a superb early-war letter by Abraham Lincoln on Southern volunteers & American flag bunting from Lincoln's box at Ford's TheatreLINCOLN, ABRAHAM
Autograph letter signed as President to Adjutant General Lorenzo Thomas [with] American flag bunting from Lincoln’s box at Ford’s Theatre. Washington, Executive Mansion, May 27, 1861
Abraham Lincoln, writing at the outset of the Civil War, recommends that the Army admit three volunteers from the highly divided city of Baltimore. He advises Adjutant General Lorenzo Thomas, “I hate to reject any offered from what is called a Southern State.” [offered with] Bunting from the presidential box at Ford’s Theatre.
two items: $275,000
(SLAVERY.) RANDOLPH FAMILY
A collection of more than 100 letters and documents. Virginia, 1796-1882
The Randolphs were the most prominent and wealthiest family in 18th-century Virginia. Its members included Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, Peyton Randolph, Edmund Randolph, and many others. The family’s prominence continued into the 19th century with Robert E. Lee and other notable politicians, military figures, and planters. This collection includes more than 100 letters and documents spanning nearly a century from one line of that family.
(LINCOLN, ABRAHAM.) Alexander Gardner.
Portrait of Abraham Lincoln with his son Tad. Washington, February 5, 1865
Perhaps the most delightful of the Lincoln family photographs, this portrait shows an impish Tad leaning on a table as his seemingly bemused father sits on Gardner’s studio chair. Thomas “Tad” Lincoln was the youngest of the Lincoln boys.
(GRANT, U.S.) Mathew Brady
Ulysses S. Grant. Washington, c. 1865
(LINCOLN, ABRAHAM.) Alexander Gardner
Abraham Lincoln. Washington, November 8, 1863
This famous “Gettysburg portrait,” with Lincoln looking directly into the camera, was made just days before he delivered the Gettysburg Address on November 19, 1863.
(GARDNER, ALEXANDER.) Gardner, O'Sullivan, Barnard, and others
A fine collection of 7 classic Civil War photographs from Gardner’s Sketch Book. Washington: Gardner, [1865-66]
A splendid collection of Gardner prints.
MCKOY, MILLIE & CHRISTINE. Germon ,W.L
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.
Civil War carte-de-visite album featuring many signed CDVs. Mathew Brady and others, 1860s
This important Civil War album includes carte-de-visite photographs signed by the following Civil War notables: Winfield Scott (signed on verso), Joseph Hooker, George McClellan, Fitz John Porter, Louis Philippe, comte de Paris, Robert d’Orleans, Duke of Chartres, Robert Anderson, William Seward, Gideon Welles, Simon Cameron, Montgomery Blair.
(STOWE, HARRIET BEECHER.) John A. Whipple
Harriet Beecher Stowe. Boston, 1853
This is a fine salt print portrait of Harriet Beecher Stowe by John A. Whipple, a leading early American portrait photographer.
“a pose of the head so essentially Lincolnian; no other artist has ever caught it” --Herndon on the Hesler portrait(LINCOLN.) Alexander Hesler
Abraham Lincoln. Springfield, June 3, 1860 [printed in 1890s]
Lincoln sat for this iconic portrait at the old Capitol Building in Springfield, Illinois, just two weeks after he received the Republican nomination for President. On June 3, 1860 Alexander Hesler came to Springfield from Chicago and made a series of four photographs, of which this is the most famous.