Sale 610 Lot 14

* [LINCOLN, Abraham (1809-1865)]. Civil War-era album containing 22 carte-de-visite portraits of Lincoln, Confederate officers and politicians window-mounted, many from photographic negatives of Matthew Brady's National Portrait Gallery. Various imprints including: Baltimore: Jas. S. Waters, Bendann Brothers; New York: E. Anthony, E. & H. Anthony, ca 1862-1864. (A few portraits with small chips or tears affecting backgrounds, a few pale stains, a few short tears to mounts.) Green gilt-stamped cloth, edges gilt (lower cover and endpapers detached, upper hinge starting).

Album includes a portrait of Lincoln seated at a table with his top hat, published in New York by E. Anthony from a photographic negative from Brady's National Portrait Gallery, and additionally stamped by Jas. S. Waters, Baltimore. Other subjects include Jefferson Davis, Alex H. Stephens, Joseph E. Johnston, Henry A. Wise, Stonewall Jackson, P.G.T. Beauregard, John B. Magruder, Benjamin McCulloch, Clement Vallandingham, and Franklin Buchanan. Also included are several Maryland political figures, including Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, Severn Teackle Wallis, Raphael Semmes, and George Proctor Kane. Imprints vary slightly, with many additionally stamped Jas. S. Waters Baltimore. Complete list of subjects and imprints available on request.

Estimate $1,200-1,800

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