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.
Cameron, Julia Margaret
G. F. Watts. Cameron, October 1865
This splendid portrait is inscribed and signed on the mount by Cameron: “G.F. Watts From Life not enlarged Julia Margaret Cameron.”
ETHERIDGE, RICHARD H
Autograph letter signed (“Richard H. Etheridge R.C.S. 36 U.S.C.T.”) to Bvt. Maj. Oren A. Hendrick. Brazos Santiago, Texas, 23 August 1866
In this rare letter a distinguished African-American Civil War soldier writes to his old commanding officer and honors his sacrifice “for the rights and elevation of the Colored race.”
(LEE, ROBERT E.) Miley, Michael
Portrait of Robert E. Lee. Lexington: Miley, c. 1869
A rare portrait of Robert E. Lee inscribed by his wife: “Gen. R.E. Lee, taken at Lexington, Virginia, his home since the war. Mary Custis Lee.” The image was taken the year before Lee’s death by Michael Miley, “General Lee’s Photographer.”
“His most frequent and favourite sitter was Alexandra Kitchin, better known by her pet name of ‘Xie.’” — TaylorDODGSON, CHARLES LUTWIDGE [LEWIS CARROLL]
Photograph of Alexandra “Xie” Kitchin. C. L. Dodgson, 5 July 1870
A splendid example of Dodgson’s photography.
CURTIS, EDWARD S
Geronimo – Apache. No place, 1905, printed 1907
This is a magnificent portrait of Geronimo by Edward Curtis, the foremost photographer of American Indians.
(GEORGE WASHINGTON & MOUNT VERNON.) Israel & Riddle, photographers
The Home of Washington, as it appeared May 14th 1859. Baltimore, H.E. Hoyt & Co., 1859
The earliest dated photograph of Mount Vernon, this is one of the very earliest known photographs of George Washington’s home.
Moore, N. A. and R. A.
A collection of all six portraits of the last surviving veterans of the American Revolution. Hartford: Moore, 1864
These is a complete collection of original carte de visite photographs of all six Revolutionary War veterans still surviving in 1864: William Hutchings (aged 100), Samuel Downing (aged 102), Daniel Waldo (aged 102), Adam Link (aged 102), Alexander Millener (aka Muroney) (aged 104), and Lemuel Cook (aged 105). A seventh man, James Barham, was believed to be alive but could not be located for the series.
(PERRY, MATTHEW CALBRAITH, Commodore.) Mathew Brady Studio
Commodore Matthew C. Perry, three-quarter length portrait, in uniform, his left hand resting on his sword. New York: Mathew Brady Studio, c. 1854-58
This is the splendid Perry Family hand-colored Imperial print of Mathew Brady’s portrait of Commodore Perry. Brady coined the term “imperial’ for his large photographic portraits intended to rival mezzotints and lithographs in size.