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.
Album containing 80 tintype portraits of women and girls. American, 1860s-1880s
This fascinating album contains 80 tintype portraits of women and girls, young and old. Some are dressed plainly, while others are in fine dresses, and at least one is in mourning attire. The photographs head and shoulders, seated, and full-length standing portraits.
“one of my good-humored pictures … This is strong enough to be right and gentle enough to be right, too” - Whitman(WHITMAN, WALT.) Napoleon Sarony
Bust portrait of Whitman wearing a hat. New York, 1878
Boldly signed and dated 1879 by Whitman. Whitman observed of this delightful portrait, “It is one of my good-humored pictures. … This is strong enough to be right and gentle enough to be right, too: I like to be both: I wouldn’t like people to say ‘he is a giant’ and then forget I know how to love.”
Black woman with white child. No place, c. 1870-90
This delightful photograph shows a kind-looking young black woman sitting with a somewhat sour-looking young white child. Both are finely dressed for the occasion, the woman in an elegant dress with lace collar and the child in a dress with an elaborate lace collar. The photographer has highlighted in gold the fine jewelry each wears
(ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN D.) CLARK ,EDWARD
FDR Funeral 1945. [Published in LIFE], taken in 1945, printed later
Signed and inscribed by the photographer: “FDR Funeral 1945, Edward Clark, Life.” Famed Life photographer Edward Clark took this celebrated picture in 1945 at the funeral of Franklin D. Roosevelt in Atlanta.
“Nature teaches more than she preaches. There are no sermons in stones. It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral” (John Burroughs).(Burroughs, John)
splendid large portrait of John Burroughs. Photographic Portrait by Pach Brothers., 1890s
John Burroughs (1837-1921) was, after Henry David Thoreau, the greatest American nature essayist. He played an important role in the development of he American conservation movement. Burroughs is also remembered for his close friendship with Walt Whitman, whom he resembled in old age.
(RICHARDSON ,BENJAMIN.) Oscar Mason, photographer
Fabulous Albumen Photograph depicting Richardson and his great-grandson as they appeared in the Statue of Liberty Parade in New York. New York: Benjamin Richardson, c. 1886
Benjamin Richardson, the great collector of patriotic Americana, owned and rode in George Washington’s carriage in the Statue of Liberty dedication paradise in New York in 1886.