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  • BRADY ,MATHEW et al.

    Civil War photographic album of Louis–Philippe d’Orleans, Comte de Paris. Various photographers including Brady, c. 1862

    This important Civil War photograph album has been donated to Cornell University by the Beth and Stephan Loewentheil Family Photography Collection. This album of the Comte de Paris was perhaps the finest Civil War photographic album in private hands. There are 265 photographs: over 60 very rare war camp scenes in small format, mainly by Brady and his assistants, including unusual images of military field operations, headquarters and candid officer photos, gun emplacements, ordnance, soldiers at work and rest,  and artillery and cavalry regiments preparing for battle.

    Donated to Cornell University as its 8 millionth book

  • BRADY, GARDNER, MORSE, DAGUERRE, RUSSELL, WATKINS &c

    An extraordinary collection of 26 photographic portraits of leading photographers. Various processes, 1850s-1890s

    This superb collection of photographs of photographers documents the spread of photography from its inventor Daguerre through the art’s earliest practitioners in the United States and ultimately to the great photographers of the Civil War and the American West.

    $75,000

  • (LINCOLN & HIS CABINET.) Mathew Brady Studio.

    (English) Original Brady Photograph Maquette “President and Cabinet.”. Washington: Brady, 1864

    $42,000

  • (CIVIL WAR.)

    (English) An Extraordinary Confederate Photograph and Autograph Album of Dr. R. L. C. White, with his signature dated December 23, 1859 in the first volume. Lebanon, Tennessee, 1859-1862

    MORE THAN 100 SOUTHERN BOYS WHO WENT TO WAR. This is a unique photographic record of young men, from across the South, most of whom fought for the Confederacy. The collection comprises 125 rare salt prints made in 1859-1862. All but eight of the men represented in these albums went on to serve in the Confederate military, in a total of 88 units. Four fought for the Union, and four remained neutral. 13 were killed in action, 24 were wounded in action, and 24 became prisoners of war. The men fought in many of the war’s major engagements including Gettysburg, Chickamauga, Shiloh, Chancellorsville, and others.

    $32,000

  • CAROLINA TWINS. Germon ,W.L

    (English) Mammoth portrait of Millie and Christine McKoy. Philadelphia: W. L. Germon, c. 1868-71

    This spectacular large-format photograph depicts the celebrated conjoined twins Millie and Christine McKoy.

    $28,000

  • KIMBALL ,M. H

    (English) Emancipated Slaves. New York: George Hanks, 1863

    One of the great American slavery photographs, this portrait was made “to raise money to educate former slaves in Louisiana, a state still partially held by the Confederacy. One group portrait, several cartes de visite of pairs of students, and numerous portraits of each student were made. This photograph is among the most famous and most influential images of American slaves.

    $22,000

  • (LINCOLN, ABRAHAM.) Whipple, J. A.

    (English) Photograph portrait of Lincoln and his sons Willie and Tad at their home in Springfield, Illinois.. Boston: J. A. Whipple, Summer 1860

    Abraham Lincoln at his home in Springfield.  “Lincoln stands on the terrace of the only house he ever owned. He called it his ‘little brown cottage’ and bought it for $1500 in 1844 from the Reverend Charles Dresser, an Episcopal rector who had married the Lincolns in 1842. Here Lincoln’s sons Eddie, Willie, and Tad were born, and here he was living when elected President” (Ostendorf). Lincoln stands with his sons Willie and Tad, who is barely visible behind a post.

    $20,000

  • (LINCOLN ,ABRAHAM.) Gardner, Alexander

    (English) Photograph of the execution of the Lincoln assassination conspirators. Washington, 7 July 1865

    The hanging of the Lincoln assassination conspirators.

    $20,000

  • (LINCOLN, ABRAHAM.) Gardner, Alexander

    (English) The President, General McClellan and Suite on the Battle-Field of Antietam. New York: Mathew Brady, 1862

    This photograph of Lincoln at Antietam is one of the best-known images of the Civil War

    $18,000

  • SLAVERY ,AMERICAN

    Important Pair of Daguerreotypes: Black Nurse with White Baby and the Child’s Parents. Talbot County, Maryland, c. 1853

    This striking pair of daguerreotypes evokes the complex relationships between slaves and slave owners in the American South, especially between white families and the trusted slaves who cared for their children.

    the pair: $18,000