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The Civil War
 President Abraham Lincoln






9269 - HANNIBAL HAMLIN, VICE PRESIDENT IN LINCOLN'S FIRST TERM
, Carte de Visite by Whitehurst Gallery, Washington, DC. Bust pose from life of Hamlin facing right. Lincoln's first vice President from Maine, scarce, very fine........................................
$275.00



9270 - EDWIN STANTON, LINCOLN'S SECRETARY OF WAR, Carte de Visite, no imprint. Edwin McMasters Stanton (December 19, 1814 - December 24, 1869) was an American lawyer and politician who served as Secretary of War under the Lincoln Administration during most of the American Civil War. Stanton's effective management helped organize the massive military resources of the North and guide the Union to victory. He also organized the manhunt for Lincoln's killer, John Wilkes Booth. After Lincoln's assassination, Stanton remained as the Secretary of War under the new President Andrew Johnson during the first years of Reconstruction. He opposed the lenient policies of Johnson towards the former Confederate States. Johnson's attempt to dismiss Stanton ultimately led to President Johnson being impeached by the House of Representatives. Stanton returned to law after retiring as Secretary of War, and in 1869 was nominated as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court by Johnson's successor, Ulysses S. Grant; however, he died four days after his nomination was confirmed by the Senate. A rare facing pose of Stanton. While this CDV has not photographer's imprint, the pose is rare and quality of the photo is excellent. Some old glue stains to the verso, front of card is untouched..............................................................$195.00

9287 - LARGE FORMAT ALBUMEN OF LINCOLN AND HIS FAMILY, 8" X 10" wet plate albumen mounted on original cardstock. Originally produced as a lithograph, it is commonly seen in CDV form. Robert stands behind his father who is reading to Tad. Mary Lincoln is seated to the right with a young child at her feet. See Ostendork page 274. Ostendorf states that the small child has never been identified but the other living son Willie died in 1862 and could be that child as it was an artist's rendition of the Lincoln family. Excellent contrast to this large albumen...........................................................$150.00


8010 - LINCOLN AND HAMLIN ELECTION OF 1860, 1" ferrotypes in a brass case and designed to wear as a political pin on clothing. Beardless pose of Abraham Lincoln on obverse and Hannibal Hamblin on the reverse. Both ferrotypes are clear and distinct with the Hamlin showing more tone than the Lincoln. These campaign pins are impossible to find today with both sides nice as usually one side due to storage is damaged. This is a very nice specimen with the Lincoln ferrotype particularly nice. Exceptional examples bring $1500 up today if you can locate one. This is the first nice example we have had in several years. Pin is better in hand..................................................$995.00





7110 - JOHN WILKES BOOTH
, Carte de Visite, scarcer bust pose of Booth facing slightly to the right, holding his walking cane, watch fob hanging from vest and white kerchief in his breast pocket. Gutman #34, originally taken by SILSBEE & CASE of Boston. A very scarce pose of Booth, no imprint. Nice clarity.................................................
$275.00






7111 - JOHN WILKES BOOTH
, Carte de Visite, Joseph Ward of Boston, Gutman #21. Booth seated facing to the left and holding his familiar cane, watch fob hangs from his vest, one of two versions of this pose. Originally taken by Silsbee & Case of Boston. Nice clarity, tiny blem at shoulder, quite trivial.....................................................
$225.00





7112 - JOHN WILKES BOOTH
, Carte de Visite of Booth seated his head facing slightly to the right. He wears his checkered vest, no imprint but excellent photographic quality. J. Wilkes Booth printed at bottom of card. Gutman #17, card is trimmed at top, a scarcer view of Booth....................................................
$195.00







7113 - JOHN WILKES BOOTH
, Carte de Visite of Booth seated his head facing slightly to the right. He wears his checkered vest, no imprint but excellent photographic quality. J. Wilkes Booth printed at bottom of card, Gutman #17, card is trimmed at bottom tips, a scarcer view of Booth......................................................
$225.00






7115 - JOHN WILKES BOOTH
, Carte de Visite of Booth standing with his fur lined coat with gloves, Gutman #20, in imprint but taken originally by Fredericks in 1862, a nice photographic image of Booth. There is a slight bend at the bottom of the card that does not impair the image. Still a nice card.................................................................
$200.00


5127 - HANNIBAL HAMLIN, VICE PRESIDENT, LINCOLN'S FIRST TERM ELECTION OF 1860, Hannibal Hamlin (August 27, 1809 - July 4, 1891) was the 15th Vice President of the United States (1861 - 1865), serving under President Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War. He was the first Vice President from the Republican Party. Prior to his election in 1860, Hamlin served in the United States Senate, the House of Representatives, and, briefly, as the 26th Governor of Maine. His signature in ink, "Hannibal Hamlin, USS."...............................................................$145.00

5128 - JOHN BELL, PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE 1860, John Bell (February 18, 1796 - September 10, 1869) was an American politician, attorney, and plantation owner. One of Tennessee's most prominent antebellum politicians. He served in the House of Representatives from 1827 to 1841, and in the Senate from 1847 to 1859. He was Speaker of the House for the 23rd Congress (1834 - 1835), and briefly served as Secretary of War during the administration of William Henry Harrison (1841). In 1860, he ran for president as the candidate for the Constitutional Union Party, a third party which took a neutral stance on the issue of slavery. Initially an ally of Andrew Jackson, Bell turned against Jackson in the mid-1830's and aligned himself with the Whig Party, a shift which earned him the nickname, "The Great Apostate." He consistently battled Jackson's allies, namely James K. Polk, over issues such as the national bank and the election spoils system. Following the death of Hugh Lawson White in 1840, Bell became the acknowledged leader of Tennessee's Whigs. Although a slave owner, Bell was one of the few southern politicians to oppose the expansion of slavery in the 1850's, and campaigned vigorously against secession in the years leading up to the American Civil War. During his 1860 presidential campaign, eh argued that secession was unnecessary since the Constitution protected slavery, an argument which resonated with voters in border states, helping him capture the electoral votes of Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia. After the Battle of Fort Sumter in April 1861, Bell abandoned the Union cause and supported the Confederacy. His signature in ink, Jno Bell of Tennessee," scarce............................................$95.00

5129 - HERSCHEL JOHNSON, VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE 1860 ON THE DOUGLAS TICKET, Herschel Vespasian Johnson (September 18, 1812 - August 16, 1880) was an American politician. He was the 41st Governor of Georgia from 1853 to 1857 and the Vice President election. His signature in ink, "H. V. Johnson, Georgia."..................................$65.00

5130 - SIMON CAMERON, Simon Cameron (March 8, 1799 - June 26, 1889) was an American politician who served as United States Secretary of War for Abraham Lincoln at the start of the American Civil War. Cameron made his fortune in railways, canals and banking, founding the Bank of Middletown. He then turned to a life of politics. He became a US Senator in 1845 for the state of Pennsylvania., succeeding James Buchanan. Originally a Democrat, he failed to secure a nomination for senator from the Know-Nothing party, and joined the People's Party, the Pennsylvania branch of what became the Republican Party. He won the Senate seat in 1857, and became one of the candidates for the Republican nomination in the presidential election of 1860. Cameron gave his support to Abraham Lincoln, and became his Secretary of War. He only served a year before resigning amidst corruption. Cameron became the minister to Russia during the Civil War, but was overseas for less than a year. He again served in the Senate, eventually being succeeded by his son, J. Donald Cameron. and only resigned from the Senate upon confirmation that his son would succeed him. His signature in ink, "Simon Cameron."...............................................................$75.00

5131 - EDWARD EVERETT, Edward Everett (April 11, 1794 - January 15, 1865) was an American politician, pastor, educator, diplomat, and orator from Massachusetts. Everett, a Whig served as U. S. Representative, U.S. Senator, the 15th Governor of Massachusetts, Minister to Great Britain, and United States Secretary of State. He also taught at Harvard University and served as its president. Everett was one of the great American orators of the antebellum and Civil War era. He is often remembered today as the featured orator at the dedication ceremony of the Gettysburg National Cemetery in 1863, where he spoke for over two hours -- immediately before President Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous, two-minute Gettysburg Address. His signature in ink dated October 26th, 1856................................$65.00

5133 - REVERDY JOHNSON, DEFENDED MARY SURRAT IN THE ASSASSINATION TRIAL, Reverdy Johnson (May 21, 1796 - February 10, 1876) was a statesman and jurist from Maryland. He defended notables such as Sanford of the Dred Scott case, Maj. Gen. Fitz John Porter at his court-martial, and Mary Surratt, alleged conspirator in the assassination of Lincoln. His signature as a senator from Maryland, scarce..................................$75.00

5134 - ANDREW JOHNSON, Andrew Johnson (December 29, 1808 - July 31, 1875) was the 17th President of the United States, serving from 1865 to 1869. Johnson became president as Abraham Lincoln's vice president at the time of Lincoln's assassination. A Democrat who ran with Lincoln on the National Union ticket, Johnson came to office as the Civil War concluded. The new president favored quick restoration of the seceded states to the Union. His plans did not give protection to the former slaves, and he came into conflict with the Republican-dominated Congress, culmination in his impeachment by the House of Representatives. The first American president to be impeached, he was acquitted in the Senate by one vote. A very large signature during his early term in Congress, "A. Johnson, Greenville, Tenn."..............................................................$595.00



5135 - POSTMASTER GENERAL WILLIAM DENNISON
, Civil War Governor of Ohio, anti-slavery proponent, recruited black troops in Ohio, became Postmaster General in the 2nd Lincoln cabinet 1864 - 66 [resigned under Johnson]. ALS on Post Office Department stationary dated July 27, 1865 giving his autograph to a seeker, on blue paper, 5" X 7", very fine scarce cabinet member.................................................
$195.00


5172 - 1860 ELECTION PATRIOTIC IMPRINT, 3" X 5.25", "Old Abe the man for the times," vignette of Lincoln without his beard, flags to either side, Liberty cap above, published by Cas Bell, Hartford, Conn. Goldenrod color paper. Red, white, blue medium sized USA to right. We believe that this patriotic imprint was a sample for a patriotic cover as this is the top of a cover although showing no signs of ever having flaps. Found in what we believe was a stationary store sample book. If a complete cover it would be $175 - $200, [light spots not in actual imprint], as described..................................................$85.00

5173 - 1860 ELECTION PATRIOTIC IMPRINT, 3" X 5.25", "Old Abe the man for the times," vignette of Lincoln without his beard, flags to either side, Liberty cap above, published by Cas Bell, Hartford, Conn. Goldenrod color paper. Red, white, & blue large sized USA to right. We believe that this patriotic imprint was a sample for a patriotic cover as this it is the top of a cover although showing no signs of ever having flaps. Found in what we believe was a stationary store sample book. If a complete cover it would be $175 - $200, [light spots not in actual imprint] as described....................................................$85.00

5175 - STEPHEN DOUGLAS, CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT IN 1860, 3" X 5.25" patriotic imprint vignette of Stephen A. Douglas who ran against Lincoln on the 1860 presidential election. Goldenrod paper. We believe that this patriotic imprint was a sample for a patriotic cover as this it is the top of a cover although showing no signs of ever having flaps. Found in what we believe was a stationary store sample book. A rare imprint...................................$75.00







6021 - JOHN WILKES BOOTH
, wet plate albumen carte de visite, no imprint, Gutman #19. A popular photo of Booth posing with his hand on his chin. Originally taken by Fredericks sometime in 1862. This photograph was used in the composite photo of Booth and the Assassins. Very fine......................................................
$195.00






6022 - JOHN WILKES BOOTH
, wet plate albumen carte de visite, bust photo of Booth facing slightly left, no imprint but nice quality. Gutman #22 [variant of the entire pose], taken originally by Silsbee & Case of Boston sometimes in 1862. Very fine..............................
$195.00






4244 - BEAUTIFUL COLORED 1864 LINCOLN/JOHNSON ELECTION BALLOT
, 4.75" X 7.5", printed 1864 election ballot for Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson, Drake County, Ohio that had been modified from a Montgomery County ballot when those ran out for use. Large colored American flags to side, eagle and colored flags and banners at top above the names of the delegates and candidates. "The Union it must and shall be preserved." Condition is excellent, slight top close trim. Great colors..........................................
$795.00



4006 - BOSTON CORBETT, KILLED JOHN WILKES BOOTH, Carte de Visite no imprint. Waist up pose of Corbett. Corbett was a member of the 16th New York Cavalry sent, on April 24, 1865, to apprehend John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of Abraham Lincoln, who was still at large. Two days later the regiment surrounded Booth and his accomplice, David herold, in a tobacco barn on the Virginia farm of Richard Garrett. The barn was set on fire in an attempt to force them out into the open. Herold surrendered, but Booth remained inside. Corbett was positioned near a large crack in the barn wall. Corbett claimed in an 1878 interview that he saw Booth aim his carbine. At that point, Corbett shot Booth with his Colt revolver despite Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton's orders that Booth should be taken alive. Eyewitness Lieutenant Edward Doherty, the officer in charge of the soldiers who captured Booth and Herold, stated that "the bullet struck Booth in the back of the head, about an inch below the spot where his shot had entered the head of Mr. Lincoln." His spinal cord was severed, and he died two hours later. Corbett was immediately arrested for violation of his orders, but Stanton later had the charges dropped. Stanton remarked, "The rebel is dead. The patriot lives." Corbett received his share of the reward money, amounting to $1,653.84. The card has some blemishes but has good detail and priced way below the usual prices for a Corbett.................................................$395.00



4011 - ELECTION OF 1864, ABRAHAM LINCOLN
, 1" photo of Lincoln in a bust pose encased in a gold mat. The mat is attached to a tri-color red/white/blue 4" ribbon with pin, choice condition.......................................................
$595.00



4012 - ABRAHAM LINCOLN, MOURNING PIN 1865
, Large bust pose of Lincoln encased in a 1.5" gold mat, pinned to a 4.5" black mourning ribbon. Used during the mourning period after Lincoln's death in April 1865 through his burial period in Springfield. Choice condition...................................................
$595.00


2411 - ELECTION OF 1864, LINCOLN PATRIOTIC PIN, a colorful patriotic Lincoln stick pin with colorful red, white, and blue silk decorative ribbon with a small photo of a bearded Abraham Lincoln within a small brass mount. Usually frayed, this silk trim is in very fine condition and has held its colors quite nice. Pin overall 3", ribbon approximately 2" wide, photo is near .75 in an oval shape. Quite nice...................................................SOLD

100825 - SECRETARY OF STATE WILLIAM SEWARD, ATTACKED BY THE ASSASSINS, his ink signature as a free frank, attacked the night of the assassination. On the night of April 14, 1865, Lewis Powell, an associate and co-conspirator of John Wilkes Booth, attempted to assassinate Seward at his Washington D.C. home. Very fine.........................................$60.00

NEWS OF THE ASSASSINATION FROM A CALIFORNIA PAPER

1314 - A RARE SAN FRANCISCO LINCOLN ASSASSINATION ISSUE, April 19th, 1865, THE DAILY ALTA CALIFORNIA, San Francisco, Calif. 4 page elephant folio issue, 22" X 30", all black borders on all columns on all 4 pages, The Nation's Great Calamity, Telegraphic news-The Obsequies of our late President-the complete funeral in Washington, a complete list of the procession, the President laid in state, the 'Golden' circle said to be implicated, the doings of Booth on the night of the tragedy, Secretary of State Seward improving, his would be assassins captured, the assassins escape into Maryland, rewards for the assassins, President Johnson sworn into office, General Johnston has surrendered to Sherman, Mr. Johnston's probable policy, the effects of the assassination in Richmond, some particulars about the assassins. California papers during the post assassination period are very rare and the first we have had in years. Flaws in one area restored with archival tape with some loss of some words. These large folio issues are rarely found without some blemishes due to their huge size.....................................................................$165.00


LINCOLN AND LINCOLN'S WASHINGTON VIEWS


11068 - LINCOLN'S WHITE HOUSE C. 1864
, Carte de Visite. A fall or early winter view of the White House, street car tracks in the foreground, a grouping of civilians strolling in front of the White House wearing winter clothing. A great view and quite scarce.................................................
$350.00

11069 - THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE, WASHINGTON C. 1864, Carte de Visite. A rare early photo of the Smithsonian standing alone in Washington. After eight years of sometimes heated debate, an Act of Congress signed by President James K. Polk on Aug. 10, 1846, established the Smithsonian Institution as a trust to be administered by a Board of Regents and a Secretary of the Smithsonian. Since its founding more than 164 years ago, the Smithsonian has become the world's largest museum and research complex, with 19 museums, the National Zoo and nine research facilities. Very fine...................................$195.00



11070 - WASHINGTON, THE TREASURY C. 1864
, Carte de Visite, no imprint. A landscape view of the US Treasury during the Civil War circ. 1864. Fine..................................
$165.00



11070A - WASHINGTON, THE CAPITAL BUILDING
, Carte de Visite. A close up view of the east front view of the Capital, taken c. 1864 during Lincoln's administration. Very fine.............................................................
$195.00

10623 - RARE LINCOLN MOURNING SASH WITH ALBUMEN PHOTO IN A BRASS FRAME, overall 24" X 1.5" black fabric sash, 2" brass mat with an albumen photograph of Lincoln. Tastefully framed in a n ornate antique carved frame with 12" of the sash behind the frame that is 12" X 16" overall. Quite nice and attractive..............................................$550.00


  THE GREAT EMANCIPATORS OF THE SLAVES

9100 - With the passage of the 13th Amendment in 1865, Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation decree of 1863 was legally the law of the land. Charles Sumner and Schuyler Colfax were important advocates of this law being passed granting freedom from slavery to all in America. Throughout the war, Sumner had been the special champion of blacks, being the most vigorous advocate of emancipation, of enlisting blacks in the Union army, and of the establishment of the Freedmen's Bureau. As one of the Radical Republican leaders in the post-war Senate, Sumner fought to provide equal civil and voting rights for the freedmen on the grounds that "consent of the governed" was a basic principle of American republicanism and in order to keep ex-Confederates from gaining political offices and undoing the North's victory in the Civil War. Schuyler Colfax was an energetic opponent of slavery. In 1862, following the electoral defeat of House Speaker Galusha Grow, Colfax was elected Speaker of the House. During his term as Speaker, he announced the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment in 1865 after working diligently for the necessary votes for Lincoln to secure passage in the House. Strands of hair from Abraham Lincoln, Charles Sumner, and Schuyler Colfax. These strands came from locks of hair collected by Mrs. Caroline Wright, the wife of Indiana Governor Joseph A. Wright. Mrs. Wright collected hair of political figure during the latter half of the 19th Century and these were given to her after Lincoln's inauguration in 1865 as a token of friendship between the Wrights and the Lincolns. These relics passed through the Wright family until sold with other items at Christie's auction house in 1992. In 2002, these relics were again sold by Christie's as a part of the Forbes Collection (Lot #121). A description of the lot is attached to this certificate. This display is 11" X 14", double matted in scarlet suede with gold Florentine trim. Sold unframed [shrink wrapped ready to frame]...................................................$375.00/unframed    Custom framed in 3/4" burnished gold wooden frame............................$430.00/framed


71615 - MARY TODD LINCOLN, 8" X 10" matted display with several stands of the actual hair of Mary Todd Lincoln with a copy photograph of her. Double matted on scarlet suede with Florentine gold trim. These strands came from locks of hair collected by Mrs. Caroline Wright, the wife of Indiana Governor Joseph A. Wright. Mrs. Wright collected hair of political figures during the latter half of the 19th Century and these were given to her after Lincoln's inauguration in 1865 as a token of friendship between the Wrights and the Lincolns. These relics passed through the Wright family until sold with other items at Christie's auction house in 1992. In 2002, these relics were again sold by Christie's as a part of the Forbes Collection (Lot #121). A description of the lot is included with the display along with our certificate of authenticity. Sold matted and shrink wrapped ready to frame or we can custom frame the display.................................................$250.00/unframed  For those who already have out Abraham Lincoln 8" X 10", this one matches perfectly, requires a 3/4" deep frame.....................................................$295.00/framed





7039 - JOHN WILKES BOOTH
, Carte de Viste, no imprint, Gutman #21, seated view with cane, taken in 1862 originally by Silsbee & Case of Boston, nice contrast, very fine..........................................................
$225.00






7040 - JOHN WILKES BOOTH
, Carte de Viste, imprint by Styles of the Vermont Gallery, Burlington, seated to the left with cane. Originally taken by Silsbee & Case of Boston in 1862. Very fine......................................
$250.00

 


5292 - ABRAHAM LINCOLN, Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph. Full seated view of Abraham Lincoln deeply absorbed in thought, an inkwell clearly visible on the studio table at his side as well as a complete view of his trademark top hat. Backmark: E. Anthony, New York, made from a photographic negative from Brady's National Portrait Gallery. Slight mark in the upper sky area that is in the print. Very sharp image. Excellent contrast and clarity. Ostendorf #52. This image was taken on or about February 24, 1861, at the studio of Mathew Brady. It was the very first sitting by Abraham Lincoln in Washington. The president elect, weary from an almost 2,000 mile train journey, and the possible outbreak of war weighing heavy in his thoughts, sat for a series of 5 poses which were taken by Alexander Gardner, also McAllister of Philadelphia as the seller on verso.................................................$995.00


5294 - JOHN WILKES BOOTH
, Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph. Mount is slightly trimmed. Seated view in an ornate Gothic high backed chair, striking a pensive pose with one hand resting on his chin. No imprint. This view was taken in late 1862 or early 1863 when Booth visited the Boston studios of Silsbee, Case, or Case and Getchell. Light age toning and wear, trifle trim at top. A very desirable pose. Gutman #28........................
$295.00

LINCOLN RELATED ITEMS


51105 - JOHN WILKES BOOTH
, Carte de Viste, no imprint, a nice sharp pose of Booth seated facing to the left holding his cane, Gutman #21, originally taken by Silsbee & Case of Boston in 1862 and this card produced by an unknown photographer. Image has good detail.......................................................
$200.00



51106 - JOHN WILKES BOOTH
, Carte de Viste, no imprint, a nice sharp pose of Booth seated facing to the left holding his cane, Gutman #22, originally taken by Silsbee & Case of Boston in 1862 and this card produced by an unknown photographer. Image has a very good detail and is quite sharp...............
$260.00




51108 - GIDEON WELLES, SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
, Carte de Viste by Anthony, full seated pose of Welles as Secretary of the Navy under Lincoln, great contrast, very nice..................................................
$175.00

51109 - SIMON CAMERON, SECRETARY OF WAR, Carte de Viste by Anthony/Brady, seated pose as Secretary of War. Cameron gave his support to Abraham Lincoln, and became his Secretary of War. He only served a year before resigning amidst corruption. Cameron became the minister to Russia during the Civil War, but was overseas for less than a year. He again served in the Senate, eventually being succeeded by his son, J. Donald Cameron, and only resigned from the Senate upon confirmation that his son would succeed him. Great contrast, choice condition..........................................$175.00


51110 - SALMON CHASE, SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY
, Carte de Viste by the Philadelphia Photo Co., partial seated pose. Salmon Portland Chase (January 13, 1808 - May 7, 1873) was an American politician and jurist who served as U.S. Senator from Ohio and the 23rd Governor of Ohio; as U.S. Treasury Secretary under President Abraham Lincoln, and as the sixth Chief Justice of the United States. Choice, sharp.........................................
$165.00



51111 - STEPHEN A. DOUGLAS
, Carte de Viste by Carbutt of Chicago, full standing pose of Douglas who lost to Lincoln in the Election of 1860, Very fine....................................
$150.00




51112 - ANDREW JOHNSON
, Carte de Viste, no imprint, bust pose facing left, Vice President under Lincoln in 1864, 17th President of the US, while there is no imprint this is a really nice from life image of Johnson. Very fine...................................................
$155.00


51127 - EDWIN BATES, ATTORNEY GENERAL UNDER LINCOLN
, Carte de Viste by Anthony. Bates seated facing to the left. He served as the first attorney general of Missouri after it was admitted as a state. He served as the United States Attorney General under President Abraham Lincoln from 1861 to 1864, and was notable as the first cabinet member to be appointed from west of the Mississippi River. Very fine photo, some wear on card.............................
$145.00


9267 - ABRAHAM LINCOLN COLORED LITHOGRAPH, 9.5" X 12", published by Kimmel. c. 1865 upon the death of Lincoln, lithograph hand-tinted, choice condition with no usual foxing, [Kimmel & Forester, NY]. The favorite portrait post-war in many parlors around the country, we just purchased four of these from an old collector in Chicago.......................................$150.00/each

42900 - THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION, 10" X 14". Designed and written by Pratt of Davenport, Iowa and dated 1865, print is a large bust pose of Abraham Lincoln with the wording of the Emancipation Proclamation overlaid over the print. PROCLAMATION OF EMANCIPATION, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, minor edge repair light toning, quite scarce and desirable [Cropped slightly to allow for scanning, has good borders]..................................$295.00


32317 - JOHN WILKES BOOTH
, Gutman #22, wet plate albumen carte de viste photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 X 4 card. A variant of Gutman #22 as a bust pose. Noted in very light pencil on front, "J. Wilkes Booth Murderer", no back mark, very fine................................................
$225.00

THE ELECTION OF 1864



22703 - THE ELECTION OF 1864 LINCOLN/JOHNSON
, 2.5" X 6.5", white paper, vignette of Miss Liberty holding a sword noted UNION, stars and rays around her head, LINCOLN/JOHNSON, have several with different counties noted at the top, some counties have been changed in pen, fine, some age tone..............................................
$200.00




60704 - LINCOLN'S LAW PARTNER
, The Illinois State Journal, Springfield, Illinois, 3 complete issues of this paper with front page adds of Herndon & Orendorff, issues of January 14th and 21st, 1870, and July 16th, 1870. Lincoln took on William Herndon as a junior law partner in 1844 and their relationship continued until his death in 1865. Lincoln remarked that if he lived to come back to Springfield they would resume their practice as if nothing had happened. 3 issues in fine condition................................
$45.00

5143 - LINCOLN MOURNING SCENE, Stereo card. A view of a large parlor framed photograph of Abraham Lincoln standing next to a table with white lilies In many homes the anniversary of Lincoln's death was celebrated in remembrance of him. Fine..................$89.00

42916 - LINCOLN FIRST TOMB AND MONUMENT, Stereo card McLain & CO. Wabash, Indiana, Springfield, Illinois. View of the new Lincoln monument and Lincoln's first tomb in Oak Ridge Cemetery. An excellent view mainly focusing on the tomb of Lincoln. Fine......................................................$149.00

42918 - LINCOLN IN CARICATURE, BRUTUS AND CAESAR, print from "Punch" magazine published August 18th, 1863, 9" X 11". The cartoon, Brutus and Caesar drawn by Tenniel, appeared in London Punch on August 15, 1863. Mr. Lincoln as Brutus, reading a jest book in his tent at night, is confronted by a gigantic Negro, the ghost of Caesar. "Wall, now! Do tell. Who's you?" exclaims the startled Brutus. "I am dy ebil genus, Massa Linking," is the reply. "Dis child am awful impressional." Very fine.........................................................$69.00

42919 - THE AMERICAN TEMPEST, print from "Punch" magazine published January 24th, 1863, 9" X 11". Lincoln and the newly freed slave, Confederate soldier in the rear. In Shakespeare's play The Tempest, the misshapen slave Caliban is promised his freedom by a pair of drunken rogues, Stephano and Trinculo. Although they desire only to use the gullible Caliban to accomplish their own selfish ends, they gain his trust by feigning friendship and equality. In Act III, Scene 2, they gleefully plot with him to take vengeance on his master, Prospero, by destroying his property, murdering him, and ravishing his daughter. Many in the South feared that newly emancipated slaves would violently turn upon their erstwhile masters. Apparently these fears were also shared by some in England. Here, Lincoln stands in for Stephano and Trinculo, handing a copy of the Emancipation Proclamation to a slave and giving tacit approval to the black man's desire to take revenge upon his former oppressor. Very fine............................................................$85.00

42920 - LINCOLN IN CARICATURE, HOLDING A CANDLE TO THE **** MUCH THE SAME THING, print from "Punch" magazine published November 7th, 1863, 9" X 11". The cartoon, "Holding a Candle to the xxxxxx". Much the Same Thing, appeared in London Punch on November 7, 1863. Again offering proof of how the tacit alliance between Russia and the United States grated on the sensibilities of certain high-placed Britons, the artist sought to move the multitude to laughter by depicting the President as Mephistopheles saluting the Russian bear. Mr. Lincoln was the victim of many forms of abuse both at home and abroad, but the writer fails to recall any other instance in which he was portrayed in Satan's livery. It stands to Tenniel's credit that note he but another was responsible for this vicious drawing. Very fine...........................................................$59.00

42921 - LINCOLN IN CARICATURE, ROWDY NOTIONS OF EMANCIPATION, print from "Punch" magazine published August 8th, 1863, 9" X 11". This compelling cartoon issued shortly after the New York draft riots and the critical Union victories at Gettysburg and Vicksburg shows a contemplative Lincoln with the riots in full chaos and brutality. The apparent theme of the cartoon is that even emancipation of the slaves did not assure civil treatment even in the Union states. Wilson has more on its meaning below. The cartoon, "Rowdy" Notions of Emancipation appeared in London Punch on August 8, 1863, promopted by the Draft Riots which in the previous month dismayed and disgraced America's chief city. Very fine..................................................$89.00

42923 - LINCOLN IN CARICATURE, THE GREAT CANNON GAME, print from "Punch" magazine, 9" X 11", May 9th, 1863. This is a nice engraving by John Tenniel of Abraham Lincoln dressed as Uncle Sam playing pool with Jefferson Davis who is getting the better of him. But as Wilson point out in his commentary on this cartoon below, the cartoon was published on the eve of the great Union victories at Gettysburg and Vicksburg in early July, 1863. Very fine..........................................................$80.00

42925 - LINCOLN IN CARICATURE, THE BLACK CONSCRIPTION, print from "Punch" magazine, 9" X 11", September 26th, 1863. This cartoon by John Tenniel pictures a joyous reunion of Black troops from the North and South with the Union soldier on the left saying "Dat you Sambo? Yeah, Yeah!" and the Confederate soldier stepping high with a big smile saying "Bress by heart how am you Jim?" Tenniel has obviously mastered African-American Vernacular English, also called Ebonics or Jive. The apparent theme of the cartoon is that the natural bonds among Blacks and their convivial nature is such that when they became a large part of the competing armies that the Civil War would stop. The Emancipation Proclamation became effective on January 1, 1863 and after the victory at Vicksburg large scale recruitment of blacks into the Union army commenced, but the Confederate Army still did not allow Black soldiers at the time the cartoon was published, so Tenniel was a bit premature in his hope for a happy conclusion to the war. When the South out of desperation became serious about recruitment of Blacks into their armies in 1865 it was too late to help or hasten the end of the war. Very fine......................................................$79.00


41805 - STRANDS OF HAIR BELONGING TO ABRAHAM LINCOLN DISPLAYED WITH A BEAUTIFUL 1909 LINCOLN HEAD CENT, we have added a beautiful 1909 Lincoln Head Cent to our popular Lincoln hair display. 1909 was the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Lincoln as well as the first year of issue of the Lincoln Head Cent. Each display will have a near un-circulated 1909 Lincoln Head cent with brilliant red tone showing. The strand of hair came from the Wright Collection auctioned by Christie's in 2002. Provenance certificate on the hair will be included with the certificate of authenticity. 8" X 10", double matted with beautiful crimson suede mat with Florentine gold trim. Unframed...........................................$335.00      Custom framed......................................$375.00

A wonderful hardback edition of "Lincoln's Assassins, Their Trial and Execution" containing the story of the Assassination of Lincoln and attempted assassination of Seward, the capture of the Assassins, their trial and execution. There are hundreds of original photographs mostly in color that chronicle this epic period in American History. Manufacture's list price is $39.95..................................................NOW $20.00


THE ELECTION OF 1860, AN ENDORSEMENT FOR BELL, BUT IF LINCOLN IS ELECTED IT WOULD STILL BE A GOOD CHOICE

12262 - A SPEECH BY ROBERT C. WINTHROP AT THE RATIFICATION MEETING IN BOSTON SEPTEMBER 25TH, 1860, 12" X 16" in a newspaper format. A speech dedicated to the threat of war due to the disharmony between the North and the South, the terrible affair at Harpers Ferry. A wholehearted endorsement of Bell and Everett in the upcoming election with a acknowledgement that Lincoln being elected would not be a bad thing for the nation but he will stand by Bell and Everett in his endorsement at the convention. The result in Massachusetts was Lincoln winning the state and Bell getting only 13% of the votes cast. Light stains, otherwise very good..........................................................$95.00

12074 - FORD'S THEATER, WASHINGTON, DC, WHERE LINCOLN WAS SHOT, Stereo by Franklin & Co., Washington. A good view of Ford's Theater where Lincoln was shot by Booth. The Star Saloon is shown to the right. Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth, stopped at the saloon just before entering the theater and shooting the President. The Star Saloon briefly considered as a place to bring the wounded Lincoln before the decision was made to take him to William Petersen's boarding house. Stereo has excellent contrast........................................................................$295.00





11073 - MOURNING FOR THE PRESIDENT, $30,000 REWARD FOR THE ASSASSINS
, The New York Herald, April 18th, 1865, black bordered issue. The arrest of one of the Assassins, Seward improving, reports of eyewitnesses, a description of the look of the City draped in mourning, more details about the assassination, the body will pass through cities in the North. Paper is crisp, some wear at fold, a good issue published only days after the assassination.........
$75.00






11074 - LINCOLN'S FUNERAL IN WASHINGTON
, The New York Herald, April 20th, 1865, black bordered issue, The Rites. Obsequies to the Lamented Dead, Ceremonies in Washington, Oration of Dr. Gurley over the dead body, the Funeral Cortege, Ceremonies in New York, prayers in churches, outpouring of people, the body of the President to pass through New York. Booth discovered but escapes, crisp paper, slight wear spot at fold, more details on Booth.........................
$75.00




11076 - THE FUNERAL IN WASHINGTON OF LINCOLN, SHERMAN'S NEGOTIATIONS WITH JOHNSTON DISAPPROVED IN WASHINGTON
, The New York Tribune, April 25th, 1865, black bordered issue. Details about the funeral in Washington, Sherman's agreement with Johnston disapproved, Grant orders a resumption of hostilities, more details about the Assassination, crisp paper, slight fold wear. Fine.......................................
$55.00


11079 - LEWIS PAYNE THE ASSASSIN
, Harpers Weekly, May 27th, 1865. Front cover of Paine with a guard, charge at Fort Mahone, the fight before Mobile, Lincoln's Funeral Springfield, IL, funeral in NY, funeral in Chicago, one print torn and repaired. Minor edge fissures, great front cover.......................................
$55.00


11080 - LINCOLN MOURNING BUTTON
, 13mm, Albert 259a, brass button on a small piece of black cloth. Originated from a sash with that exhibited numerous buttons worn in mourning of Lincoln's death. Very fine.....................................
$100.00

11084 - GENERAL GEORGE B. MCCLELLAN, 1864 Campaign. Bust of McClellan/ONE CENT, F#143/261, near EF, some luster on verso.................................$85.00

11085 - GENERAL GEORGE B. MCCLELLAN, 21mm brass medal token, bust of McClellan, George B. McClellan for President/Eagle over banner flags. EF...........$150.00

11086 - GENERAL GEORGE B. MCCLELLAN, bust of McClellan left/Knickerbocker Currency, 138/255. Very fine.................................$85.00

11087 - GENERAL GEORGE B. MCCLELLAN, Bust of McClellan facing left/ARMY NAVY, dated 1863, 141/307. Very fine, some traces of luster.....................................$75.00

11088 - GENERAL GEORGE B. MCCLELLAN, Bust of McClellan facing left/ARMY NAVY, dated 1863, 141/307. Unc., mint red, choice.................................$145.00

11089 - GENERAL GEORGE B. MCCLELLAN, Bust of McClellan left, verso Eagle United States Copper, 138/434. Very fine......................................................$75.00

11090 - GENERAL GEORGE B. MCCLELLAN, Bust of McClellan left/Horrors of War, Blessings of Peace, R-3. Very fine.........................................$85.00

11091 - GENERAL GEORGE B. MCCLELLAN, 32mm, white medal, bust of McClellan left, THE HOPE OF OUR NATION, Campaign of 1864. Very fine, very scarce..........................................$100.00



1104 - LINCOLN AND TAD
, Carte de Viste by Hamilton. Cleveland, OH. A copy photo of the famous Brady image, decent quality. Very fine...............................
$69.00

9221 - SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY SALMON CHASE, Carte de Viste, rare profile facing left view. Salmon Portland Chase (January 13, 1808 - May 7, 1873) was an American politician and jurist who served as U.S. Senator from Ohio and the 23rd Governor of Ohio; as U.S. Treasury Secretary under President Abraham Lincoln; and as the sixth Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Chase was one of the most prominent members of the new Republican Party before becoming Chief Justice. Chase articulated the "Slave Power conspiracy" thesis well before Lincoln. He coined the slogan of the Free Soil Party, "Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men." He devoted his energies to the destruction of what he considered the Slave Power - the conspiracy of Southern slave owners to seize control of the federal government and block the progress of liberty. The view of Chase is the first we have ever seen....................................................$195.00



1037 - STEPHEN DOUGLAS
, Carte de Viste by Anthony, nice from life bust pose of Douglas. He lost to the Republican Party's candidate, Abraham Lincoln, whom he had defeated two years earlier in a Senate contest following a famed series of debates. He was nicknamed the "Little Giant" because he was short of stature. Very fine.................................
$125.00

1045 - EXCEPTIONARY RARE ISSUED LINCOLN CONSPIRATORS MILITARY COMMISSION ADMIT CARD SIGNED BY GENERAL DAVID HUNTER, 2" X 3", pre-printed and filled in card MILITARY COMMISSION, WASHINGTON, dated and filled in bold pencil, "May 31st, 1865, Admit Mr. J. W. McConnell and five ladies," and signed by General David Hunter President of the Commission. Hunter signs in bold ink. After the capture of the conspirators debates continued in the Johnson Administration as to how to proceed with the alleged conspirators, the prisoners were kept under close wraps at two locations. Mary Surratt and Dr. Samuel Mudd first were jailed at the Old Capitol Prison, while the other six were imprisoned on the ironclad vessels Montauk and Saugus. Later, as their trial date approached, authorities confined prisoners to separate cells in the Old Arsenal Penitentiary. Four of the male prisoners (Herold, Powell, Spangler, and Atzerodt) were shackled to balls and chains, with their hands held in place by an inflexible iron bar. Most strikingly, from the time of their arrest until midway through their trial, all the prisoners except Mary Surratt and Dr. Mudd -- under orders from Secretary Stanton -- were forced to wear canvas hoods that covered the entire head and face. On May 1, 1865, President Johnson issued an order that the alleged conspirators be tried before a nine-person military commission. Some, such as former Attorney General Bates, complained bitterly: "If the offenders are done to death by that tribunal, however truly guilty, they will pass for martyrs with half the world." The Military Commission convened for the first time on May 8 in a newly-created courtroom on the third floor of the Old Arsenal Penitentiary in Washington. The voting members of the Commission were Generals David Hunter (first officer), August Kautz, Albion Howe, James Ekin, David Clendenin, Lewis Wallace, Robert Foster, T. M. Harris, and Colonel C. H. Tomkins. Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt served in the problematic dual roles of chief prosecutor and legal advisor to the Commission. John A. Bingham (later an influential member of Congress) served on the Commission as Special Judge Advocates and handled examination of witnesses and gave the government's summation. H. L. Burnett was the third member of the prosecution team. Testimony began in the Lincoln assassination conspiracy trial on May 12, just three days after the prisoners were first asked if they would like to have legal counsel. The rules of the Commission would hear from 371 witnesses. As the witnesses paraded to the stand, spectators lucky enough to get admission passes from Major General Hunter would move in and out of the nonchalant atmosphere of the courtroom. On June 29, 1865, the Military Commission met in secret session to begin its review of the evidence in the seven-week long trial. A guilty verdict could come with a majority vote of the nine-member commission; death sentences required the votes of six members. The next day, it reached its verdicts. The Commission found seven of the prisoners guilty of at least one of the conspiracy charges, and Spangler guilty of aiding and abetting Booth's escape. Four of the prisoners (Mary Surratt, Lewis Powell, George Atzerodt, and David Herold) were sentenced "to be hanged by the neck until he [or she] be dead." Samuel Arnold, Dr. Samuel Mudd and Michael O'Laughlen were sentenced to "hard labor for life, at such place at the President shall direct." Edward Spangler received a six-year sentence. On May 31st, McConnell and the invited ladies heard testimony from many witnesses including John Ford, James Ford, William Arnold, Frank Arnold, H. L. Mudd, and others regarding the President's visit to the Theater, knowledge of Spangler at the theater, and much more. Issued cards are extremely rare as most offered today are blank ones signed by Hunter and never issued. The condition of the card is fine, pencil embellishments are bold and absolutely contemporary to the issuance of the card on May 31st, 1865. It is very interesting that the bearer of the card brought five ladies to the trial probably in sympathy for Mrs. Surratt. Extremely rare as issued cards are impossible to find on today's market.....................................................................SOLD


LINCOLN AND ABOLITIONISTS

101137 - JAMES W. MCCLURG, An avid abolitionist, he was a delegate to the historic Gamble Convention in March 1861, in which Missouri agreed to stay in the Union. During the Civil War, McClurg was a colonel in the Missouri Volunteers until elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1861, 1864 and 1866. He resigned his last term to run for Missouri governor as a Radical Republican, a party against the re-enfranchisement of ex-Confederates. He served a two year term and with Radical Republicanism falling from favor, lost his bid for re-election. Large signature as a Congressman.................................................$35.00

101140 - SIMON CAMERON, LINCOLN'S CABINET, Cameron gave his support to Abraham Lincoln, and became his Secretary of War. He only served a year before resigning amidst corruption. Cameron became the minister to Russia during the Civil War, but was overseas for less than a year. He again served in the Senate, eventually being succeeded by his son, J. Donald Cameron, and only resigned from the Senate upon confirmation that his son would succeed him. Signature in ink as US Senator. Very fine................................$65.00


71301 - THE SURRENDER OF RICHMOND AND PETERSBURG, Harpers Weekly, April 22nd, 1865. 16 page issue, cover, Cavalry charge at the Battle of Five Forks, Sheridan at Five Forks, before Petersburg, Union Army entering Petersburg, centerfold, Union Army within Richmond, the Capture of Petersburg, the ruins of Richmond. An excellent issue in celebration of the surrender of these two cities......................................................$50.00

71305 - GARRETT'S FARM, LINCOLN'S FUNERAL IN CLEVELAND, Harpers Weekly, May 20th, 1865. 16 pages, cover Garrett's Farm in Maryland where Booth was killed, Harold's House, Lincoln's Funeral in Cleveland, Lincoln's Funeral in Chicago [two prints], Lincoln's home in Springfield, the explosion of the Sultana. Another good Funeral issue for the transportation of Lincoln to Springfield. Very fine......................$75.00


71307 - OUR MARTYRED PRESIDENT
, Harpers Weekly, June 10th, 1865. 16 pages, centerfold "Our Martyred President", issue has numerous prints of the Grand Review of victorious Union troops in Washington................................................
$39.00




71309 - VIEWS OF THE ASSASSINS, THE TRIAL
, Harpers Weekly, July 1st, 1865. Front cover Sherman and his Generals, the Military commission overseeing the trial of the conspirators, Payne, Harold, Atzerott, Arnold, Spangler, and O'Laughlin. Good close-up prints of the conspirators. Very fine..............................................
$75.00




71319 - THE NATIONAL LINCOLN MONUMENT, THREE DIFFERENT STEREO VIEWS
, [a] view of the National Lincoln Monument in Springfield, Illinois, [b] a close up of the Artillery portion of the National Lincoln Memorial, [c] a close up of the Cavalry portion of the monument. Overall, very good - fine, some mounting remnants on the back of [a]. 3 stereos..........................................
$85.00


4223 - PRESIDENT LINCOLN IS ASSASSINATED, Bellows Falls, Vermont. 4 pages with black mourning column lines. Appalling and Terrible! PRESIDENT LINCOLN ASSASSINATED! W. H. Seward Assassinated! F. W. Seward Assassinated! Later - ABRAHAM LINCOLN DIED at Twenty Two Minutes Past Seven This Morning! Death of the President. The President's Last Day. The Washington Tragedy. The Conspiracy. President Johnson's Sentiments. Official Account. No Toleration of Treason. Obsequies at Bellows Falls. Reconstruction at Richmond. The Day of Jubilo, and much more. Light age toning. Desirable Lincoln assassination newspaper. Unlike the large city publications, this is a small town Vermont newspaper which is much rarer..............................................................................$225.00

4225 - THE FUNERAL OF LINCOLN, SUPERB CENTERFOLD OF THE FUNERAL IN NEW YORK CITY, REMOVAL OF THE BODY FROM CITY HALL, PRINTS OF BOOTH'S CAPTURE, HIS BODY ON THE MONTAUK, Harper's Weekly, May 13th, 1865, complete 16 page issue. Front cover, a seated pose of President Andrew Johnson, prints of Boston Corbett, the planning of the capture, his body on the deck of the monitor "Montauk", post-mortem, superb centerfold of the Funeral of Lincoln in NYC, another of his body being removed from City Hall in NYC. The paper is fresh, several paper blemishes AWAY from prints [at very bottom in margin of centerfold and small corner blem on one page]. This is a very desirable issue especially with the huge funeral print.............................................................................$125.00


9267 - ABRAHAM LINCOLN COLORED LITHOGRAPH, 9.5" X 12", published by Kimmel c. 1865 upon the death of Lincoln, lithograph hand-tinted, choice condition with no usual foxing, [Kimmel & Forester, NY]. The favorite portrait post-war in many parlors around the country. We just purchased four of these from an old collector in Chicago....................$150.00/each [special]

9269 - LINCOLN'S AMNESTY PROCLAMATION OF DECEMBER 8TH, 1863 - ORDERS FOR CARRYING OUT THE DECREE IN THE FIELD, 8" X 10", printed circular detailing instruction for the field in carrying out the executive order of December 8th, 1863 offering amnesty to Confederate deserters who are willing to take the oath of allegiance. Their horses shall be bought from them by the Quartermaster and no personal shall be taken from them except arms. These deserts will be sent to the Provost Marshal south of the Potomac after taking the oath and released. After major Union victories at the battles of Gettysburg and Vicksburg in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln began preparing his plan for Reconstruction to reunify the North and South after the war's end. Because Lincoln believed that the South had never legally seceded from the Union, his plan for Reconstruction was based on forgiveness. He thus issued the Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction in 1863 to announce his intention to reunite the once - United States. Lincoln hoped that the proclamation would rally northern support for the war and persuade weary Confederate soldiers to surrender. This circular was issued at Washington on February 2nd, 1864 by command of General Augur. The document is in fine condition with no age tone that seems to show in the scan. This is the first circular of this type we have seen or offered for sale.............................$595.00 [please note we have a note signed by Lincoln on the site in August 1864 allowing a man to take this oath]

9044 - LINCOLN AND HIS FAMILY, 8" X 10" albumen of Lincoln with Mary and his two sons. This large albumen was taken from an 1866 painting by Carpenter. Cardstock has some minor blemishes, but no creases to the albumen. These large views were very popular to frame in parlors after the war and this one came from a Massachusetts home and is labeled on the verso "Josiah Holmes Jr.". Light age tone....................................$350.00


6700 - ABRAHAM LINCOLN
, Carte de Viste, 3/4 standing view taken by Brady on January 8, 1864. It is said that Lincoln "rose from his seat, stretched his long, bony limbs upward as if to get them into working order and stood like some solitary pine on a lonely summit." Back mark E. & H.T. Anthony, New York, made from a photographic negative in Brady's National Portrait Gallery, O-86. Some age tone, otherwise untrimmed card...................................$795.00

367 - ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND HIS FAMILY INCLUDING WILLIE, period c. 1864. Engraving, rendition of the Carpenter engraving, but Lincolns faces the painter. Mary is seated to the left, Robert, in uniform stands at her side. Tad looks down at papers in Lincoln's hands and a ghostlike picture of Willie, who had died, appears above Lincoln's head. Print is 8" X 10" in an oval wooden frame covered  with gesso and is period to the engraving. There are several areas of damage to the gesso (plaster) on the edge of the frame which could be restored and painted again. This is an unusual version of the Carpenter engraving with Lincoln in another pose and Willie added to the image. Print VF, scarce, not shown in Ostendorf..............$275.00

368 - LINCOLN'S ASSASSINATION, April 19th, 1865, Daily Alta, San Francisco, CA. A huge 23" X 31", folio newspaper of four pages, all pages are black bordered on every column. Lincoln laying in state in Washington, the Assassins on the loose, actions of Booth the night before the tragedy, Johnston surrenders, Lee goes to Danville to advise Davis to surrender. A huge paper in an old plastic holder. Several small areas of paper loss at seam, but does not detract from the huge front page. Scarce California edition seldom seen in these post assassination issues..............................................$165.00



382 - ABRAHAM LINCOLN
, Carte de Viste, January 8th, 1864, O-86. Lincoln standing with his hand behind his back, taken by Brady. Light age tone, sharp photograph...............................................$975.00


383 - ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND WASHINGTON
, Carte de Viste, no imprint. Portrait of Washington and Lincoln embracing. Published after the assassination.......................$65.00



2226 - MARY LINCOLN IN MOURNING
, Carte de Viste by Ward of Boston. One of the more scarcer images of Mary Lincoln taken after the death of her son Willie in 1862 wearing black mourning clothing. A nice fresh card................................
$325.00


384 - MARY LINCOLN
, Carte de Viste by Anthony - Brady. Mary Lincoln poses in her inaugural gown taken by Brady in his studio in 1861. Flowered dress, cameo pose that is different from the one shown in Ostendork. Very fine, trifle trim to tip of card, a rare photo..............................................$250.00

THE ELECTIONS OF 1860 & 1864

60612 - THE ELECTION OF 1860, STEPHEN A. DOUGLAS POSTALLY USED PATRIOTIC COVER, Stephen A. Douglas 1860 Campaign postally used cover with a 3 cent Washington stamp cancelled with a September 21st, 1860, Macomb, Illinois black cancellation, vignette of Douglas, comes with an enclosure by two Douglas campaign workers who not "Hurrah for Stephen A." A scarce political cover from the 1860 election. The cover had been opened at the left top that caused a loss of paper next to Douglas' vignette slightly touching the oval. Otherwise both items sound. In an old Raymond Weil of New Orleans holder (one of the icons of stamp dealers in years past)....................................$250.00

5138 - 188TH NYSV, DOES NOT WANT TO SEE OLD ABE ELECTED AGAIN, ELECTION OF 1864, 4 page letter in pencil by Ira Brown to his wife with stamped cover home PM Washington. He relates...November 12th, 1864; describes his camp, bunks built of poles with pine boughs for the beds, upper is 4" from the ground and the lower is 18", I suppose OLD ABE is elected again, you spoke about Charley writing (voting) for him. When he left home, he was a strong McClellan man, but he straddles the fence depending on which way the crowd goes...I stand for peace and not war, we have had enough these four years and there is a good prospect for four more years if ABE is elected. Impossible to get a furlough, interesting anti-Lincoln letter during the election of 1864...................................$145.00

DL008 - Lincoln was re-elected 1864 over General George B. McClellan and this election ballot was used by an Ohio soldier to cast his ballot for "Old Abe". This popular display is 11" X 14" and ready to frame. The authentic ballot is accompanied by two copy photos of Lincoln and Johnson. This is probably the last time we will be able to offer this ballot display as our supply of the ballots has been reduced drastically within the past year. A must for any Lincoln collector..............................................$250.00/unframed  



DL001 - ABRAHAM LINCOLN
, 8" X 10", double matted in handsome suede, high lighted with a copy photo of Lincoln seated, strands of Lincoln's hair encased. Wright Collection sold by Christie's Auction House. Unframed..................................
$295.00  

DL002 - ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND MARY LINCOLN, 11" X 14", double matted with copy photos of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln. Strands of hair from both individuals. Ex-Wright Collection. A beautiful presentation in either emerald green or burgundy matting, unframed.................................$375.00

THE EXECUTION OF THE CONSPIRATORS

DL006 - 11" X 14" display with strands of Abraham Lincoln's hair as well as fragments from the scaffold that the conspirators were hung. Included are copy photos of Lincoln, the hanging scene, and a view of the reward poster for Booth and his conspirators. Burgundy suede matting with florentine gold trim. Certificate of authenticity and provenance documentation included. 
                                               
$395.00/unframed              Custom framed $450.00



2001 - SALMON CHASE
- Carte de Viste by Anthony of New York. A nice seated pose of Chase, Lincoln's Secretary of the Treasury. Crisp card, excellent contrast......................................................$160.00


12082 - GIDEON WELLES
, Carte de Viste by Brady. Bust pose of Welles, Lincoln's Secretary of the Navy in his cabinet. A minty card...............................
$175.00


397 - WILLIAM SEWARD
, Carte de Viste, no imprint. A great from life pose of Seward, who was Secretary of State and was seriously wounded in the Assassination attempt on his life. Nice bust pose...............................$195.00



398 - STEPHEN DOUGLAS
, Carte de Viste. From life photograph from waist up. Good and clear image, ran against Lincoln in the 1860 election. Bottom corners slightly tipped. Excellent photograph.................................$195.00


399 - STEPHEN DOUGLAS
, Carte de Viste. Ran against Lincoln in 1860 for President. Debated with Lincoln during the campaign. Sharp photo, bottom tips rounded...........................$130.00

MONTGOMERY BLAIR, Carte de Viste, no imprint. Montgomery Blair seated in a seldom seen pose. Lincoln's first Postmaster-General, 1861-64. This is the first time we have handled this scarce pose. Very fine........................................................$175.00

STEPHEN DOUGLAS, Carte de Viste. Life photography from waist up. Good and clear image. Ran against Lincoln in the 1860 election. Bottom corners slightly tipped. Excellent photograph..........................................................$135.00

394 - THADDEUS STEVENS, Carte de Viste, Hensley of Philadelphia. As chairman of the House Ways  and Means Committee, a witty, sarcastic speaker and aggressive party leader. Stevens dominated the House from 1861 until his death and wrote much  of the financial legislation that paid for the American Civil War. Stevens and Senator Charles Sumner were the prime leaders of the Radical Republicans during the American Civil War and Reconstruction. Bust pose from like.......................................................$125.00

ABOLITIONIST WENDELL PHILLIPS, Carte de Viste, Phillips as a cartoon with a huge head. (29 November 1811 - 2 February 1884) Phillips was an  American Abolitionist, advocate for Native Americans and orator. He was an exceptional orator and agitator, advocate, and lawyer, writer and debater. Interesting card............................................$55.00

ABOLITIONIST HENRY WARD BEECHER, Carte de Viste, Tilton of Boston. ( 24 June 1813 - 8 March 1887). Beecher was a prominent, theologically liberal American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, abolitionist, and speaker in the mid to late 19th Century. 3/4 seated pose from life.............................................................$65.00



401 - ANDREW JOHNSON
, Carte de Viste, no imprint. An excellent from life oval photograph of Johnson. Excellent photograph................................................$250.00

 


THE CAPTURE AND EXECUTION OF JOHN BROWN

403 - BROWN BROUGHT TO TRIAL ON A BED, MORE CONSPIRATORS CAUGHT, The New Orleans Daily Delta, October 28th, 1859. 8 pages. The mulatto Negro Cook captured and brought to Harper's Ferry, Brown carried to court on a stretcher bed, lawyer states there is insanity in his family, Brown refuses the plea, John Copeland, a mulatto, confesses and gives up more names, he states another action was planned in Kentucky. Early trial issue of Brown, some archival restoration. Very good...................................$69.00

404 - PAPERS SHOW BROWN IN COMPLICITY WITH FREDERICK DOUGLAS AND GERITT SMITH, The New Orleans Daily Delta, October 30th, 1859. 8 pages. Paper shows the complicity of Brown with Black Republicans and Abolitionists, Douglas is described as Smith's devout mulatto disciple, beginnings of the trial, military guards, another conspirator jailed as he knew of the plot and did not alarm officials. Old archival repair at ad cut otherwise fine.........................................$65.00

406 - THE EXECUTION OF JOHN BROWN, DETAILED ACCOUNT, The New Orleans Daily Delta, December 10th, 1859. 8 pages. A huge and important account of Brown's execution, led out sitting on a coffin in a wagon, he told the Sheriff, "You must lead me for I cannot see" as he was led to the gallows, the hanging and the removal of the body, Sheriff recalls Brown's visits to the other prisoners before he died, he assails Cook for making false statements, gives each a quarter as "he will have no more need for money". A superb account of the day of the execution in a Southern partisan paper, fine...................................$165.00


    

 
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