue stamp of the reverse has the date of '65 on it so this would have been when their term of enlistment was up. Here's a capsule history of the 72nd:
72nd Regiment Infantry Organized at Lafayette, Ind. Moved to Indianapolis, Ind.. August 11, and there mustered in August 16, 1862. Left State for Lebanon, Ky., August 17. Attached to 40th Brigade, 12th Division, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 5th Division, Center 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 5th Division, 14th Army Corps, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 14th Army Corps, to October, 1863. Wilder's Mounted Infantry Brigade, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to December, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1864. 3rd Brigade, Grierson's Cavalry Division, 16th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to March, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division. Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Wilson's Cavalry Corps, Military Division Mississippi, to June, 1865. SERVICE.--Duty at Lebanon Junction, Ky., September 6-22, 1862. Moved to Louisville September 22, and to Elizabethtown, West Point, September 30-October 5. Pursuit of Bragg and operations against Morgan October 6-20. March to Bowling Green, Ky., October 26-November 3, thence to Scottsboro November 10. To Gallatin November 26 and to Castillian Springs November 28. To Bledsoe Creek December 14. Operations against Morgan December 22, 1862-January 2, 1863. Moved to Cave City, thence to Murfreesboro, Tenn., January 2-8, 1863, and duty there until June. Scout to Woodbury March 3-8. Regiment mounted March 17. Expedition to Carthage, Lebanon and Liberty April 1-8. Expedition to McMinnville April 20-30. Occupation of McMinnville April 22. Woodbury May 24. Liberty June 4. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7. Bay Spring Branch June 24. Hoover's Gap June 24-26. Occupation of Manchester June 27. Raid on Bragg's communications June 28-30. Dechard June 29. Raid to Lynchburg July 16-17. At Dechard July 27-August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Sequatchie River August 19. Wild Cat Trace August 20. Friar's Island August 25 and September 9. Capture of Chattanooga September 9. Lee and Gordon's Mills September 11. Ringgold September 11. Leet's Tan Yard September 12-13. Pea Vine Bridge and Alexander's Bridge September 17. Reed's Bridge and Dyer's Bridge September 18. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-21. Operations against Wheeler and Roddy September 29-October 17. Thompson's Cove, Cumberland Mountains, October 3. Murfreesboro Road, near McMinnville, and McMinnville October 4. Sims' Farm, near Shelbyville, and Farmington October 7. Shelbyville Pike October 7. Expedition from Maysville to Whitesburg and Decatur November 14-17. Moved from Pulaski to Colliersville, Tenn., December 31, 1862-January 14, 1864. Shoal Creek, Ala., January 24 (Detachment). Florence January 24. Athens January 25 (Detachment). Smith's Expedition from Colliersville to Okolona, Miss., February 10-26. Raiford's Plantation near Byhalia February 10. Ivey's Hill near Okolona February 22. Moved to Mooresville March 5-26, thence to Columbia April 3-8. March to Lafayette, Ga., April 30-May 9. Atlanta Campaign May to September, 1864. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Near Dallas May 24. About Dallas May 25-June 5. Big Shanty June 9. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Noonday Creek and Powder Springs June 19-20. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. On line of Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Rottenwood Creek June 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Garrard's Raid to Covington July 22-24. Garrard's Raid to South River July 27-31. Flat Rock July 28. Siege of Atlanta August 1-25. Operations at Chattahoochie River Bridge August 26-September 2. Operations in Northern Georgia and North Alabama against Hood September 29-November 3. Skirmishes near Lost Mountain October 4-7. New Hope Church October 5. Dallas October 7. Near Rome October 10-11. Narrows October 11. Coosaville Road near Rome October 12-13. Near Summerville October 18. Blue Pond and Little River, Ala., October 21. King's Hill October 23. Ladiga, Terrapin Creek, October 28. Dismounted November 1, and ordered to Nashville, thence to Louisville, Ky., and duty there until December 28. March to Nashville, Tenn., December 28, 1864, to January 8, 1865, thence to Gravelly Springs, Ala.. and duty there until March, 1865. Wilson's Raid from Chickasaw. Ala., to Macon, Ga., March 22-April 24. Plantersville and near Randolph April 1. Selma April 2. Montgomery April 12. Columbia April 16. Capture of Macon April 20. Pursuit of Jeff Davis May 6-10. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., May 23-June 15. Mustered out June 26, 1865. Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 26 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 130 Enlisted men by disease. Total 160.
This young soldier has the look of having 'seen the elephant'. He is wearing the short coat of the mounted infantry with sky blue trousers and slouch hat. The image is very nice with a little piece of the lower left corner missing that you can see in the pics. A great unit with a great history! $145.00 photography 09
Here we have a CDV of 'BLIND TOM'. Thomas Bethune, also known as Tom Wiggins, AKA "Blind Tom (1849-1908) was born an autistic savant on the Georgia plantation of Jame Bethune. Early in his childhood Tom displayed the uncanny ability to mimic sounds. Listening to his master's children practicing the piano, Tom astounded his master by picking out the chords himself. By the age of six Tom was composing his own tunes, and before long was giving concerts. His talent was exploited by his master who pocketed thousands. After the Civil War, Tom who never knew he was a slave -- or that he was free -- remained a virtual slave continuing to provide income for Bethune.
This CDV shows Slight toning with worm damage on the lower left (not into image) with a small tear at the bottom, still VG-. The backmark is : W.L. GERMON'S Temple of Art-914 Arch Street, Philadelphia. Also has a 2 cent revenue stamp. Still nice! $450.00 photography 08
Here are two 1800's CDV's of German soldiers. One is backmarked C.G.MARKERT of ALTONA and one is backmarked HEINRICH HIRSCHFELD of BERLIN. They are both in pretty good condition with some foxing. For the pair $35.00 photography 06
Here is an early postcard from the late 1800's or early 1900's. The postcard was invented in Austria in 1869. This one has an albumin print on it of 2 young Cowboys! Both of them are holding lassos but the bigger boy is also holding a revolver and you can see the holster as well. The back of the card says to PLACE ONE CENT STAMP HERE so you know this is very old! There is one small broken corner on it. For this Cowboy postcard $20.00 photography 05
I have a small grouping of photographs from the 158th Indiana that served from 1898-1899. RECORD OF INDIANA VOLUNTEERS IN THE SPANISH AMERICAN WAR 1898-1899 The 158th Regiment of Infantry, Indiana Volunteers, was formed of the 2d Regiment Infantry, Indiana National Guard, and was composed of companies from Indianapolis (3), Rochester, Frankfort, Franklin, Winchester, Covington, Sheridan Martinsville, Kokomo and Crawfordsville. The regiment arrived at Camp Mount April 26, 1898, under orders from the Governor, for the purpose of being mustered into the service of the United States. After the physical examination of officers and men, the regiment was mustered into the Volunteer Service of the United States on May 10, 1898, and left for Camp Thomas, Chickamauga Park, Georgia on May 16, arrived there on May 18, and went into camp. Broke camp at Camp Thomas August 25, under orders to proceed to Camp Poland, Knoxville, Tennessee, where it arrived August 26. Having been ordered home for muster out, the regiment left Camp Poland on September 12 and arrived at Camp Mount on September 14. The regiment was furloughed for thirty days from September 17 and was finally mustered out and discharged November 4, 1898. Here is a list of the photographs in this grouping:
1. Cabinet card of a Second Lt. with Sword. On back in pencil is 'Co. D-158th Ind. F.Reuben'
2. Cabinet card of group of soldiers with stacked rifles- camp scene. Co. D 158th Ind. on back.
3. Cabinet card of soldiers at attention in front of tents with stacked rifles. Co. D. 158th Ind.
4. Cabinet card of soldiers around soldier on stretcher. Co. D. 158th Ind.
5. Sm. Card of stacks of arms and gear in woods. Co. D. 158th Ind on back.
6. Sm. Card of soldiers marching in underwear in woods. Co. D. 158th Ind on back.
7. Cabinet card of Civil War Indiana Monument on Chickamauga Battlefield
8. Cabinet card of Civil War 18th Ind Battery Monument on Chickamauga Battlefield.
Except for the cabinet card of the 2nd Lt. I believe all the other photographs were taken when the 158th Ind was stationed at Camp Thomas in Chickamauga Park, Georgia. I did find a Fred Reuben listed as Corporal in Co. D and evidently he made it up to Lt as his name is on the back of the photo or perhaps this grouping belonged to him. The original 2nd Lt. of Co. D was a gentleman with the name of William A. Kreber. The cabinet card of the 2nd Lt was taken in Indianapolis. This unit was ready to go but the war was over before it was needed. Still a nice glimpse into Army life!!! $65.00 photography 04
NICE PIECE OF MOURNING JEWELRY!
Here we have a double sided broach made from gilted brass that shows a pic on each side. The broach images swivel so that you can display a different pic from the front. This piece measures 2 inches by 1 5/8 with the typical T-bar pin used in the 1850's through 1860's. The images are a little dark but easily seen. The reverse image has the glass cracked but it's in no danger of falling out. These Mourning broaches are typical of the era. The real deal is much better than my poor pics show. For this one. $95.00 photography 04
OVER 1/6TH SIZE TINTYPE MOST LIKE OF A HUNTER FROM AN ALBUM!
Here is a nice tintype that came from an Album along with soldier photographs. This one is most likely a hunter. It's a full standing view with a full stock rifle, hunting bag and powder horn present and easily seen in the photograph. There is a piece of stuck paper near his foot that indicates that this piece came from an album page. The Tintype is in very nice condition and the image is easily seen, not dark at all. There are a couple of slight bends to the tintype but no emulsion loss. This is a nice piece! $165.00 photography 03
Here is an outstanding curved glass Ambrotype of a remarkably beautiful young woman in her 20's. I would date this ambrotype to the 1850's and possibly to the very early 1860's. This is one of the most clear ambros that I have every seen and the detail is awesome! Since the image is on a curved piece of glass it kind of gives the image a 3D quality. The only detractor with this piece is that the case is a marriage. Other than that you can't as for a better image! No Id on this one but she was found in Lafayette, Indiana. $145.00 photography 02
THIS AMBROTYPE IS NOT FOR SALE - UNDER RESEARCH! MYSTERY SOLVED!!!
GREAT 1/6TH PLATE CIVIL WAR MILITARY CAMP PHOTO!!
This is an ambrotype that I picked up at a Lafayette, Indiana auction years ago and ever since it has resided in my personal collection. This is a 1/6th plate ambrotype on thin glass with hand painted rear glass for contrast. This is a Cavalry unit and apprear to all be enlisted men with their Cavalry Sabers. The thick front glass is designed to give the image depth. There are 14 cavalrymen that you can see and a full standing one that you can't see under the mat. The background is somewhat muted but the soldier images are outstanding!!! When the perserver is taken off the image you can see the imprint of it on the glass. There is also a nice tent in the background. I don't know what unit it is but like I said this image was found in Lafayette, Indiana. Eli Lilly was a Colonel in the 9th Indiana Cavalry and spent time in Lafayette so perhaps this was his unit. Don't know for sure as no id accompanied this image. The image is in a 1/6th plate half case which has had the top ring removed so perhaps this particular case sat upright in a stand of some sort for display. This image shows glare which is not there. The actual image is much better than I can capture for you. Very nice image . photography 01
This is an ambrotype of the 3rd Indiana Cavalry at Petersburg in 1864. I have another photo copy from the Library of Congress that is below the listing of the ambrotype I have. As you can see some of the same soldiers are in this other photograph as well.
Title - Detachment of the 3rd Indiana Cavalry Description - Detachment of 3d Indiana Cavalry in Petersburg. Photograph from the main eastern theater of war, the siege of Petersburg, Virginia. Description Source - Library of Congress Year - November, 1864
The 3rd Regiment Indiana Cavalry, also designated the 45th Regiment Indiana Infantry or the 45th Regiment Indiana Volunteers was a military unit from the U.S. state of Indiana that participated in the American Civil War. It consisted of two separate "wings" that never operated together: The 3rd Regiment Indiana Cavalry (East Wing) (or Right Wing), consisting of Companies A, B, C, D, E and F, organized at Madison, Indiana, August 22, 1861, that were intended for service with the 1st Regiment Indiana Cavalry. On October 22, the six companies were designated the 3rd Cavalry and assigned to the Army of the Potomac in the Eastern Theater of the war. The East Wing saw action at the Battle of Antietam. The 3rd Regiment Indiana Cavalry (West Wing) (or Left Wing), consisting of Companies G, H, I, K, L and M. The first four companies were organized at Madison on October 1, 1861. In December, they were assigned to the Army of the Ohio. Company L, organized in October 1862, and Company M, organized in December 1862, later joined the unit in Eastern Tennessee. The West Wing saw action at the Battle of Chickamauga. In December 1864, the West Wing companies were transferred to the 8th Regiment Indiana Cavalry
Regimental History Forty-fifth Indiana Regiment.— (3d Indiana Cavalry). — Cols., Scott Carter, George H. Chapman; Lieut. -Cols., Jacob S. Buchanan, George H. Chapman, Robert Klein; Majs., George H. Chapman, Charles Case, William S. McClure, Robert Klein, Charles Lemon, William Patton, Benjamin Q. A. Gresham, George H. Thompson, Alfred Gaddis. This regiment was organized in 1861. Six companies, originally organized at Madison Aug. 22, for the 1st cavalry and sent to the Army of the Potomac under the command of Lieut. -Col. Carter, were on Oct. 22, 1861, united with four companies that had been accepted in September and October and sent to Kentucky, the ten companies bearing the designation of the 3d cavalry. In Dec, 1862, two new companies, L and M, were organized and added to the regiment. The companies with the Army of the Potomac constituting the right wing, were designated as Cos. A, B, C, D. E and F, Col. Carter commanding; and the companies serving in Kentucky were designated as Cos. G, H, I and K. The right wing joined Hooker's division at Budd's ferry, south of Washington, in Dec. 1861. Cos. A, B and F were detached for the purpose of breaking up the contraband trade between Baltimore and Virginia and were thus occupied for four months. Co. E was detached for similar duty during the same time, in the vicinity of Maryland point and Port Tobacco. The regiment was on duty in lower Maryland until May, 1862, then moved to Washington, on May 25 to Thoroughfare gap, and thence to Luray participating in the movement to Front Royal. From there it moved to Bristoe Station and on July 7 was ordered to report to Gen. King at Falmouth, remaining there until the last of August, engaged in scouting south of Fredericksburg. It dispersed a rebel cavalry squadron at Anderson turnout, and after the evacuation of Fredericksburg moved to Washington, taking part in the Maryland campaign as part of Gen. Pleasonton's command. It was engaged in a number of cavalry skirmishes, and at South Mountain and Antietam. In the advance toward Warrenton, it was engaged with the enemy's cavalry at Philomont, Union, Upperville and Barber's cross-roads. It moved with the army to Falmouth, was in reserve at the battle of Fredericksburg, in a skirmish at Rapidan ford, in April, 1863, and took part in a cavalry battle near Beverly ford, in July, against Lee's forces during his second invasion of Maryland. It was assigned soon afterward to Gen. Buford's division and was in a cavalry battle at Upperville in June, in which it met a brigade of Stuart's cavalry at close quarters and aided in driving it back with heavy losses. It entered Gettysburg on June 30, and the next day its division held the enemy in check for 2 hours until the arrival of the 1st corps. It joined with the 8th N. Y. cavalry in checking a heavy flanking force until the troops could take up a new position. After the battle it moved in the pursuit of Lee's army, being engaged at Williamsport, Boonsboro, Beaver creek, Funkstown, Falling Waters, Chester gap, Brandy Station and at the Rappahannock. It was on picket and outpost duty near Culpeper Court House during the winter, and joined Kilpatrick's raid towards Richmond in Feb., 1864. It rejoined the army on March 15, and in April its brigade was transferred from the 1st to the 3d division, commanded by Gen. J. H. Wilson. On May 4, it crossed the Rapidan at Gennanna ford at daybreak, driving off the enemy's pickets. It was in a cavalry engagement at Craig's meeting house, fought at Spottsylvania, was in Sheridan's raid on Richmond, being in action at Yellow tavern and Meadow bridge, after which it moved to Haxall's landing, thence to White House, rejoining the army at Chesterfield on May 25. It next participated in engagements at Hanover Court House and Salem Church. Being in the advance in the movement from Cold Harbor across the Chickahominy, it drove off the enemy's pickets at Long bridge, and was engaged at White Oak swamp, Riddle's shop, Nottoway Court House, Roanoke Station and Stony creek. Col. Carter resigned, March 11, 1863, and was succeeded by Lieut. -Col. Chapman, who was promoted to brigadier-general July 21, 1864. In August the non-veterans of the battalion were mustered out, leaving 198 veterans and recruits, who were organized into two companies, A and B, and sent to the Shenandoah Valley. This battalion participated with Sheridan's army at Opequan creek and Cedar creek, capturing 2 pieces of artillery and 4 stands of colors. It accompanied Sheridan on the James River canal raid in the spring of 1865; was in the battles of Five Forks and Sailor's creek, capturing 5 stands of colors ; was engaged at Appomattox Court House, capturing 2 pieces of artillery; was then ordered to Louisville, and was mustered out at Indianapolis Aug. 7, 1865. Its losses amounted to 605. Of this number 81 were killed or died of wounds; 232 were wounded, 107 taken prisoners, 7 deserted and 17 were discharged for disability. Cos. G, H, I and K, which were sent to Kentucky, were detached for duty with different commands for over a year and then joined in the movement towards Nashville. After the battle of Shiloh they moved to Corinth, thence through Alabama and Tennessee with different divisions of Buell's army in its movement against Bragg. They went into camp near Edgefield Junction, in November, and moved with Rosecrans' army for Murfreesboro, being at Stone's river and all the subsequent movements and engagements of the winter of 1862-63, and of the spring, summer and fall following, terminating with the battle of Missionary ridge. The battalion moved into eastern Tennessee and was engaged in scouting and skirmishing during the winter, being joined by Cos. L and M, which had been organized in Dec, 1862, and kept at Indianapolis nearly a year. The battalion joined the Atlanta campaign and was engaged in all the cavalry operations of that movement. During the march through Georgia it was with Sherman's cavalry. At Savannah the remaining veterans and recruits were consolidated with the 8th Ind. cavalry and participated with that regiment in all its marches and engagements until its muster-out at Lexington, N. C, July 20, 1865. The original strength of the regiment was 1,058; gain by recruits, 393; reenlistments, 37; total, 1,488. Loss by death, 133; desertion, 65; unaccounted for, 319.
Here is an exceedingly rare item! This is a Dietz Portable Dark-room red glass lens Lantern from the 1800's. A reference site dealing with Dietz Lanterns stated that these were rare of the rare and were made before 1901, however, the site didn't state when they were first introduced. The Montgomery Ward 1895 catalog has a drawing of one on page 220 with the price of 50 cents on it and I saw another 1894 publication that had a drawing of one in it. In 1857 Dietz & Company submit the first flat-wick burner for "modern" coal oil for patenting and in 1859 Dietz & Company begin manufacturing coal oil flat-wick burners. This lantern has the flat-wick burner that you can see in the pics. Photographs have to be developed in the dark and using red light is the same as being in the dark. I don't know how early this lantern is but I believe it's very early. The piece stands about 6 1/3 tall including the little chimney at the top. is 2 5/8 inches wide and 1 1/2 inches deep not including the little handle that you use to carry it around with. On the front is the stencil --- RUBY LANTERN. The little lid raises up to expose the red flat glass panel that the lit oil wick shines through. The glass is in excellent condition with no cracks. The little wick and tank are in excellent condition and you can see DIETZ embossed on the bottom. This piece is in excellent condition for it's age with just a little paint loss here and there. I found one other on the internet for an example that was not for sale and it had a cracked lens. I found no others listed after an exhausting search. If you are into early photography then this fine little lantern is for you! RARE! $250.00 item photography 1
Here's a great little item! This is a small all brass Album that contain 4 different photos. There are photos of a gentleman that I believe I have seen but I can't remember who he is as well as photos of Union General Rosecrans and Union General Tecumseh Sherman. On the reverese of the Sherman photo is a woman that I believe to be Mrs Sherman. All of the photos seem to be CDV type or Gem paper type. The album closed measures about 3/4 inch wide by 7/8 inch tall! Incredibly small! The album has a brass ring at the top which runs through a 1838 4 Pence English Coin! Again, this album is incredibly small and rare to find! $350.00 item photography 2
Here's another stereo-optic card entitled ROCK OF AGES - THE RESCUE. This one is copyrighted 1895 by Littleton View Co. The above phrase ROCK OF AGES - THE RESCUE is on the back of the card in 6 different languages! Nice card! $3.00 item photography 3
This next stereo-optic card tackles the Women's Suffrage Movement or rather is trying to scare men into controlling their wifes! This card is dated 1895. Here's some facts on Women's Sufferage:The term women's suffrage refers to the economic and political reform movement aimed at extending suffrage — the right to vote — to women. The movement's modern origins lie in France in the 18th century. Of currently existing independent countries, New Zealand was the first to give women the right to vote in 1893. Similarly, the colony of South Australia enacted legislation giving women the vote in 1894. Places with similar status which granted women the vote include Wyoming Territory (1869). Other possible contenders for first "country" to grant female suffrage include the Corsican Republic, the Isle of Man (1881), the Pitcairn Islands, Franceville, and Tavolara, but some of these had brief existences as independent states and others were not clearly independent. Australia extended this right in 1901 to some women, and then in 1902 to all non-aboriginal women. A contestant for being the first independent nation to grant the right to vote for women would be Sweden, where some women were in fact allowed to vote during the age of liberty (1718-1771), although this right was far from applying to women in general. Voting rights for women were introduced into international law in 1948 when the UN adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. As stated in Article 21 “(1) Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives. (3) The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this will shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret vote or by equivalent free voting procedures.” Women’s suffrage is also explicitly stated as a right under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, adopted by the United Nations in 1979.
This is an important card from an important period of Women's Sufferage. This shows a bossy lady (could be my wife!) pointing her bossy finger at her husband who is doing the laundry while 2 small children sit at his feet. I'm sure he's trying to take care of them too! My wife and I worked through this problem. She tells me what to do and I do it. Anyway, it works for her!
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Here we have 4 cabinet cards from about 1880 showing the railroad at Madison Indiana near the Ohio River. Two of the photos are looking at the J.M. & I. Railroad (don't know what the J.M & I stand for) at Madison Indiana. They each measure about 4 1/2 X 6 1/2 and have descriptions on the back. They are somewhat faded but better than what my pics show. Two pics are from the P.C.C. & St. L. R. R. (something and St. Lawrence Rail Road), $25.00 for all. item photography 5
Here are a couple of early 20th century Military Photos that was shot in Gettysburg, PA in 1913. Looks like the soldiers are rebuilding earthworks. I can see an encampment on a hill, a train & a stone wall. Look at the closeup. Both photo's are the same and are marked on the back by photographer W. H. TIPTON, Gettysburg, Pa. Also written on pencil on the back of both photographs is 'The X is me' 'Gettysburg, Pa July 18, 1913". Looks like the Corps of Engineers were straightening up things after the reunion held June 29 - July 5, 1913 commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. The double camps for union and confederate veterans put up for the 50th Anniversary of Gettysburg were hugh and probably took quite some time to tear down. Here's your chanch to catch a rare glimpse of the end of an outstanding reunion where the average age of the veteran was 73 years old! The only difference in these photos are the conditions of the mats-the photos are just great! Look at the pics! $75.00 each. item photography 7
THE CDV BELOW IS OUTSTANDING !!!
Here's a dandy Confederate image! This is a cdv of Oliver Steele who served with Wauls Texas Legion of Cavalry, Artillery and Infantry. This outfit was organized May 1862 under authority given to Colonel Thomas N. Waul by the Secretary of War on March 6, 1862. Here is some history of the outfit: Texas-Wauls Legion Infantry Regiment organized with 12 companies at Brenham in early 1862. Divided into two battalions later in 1862. Regiment surrended at Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi on July 4, 1863. Paroled at Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi in July 1863. Declared exchanged on September 12, 1863. Reorganized at Houston in the fall of 1863. Surrended by General E.K.Smith, commanding Trans-Mississippi Department on May 26, 1865.
Oliver Steele is listed on the document that I got this info from as a Major. The first two images you see below is most like how this CDV looks like being somewhat yellow but the image of Steele is darker than my pics show. The third and forth images are enhanced to bring out details. The back of the CDV says in pencil 'Adj't General O.B.Steele of the Confederate Army'. The owner of this piece gave me notes that say 'Major-Lt. Col. Oliver Steele - Wauls regiment of Texas Cavalry - Captured at Vicksburg 4, July 63. - released Mid July 1863 - Served at Galveston.'
This is a great CDV with only a bent corner but is housed in a display case so no further damage with occur. $375.00 Look at the pics! item photography 8
This is a very nice 1/9th plate of 2 little girls of about 10 years old in full case with repaired spline. Below waist up view and much better than what our pic shows. $55.00
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1/6th plate tintype in half case with mat and glass of a young Civil War era mother .holding her child of about 15 months of age. He's not happy about it. She is very handsome. Slight tinting. $35.00
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A nice page engraving entitled 'Eminent Loyal Governors' and shows the 13 Northern Governors. Nice and clear with little foxing. $25.00
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This is a wonderful 1/6th plate Ambrotype of a waist up man and his wife. There is some tinting to buttons and buckles. Definitely a window into the past and much better than our pic shows. Guaranteed!! Half case. $45 item photography 14
This is an album print of the 17th N.Y. in Camp at Washington, 1861 that is a Mathew Brady original and was probably from his 1863 New York Expo. The 17th Fought at Yorktown, Hanover Court House, Seven Days, Bull Run, Antiwtam, Fredericksburg, Mud March, & Chancellorsville. The 17th N.Y. lost 5 officers and 32 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 officers and 37 enlisted men by disease. $295.00 item photography 15
1/9th plate tintype in full case with repaired spline of a Civil War era Middle aged gentleman wearing a suit coat and wild vest and pants that are small checkered! Nice and clear! $45.00 item photography 16
Excellent 1/6th plate Ambrotype of an antebellum lady with her young 6 year old son. She is sitting and he is standing next to her. The image comes in a full leatherette case with separated spline and mat. Nice! $85.00 item photography 17
This is an excellent wonderful large albumen print entitled 'REBEL ENTRENCHMENTS' in ink and shows breast works with different types of defensive items. There are 14 soldiers in the photograph. Some repairs. The photograph itself measures 7 X 9 1/4 inches on a 11 X 14 mat. Excellent clarity. $295.00 item photography 18
CDV OF A GERMAN CAVALRY OFFICER circa American Civil War shown in full standing pose in complete uniform with heavy cavalry saber with p-guard. His kepi is on the table next to him. Backmark of C.S. STRAUFS PHOTOGRAPH SCHWERIN, BISCHEFSSTRASSE NO. 5. Dirty but still very nice! $35.00 item photography
CDV showing the battle between the Monitor & Merrimac (Virginia). This is an engraving but looks more like a real photograph! Backmark is JAMES S. EARLE & SON of Philadelphia. $45.00 item photography 19
This is a wonderful cdv of a smiling little girl of about 5 or 6 years old showing a full standing figure on a chair. The little girl is wearing a 2 pattern dress and seems to be very happy! No backmark but came from Central Indiana. $15.00 item photography 20
CDV of President James A. Garfield and so marked on the bottom of the front of the photograph. This image shows a chest up image of Garfield who was only the second president assasinated while in office. The pic is a little faded but still easily seen. $35.00 item photography 21
This is another nice image of a gentleman identifed as 'DR. BRYANT' from Hillsdale, ? This is 'CLARKE, PHOTO'. The card is clear and shows a waist up gentleman seated in a chair with his arm on a chair arm and he has a human hair watch chain. There is a 2 cent revenue stamp on the reverse as well as the words 'MARRIED A COUSIN OF MRS. NEWTON DUNBAR. HE MFQD PROPIETARY MEDICINE. The image is real nice and undamaged however a small corner of the card has been broken away. Civil War Doctor image! I can't believe a man of this age didn't serve in the military so he probably did as he appears to be late 20's or early 30's. Just have to find him! $15.00 item photography 22
. This is an original CDV of Major Henry W. Scovel who was an United States Additional Paymaster with the rank of Major from Feb. 27th, 1863 being mustered out April 15, 1866. Prior to being mustered out he was brevetted a Lt. Col. of
US Volunteers from January 11, 1866. Regular Army CDV's are much harder to find than Volunteer or State Units. The photographer's imprint is J.H.ABBOTT, PHOTOGRAPHIST, 480 BROADWAY, ALBANY, N.Y. The image shows
Major Scovel in a full pose with his cap on a pedestal next to him. The forage cap has the US in the wreath. Beautiful flawless card with the info written in pencil on the reverse. $145.00 item photography 23
This is a large formatted photograph of the 6th Cavalry Pennsylvania National Guard Camp site and shows 2 soldiers in the summer uniform sitting before their tent. Inside the tent you can see 2 cots, an American Flag, a Cavalry Saber and other
items. Check out the pic! The mat was damaged on this piece so it was matted and framed with the image portion measuring 6 1/2 inches by 9 1/2 inches. There is glare on the glass in the pic that doesn't belong there. Looks pretty good! $65.00
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This is a nice grouping of a copy of an original full standing photograph of Indiana's Civil War Govenor Oliver P. Morton along with a reproduced copy of his original autograph which is from the "UNITED STATES SENATE CHAMBER, WASHINGTON, 187- O P MORTON, IND" already matted and shrinkwrapped ready to frame! Only $15.00 item photography 25
This is a nice movie poster featuring the movie Amistad, staring Morgan Freeman, Anthony Hopkins, Djmon Hounsou, Mathew McConaughey. Very good condition. Came out of large collection of movie posters that came from a video store in Richmond, Virginia. True story of a rebellion aboard the Slave Ship Amistad where the slaves arose and killed the Ships Captain Slavemaster and others. Riviting movie and a must see for the serious student of Civil War Era history. Nice Poster! $45.00 item photography 26
SPANISH AMERICAN WAR Stereoptic card by Strohmeyer & wyman, publishers of New York City and it is entitled "LOOKING AFT FROM THE FORWARD BRIDGE OF THE "IOWA" COPYRIGHT 1899. This card has a bend in one corner. $9.00 item photography 27
This is a wonderful Civil War Era CDV of a horse and buggy that has 5 people in the buggy and one standing alongside. There is even a dog laying on the ground under the buggy. The backmark is in green ink and says AUGUSTINE H. FOLSOM PHOT. NO. 2 SOREN'S BLOCK ROXBURY. 118 WASH'N ST. BOSTON. Excellent Condition with wonderful content!!! Hard to find outdoor CDV's of the Civil War Era. $65.00 item photography 28
Outstanding original steroscoptic card by James M. Davis, copyright 1898 showing Gen. (Nelson) Miles Commander of United States Army in knees up pose wearing his dress uniform complete with Congressional Medal Of Honor and sword at side. He is surrounded by a floral display. Outstanding subject matter and quality! $45.00 item photography 29
This is a fairly large albumin photo of a Spanish American War Cavalryman on his horse. I believe they are in front of barracks of sort due to the door configuration. I really don't know where the photo was taken and there is no clue on the back as well. I picked up this photo about 30 miles from my home in central Indiana. The Horse is large and beautiful and you can see that he has a shoemaker bit in his mouth. The soldier wears the classic Spanish American War uniform with the felt hat. He sure sits tall in the saddle! The mount is 8 X 10 inches while the photo is 4 1/2 X 7 1/2 inches in size. The photo is more of a brown sepia tone than my pics show. Wonderful subject matter!!! $45.00 item photography 31
The next 3 items are all found here in Indiana. These are 3 tintypes of Civil War Soldiers. The first tintype is a 1/4 plate tintype in full case of 2 Civil War Union Soldiers sitting side by side. One of them is a corporal and the other a private. This tintype is extremely clear and sharp! This is one nice quarter plate. No id accompanies this piece. This one can be yours for $395.00 item photography 32
This last image is a smoking image with an impeccable Id. As you can see in the photos of the inside of the case this image was taken of James E. Bunger of the 82nd Indiana Infantry just before he headed south in 1862. He was wounded in 1864 at Resaca, Georgia and died of his wounds. The 1/6th plate image has some solarization around the image but it's still clear and you can see the US flag in the background. This image comes in a gutta percha full case with some chips to it but still solid. Below is James E. Bungers stats:
James E. Bunger Residence Bloomington IN; Enlisted on 8/30/1862 as a Private. On 8/30/1862 he mustered into "F" Co. IN 82nd Infantry He died of wounds on 8/2/1864 He was listed as: * Wounded 5/14/1864 Resaca, GA
Eighty-second Infantry INDIANA (3-YEARS) Eighty-second Infantry. -- Col., Morton C. Hunter, Lieut.- Cols. Henry Davis, Paul E. Slocum, John M. Matheny; Majs., Paul E. Slocurn Samuel A. Spencer. This regiment was organized at Madison and was mustered in Aug. 30, 1862. It left the state Sept. 1 for Louisville, where it was assigned to a brigade in Buell's army and joined the pursuit of Bragg. It next moved with Rosecrans' army to Murfreesboro, and was engaged at Stone's River. It remained in camp at Murfreesboro until June, and was in the engagement at Hoover's Gap. It was at Chickamauga, where its corps withstood every assault and the regiment's loss was 21 killed, 72 wounded and 29 missing. It was engaged in a skirmish in front of Chattanooga during the siege of that place, was in a lively affray at Brown's Ferry, and in the storming of Missionary Ridge. It moved in May, 1864, upon the Atlanta campaign and took part in the assault at Buzzard Roost, where Lieut.- Col. Slocum was mortally wounded, and in which the regiment lost 25. It fought at Resaca, Dallas, Kingston, Kennesaw Mountain, Peachtree Creek, in front of Atlanta, and in numerous intervening skirmishes. It was in a sharp fight upon the skirmish line, Aug. 7, losing 26 in killed and wounded, out of 105 engaged, and was also in action at Jonesboro. It returned to Atlanta and remained there until Oct. 3, when it joined the movement to repel Hood, proceeding as far as Gaylesville, Ala. It then returned and moved to Savannah, afterward accompanied the army through the Carolinas, being engaged at Bentonville. It was at Goldsboro, for a brief time, moved thence to Raleigh, and on Apr. 30 marched for Washington, where it participated in the grand review and was mustered out June 9, 1865. The recruits were transferred to the 22nd Ind. with which they remained until it was mustered out. The original strength of the 82nd was 938; gain by recruits, 157; total, 1,095. Loss by death, 227; desertion, 33; unaccounted for, 13. Source: Union Army, vol 3, p. 162
Sad ending for a good man. For this piece $395.00 item photography 33
This next CDV is not id'd but came with one from the 17th Indiana Infantry otherwise known as 'Wilder's Brigade' and he's wearing the uniform typical of the 17th Indiana with the small black hat, the short waist coat and the sky blue trousers. The small waist coat or shell jack was typical after 1863 when they became mounted. When Wilder's men were mounted, they did not want to lose their identity as infantry. So much so, that one of the original units of Wilder's brigade, the 75th Indiana would request to be transferred in May 1863 because they did not want to be mounted and wanted to stay as infantry. However, when the rest of the remaining units were issued Cavalry jackets, they commenced to removing all of the yellow piping on these jackets to elliminate any confusion to them being mis-identified as cavalry. This one shows the soldier in full length holding on to the photographers chair and he's holding onto his hat. There is the the backmark of 'Photographed by S.P.Eversole, Delphi, Ind.' This CDV is in excellent condition. $145.00 item photography 35
Here's the history of the 17th Indiana:
Seventeenth Infantry INDIANA (3 years) Seventeenth Infantry.ÄCols., Milo S. Hascall, John T. Wilder, Jacob G. Vail, Lieut.-Cols. John T. Wilder, George W. Gorman, Henry C. Jordan, Jacob G. Vail, Frank White; Majs., George W. Gorman, Henry C. Jordan, James Thompson, William T. Jones Jacob G. Vail, James U. Anderson, John J. Weller, Henry Henley. This regiment was organized at Camp Morton, Indianapolis, in May, 1861, and was mustered in on June 12. It left the state July 1, for Parkersburg W. Va., and on the 23rd reached Oakland, Md. It was engaged in constructing fortifications at Camp Pendleton until Aug. 7, and was then ordered to Cheat Mountain, going into camp at Elk Water. It was engaged at the Green Brier River Oct. 3. On Nov. so, it reported to Gen. Buell at Louisville, Ky., and was assigned to Nelson's division. It remained at Camp Wickliffe, near New Haven, from Dec. 10 until Feb. 10, 1862, and then moved to Nashville. Col. Hascall was appointed brigadier-general, Mar. 25, and was succeeded as colonel by Lieut.-Col. Wilder. The regiment left Nashville on Mar. 29, reaching Shiloh on April 8. It was in the siege of Corinth and moved with Buell's army through Alabama to McMinnville, Tenn., where it was engaged in the attack and rout of Forrest. It marched to Louisville, skirmishing with Bragg's rear-guard at Munfordville, and was in camp at Bardstown until Oct. 18, when it began the march to Nashville. It was engaged in numerous expeditions until Feb. 1, 1863, and then moved to Murfreesboro, where the regiment was mounted and kept on scouting expeditions, being equipped with Spencer rifles in May. At Hoover's gap, it repulsed several charges by superior numbers, and when reinforced captured 75 prisoners and 126 stands of arms, its loss being 48 killed and wounded. It next marched to Manchester, capturing many prisoners, was in a skirmish near Chattanooga on Aug. 21, and moved towards North Chickamauga and Dalton. It was in a sharp fight with Scott's brigade of cavalry and 2 pieces of artillery, near Ringgold in September, defeating the enemy, and was in frequent skirmishes until the battle of Chickamauga, in which the regiment several times broke the enemy's lines and repulsed a severe charge with a counter- charge, in which the Confederates were driven back, leaving many prisoners with the 17th. The regiment attacked and routed a brigade at Thompson's cove on Oct. 3, and was in a skirmish at McMinnville the next day, driving the enemy from the town. It also attacked a Confederate force near Shelbyville, driving it from the field and into Farmington, where a charge was made, resulting in the capture of 3 guns, a large number of small arms and 300 prisoners. The regiment then moved for Huntsville, Ala., going into winter quarters at Mayville, on the 27th. On Nov. 18, 250 of the regiment marched towards Chattanooga, destroying a quantity of the enemy's stores and 77 wagons near Ringgold, and a foundry at Cleveland. On the 30th they run the enemy's lines into Knoxville, and on Dec. 5, crossed into North Carolina, thence back into Tennessee, and camped at Charleston from Dec. 14, to Jan. 18, 1864, when they joined the regiment at Nashville. About this time 286 men reenlisted and were furloughed home, reporting at Louisville on April 2. On the 18th the regiment marched for Nashville and proceeded from there to join the movement on Atlanta. From May 10 until Oct. 31, it was constantly engaged in the cavalry and scouting operations incident to that campaign, being in many skirmishes and the engagements at Pumpkin Vine Creek, Big Shanty, Belle Plain Road, Kennesaw Mountain, Marietta, Chattahoochee River, Stone Mountain, Flatrock, New Hope Church, Rome and Coosaville. It left Rome on Nov. 1, for Louisville, leaving its horses with Kilpatrick's cavalry. It was remounted and left for Gravelly Springs Ala., on Nov. 28, and on March 12, 1865, marched with Wilson's cavalry overtaking the forces under Roddey and Forrest at Ebenezer Church 29 miles from Selma, on April 1, where in a charge, the 17th captured 100 prisoners and a gun. It participated in the action at Selma, driving the enemy into the forts, then out of them and out of the interior works and from their position behind the railroad embankment, taking all the forts from No. 18 to the river on the west side of the town. It also took 4 pieces of artillery and 300 prisoners and lost 12 killed and 80 wounded. It then moved to Macon, GA, where it drove the enemy into the city and saved two bridges which were about to be destroyed. The city was surrendered, together with 3,000 prisoners, including Gens. Howell Cobb, Mackall, Mercer and G. W. Smith, 5 stands of colors, 60 pieces of artillery and 3,000 small arms. The regiment had but 451 men in this action, but the enemy believed it was the advance of a large force. The regiment was on post duty at Macon until Aug. 8, 1865, when it was mustered out. Its original strength was 1,063. Gain by recruits, 960; reenlistments, 288; total, 2,311. Loss by death, 232; desertion, 161; unaccounted for, 82 Source: The Union Army, vol. 3 ****************************************************************************************
Here's an outstanding 1/6th plate tintype image of two soldiers sitting in chairs holding their kepis on their knees. No weapons are visible but you can clearly see these two guys have 'been there'. There is anice photographers backdrop behind them. This tintype almost looks like an ambrotype in quality but it's a tintype for sure. This image comes housed in an excellent thermoplastic case of the period. Don't know where it was taken or who it is but I got it in Central Indiana with the tintype below. Check out the pics. Hard to find nicer! $425.00 item photography 37
The image below is SOLD!!!
Here's a 1/6th plate tintype in a full detached case. This one shows a waist up Union Soldier in tall black hat that is just like the ones worn by the 19th Indiana Iron Brigade. I have also seen images of 19th Indiana soldiers that wore the same short shell jacket. This guy looks like he has been there. No identifying markings but I did get it in Central Indiana. Looks like he's sitting in a chair with just a plain canvas backdrop behind him. Probably taken in the field. $175.00 item photography 38
Here is something that I have had a long time and decided to let it go. this is an original CDV of Indiana's wonderful Govenor Oliver Perry Morton. He was well loved by his soldiers and he did everything he could to outfit them, even paying for some of it himself! The CDV has on the reverse C.W.Mangrum's Photographs Gallery, West Jefferson Street, Franklin, Ind.
UNITED STATES GOVERNORS FROM WAYNE COUNTY, INDIANA. These accomplished individuals were born and/or resided in Wayne County. #1; The 4th Governor of Indiana, James Brown Ray. 2-19-1794 ~ 8-4-1848 RAY WAS INDIANA’S YOUNGEST GOVERNOR AT AGE 31 Resided in Centerville, Indiana Wayne County Indiana Prosecutor in 1819 Practiced law in Centerville, Indiana- when Centerville was the County Seat of Wayne County Resided in Connersville, Indiana for short time and was Fayette County Deputy Clerk Acting Governor of Indiana from 1822 until 1825 Lt. Governor from 1824 until 1825 Was the Elected Governor of Indiana from 1825 until 1831, during which time the State’s population grew by 55% Promoted the growth of Indiana Railroads Died at age 54 from Cholera James B. Ray, for whom Raysville (Henry County, Indiana) was named, was the fourth Governor of the State of Indiana, serving as such for nearly seven years. His predecessor, Governor William Hendricks, having been elected a United States Senator, resigned as Governor, February 12, 1825, when he was succeeded by Ray, then the President of the State Senate. Ray was elected Governor at the August election, 1825, and served two full terms of three years each. Source; Hazzards History of Henry County, Indiana; 1906 *** Hon. James B. Ray, Governor of Indiana from 1825 to 1831, and the youngest man (age 31) that ever occupied the gubernatorial chair up to that time, lived in Centreville from 1837 to 1840 and practiced law. He was a brilliant speaker, a zealous lawyer and very popular. He died comparatively young. His brother, Martin M. Ray, resided in Centreville many years. Martin M. Ray was an early and prominent lawyer, who served several years as Circuit Prosecutor. We are indebted to Hon. Jacob B. Julian, who was his law partner for several years, for the following particulars concerning him: ¯ He was a native of Kentucky and came to Indiana at a very early day, perhaps as early as 1817, settling at Brookville. He was a cabinet-maker by trade, and was successively a mercbant and a banker. At the age of thirty he engaged in the practice of law, first at Connersville, and in 1829 at Centreville, where he continued in active practice until 1845. He then retired, from practice and removed to Indianapolis, where he died in 1869. He was an excellent lawyer, and during the years of his practice at Centreville he ranked among the best in the profession at the time. He was a worthy man and a good citizen.¯ Source; History of Wayne County, Indiana; Inter-State Publishers; 1884 *** The 14th Governor of Indiana, Oliver P. Morton. August 4, 1823 ~ November 1, 1877 INDIANA’S CIVIL WAR GOVERNOR O.P. Morton was born in Salisbury, Wayne County, Indiana August 4, 1823 He later resided and practiced law in Centerville, Indiana Was also a U.S. Senator Died November 1, 1877, & buried in Indianapolis, Indiana
The document below is outstanding! This is signed on the back in bold black ink O.P.Morton, Gov. of Inda' in the Governors old hand! The front is a Military pass and is from the Adjutant General's Office and states Indianapolis, Mar 10th, 1864. The Steamer Jenl. Buel will pas Genl. Mansfield from Madison to Jeffersonville & return - Business Military by order of the Bovenor. Laz. Noble, Adj't Gen'l. Outstanding quality! General John Mansfield (1822 - 1896)
John Mansfield (1822 - 1896) Born: Mendon, Monroe County, NY Died: 05/06/1896 in Los Angeles, CA Promotions Date To Rank Full/Brevet Army/Vol Comments 06/11/61 Captain Full Vol 2nd WI Infantry 01/26/63 Major Full Vol 09/01/63 Lt Colonel Full Vol (resigned 08/26/64) 12/03/64 Colonel Full Vol 12th Veteran Reserve Corps 03/13/65 Brig-Gen Brevet Vol
These pieces were placed in a 'floating' frame for display so you could see both front and back. $450.00 item photography 46
Here we have two professionally framed prints by the same source. The first print is entitled 1799 IX 1802 CALVARY - INFANTRY - ARTILLERY and are obviously American as confirmed by the American Flag flying on the left side of the print. The frame measures over 23 inches by 19 inches and the print itself is 17 X 13 inches. Excellent piece and would look great on your wall ! $35.00 item photography 47
The next print is the same dimentions as the one above and shows an Indian War era military scene. The print is entitled I8 XLII 88 ENLISTED MEN - STAFF CORPS & ARTILLERY - (FULL DRESS). Both have excellent color and look aged. Very nice! $35.00 item photography 48
Here's a fairly large photo of General Winfield Scott otherwise known as 'Old Fuss and Feathers' because of his disposition. He was much too old to be on active duty during the Civil War but he started out in a very important position anyway. Born near Petersburg, Va. on June 13, 1786, having already served as the country's general-in-chief for two decades, America's preeminent military figure-perhaps the most celebrated since George Washington, Scott was nearly 75 when he commanded the Union armies at the start of the Civil War. By that time, Scott, a Virginia native who refused to join the Confederacy, was clearly nearing the end of his brilliant career. Hero of the War of 1812 and Black Hawk War, commander of U.S. forces in the Mexican War, unsuccessful Whig presidential candidate in 1852, Scott, called "Old Fuss and Feathers" because of his devotion to military pomp and protocol, now suffered from gout and vertigo, weighed more than 300 pounds, and could no longer ride his horse. Because of his infirmities, he required a field commander and urged Lincoln to appoint his fellow Virginian Robert E. Lee to the position. George B. McClellan, who got the post after Lee turned down the Union commander's personal appeal, soon began to resent Scott and took to contradicting him in staff meetings and snubbing him in public. By then, however, the general-in-chief was being amply ridiculed elsewhere as well. Blamed for the Union's dismal showing in the first months of the war, Scott received sharp criticism for his "Anaconda Plan," in which he recommended a naval blockade to press the Confederacy while the Union gradually developed its armed forces for what he anticipated to be a long struggle. Although Scott was more clearheaded on the subject than the majority of military and political figures-Union and Confederate alike-who believed the war would conclude quickly, many suspected Old Fuss and Feathers was growing senile. On November 1, 1861, after another Union battlefield defeat at Ball's Bluff, Lincoln accepted Scott's standing offer to resign. Succeeded the same day by McClellan, he retired to write his two-volume memoirs, travel through Europe, and see the essential elements of his Anaconda Plan ultimately prove effective in the waging of the war. Scott lived to see the Confederates defeated, dying in West Point, N.Y., May 29, 1866. Though he was buried at West Point, he never attended there. Now back to the photo. This photo appears to be an albumin photo due to the satin finish when holding the photo sideways. The card measures about 4 inches by 6 inches while the print is 2 X 3 3/4 inches in size. The card is marked with the photographer info below the photo. The mat is original and from Richmond, Indiana. This photo, as it is, is a fake- made to deceive. You can see where the original photo was removed and this one was glued in it's place. If you look at the photo under magnification you will see matrix dots. The magazine type photos from the early 20th century on has the same type of dots. However, this photo looks great and is very useful as a teaching tool. It also looks great on the wall. If you never magnified it you would never know the difference. Knowledge is power! Check it out. Remember, it's a fake! $30.00 item photography 49
This next photo is an excellent fake as well. It's made just like the General Winfield Scott photo and looks like an albumin photo made with egg whites but it is not. This is made from an original photo somewhere and shows 5 Plains type Native Americans holding up weapons. This photo is obviously made the same and probably from the same faker. The photo card is 7 1/2 X 4 inches with the photo being 2 3/4 X 3 3/4 inches. Excellent content but crudely put together. Again, knowledge is power! Use this as a teaching tool. Again, you couldn't tell this was not an old photo unless you magnified it for clarity. $30.00 item photography 50
Here's a nice photograph of a Spanish American Era Sailor holding a Krag Rifle with Bayonet. His tally on his cap says U.S.S. TENNESSEE ! GEORGE LOW a Seaman, U.S. Navy on board the USS Tennessee, won the Navy Medal of Honor at New Orleans, La., 15 February 1881. This particular sailor is id'd on back of the photograph as Walter H. White. It's light and in pencil but guaranteed to be there!
History Of The U.S.S. Tennessee
Six ships of the United States Navy have been named USS Tennessee in honor of the 16th state. •(1862 The first USS Tennessee was a paddlewheel steamer captured from the Confederacy at New Orleans on April 2, 1862. •(1864) The second USS Tennessee was a Confederate ironclad captured from the Confederacy in the Battle of Mobile Bay on February 16, 1864. •(1869} The third USS Tennessee was a wooden screw frigate originally built and named as Madawaska. •(1904) The fourth USS Tennessee (ACR-10) was the lead ship of her class of armored cruiser. •(1919) The fifth USS Tennessee (BB-43) was the lead ship of her class of battleship. •(1986) The sixth USS Tennessee (SSBN-734) is an Ohio-class submarine. I suppose this photo is probably the one built in 1904 but I don't know for sure. The photo is a little dirty but you can still clearly see everything of importance. It's still nice! $35.00 item photography 51
This is a nice ink drawing print of an 19th century Sailing ship of the type that was either used as a warship or a blockade runner. The piece measures overall approx 15 X 20 inches with the print being approx 13 1/2 X 9 1/2 inches.
This piece is double matted and was professionally done. No signature on the print that I can see but I haven't taken it apart. Probably needs reframed as the frame isn't that nice. $45.00 item photography 52
Here's something you don't find empty very often. This is an original Civil War era Photo Album with latch. The leather cover is in good condition with a little wear and breakage on the back album cover hinge. The only major thing wrong with the outside is that the front cover is missing one of the little porcelin buttons. The inside spline is separated some in the front but can be easily repaired. There's room for 48 photos back to back in the CDV sized album. The album pages are gilted on the edges. It's a little stiff but probably hasn't been opened for years. Still a fairly good album that would be great for you to place your CDV's in. $65.00 item photography 53
This is a repro print in an older type frame showing the blowing up of the Fire Ship Intrepid commanded by Capt. Somers in the Harbor of Tripoli on the night of Sept. 4, 1804. Pretty colorful print! Measures about 13 1/2 X 16 1/2 overall. $25.00 item photography 54
This is a nice ink drawing print of an 19th century Sailing ship of the type that was either used as a warship or a blockade runner. The piece measures overall approx 15 X 20 inches with the print being approx 13 1/2 X 9 1/2 inches. This piece is double matted and was professionally done. No signature on the print that I can see but I haven't taken it apart. Probably needs reframed as the frame isn't that nice. $45.00 item photography 55
This is a repro print in an older type frame showing the blowing up of the Fire Ship Intrepid commanded by Capt. Somers in the Harbor of Tripoli on the night of Sept. 4, 1804. Pretty colorful print! Measures about 13 1/2 X 16 1/2 overall.
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This is a very nice colorful print of a Confederate Captain with fieldglasses. This is a copy print with the original being done by W.L.Sheppard which is marked on this copy and under that copyright 1903 by William Ludwell Sheppard. This is a nice pice which would display very well. The overall size is approx. 15 X 20 inches. The back of the print is sealed which indicates professional framing. $75.00 item photography 57
Here's 2 tintypes that I picked up with a soldier tintype. These are out of cases or an album. The first one is a 1/9th plate that kind of looks like a young Abraham Lincoln but he's much better looking that 'Ole Abe'. He's wearing the same kind of suit and cravat. The second tintype is a striking pose of a hugh man with very masculine features. He kind of looks familiar to me but I just can't put my finger on it. This one is about tintype size and came out of an album. If you have any info on this man or if he looks familiar to you as well, let me know. Thanks for looking. item photography 58
Here's a nice example of an 1850's photograph referred to as a Daguerrotype. Looking at it from certain angles makes it look like a mirror. It was a poisonious occupation that used mercury in the photographic process on a copper plate so photographers turned to ambrotypes and tintypes for safety. This photo is in the 6th plate size and is very clear with some spotting to the plate on the lower left hand side. The case is in good condition with tape on the spline. Still clear and definitely a look into the past. This young man was probably 18 or 19 in this photograph and definitely old enough to participate in the Civil War some 10 years or so later. $45.00 item photography 59
Cabinet Card Photograph of a young man in Uniform with a photographers imprint of Lamsom of Portland,ME. This is an indian war era photograph showing a young man in uniform coat with sgt's stripes and a script A on his collar. There is another insignia on his collar but I can't make it out. I believe his buttons are Maine State Seal buttons as well. Nice one! $45.00 item photography 60
This is a great old actual photo postcard of a line of Indian Squaws watching "the dance" at Rosebud S. Dak. Better than my pic shows. This is a line of squaws with an American Flag. On the back is writing which says 'Some of the squaws who do the sining while the buck Indians dance.' This card is probably from the teens or 20's. Nice condition and was never sent anywhere. Excellent condition! $35.00 item photography 61
This is a great heavy postcard or cabinet card sized advertising card showing Spanish American War leader Joe Wheeler who was a former Confederate General during the Civil War! The bottom of the card has on it JOSEPH C. WHEELER, MAJOR GENERAL VOLUNTEERS. The back of the card advertises FAIRBANK'S FAIRY SOAP - PURE WHITE FLOATING and goes on to talk about it. Excellent piece!! $45.00 item photography 62
This cabinet card shows 4 young men playing cards and drinking whiskey. Every Mother's nightmare! The bottom of the card has the photographers logo of H. OLIVANT - HENNESSY, O.T. which stands for Oklahoma Territory. Before Oklahoma was a state! Oklahoma Territory was located almost in the center of the state with seven counties; (1) Logan (2) Oklahoma (3) Cleveland (4) Canadian, (5) Kingfisher (6) Payne and (7) Beaver. Surrounding Oklahoma Territory was Indian Territory.
The back of the card has the name of Sam Morrow on it. Very good condition! $95.00 item photography 64
Another Excellent cabinet card showing a baby girl laying on a fur blanket of some sort. This is a great image from W.C.Downing - Ardmore, Ind. Ter. Indian Territory!
Oklahoma Territory was located almost in the center of the state with seven counties; (1) Logan (2) Oklahoma (3) Cleveland (4) Canadian, (5) Kingfisher (6) Payne and (7) Beaver. Surrounding Oklahoma Territory was Indian Territory. In 1890 three Judicial Districts were established in Indian Territory: First District, covering the area of Cherokee and Creek Nations with Muskogee as the court seat; Second District covering the area of the Choctaw Nation with South McAlester as the court seat; Third District covering the area of Seminole and Chickasaw Nations with Ardmore as the court seat. $35.00
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This is a CDV showing a Civil War era German Cavalry Officer. Full standing view with sword and kepi on table. German backmark of C.S.STRAUFS PHOTOGRAPH SCHWERIN, BISCHEFSTRASSE NO. 5. $35.00 item photography 66
A nice CDV of Tom and Lavinia (Warren) Thumb! Nice condition CDV showig full standing views. TOM THUMB
(Charles Sherwood Stratton)
Charles Sherwood Stratton (Tom Thumb) was born Jan. 4, 1838, in Bridgeport, Conn., to Sherwood Edward Stratton, a carpenter, and his wife, Cynthia. The parents, "normal" sized adults reportedly were embarrassed that their son was a dwarf.
In 1842, P. T. Barnum discovered Charles, who measured 25 inches and weighed 15 pounds, only six pounds more than his birth weight.
Barnum touted the child as an 11-year-old European marvel and taught him to sing, dance, mime and act. During their dealings together, they traveled around the world and met various leaders and royalty, including President Abraham Lincoln and Britain's Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren were married Feb. 10, 1863, in New York City's Grace Episcopal Church. The newlyweds stood atop a grand piano to receive 2,000 guests.
Tom Thumb died of a stroke on July 15, 1883. His funeral was attended by more than 10,000 people. Lavinia remarried on April 6, 1885, to an Italian dwarf, Count Primo Magri. She died Nov. 25, 1919.
(Mrs. Tom Thumb)
Mercy Lavinia Warren Bump was born Oct. 31, 1841, in Middleborough, Mass., to James S. and Huldah P. Bump. She had four brothers, George, James, Sylvanus and Benjamin, all of whom reached six feet or more by adulthood, and two sisters, Caroline Delia, a normal-sized person, and Huldah (later known as Minnie Warren), who grew to 32 inches.
Before being hired by P. T. Barnum in 1862 to appear in his American Museum in New York City, Lavinia spent four years with a relative's traveling boat show steaming up and down the Mississippi River. She was employed as a teacher in a one-room country school when Barnum heard of her. Within the year, Lavinia, 21 years old and 32 inches tall, met Charles Sherwood Stratton, "General" Tom Thumb, whom she later married.
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This is an unmounted tintype showing a young man wearing an apron. He could be a blacksmith, a butcher or whatever. Nice condition! $25.00 item photography 68
This is another unmounted tintype showing a slightly older boy wearing an apron. Like the boy abouve he could have been a blacksmith, butcher or whatever. Both photos came together. $25.00 item photography 69
This CDV shows an older gentleman in a sitting pose but the best thing about this CDV is the Civil War Eagle and Shield motif that is so desired by collectors on the reverse. The backmark is KELLOGG BROTHERS PHOTOGRAPHERS 279 MAIN ST. HARTFORD, CONN. $22.50 item photography 70
A CDV heavy card of an 18th century German or European Soldier with the photographer imprint of Stadler, Aeschach. on the front. Probably 1880's or so. Has backmark info as well. $5.00 item photography 71
This is a CDV of a young French Cadet or Soldier. Rather cocky young guy with kepi on table next to him. Has the name Leon on the back as well as the backmark MANDAY? PHOTOGRAPHE 49. RUE VIOLET. 49 PARIS-GRENELLE. $15.00 item photography 71
This is a paper mounted tintype showing a Civil War or slightly post CW Muscian with a small wind instrument in his hand. Nice full standing view showing this young man is uniform with kepi. Kepi has a wreath with something in it attached to the front. A couple of bends but just very slightly dark. $65.00 item photography 72
This is a paper mounted tintype showing a man on a horse. The tintype is dark but easily seen in the sunlight. This is a photo taken by J. R. Pearson's New York Gallery in Allegheny City, PA. Unusual to find this fullstanding type image of a man on a horse. $145.00 item photography 73
This is a paper mounted tintype showing a knees up soldier in what appears to be a gray jacket with buttons down the front. This however is a Veteran Reserve Corps Union soldier. The image is excellent with just a few minor bends and has excellent clearity and color! $250.00 item photography 74
Here are 3 CDV's of lads that are Military Academy students. Two of the CDV's are of the same boy and he is identified as Richard M. Bowen age 10 years and is dated 1863. The other boy holds a kepi by his side. They are both wearing shell jackets and the same dark pants. The backmarks are E.B.Carpenter, Photographer, successor to Frank Rowell, Providence, R.I. Nice images! The one little fellow doesn't look too happy. For the 3 - $120.00 item photography 75
THE CAT'S CDV BELOW HAS BEEN SOLD!!!
Here is a very unusal cdv of 2 adult cats! How'd they get them to sit still for these photos! Photo is in a nice oval format. Backmarked F.W.Haskins, Photographer, Holyoke, Mass. 1870's $45.00 item photography 76
Here is a Nice Tintype of 3 buddies of Civil War Era drinking a nice frosty mug of Beer and enjoying each others company! If I was a drinking man I'd just join in! Mounted in an old album page. Excellent condition!! $65.00 item photography 77
Here's an excellent condition CDV of 3 young Acrobats! This card dates to about 1870 or so and is backmarked C. Henkel, Photographer, 1288 Broadway, N.Y. $45.00 item photography 78
Here's another nice cdv of a full standing elderly gentleman and at the bottom of the card it's written in period ink JOHN DODGE, DR. $15.00 . Don't know why the $15.00 is written there. Perhaps in his old age he needed contributions to live and was asking for a $15.00 donation. No social security back then! $10 ($5 less than what he was asking!) item photography 79
This is a nice unmounted full plate tinted tintype of a young gentleman of the 1850's and the 1860's. The look on his face is great. Very sharp for a large tintype! $95.00 item photography 80
This is an old 1/6th plate thermoplastic case showing different fireman scenes on the front. Check out the pics! The case has a few cracks in it on the inside that you can't see on the outside and it's somewhat warped from heat. It also needs a pad on the inside cover but it would look great with an old firefighter photograph in it. The paper inside has the following info on it: Littlefield, Parsons & Col, Manufacturers of Daguerrotype Cases. L.P. & Co. are the sold proprietors and only legal manufacturers of UNION CASES with the embracing Rivited Hinges . Patented October 14, 1856, and April 21, 1857. The Hinges are a little loose o n this case as well. Nice old displayable antique piece! $145.00 item photography 81
Here is a great rare Cabinet Photograph find. This one is real nice. Check out the man standing at his cabinet doors with his beautiful hunting dog and percussion shotgun. This 1800s Rifle man Hunter Dog Gun Photo has great detail with minor edge wear. Overall condition is good for this neat old item. Just an great Photo !! $45.00 item photography 82
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This is a modern U.S. Grant photograph place in an old multilayed frame with an old ornate mat. The photo depicts Grant while in Petersburg VA in 1864. Looks great on the wall! $45.00 item photography 84
Here are 2 more cdv's that are both photoengravures of General U.S.Grant. There are the same likeness but probably sold by 2 different photographers. The first one is the darkest of the 2 with slightly clipped corners and has on the bottom "Lieutenant-General U.S.Grant" while the other one being untouched has only U.S.Grant on it. $35 each. item photography 85
The next two cdv's have likenesses of General George Thomas, the ROCK OF CHICKAMAUGA, GEN. THOMAS CDV SOLD! and of Secretary of War Stanton. The Thomas cdv and the cdv of Secretary of War Edwin Stanton is a photoengravure. The cdv of Stanton has clipped corners on the bottom. Each of these is $35 as well. item photography 86
Here are two more Cdv's of Union Generals being photoengravures of General Joe Hooker and General U.S. Grant GEN. GRANT SOLD! . The Grant photo has a stain on it and no backmark. The Hooker CDV has the backmark of Joseph Ward of Boston. Each $35.00 item photography 87
The next two cdv's are of Lincoln's Vice President Andrew Johnson PRESIDENT JOHNSON CDV SOLD! who took over as president when Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. This is a photoengravure with Andrew Johnson on the bottom. No backmark on this one. The other cdv is an engraving of General Grant and wife. Engravings look just like that while photoengravures look more like photographs. The Johnson CDV is $35 while the Grants cdv is $25.00 item photography 88
The Indiana Image Below is Sold!!!
Here is a nice early CDV of an Indiana Soldier in long 4 button sack coat holding his kepi. He leans on a cement pedestal. At the bottom of the full length cdv is a name written in pencil but I've been unable to decipher it yet. The backmark is
HOWARD & DAVIES PHOTOGRAPHIC GALLERY - 26 & 28 WEST WASHINGTON ST. INDIANAPOLIS, IND. Nice card! $65.00 item photography 89
This is a 13 X 17 inch photo in frame of Lt. General Nelson A. Miles attending a banquet given by the Illinois State Court of the Guarding of Liberty and is dated June 13, 1916. The old general is standing under the large flag at the top of the photo. General Miles was a Medal of Honor Winner! Here's his bio:
One of the most colorful soldiers ever to serve in the United States Army. Although the Indian Wars were over, he would rise still higher, to the top command in the U.S. Army. It was an impressive ascent from youthful beginnings as a clerk in a Boston crockery store, but still not as high as his ambition dictated. His future career, like his past, would be marred by controversy and endless discord with associates. For in him vanity and ambition powered a fierce competitiveness that drove his to revel tastelessly in his own genuine abilities and successes while minimizing or denying those of others. "Brave peacock," Theodore Roosevelt would call him, not inaccurately. Unfortunately for his place in history, the image obscured a record of notable achievement. He came to the frontier army in 1866 without West Point credentials but with an extraordinary Civil War record. Self-education had prepared him for the war. While clerking in Boston, he had attended night school, read deeply in military history, mastered military principals nd techniques, and even paid an old French veteran to teach him to drill. He marched off in 1861 as a First Lieutenant of Massachusetts Volunteers. Courage, leadership, professional knowledge, hard work and ambition brought the young officer to notice of his superiors, and he rose swiftly. By Appomattox, he had made himself a popular hero, four times wounded, veteran of every major battle of the Army of the Potomac except Gettysburg, successful regimental, brigade, division and (briefly) corps commander. Promotion to Major General of Volunteers came in October 1865 and three brevet promotions covered him with further honors. Not only was he a genuine hero, he looked like one. Tall, muscular, broad-shouldered, well-proportioned, with intense blue eyes and a jaunty mustache, he made a dashing figure in his blue and gold uniform with starred shoulder straps and chest full of brass buttons. He was 26 years old. He had found his calling. He wanted to be a career soldier and his record in the Volunteer Service assured him a commission in the post-war regular army. He sought a brigadier's star, a presumptuous goal in the shrunken peacetime army, even for one of his conspicuous attainments. The colonel's eagles that he accepted with bad grace represented a higher rank than others with even greater distinction and seniority could win. Even this distinction cam not solely in recognition of his wartime services. He had learned one of the truths of his times: ability helped, but high-level influence was vital. He enlisted the support of an imposing roster of military and political luminaries in behalf of his candidacy, and his colonel's commission owed as much to this as to his war record. He would become one of the army's most ardent practitioners of influence peddling. Marriage appeared to enhance his possibilities, although it is unlikely that cynicism formed part of that motivation. On June 30, 1868, he married Mary Hoyt Sherman, whose uncles were Ohio Senator John Sherman and Army Major General William Tecumseh Sherman. Less than a year later, with the inauguration of Ulysses S. Grant as President of the United States, Sherman became General-in-Chief of the Army. At once, Miles began to importune his wife's uncle for official favors. Until 1883, when he stepped down as leader of the Army, Sherman stubbornly fended off these efforts. As early as 1888, California interests had advanced Miles' name for the presidency, and throughout the 1890s he doubtless had no more difficulty visualizing himself as President than he had in 1876, a frontier Colonel, as Secretary of War. In truth, neither major party ever seriously considered him a serious nominee. In 1895, he did attain the top command of the Army, successor to Washington, Scott, Grant, Sherman and Sheridan, but his term was filled with frustration. In the Spanish-American War, William McKinley denied him any real authority and relegated him to command an almost unnoticed expedition against Puerto Rico. Instead of glory, he gained uncomplimentary notice from a bitter public quarrel with the Secretary of War and a ruthless, unjust attack on the Commissary General of the Army in the scandal over "embalmed beef." Even his elevation in 1901 to the newly restored grade of Lieutenant General brought only small satisfaction. Almost at once he earned the displeasure of Theodore Roosevelt by taking sides in a feud between admirals and by criticizing U.S. policy in the Philippines. He also opposed the long-overdue reform of the War Department, which called for converting the Commanding General to a Chief of Staff. Finally, when he reached the mandatory retirement age of 64 in 1903 and stepped down as the last Commanding General in the Army's history, the President declined to send the customary congratulatory message, and the Secretary of War did not attend the retirement ceremonies. He lived out his remaining years quietly in Washington, D.C. World War I brought persistent application for active duty, but they were politely turned aside. No longer a center of controversy, he became a venerable figure out of the past, a reminder of the war to save the Union, out of the old army, and of the frontier West that he played such a glorious part in opening to settlement. The end, at the age of 85, could not have been more fitting. In the spring of 1925, he took his grandchildren to the circus. The band played the National Anthem. Standing erectly at attention, rendering the military salute to the flag, he collapsed with a heart attack. The burial at Arlington National Cemetery featured the impressive ceremonial homage he would have considered his due. He might have also felt a small sense of vindication in the gravesite attendance of President Calvin Coolidge. He is buried in Section 3 in one of only two mausoleums in Arlington National Cemetery (the other in Section 1 belongs to General Thomas Crook Sullivan). Another connection with Arlington was that Miles was the Grand Marshall at the dedication of the Memorial Amphitheater, which was held in 1920. He was born on August 8, 1839 near Westminister, Massachusetts. He was commissioned as Captain of the 22nd Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry at the outbreak of the Civil War. His baptism of fire came while serving in General Oliver O. Howard's staff at Fair Oaks (Seven Pines), May 31, 1862, after which his bravery earned him promotion to Lieutenant Colonel. He was promoted to Colonel after assuming command of his regiment in the midst of the battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg), September 17, 1862. Distinguished himself and was himself seriously wounded at Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862, again at Chancellorsville, May 2-4, 1863. For his actions at the latter he won, as of March 1867, Brevet to Brigadier General and even later, in 1892, the Medal of Honor. He was present at nearly every major engagement of the Army of the Potomac. Appointed Brigadier General of Volunteers in May 1864 and commanded a Division in the final campaign at Petersburg, Virginia. In October 1865, at the age of 26, was named Major General of Volunteers in command of II Corps. As commandant of Fort Monroe, Virginia, after the war, he became the custodian of Jefferson Davis, and for keeping him shackled in his cell, was the target of severe public criticism, even in the North. In July 1866 was appointed Colonel in the regular army and in March 1869 was commander of the 5th U.S. Infantry. His subsequent service on the Western frontier was dedicated and courageous during recurring hostilities with the Indians. Achieved victories against Cheyenne, Comanche, Kiowa and Arapaho on the Staked Plains of Texas in 1874-75, notably the victory of Colonel Ranald S. MacKenzie at Palo Duro Canyon, September 24, 1874, and later was instrumental in driving the Sioux under Sitting Bull into Canada nd pacifying those under Crazy Horse. He captured Chief Joseph in 1877 after the Nez Perces incredible march toward sanctuary in Canada, and the following year pacified the Bannocks under Chief Elk Horn near Yellowstone. Promoted to Brigadier General in December 1880, he commanded the Department of the Columbia until 1885 and the Department of the Missouri in 1885-86, and in April 1886 succeeded General George Crook as the commander of the Department of Arizona, where he succeeded in September in finally capturing the elusive Apache leader, Geronimo. He commanded the Department of the Pacific at San Francisco in 1888-90, receiving promotion to Major General in April 1890. In the last uprising of the Sioux in South Dakota in late 1890, during which Sitting Bull was killed, he restored U.S. control over the Indians, but his reputation was permanently tarnished by the massacre of some 200 Sioux, including women and children, by troops under the command of Colonel James W. Forsyth (7th U.S. Cavalry) at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, on December 29, 1890. In 1894, while commanding the Department of the Missouri, was responsible for the Federal troops employed in the suppression of the Pullman strike disorders in Chicago. Was placed in command of the Department of the East, with headquarters at Governors Island, New York in 1894, and on the retirement of John M. Schofield be became on October 5, 1895 the Army's Comander-in-Chief. His role in the Spanish-American War was mostly administrative, although the did conduct an expedition to Puerto Rico, landing on July 25, 1898, and campaigning until August 13. In February 1901 he was promoted to Lieutenant General. Late in that year he was reprimanded for having commented publicly on Admiral George Dewey's report on charges against Winfield Scott Schley. In 1902, on his return from an inspection trip in the Philippines, he aroused controversy with his criticism of the conduct of certain U.S. officers there. Author of "Personal Recollections and Observations of General Nelson A. Miles," in 1896, and "Serving the Republic," in 1911.
MEDAL OF HONOR WINNER -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MILES, NELSON A. Rank and organization: Colonel, 61st New York Infantry. Place and date: At Chancellorsville, Virginia, 2_3 May 1863. Entered service at: Roxbury, Massachusetts. Birth: Westminster, Massachusetts. Date of issue: 23 July 1892. Citation: Distinguished gallantry while holding with his command an advanced position against repeated assaults by a strong force of the enemy; was severely wounded. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This photo and frame of the Famous General is complete and in very good condition. $85.00
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Nice cabinet card image of a young Indian wars soldier or Spanish American War soldier. He's in full uniform and holding his 45/70 rifle w/bayonet on. He's also shown with his US Hagner belt place on. It's somewhat faded with age but not bad at all. The photographer is noted on the the bottom of the front as "O.M. Harness, Sheridan, Ind." The back is blank. Nice Indiana Image! $45.00 item photography 91
This is a very nice studio photo of 5 soldiers. They are Indian War era soldiers. One is tipping up a bottle of whatever (probably whiskey!) to pour into a glass. Nice subject! Clear! Housed in a album page. $125.00 item photography 92
This is a very nice 1850's gutta percha daguerrotype case with an ambrotype inside of a young girl. The photo is best seen in the light but is pretty nice and the ornate brown case is in excellent condition measuring 2 1/2 X 3 inches. Inside the case is written 'Presented to Eugene Jones by his cousin Maria Myers Lancaster Ohio March the 12th, 1858'. Nice and early!!! $125.00
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Here are 2 photos that we picked up here in Indiana. The 1st is a 1/9th plate tintype in half case missing bottom that depicts 2 men sitting down with one wearing a cape of some sort. Don't know if it's military or not. Unusual! $35.00. The 2nd photo is a wonderful little 1/16th plate ambrotype on glass that shows a little antibellum girl wearing a shoulderless dress with a nice little necklace. No case on this one but the subject is just precious! Unusual hard to find small size! $35.00 item photography 94
This is an outstanding tintype from the Gettysburg area of Civil War Police Officers or possibly Provost Marshals. They are wearing Uniforms and could be either. This is a 1/6th plate size tintype with the usual bends. Very nice image! $165.00 item photography 95
This image from Gettysburg is a very unusal image but I've not been able to tie it in to Gettysburg.. The image is a 1/6th plate tintype showing a shoe shop! You know fighting reportedly started at Gettysburg because Confederate Soldiers were going to town to raid a shoe shop! The image has on the top of the building 'SAMONS' ' BOOT AND SHOE SHOP' ! The image looks much better than my camera can pick up. The image is kind of silver in nature but it is a tintype. There are 2 guys standing on the porch of the shoeshop and a lady standing out front to the left. Hard to find image! $425.00 item photography 97
This 1/6th plate ambrotype on glass is from the Thorntown, Indiana area. This is an excellent image of a young woman that is fairly so attractive. She wears a bonnet and sits in a chair. Inside the case is written 'Ambrotype of Sarah E. Blanchard taken march the first 1860 - aged 22 yrs. Comes in a full case with repaired spline. Excellent quality! $85.00 item photography 98
We have picked up several very nice stereo-optic cards from the late 1800's thru early 1900's. Each card is $3 unless otherwise noted. Thanks!
Here's a great stereo card with just a little damage to the outside left of the image on the left. This one is entitled 'Worshippers before an image in the exqauisitely carved Temple of Vimala Sah, Mount Abu, India. Copyright 1902 by Underwood and Underwood. The reverse of the card has all the information on this temple. Nice! item photography 99
Trente et Quarente Salon, Monte Carlo, Monaco, Copyrifht 1897 by Underwood and Underwood. Titles on the back in several languages. Good Condition! item photography 100
Rock of Ages-The Rescue, copyright 1895 by Littleton View Co. with the title on the back in several languages. item photography 101
Here are 2 cards for one money that I like to call 'mean women!'. One of them has an old repair and is damaged. The other is fine. There is a date in pencil on the back of one that is 1897. Looks like one woman knocked the man out of a chair! Meany! Sold by Griffith & Griffith but no other explanation on them. item photography 102
This card is entitled 'This parting gives me pain, dear.' copyright 1899 by Strohmeyer & Wyman. Good Card. item photography 103
This card is entitled 'The Victorial Saloon, Royal Palace, Stockholm, Sweden.' copyright 1897 by Underwood and Underwood. The title is on the reverse in several languages. Nice. item photography 104
This card is entitled 'Gossip-At every Sip a Reputation Dies'. Copyright 1899 by Strohmeyer & Wyman. Nice one. item photography 105
This card is entitled 'Broad Street, north to the Stock Exchange, U.S. Sub-Treasure and Wall Street, New Yorkk. Copyright 1903 by Underwood and Underwood. Nice! item photography 106
Here's another good one entitled 'The Fountains from Peterhof Palace, The Summer Residence of the Czar of Russia,. Copyright 1897 by Underwood and Underwood. Title is in several different languages on the reverse. item photography 107
This one has a corner broke off it but the subject material is great! Shows a dog with his hunter master and shotgun surrounded by several Grouse! This card is entitled 'A Morning with Rover and the Grouse. Copyright 1893 by Geo. Barker. The break doesn't touch the image. Titles on back item photography 108
This next card is a great one entitled 'In the Great Union Stock Yards, Chicago, U.S.A. Copyright 1893 by Underwood and Underwood. Titles on back. Very nice! item photography 109
Here's one entitled 'Looking through Eiffel Tower to Chateau d'Eau from Trocadero Palace, Exposition 1900, Paris France. Copyright 1900 by Underwood & Underwood. This is a nice card with a couple of smaller waterspots not affecting the image. I can see a Ferris Wheel in the background! item photography 110
This is a nice card entitled 'Lock Katrine, Scotland'-"The spot an Angel deigned to grace." Copyright 1899 by Strohmeyer and Wyman. Shows a Steamship passing by. item photography 111
Here's a funny card entitled 'He Don't Like His Pants.' Copyright 1891, by Littleton View Co. Titles on back. The little girl is grinding down his pants for him! Lots of nice toops and a boot in the photograph. Slightly light. 112
Here's a card entitled 'They all do it. Diversos entretenimientos.' Looks like 2 folks in black face sitting below 2 kids looking down from above. Nice but soiled. item photography 113
Here's an excellent card entitled 'At Oxford University, Britain's most famous seat of learning-showing Mary Magdalen College, Oxford, England.' Copyright 1902 by Underwood and Underwood. item photography 114
Here's another excellent card entitled 'Cliff House and Seal Rocks from the Beach-showing the tide coming in, San Francisco, Cal'. Copyright 1902 by Underwood & Underwood. This excellent card shows a team of horses on the beach and of course, the famous Cliff House! item photography 115
Here's a Women's Liberation Movement card that shows a man washing clothes and tending to the children while his wife is dress up for going out and is pointing her finger at him, probably giving him some last minute directions. Obviously 'Laying Down the Law!" Some things don't change! Copyrighted 1895. item photography 116
Here's a great one here. This is a card of the Liberty Bell. This one is titled 'Independence Bell, which first proclaimed Freedom, as "government by the people,"-Philadelphia. Copyrighted 1902 by Underwood & Underwood. Nice! You can even see the crack! item photography 117
This is an outstanding card entitled 'The Pets'-on a western stock farm, Kansas, Copyright 1903 by Underwood & Underwood. Little girl sitting on a steer holding her kitten. Warm and Wonderful! item photography 118
Here's 2 cards that need to stay together and I'll take $5 for the pair. These cards are copyright 1896 by Griffith & Griffith and are entitled 1. Love on a Tub and 2. Love in a Tub Early humor! In card 2. you can see the tub is on a wooden box entitled 'Pettijohn's California Breakfast Food' 'Minneapolis, Minn'. I'd like to have that box! item photography 119
Heres something I found of interest. This is a stereoptic card copyright 1900 showing a Pontoon Bridge built by Royal Engineers across the Modder in South Africa. What is so interesting is that it's very similiar to what the Corps of Engineers did during the Civil War. This is a nice card being somewhat light but still easily seen. by Underwood and Underwood. $10.00 item photography 110
Here's another stereo card that is in outstanding condition. This is a battle scene from the Spanish American War showing American troops firing their firearms! The caption is entitled 'Heroic Washington Volunteers advancing-Fillipinos 800 yards in fron-Taguig, Philippines'. Copyright 1899 by Underwood and Underwood. The back of the card is filled with information about the photos on the front. A little of it is:'This is an old rice field near Taguig, about ten miles S.E. of the city of Manila. You are seeing a moment of actual fighting-not any mere tableau, but serious business-the real thing as it was going on March 20, 1899.' The rest of the back is filled with interesting facts! Very nice card! $35.00 item photography 111
These next 3 cards and book are all one lot and definitely belong together. These all have to do with President McKinley, the last Civil War Veteran to be President of the United States, and are titled as such:
1. President McKinley at his desk in the White House. Washington, U.S.A. - copyright 1898 by Strohmeyer and Wrman. Good Condition
2.Inaugural Parade, Mar. 4, 1897 by Griffith & Griffith, Philadelphia. This one is iin good condition showing troops marching down the street with rifle muskets over their shoulders. They are wearing their spiked Army helmets and uniforms. Outstanding!
3. Mrs. McKinley in the Conservatory of the Executive Mansion, Washington, U.S.A. Copyright 1900 by Underwood and Underwood. Very nice card.
William McKinley, Jr. (January 29, 1843 – September 14, 1901) was the 25th President of the United States, and the last veteran of the American Civil War to be elected to the office. He was the last president to serve in the 19th century and the first to serve in the 20th. The President McKinley grouping includes a book entitled MEMORIAL LIFE OF WILLIAM McKINLEY-OUR MARTYRED PRESIDENT and 3 stereo optic cards of the period. The book is in good condition with some spline separation and loads of photos! This book was written after his assassination in 1901 by Col. G.W. Townsend and is a first edition. This book is loaded with tons of photos and engravings of even the Funeral proceedings. 512 pages. No foxing. Also included is stereo optic cards of President McKinley at his desk in the White House copyright 1898 , the Inaugural Parade March 4th, 1897 showing many soldiers in parade formation. and lastly, Mrs. McKinley in the Conversatoryof the Executive Mansion, Washington D.C.copyright 1898. These cards are in excellent condition. Here's the Presidents Bio: WILLIAM MCKINLEY 1897-1901 At the 1896 Republican Convention, in time of depression, the wealthy Cleveland businessman Marcus Alonzo Hanna ensured the nomination of his friend William McKinley as "the advance agent of prosperity." The Democrats, advocating the "free and unlimited coinage of both silver and gold"--which would have mildly inflated the currency--nominated William Jennings Bryan. While Hanna used large contributions from eastern Republicans frightened by Bryan's views on silver, McKinley met delegations on his front porch in Canton, Ohio. He won by the largest majority of popular votes since 1872. Born in Niles, Ohio, in 1843, McKinley briefly attended Allegheny College, and was teaching in a country school when the Civil War broke out. Enlisting as a private in the Union Army, he was mustered out at the end of the war as a brevet major of volunteers. He studied law, opened an office in Canton, Ohio, and married Ida Saxton, daughter of a local banker. At 34, McKinley won a seat in Congress. His attractive personality, exemplary character, and quick intelligence enabled him to rise rapidly. He was appointed to the powerful Ways and Means Committee. Robert M. La Follette, Sr., who served with him, recalled that he generally "represented the newer view," and "on the great new questions .. was generally on the side of the public and against private interests." During his 14 years in the House, he became the leading Republican tariff expert, giving his name to the measure enacted in 1890. The next year he was elected Governor of Ohio, serving two terms. When McKinley became President, the depression of 1893 had almost run its course and with it the extreme agitation over silver. Deferring action on the money question, he called Congress into special session to enact the highest tariff in history. In the friendly atmosphere of the McKinley Administration, industrial combinations developed at an unprecedented pace. Newspapers caricatured McKinley as a little boy led around by "Nursie" Hanna, the representative of the trusts. However, McKinley was not dominated by Hanna; he condemned the trusts as "dangerous conspiracies against the public good." Not prosperity, but foreign policy, dominated McKinley's Administration. Reporting the stalemate between Spanish forces and revolutionaries in Cuba, newspapers screamed that a quarter of the population was dead and the rest suffering acutely. Public indignation brought pressure upon the President for war. Unable to restrain Congress or the American people, McKinley delivered his message of neutral intervention in April 1898. Congress thereupon voted three resolutions tantamount to a declaration of war for the liberation and independence of Cuba. In the 100-day war, the United States destroyed the Spanish fleet outside Santiago harbor in Cuba, seized Manila in the Philippines, and occupied Puerto Rico. "Uncle Joe" Cannon, later Speaker of the House, once said that McKinley kept his ear so close to the ground that it was full of grasshoppers. When McKinley was undecided what to do about Spanish possessions other than Cuba, he toured the country and detected an imperialist sentiment. Thus the United States annexed the Philippines, Guam, and Puerto Rico. In 1900, McKinley again campaigned against Bryan. While Bryan inveighed against imperialism, McKinley quietly stood for "the full dinner pail." His second term, which had begun auspiciously, came to a tragic end in September 1901. He was standing in a receiving line at the Buffalo Pan-American Exposition when a deranged anarchist shot him twice. He died eight days later.
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Here we have a large print of an original painting done my 'MARLA' '98 and so marked. This is a very poinant setting showing a 10th Regiment Buffalo soldier saying goodbye to his wife and child. The 10th Cavalry was formed at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas in 1866. Very high standards of recruitment were set by the regimental commander and Civil War hero Benjamin Grierson. As a result, recruitment and organization of the unit required slightly over one year. By the end of July 1867 eight companies of enlisted men had been recruited from the Departments of Missouri, Arkansas, and the Platte. Life at Leavenworth was not pleasant for the 10th. The Fort's commander, who was admittedly opposed to African- Americans serving in the regular army, made life as difficult as he could on the new troopers. Grierson sought to have his regiment transferred, and subsequently received orders moving the regiment to Fort Riley, Kansas later that summer. Within two months of the transfer, the final four companies were in place. For the next eight years, the 10th was stationed at numerous forts throughout Kansas and Indian Territory (now Oklahoma). They provided guards for workers of the Kansas and Pacific Railroad, strung miles of new telegraph lines, and to a large extent built Fort Sill. Throughout this period, they were constantly patrolling the reservations in an attempt to prevent Indian raids into Texas. In 1867 and 68, the 10th participated in Gen. Sherman's winter campaigns against the Cheyennes, Arapahos, and Comanches. Units of the 10th prevented the Cheyenne from fleeing to the northwest, thus allowing Custer and the 7th Cavalry to defeat them at the decisive battle near Fort Cobb, Indian Territory. In 1875, the 10th Cavalry moved its headquarters to Fort Concho in west Texas. Other companies were assigned to various forts throughout the area. The regiment's mission in Texas was to protect mail and travel routes, control Indian movements, provide protection from Mexican revolutionaries and outlaws, and to gain a knowledge of the areas terrain. The regiment proved highly successful in completing their mission. The 10th scouted 34,420 miles of uncharted terrain, opened more than 300 miles of new roads, and laid over 200 miles of telegraph lines. The scouting activities took the troops through some of the harshest and most desolate terrain in the nation. These excursions allowed the preparation of excellent maps detailing scarce water holes, mountain passes, and grazing areas that would later allow for settlement of the area. These feats were accomplished while having to be constantly on the alert for hit-and-run raids from the Apaches. The stay in west Texas produced tough soldiers, who became accustomed to surviving in an area that offered few comforts and no luxuries. The 10th Cavalry played an important role in the 1879-80 campaign against Chief Victorio and his renegade band of Apaches. Victorio and his followers escaped from their New Mexico reservation and wreaked havoc throughout the southwest on their way to Mexico. Col. Grierson and the 10th attempted to prevent Victorio's return to the U.S., and particularly his reaching New Mexico where he could cause additional problems with the Apaches still on the reservations. Grierson, realizing the importance of water in the harsh region, decided the best way to intercept Victorio was to take control of potential water holes along his route. The campaign called for the biggest military concentration ever assembled in the Trans-Pecos area. Six troops of the 10th Cavalry were assigned to patrol the area from the Van Horn Mountains west to the Quitman Mountains, and north to the Sierra Diablo and Delaware Mountains. Encounters with the Indians usually resulted in skirmishes, however the 10th engaged in major confrontations at Tinaja de las Palmas (a water hole south of Sierra Blanca) and at Rattlesnake Springs (north of Van Horn). These two engagements halted Victorio and forced him to retreat to Mexico. Although Victorio and his band were not captured, the campaign conducted by the 10th was successful in preventing them from reaching New Mexico. The 10th's efforts at containment exhausted the Apaches. Soon after they crossed the border, Victorio and many of his warriors were killed by Mexican troops on October 14, 1880. In 1885, the regiment was transferred to the Department of Arizona. Once again the 10th was involved in the arduous pursuit of renegade Apaches under the leadership of Geronimo, Mangus, and the Apache Kid. After twenty years of service in some of the most undesirable posts in the southwest, the regiment, now under the command of Colonel John K. Mizner, was transferred to the Department of Dakota in 1891. The regiment served at various posts in Montana and Dakotas until 1898. During the Spanish-American the four regiments served in Cuba and fought along side Teddy Roosevelt's "Rough Riders" and other units. While Teddy Roosevelt and his highly political volunteers got more press attention, the 10th Cavalry commanded by Col. John J. Pershing was instrumental in taking San Juan Hill. Many white officers refused to command black units thinking it would hurt their careers. Col. Pershing was given the nickname "Black Jack" because of his loyalty to the 10th and its troopers. It could hardly have hurt his career since he went on to command the American Expeditionary Forces in France in WWI and became the most famous American general of the first half of this century. In 1916 Black Jack Pershing was given the assignment of leading a campaign into Mexico to capture Pancho Villa. Pershing requested that the 10th Cavalry accompany him. The year spent chasing Villa proved to be the 10th Cavalry's toughest assignment. Finding Pancho Villa was like trying to catch a rat in a cornfield. Villa always seemed to stay ahead of the Army and avoid capture. America's leaders soon lost interest in the Campaign and focused their attention on World War I which was raging in Europe. However the Europeans had been unable to find a use for the Cavalry troops which were already in the theater. The 10th Cavalry spent the war in the United States. In World War II a similar thing happened to the cavalrymen. The 10th Cavalry was relegated to caretaker duties at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Then in 1944 the 9th and 10th Cavalry were deactivated. But in 1958 the Ninth and Tenth Regiments were reactivated, and today, the First and Second Tank Battalions of the Tenth Cavalry at Fort Knox, Kentucky wear the Buffalo symbol. The Ninth Cavalry has a helicopter battalion in the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas. NOTE: These units made up of black enlisted personnel and white officers were not the first of such units to serve on the Western Frontier. During late 1865 or early 1866 companies from the 57th United States Colored Infantry Regiment (Arkansas) and the 125th United States Colored Infantry Regiment (Kentucky) were assigned to posts in New Mexico to provide protection for white settlers in the area, and escort those going further west. Some of the companies served as mounted infantry.
This is an outstanding print that I'm still learning about and will post as soon as I find out more info. This print has been professionally framed and the framing along cost a pretty penny! Take a look at this outstanding print! You'll love it! $175.00 item photography 113
Early war engraving of Gen. Grant when he only had 2 stars on his shoulder straps. Not having many photo's of Grant in his early career during the Civil War and eager to find out anything about this great General who captured Fort Donaldson many photographers took great artistic license with his image. This one is very kind to the great warrior! $25.00 no backmark. item photography 114
This is an original 1925 movie poster promoting a film Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Battle at Light Big Horn! The poster states: COMING!! THE MIGHTY EPIC SPECTACLE OF THE OLD-TIME WEST CUSER'S LAST FIGHT COMMEMORATING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE AT LITTLE BIG HORN - A THOMAS H. INCE SPECIAL PRODUCTION - THE GREATEST INDIAN FRONTIER SPECTACLE EVER SHOWN - DEDICATED TO THE SPIRIT OF THE AMERICAN PIONEER - FAMOUS INDIAN UPRISING IN 1876 UNDER THE BLOODTHIRSTY SITTING BULL - TAKEN IN THE BLACK HILLS. OVER A YEAR IN THE MAKING (COPYRIGHT 1925) WILL BE SHOWN AT" The date space is blank as this poster was never used. At the bottom of the poster is "Hurd of Harvey in Iowa, Show Printer". There is a little crinkling at the bottom of the poster that will be covered up when matted. The entire poster measures a whopping 14 X 22 inches and will look outstanding framed and hanging on your wall! This would be a great addition to either a General George Custer collection or to a movie poster collection! Guaranteed Original! $250.00 item photography 115
This is a stereoscope card featuring William Jennings Bryan and his wife. This one is copyrighted 1897 by B.L.Lingley. William Jennings Bryan had quite a history! Here's his bio:
William Jennings Bryan (March 19, 1860 – July 26, 1925) was an American politician in the late-19th and early-20th centuries. He was a dominant force in the liberal wing of the Democratic Party, standing three times as its candidate for President of the United States (1896, 1900 and 1908). He lost, each time by a bigger margin. He served in Congress briefly as a representative from Nebraska and was the 41st United States Secretary of State under President Woodrow Wilson, 1913-1916. Bryan was a devout Presbyterian, a supporter of popular democracy, an enemy of gold, banks and railroads, a leader of the silverite movement in the 1890s, a peace advocate, a prohibitionist, and an opponent of Darwinism on religious grounds. With his deep, commanding voice and wide travels, he was one of the best known orators and lecturers of the era. Because of his faith in the goodness and rightness of the common people, he was called "The Great Commoner." In the intensely fought 1896 and 1900 elections, he was defeated by William McKinley but retained control of the Democratic Party. With over 500 speeches in 1896, Bryan invented the national stumping tour, in an era when other presidential candidates stayed home. In his three presidential bids, he promoted Free Silver in 1896, anti-imperialism in 1900, and trust-busting in 1908, calling on Democrats to fight the trusts (big corporations) and big banks, and embrace anti-elitist ideals of republicanism. President Wilson appointed him Secretary of State in 1913, but Wilson's strong demands on Germany after the Lusitania was torpedoed in 1915 caused Bryan to resign in protest. After 1920 he was a strong supporter of Prohibition and energetically attacked Darwinism and evolution, most famously at the Scopes Trial in 1925. Five days after winning the case, he died in his sleep
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Here's an outstanding small grouping that I received from the Great great grandson of this Zouave Soldier. This soldier was a member of the 34th Ohio Infantry. The 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment (or 34th OVI) was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. It primarily served in the Eastern Theater in what is now West Virginia and in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley region. They are well known for wearing an americanized zouave uniform which consisted of: A dark blue jacket with red trimming, a pair of sky blue baggy trousers with two stripes of red tape going down vertically, a pair of tan gaiters, and a red ottoman styled fez with a blue tassel. They are known as Piatts Zouaves. The 34th Ohio was raised at Camp Lucas near Toledo on September 1, 1861. Most of the recruits came from the northwestern part of the state. After training and drilling, the new regiment moved to Camp Dennison on September 1, and then entrained for the front lines, arriving on September 20 at Camp Enyart on the Kanawha River in western Virginia. It initially served in the forces under George B. McClellan, and then under a variety of generals for the next two years while engaging in several raids and operations in the region. When the regiment's term of enlistment expired late in 1863, the men voted to re-enlist on December 23. They were part of Crook's Expedition against the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad in early May and fought in the Battle of Cloyd's Mountain on May 9 and later in the Battle of Cove Mountain and in other smaller engagements in the region. The 34th OVI was re-mustered as a veteran regiment on January 19, 1864, and participated in many of the battles of the Valley Campaigns of 1864, including the Battle of Opequon near Winchester, Virginia. The 34th Ohio suffered 10 Officers and 120 enlisted men killed in battle or died from wounds, and 130 enlisted men dead from disease for a total of 260 fatalities. The much depleted regiment was amalgamated with the 36th Ohio Infantry on February 22, 1865.
This soldier of the 34th Ohio is George Sheckler and here is his stats:
George Sheckler Residence was not listed; 23 years old. Enlisted on 8/1/1861 as a Private. On 8/15/1861 he mustered into "E" Co. OH 34th Infantry He was Mustered Out on 9/13/1864 at Columbus, OH Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.: - Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio (c) Historical Data Systems, Inc. @ www.civilwardata.com
This watercolor is outstanding showing Pvt. Sheckler standing holding a colt revolver in his right hand and a knife in his left. The colors are still vivid and this image is historically accurate to the Zouave uniform and the man. The image is 16 by 20 inches. Look at the detail in his face! This image is housed in a walnut frame with gesso sculpted inserts. There is some gesso loss but not bad at all and doesn't detract from the image. The frame measures 26 X 30 inches and has a single slat back. This image was probably duplicated from a photograph. OUTSTANDING!!!
The next piece is Pvt. Sheckler's Record of the service. This is entitled 1861-1865 WAR FOR THE UNION- RECORD OF THE SERVICE OF GEORGE SHECKLER. It goes on to list when he enlisted into Company E of the 34th Ohio Volunteers as a private and when and why he was discharged. The outside of the image shows all the Corps badges as well as the various badges from Hancock's First Veterans, Wilson's Cavalry, Sheridan's Cavalry, Signal Corps, and so forth! Outstanding color and quality. The document also lists the Battles and Skirmishes Pvt. Sheckler participated in. This document is part printed and part hand written. The bottom lists this document as a SOLDIER'S RECORD and was designed, Copyrighted and Published 1895 by J.P.Calvert, Mooresville, Ind. The back of the document frame has an old wood slat with the name of H. Snyder & Son, Columbia City, Ind and some printing on the bottom. This frame is also a gesso covered frame with more loss than the frame above. The document is 16 X 20 inches and the frame is 22 X 26 inches overall.
I was told by the grandson that Pvt. Sheckler settled in Indiana after the war. The grandson also furnished me with some copies of original documents that include his obituary and an invitation to their daughters wedding. These documents are copies of the original documents and not the originals. This is an outstanding pair of framed articles pertaining to the man who served in a Zouave unit during the Civil War. Great! $1,150.00 for both. Take a look at the pics!!! item photography 117
Here's an outstanding collection of ORIGINAL oil paintings of 5 prominent Civil War Generals. All of these Generals were present at Gettysburg. These original oil paintings were painted by Noel Y. Pantig. Three of the paintings are signed NY Pantig and two of them are simply signed NOEL. These paintings are fantastic and are mounted in their original frames. The canvas in stretchers measure about 20 X 24 inches while the overall frame measures about 25 X 29 inches. Each painting has the name of the general mounted on the frame. Outstanding quality! Here is Noel's bio:
Noel Y. Pantig
Noel Y. Pantig, a skilled craftsman, teacher, mentor, and Studio owner, specializes in oil portraits on canvas. What sets him apart is his uncommon ability to capture the personality and essence of every image he brings to life. Aside from his obvious artistic abilities, Noel has developed a reputation as one of the foremost international artist, which makes his works of art cherished and treasured by all. Noel grew up near Clark Air Base in the Philippines. As a young boy he often sat and watched the active base with amazement, as the planes flew in and out. Knowing a little about World War II from his parents stories of their relatives fighting as young Philippine service men along side American soldiers, made a lasting impression on him. Blessed at an early age with a talent for drawing, Noel often sat for hours upon hours sketching faces of his family and friends. It wasn’t until his teen years that he started working in oils and soon became recognized for his talents. In the early 80’s, Noel fine-tuned his skills while working for local art galleries as well as an international export organization, painting portraits from photographs as well as recreations of famous paintings. Today, Noel, with a penchant for American History, due in part to his childhood recollections, continues to paint but on a very exclusive basis. His exceptional hand- painted works of art can be found in such places as: VMI, The New Market Battlefield Military Museum, Port Columbus Civil War Naval Museum, along with other prominent institutions, Corporate offices and collectors walls. Noel is also a proud owner of a international art studio, where he develops the talents of artists who are aspiring to greater heights. He is truly a gifted artist!!!
The 5 different generals are:
General George Custer U.S.A.
General Winfield Hancock U.S.A.
General Lewis A. Armistead C.S.A.
General John Buford U.S.A.
and General George E. Pickett C.S.A.
As perviously stated the quality of these original oils is outstanding!!! These are not prints but originals. Check out the pics! These paintings will go up in value. For the lot. $2,250.00 item photography 118
This is a nice old orignal CDV of French conjoined sisters as marked on the front of the CDV. There is no backmark. This is a very nice conditioned CDV and the image is sharp! $45.00
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Here we have a ton of original prints that were taken from FRANK LESLIE'S SCENES AND PORTRAITS OF THE CIVIL WAR. These were done in 1865 I believe and although I would never take apart a book to sell the prints I found these prints already separated from the book. So here they are. I've shown several of the prints which are on both sides of the paper but different images. The pages are 16 inches by 11 inches and the prints are still vivid. Take a look at the pics. I did not take photos of all of them but the subject matter is quite varied and shows battle scenes from Gettysburg as well as down south. Riverboats and ironclads are present as well as battlemaps and Generals from the Civil War. Take a look and if there's anything you would like or want me to check for let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org Each print is $9. One of the prints is a double sheet. Thanks for looking! item photography 120
Here we have some half sheet prints for $6 each. They average about 11 1/2 by 12 inches. Check out the pics!
and here is what I call some quarter sized sheets. They vary in size but an average size is 7 1/2 X 12 inches. Check out the pics!