(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.
“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.
(GRANT, U. S.) Gutekunst, Frederick
Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. Philadelphia: Gutekunst, April or May 1865
This impressive full-length portrait of Grant in uniform was made at war’s end to capture the triumphal hero at the height of his powers. This portrait shows Grant emulating the pose of Napoleon in David’s famous Napoleon in his Study (1812), a pose favored in military portraits of the time.
Maj. Gen. Abner Doubleday. No place, 1860s
This is a rare large format portrait of the famed general Abner Doubleday. Doubleday played a prominent role in the Union Army from the war’s outset. He was was second in command at Fort Sumter when the war started. He later commanded a division at Antietam, Gettysburg and other major battles.
(U.S. CAPITOL.) John Wood
Marble column being carried on a cart to the Capitol. Washington, 1860
This rare salt print shows a colossal marble column being carried to the Capitol during its construction. The enormous cart is being drawn by team of twelve or more horses.
(U.S. CAPITOL.) Photographer unidentified
East Front of the Capitol. Washington, August 31, 1864
This rare photograph shows the East Front of the U.S. Capitol during construction. Sawhorses and construction debris are visible in the foreground, while a number of figures, perhaps builders and the architect, stand at the head of the main stairs beneath Thomas Crawford’s pediment of The Progress of Civilization.