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  • (LINCOLN, ABRAHAM.) Gardner, Alexander

    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

    $19,000

  • (BENJAMIN, JUDAH P.) Mathew Brady Studio.

    Judah P. Benjamin. [New York: Mathew Brady Studio, late 1850s.]

    This is a splendid hand-colored Brady Imperial salt print of one of the great figures in American Jewish history.

    $17,000

  • (VANDERBILT, CORNELIUS, “Commodore.”) Mathew Brady Studio, attrib

    Cornelius Vanderbilt, vignetted standing portrait. [New York: Mathew Brady Studio, 1860s.]

    Founder of the Vanderbilt business dynasty, Cornelius Vanderbilt made his fortune first in steamships and shipping and then in railroads. His career spanned the birth of the steamship and the development of the great American railroad networks. He was “the oldest and perhaps the greatest of the nineteenth-century railroad barons” (ANB). Grand Central Station and Vanderbilt University stand as testaments to his influence and wealth.

    $9,500

  • (VALENTINE, DAVID T.) Mathew Brady Studio

    David T. Valentine. New York and Washington: Brady Studio, c. late 1850s

    This is a delightful Brady Imperial salt print portrait of one of the fascinating political and literary characters of mid-nineteenth-century New York, David T. Valentine.

    $9,500

  • (WISE, HENRY.) Mathew Brady Studio

    Henry A. Wise. New York and Washington: Brady Studio, c. late 1850s

    This is a dramatic full-length standing salt print portrait of Gov. Henry A. Wise by Mathew Brady.

    $7,500

  • (SLAVERY)

    African American Slave Nursemaid with White Family. No place, 1860s

    This wonderful quarter plate tintype shows a white couple with a young black slave nursemaid holding their infant. The prosperous-looking white couple is oblivious to the defiant look on the face of the slave who tends to their baby. The white woman leans sharply toward her husband and away from her slave and the child she holds.

    $5,500

  • (FESSENDEN, WILLIAM PITT.) Mathew Brady Studio

    William Pitt Fessenden. New York and Washington: Brady Studio, c. 1860

    This is a fine standing Brady Imperial portrait of a leading figure of Civil War politics.

    Offered as part of the "Team of Rivals" collection, for sale en bloc only

  • (SEWARD, WILLIAM.) Mathew Brady Studio

    William Seward. New York and Washington: Brady Studio, c. 1860

    This is a stunning profile bust Imperial portrait of Seward by Mathew Brady.

    Offered as part of the "Team of Rivals" collection, offered for sale en bloc only

  • (STANTON, EDWIN.) Mathew Brady Studio

    Edwin Stanton. New York and Washington: Brady Studio, c. 1860

    This is a fine Brady Imperial portrait of Edwin Stanton, one of the central figures of the Civil War.

    Offered as part of the "Team of Rivals" collection, for sale en bloc only

  • (CHASE, SALMON P.) Mathew Brady Studio

    Salmon P. Chase. New York and Washington: Brady Studio, c. 1860

    This is a fine Mathew Brady portrait of a giant in American financial history.

    This photograph is offered as part of the "Team of Rivals" collection, for sale en bloc only