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The Civil War
 President Abraham Lincoln


6008 - THE DOORMAN TO FORD'S THEATER ON THE NIGHT OF THE ASSASSINATION ISSUED A SOUVENIR OF THE EVENING, A COPY OF THE THEATER BROADSIDE ADVERTISING OUR AMERICAN COUSIN STARRING LAURA KEENE, As time passed, people clamored for mementoes of the fallen President and the events at Ford's Theater. John Buckingham was the door keeper at Ford's on the night of the assassination. In 1894, he published a short, illustrated book called Reminiscences and Souvenirs of the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Before, publishing this book, however, Buckingham got into the business of reproducing playbills from that night. When Buckingham got into the business of reproducing playbills from that night. When Buckingham first started printing his "souvenir" playbills is unknown. The earliest that can be confirmed is by 1879, but it is likely he started much earlier than this. One source states that the reprints were sold on the streets of Washington "a day or two after the tragedy." What is known is that when Buckingham decided to print his souvenirs he went right back to Polkinhorn's printing company. Richard Oliver Polkinhorn, Henry Polkinhorn's nephew, is the one that helped him recreate the bills from that night. Using Polkinhorn's own press and type, the two printed copies and created an engraving of the first issue playbills. Buckingham started selling the playbills as souvenirs. At first, the reprinted bills had no markings to identify them as reprints. Years later, Buckingham would start stamping them, "Lincoln Souvenir Engraving", but by then countless numbers had made their way into the public and began masquerading as authentic bills. In 1890, he produced this 3" X 9" card with a facsimile photograph of the playbill and on the verso a photograph of John Buckingham with an affidavit that he was the doorman on the night of the assassination and the playbill on the front was a facsimile of the actual playbill. Buckingham continued for over 30 years capitalizing on his job as doorman at Ford's Theater that fateful night. The first example we have ever seen offered. Fine..........................................SOLD

6009 - A VERY RARE VIEW OF LINCOLN'S FUNERAL PROCESSION IN BALTIMORE, Stereo by Walzl of Baltimore, Maryland. A very rare view of the Lincoln Funeral procession passing through the streets of Baltimore on April 21st, 1865. The procession went to the Merchants Exchange Building for public viewing, later that day the train left for Harrisburg, PA. An extremely rare view, some soiling to card but photos clear and distinct............................................................$595.00

6010 - LINCOLN'S FUNERAL PROCESSION IN NEW YORK CITY, Stereo card by Anthony of New York, View #2958. The procession through the streets of New York on April 25th, 1865. The New York procession was as follows: "The procession will move from the City Hall, on Tuesday, the 25th inst., at 1 o'clock P.M., precisely, and will proceed up Broadway to Fourteenth-street; through Fourteenth-street to Fifth-avenue: up Fifth-avenue to Thirty-fourth-street; through Thirty-fourth-street to Ninth-avenue, to the Hudson River Railroad Depot." Light soiling, photos clear.............................................$295.00

6011 - LINCOLN'S FUNERAL PROCESSION IN NEW YORK CITY, Stereo card by Anthony of New York, View #2949. The procession through the streets of New York on April 25th, 1865. A slightly different view of the above, [probably another frame that was taken seconds after the first.] The New York procession was as follows: "The procession will move from the City Hall, on Tuesday, the 25th inst., at 1 o'clock P.M., precisely, and will proceed up Broadway to Fourteenth-street; through Fourteenth-street to Fifth-avenue: up Fifth-avenue to Thirty-fourth-street; through Thirty-fourth-street to Ninth-avenue, to the Hudson River Railroad Depot." Fine.............................................................$335.00

6012 - LINCOLN'S UNDERTAKEN CREATES HIS OWN LARGE PHOTOGRAPHIC BUSINESS CARD, 4" X 5" produced by P. Relyea, "Practical Undertaker, undertaker for President Lincoln in New York, April 26th, 1865". Drawing of the Funeral Car of President Lincoln, New York, April 26th, 1865, issued by Relyea in 1873 as a business card capitalizing on his services as undertaken to Lincoln while in New York City. On April 21, New York City's Board of Aldermen hired undertaken Peter Relyea (1815 - 1896) to take charge of Lincoln's funeral procession through the streets of that city. Relyea worked day and night to design and construct the elaborate catafalque that would carry Lincoln's remains. Relyea, a native of New Paltz. New York had been the sexton at the Old Willett Street Methodist Episcopal Church. According to his obituary in The New York Times, Relyea, during his long career, "also buried the remains of many other prominent persons." He was paid the then-astounding sum of $9000 for his services for the Lincoln funeral procession. Extremely rare....................................SOLD


ABRAHAM LINCOLN HIS 'PENNY POSE'


4518 - ABRAHAM LINCOLN
, wet plate albumen carte de visite, no imprint, but an excellent quality image. Ostendorf #88c, Lincoln facing right in a profile pose commonly referred to as the "Penny Pose". Taken by Anthony Berger, Washington, DC who was the manager of the Brady Studio on Tuesday February 9th, 1864. Superb clarity, crisp card, corners slightly tipped to insert into an album. We recently saw another O-88 with a backmark being offered for $3000 in superb condition...this image has superb contrast and detail, only.......................................................
$995.00

21603 - A RARE AUTOGRAPHED CDV OF ONE OF LINCOLN'S ESCORT, PVT. ASA C. CASSIDY, wet plate albumen by Goldin of Washington, 7th Ohio Cavalry. This independent company of cavalry was organized as a body-guard to President Lincoln by order of Gov. Tod during Nov. and Dec. 1863, by recruiting one man from each county in the state, and was known as the 7th independent company, Ohio volunteer cavalry. It was mustered in at Columbus, Dec. 17, 1863, and left for Washington, D.C., on the 22nd. On its arrival there it reported to the secretary of war and was assigned to duty in and around the city, strong details being placed near the president's house, the treasury building, the war office and the other public buildings, in which line of duty they served until Sept. 9, 1865, when the company was mustered out at Washington, in accordance with orders from the war department. Signed on the verso, "Yours truly, A. C. Cassidy, President's Escort, Washington, DC.", RARE.......................................................$350.00



21604 - ABRAHAM LINCOLN
, wet plate albumen carte de visite, by E. Anthony, Ostendorf #86. 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." Backmark: E. & H. T. Anthony, New York, made from a photographic negative in Brady's National Portrait Gallery, sharp on a crisp card..............................................................
$995.00


2031 - Mathew Brady first photographed Abraham Lincoln on February 27, 1860. The day Lincoln addressed a large Republican audience in the modern lecture hall at Cooper Union in New York. Over the following weeks, newspapers and magazines gave full accounts of the event, noting the high spirits of the crowd and the stirring rhetoric of the speaker. Artists for Harper's Weekly converted Brady's photograph to a full-page woodcut portrait to illustrate their story of Lincoln's triumph, and in October 1860, Frank Leslie's Illustrated Weekly used the same image to illustrate a story about the election. Brady himself sold many carte-de-visite photographs of the Illinois politician who had captured the eye of the nation. Brady remembered that he drew Lincoln's collar up high to improve his appearance; subsequent versions of this famous portrait also show that artists smoothed Lincoln's hair and subtly refined his features. After Lincoln secured the Republican nomination and the presidency, he gave credit to his Cooper Union speech and this portrait, saying, "Brady and the Cooper Institute made me President." Ostendorf #17, wet plate albumen carte de visite originally taken by Brady, no imprint, on card which is printed PRESIDENT LINCOLN. An excellent example of this much sought after photograph. The image is of excellent quality. An excellent value as the Brady imprinted card is impossible to find today on the market..........................................SOLD


2032 - ABRAHAM LINCOLN
, wet plate albumen carte de visite, Fredericks of NY imprint. From life, taken according to Ostendorf [0 - 55] between March 1st and September 1st, 1861. Known as the round tipped collar photograph. This early bearded pose of Lincoln is attributed by Ostendorf to Fredericks, McLean, or German. This photograph was often pirated by other photographers and is usually seen on the market as a 2nd generation issue. This card has the Frederick backmark and was taken from a scrapbook affecting some of the surface but leaving a prominent Frederick imprint. The image itself is from life......................................
$425.00

2033 - ABRAHAM LINCOLN SIGNED COMMISSION, dated April 23rd, 1861 appointing Richard Lord as a 1st Lt. US Dragoons and signed by Abraham Lincoln as President and Simon Cameron as Secretary of War. General Lorenzo Thomas signs vertically at the left corner. A large ornate vellum document 14" X 17" with blue applied seal, handsomely framed in a 23" X 32" gold ornate frame with a picture of Lincoln and Cameron. Lord graduated from West Point in 1856 and served with the 1st US Dragoons in the Apache conflict in New Mexico. As the war started, he fought at the Battle of Valverde, later then assigned to the 1st US Cavalry as a Captain, brevetted for bravery at GETTYSBURG to Major, wounded seriously at Funkstown in July 1863, later Brevetted Lt. Colonel for his actions at Five Forks. The signature of Lincoln is quite clear with Cameron's somewhat lighter but readable. A beautiful presentation. With Lincoln commissions routinely bringing $6500 - $9000 up today this one is quite affordable at..........................................................SOLD


1863 - FREE FRANK OF WILLIAM SEWARD ADDRESSED TO HIS SON FREDERICK SEWARD, Top portion of a postal envelope signed by Seward and addressed to his son Frederick Seward when his son was at college. On April 14, 1865, Frederick Seward was injured in an assassination attempt upon his father the same night Lincoln was murdered. Lewis Powell a.k.a "Lewis Paine", an ex-Confederate co-conspirator of John Wilkes Booth attempted to kill William Seward, while the Secretary of State was convalescing at home from a carriage accident. This was Powell's part in the plot to put the government into chaos; Vice President Andrew Johnson and President Lincoln were also to be killed that same evening. After Frederick blocked Powell from gaining access to William Seward's bedroom, Powell tried to shoot Frederick in the head. However, when the gun failed to fire, Powell quickly smashed the pistol over Seward's head, causing several skull injuries. Seward collapsed and fell to the floor at the top of the stairs. Powell then burst into William Seward's room and stabbed him several times in the face and neck. Powell also injured a number of other bystanders, including Frederick's sister Fanny, his brother Augustus, his father's nurse Private George F. Robinson and messenger Emerick Hansell, but no one was killed. Seward's mother was sure that he was going to die; instead, she died on June 21, 1865 of a heart attack. His sister, Fanny, died soon after, in October, 1866. Powell was hanged on July 7, 1865, along with David Herold, George Atzerodt, and Mary Surratt, who were also involved in the conspiracy. A nice tie in to two individuals affected physically by the as assassination attempt.....................................................$85.00


1022 - THE TYPE OF HALF DOLLARS USED TO CLOSE LINCOLN'S EYES
, Two silver half-dollars allegedly placed on Abraham Lincoln's eyes after his death. One is dated 1854; the other, 1861. Several people claim to have placed coins on the fallen president's eyes. The affidavits for these coins attribute the action to Colonel George V. Rutherford under the direction of Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. These coins were placed over his eyes in the Palmer House room where Lincoln died before the undertaken Frank Sands arrived. One is an 1861 Half Dollar minted at the Philadelphia mint and the other was an 1854 Half Dollar minted at the New Orleans mint. Other than being holed they appear to be in extremely fine condition. The photo shown to the left is from Chicago Historical Collection. We offer an 1861 and 1854 Half Dollar from the same mints in comparable condition [but not holed] as examples of the coins used on the historic day. The pair...............................................
$395.00

 

10310 - LINCOLN ENTERS RICHMOND, wet plate albumen carte de visite by Sarony of NY. A famous engraving of Lincoln entering Richmond on April 4-5th, 1865, Richmond, VA, the capitol of the Confederate States of America fell to Union Forces on April 3, 1865. The following day, April 4, 1865 started early for Abraham Lincoln. He began the day with quiet resolve to personally walk the streets of the fallen rebel capitol. He left Washington that morning on the Ship the "River Queen", and stayed with her as far as Varina. He disembarked, and was taken by Army escort to the outskirts of Richmond, where he met the Union Naval Officer David Porter. At about 11:00 AM, Mr. Lincoln entered the city of Richmond on foot, accompanied by Admiral Porter, Captain Bell, and a small protective force of about a half dozen soldiers. Crowds thronged the streets, and chief and eager among them were the emancipated, wishing to pay homage, and give thanks to their Great Emancipator. A very scarce image, very fine...............................................................$200.00

10311 - LINCOLN'S SECRETARY OF STATE WILLIAM SEWARD, MATTHEW BRADY, AND P. T. BARNUM AT WATKINS GLEN, NY IN THE FALL OF 1861, wet plate albumen carte de visite by W. J. Baker's of Utica, NY. Photograph of Seward. A rare photo of Brady, and a group of foreign ministers at Watkins Glen, New York -- probably from the autumn of 1861. Seward is on the right side of the photo, Brady stands at the center, wearing a white suit, P. T. Barnum seated in a top hat. Sharp and clear, any photo including Matthew Brady is rare and desirable......................................SOLD




1003 - ABRAHAM LINCOLN
, wet plate albumen by Anthony/Brady. Ostendorf 49C, Lincoln seated facing left at a table. Taken by Brady in his Washington Studio being Lincoln's first studio session with Brady on or about February 23rd, 1861. Lincoln who was somewhat impatient with the time the lighting was taking to set up has just looked at his watch which he holds in his right hand with the case still open. See Ostendorf pages 77 - 79. Crisp card, superb................................................................
$1,295.00


9091 - ABRAHAM LINCOLN 1864 ELECTION BUTTON
, 16mm two piece button, brass with bearded bust of Lincoln facing left. Listed in Albert #PC-257. Used on patriotic sashes, clothing, and election badges, have several available, [a] toned light spots......................
$65.00 [b] bright brass, near mint condition.......................................$95.00


9092 - ABRAHAM LINCOLN 1864 ELECTION BADGE
, overall 2" X 3" red, white, and blue fabric with stars. In the center is a Lincoln brass portrait button [Albert PC-257 16mm] with a bright finish. Original pin backing. Very fine.......................................................
$295.00

9094 - AN INCREDIBLY RARE KANSAS 1864 ELECTION BALLOT FOR LINCOLN AND JOHNSON, "BLOODY KANSAS VOTES FOR THE FIRST TIME", 4" X 8" printed election ballot for the straight Republican ticket. A fantastic label is applied to the left border stating, "2nd Presidential vote cast by S. P. C. as a citizen of the state of Kansas at the soldier's election at Fort Leavenworth November 8th, 1864. State ticket all elected." The voter has made numerous pencil notations on electors. Included is a clipping from a Kansas newspaper giving the election results by soldiers at that Post by candidate that was published in November 11th, 1864. Only 25 states participated in the election, since 11 Southern states had declared secession from the Union and formed the Confederacy. Three new states participated for the first time: Kansas, West Virginia, and Nevada. The reconstructed portions of Tennessee and Louisiana chose presidential electors, although Congress did not count their votes. McClellan won just three states: Kentucky, Delaware, and his home state of New Jersey. Lincoln was highly popular with soldiers and they in turn recommended him to their family back home. The following states allowed soldiers to cast ballots: California, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin. Out of the 40,247 army votes cast, Lincoln received 30,503 (75.8%), McClellan 9,201 (22.9%), and Scattering 543 (1.3%). Only soldiers from Kentucky gave McClellan a majority of their votes and he carried the army vote in the state by a vote of 2,823 (70.3%) to 1,194 (29.7%). Of the 1,129 counties making returns, Lincoln won in 728 (64.48%) while McClellan carried 400 (35.43%). One county (0.09%) in Iowa split evenly between Lincoln and McClellan. Some age tone and trifle stains. The first Kansas 1864 ballot we have ever seen......................................SOLD

A SOUTHERN PAPER 1ST REPORT ON THE ASSASSINATION OF LINCOLN, MACON, GEORGIA APRIL 26TH, 1865

9095 - A RARE REPORT ON THE COMPLETE ASSASSINATION OF LINCOLN ON A SOUTHERN PAPER IN MACON, GEORGIA ALONG WITH ALL THE NEWS OF THE SURRENDER OF THE CITY, 2 pages 12" X 20" THE DAILY EVENING NEWS, Macon, GA, April 26th, 1865. Front page coverage of reports from other papers detailing the events in Washington when Lincoln was assassinated. Stanton's letter to Sherman announcing Lincoln's murder and the attempt on Seward's life, others detail the shooting and Lincoln lying dying at the Palmer House, numerous reports on the affairs that happened that night for both Lincoln and Stanton. The first official General Orders issued by the Federal Provost dealing with reopening businesses, rules for Federal soldiers in the city, passes to be issued, Negroes not from the city are directed to leave, others except in working parties found on the street after 8:30 will be arrested. The price of the paper is $2 in Confederate money or 5 cents in specie. Opinions by the editor are very positive on how the Federals are occupying the city with minimum disorder and the troops seemingly not offending citizens. The editor reports that he is re-establishing the paper [the last issue was issued April 20th, 1865] due to the fact that other papers the Telegraph and the Confederate have ceased publishing. He notes that this will continue as long as the supply of paper and material will allow. Thus this is the FIRST issue published after General Howell Cobb surrendered Macon to the Federals on April 20th, 1865. He lists no Volume and # on this special issue. An extremely rare issue showing Confederate currency still being accepted even after the surrender of the city. Much rarer than northern assassination papers. Very fine, scrapbook hinge affixed to the spine which could be easily removed but it covers no text whatsoever...............................................SOLD


9193 - CALEB BLOOD SMITH, LINCOLN'S SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR, wet plate albumen carte de visite by Anthony/Brady, seated pose of Smith facing right. Lincoln appointed Smith as the United States Secretary of the Interior in 1861 as a reward for his work in the presidential campaign. He was the first citizen of Indiana to hold a Presidential Cabinet position. However, Smith had little interest in the job and, with declining health, delegated most of his responsibilities to Assistant Secretary of the Interior John Palmer Usher. In 1862, he was interested in the empty seat in the United States Supreme Court vacated by John Archibald Campbell's resignation the previous year. However, Lincoln nominated David Davis for the position instead. When Lincoln showed the draft of the Emancipation Proclamation to his cabinet, the conservative Smith considered resignation upon its public announcement, but accepted the decision in the end. After Smith resigned in December 1862 due to poor health, Usher became Secretary. Smith went home to become the United States circuit judge for Indiana. He died January 7, 1864, from his ill health. President Lincoln ordered that government buildings be draped in black for two weeks in a sign of mourning for Smith's death. Choice condition, quite scarce.......................................................$185.00


9194 - GIDEON WELLES, LINCOLN'S SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
, wet plate albumen carte de visite by Brady, seated pose of Welles facing left. United States Secretary of the Navy from 1861 to 1869. A cabinet post he was given after supporting Lincoln in the 1860 election. Although opposed to the Union blockade of Southern ports, he duly carried out his part of the Anaconda Plan, largely sealing-off the Confederate coastline and preventing the exchange of cotton for war supplies. This is viewed as a major cause of Union victory in the Civil War, and his achievement in expanding the Navy almost tenfold was widely praised. Welles was also instrumental in the Navy's creation of the Medal of Honor. Card is crisp, sharp photograph, small blemish to tip of albumen, otherwise fine......................................
SOLD



9195 - EDWIN BATES, LINCOLN'S ATTORNEY GENERAL
, wet plate albumen carte de visite by Brady, seated pose of Bates facing 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. He was the younger brother of Frederick Bates, second governor of Missouri, and James Woodson Bates, who became an attorney and politician in Arkansas after practicing for a time in Missouri. Crisp card, small blemish to the tip of the albumen, otherwise fine..........................
$125.00

9196 - EDWARD STANTON, LINCOLN'S SECRETARY OF WAR, wet plate albumen carte de visite by Brady, bust pose facing the camera. 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. Crisp card, very nice............................................................SOLD



9197 - HANNIBAL HAMLIN, LINCOLN'S FIRST VICE PRESIDENT
, wet plate albumen carte de visite by Anthony/Brady, standing pose facing near forward to the camera. Hamlin 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. Choice card, near MINT..................................................SOLD



9200 - LINCOLN'S FUNERAL IN WASHINGTON
, wet plate albumen, 3.25" X 4.0", on a period card stock, view of funeral parade going down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington April 19th, 1865. Lines of soldiers marching in the parade, building draped in bunting. Image clear, old mounting traits on corners unaffecting the photo itself, bottom left tip of card restored. Larger format than a CDV.................................................
$200.00






82302 - LINCOLN CENTENNIAL ITEMS
, 1809 - 1909 Lincoln Centennial Items, includes the following three items. 2" X 5" white silk ribbon large oval portrait of Lincoln issued by GAR Post 9, Buffalo, NY, 1" white medal Lincoln medal commemorating his birth centennial, 3/4" copper medal, portrait of Lincoln, also commemorating his centennial. Three items very fine........................................................
$95.00


2099 - 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. Ostendorf #52B. 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. Good contrast, slight wear at tips, otherwise very fine.................................$895.00


7020 - MARY LINCOLN, 1861 INAUGURATION BADGE, 1" X 1.25", small albumen of Mary Lincoln within a gold brass mat showing her with flowers in her hair which is a small version of the Brady photo of her in her inauguration photograph in 1861. Mrs. Lincoln loved flowers and often posed with them in her hands or hair. See Ostendorf page 299. Very fine. The first of this type we have had...........................................................$275.00

7021 - A SUPERB LINCOLN MOURNING BROOCH, 1.5" X 2.0", a large handsome mourning brooch with a albumen photograph of Lincoln within a glass cover, black trim around the image with a gold filled twisted rope border. The photo is a variant of O-92 taken by Anthony Berger February 9th, 1864 and is popularly known as the $5.00 pose. This fine brooch is not the cheaper mass produced mourning badge usually seen on the market. Extremely attractive........................................................$395.00





7022 - HUGE 1864 MASSACHUSETTS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION BALLOT
, a massive election ballot 6" X 10" for Massachusetts LINCOLN & JOHNSON along with the State officers running for election John A. Andrew for Governor among others. "UNION AND LIBERTY, THE UNION IT MUST AND SHALL BE PRESERVED", printed on light yellow paper, very fine and quite scarce.....................................................SOLD







7023 - LINCOLN MOURNING BADGE FOR THE NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING, JUNE 1ST, 1865
, 3" X 9.25", paper mourning badge designed to be worn on the National Day of Mourning June 1st, 1865, portrait of Abraham Lincoln with his simulated signature. Died April 15th, 1865, "I WISH ALL MEN TO BE FREE", absolutely in MINT condition, rare and quite desirable...........................................................
$550.00

7024 - A CONFEDERATE ANSWER TO LINCOLN'S REQUEST FOR A NATIONAL DAY OF FASTING AND PRAYER, 6" x 9.75", broadside prayer within a black border. Entitled, "A PRAYER TO BE SAID BY ALL GOOD CITIZENS ON THE DAY OF FASTING AND PRAYER ORDERED BY ABRAHAM LINCOLN." A prayer broadside creating a prayer to God asking for Divine intervention in their cause against the enemy of liberty..."Do not Oh Lord, let the enemy of our liberty ABE attempt to hide himself in the veil of virtue, lest at any time he may snatch us from thee." Overall very good, some fissure restoration on verso, RARE. AN ANSWER TO LINCOLN'S AUGUST 1861 PROCLAMATION DECLARING September 26th, 1861 AS A DAY OF PRAYER AND FASTING. While this broadside is undated , it is characteristic of broadsides/imprints produced in Baltimore in 1861 dating this issue to the 1861 Proclamation and not the 1863 later Proclamation by Lincoln. Unlisted in Parrish & Willingham........................................$295.00


AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE SIGNED CARTE DE VISITE OF ROBERT TODD LINCOLN TAKEN DURING THE CIVIL WAR

6009 - ROBERT TODD LINCOLN, wet plate albumen carte de visite taken by Goldin & Co with their imprint in Washington, DC. Robert Todd Lincoln poses facing left with his arm on a chair with a dapper moustache. Lincoln signs it boldly on the verso, "Yours truly Robert T. Lincoln." Ostendorf identified the CDV as being taken in 1865. See Ostendorf page 303. Exceedingly rare as most images of Robert T. Lincoln signed are much post war. This example is a war period example signed on the verso boldly. He was the first son of Abraham Lincoln. Active in Republican politics, and a tangible symbol of his father's legacy, Robert Lincoln was often spoken of as a possible candidate for office, including the presidency, but never took steps to mount a campaign. The one office to which he was elected was Town Supervisor of South Chicago, which he held from 1876 to 1877. (The town later became part of the city of Chicago.) He did accept appointments as Secretary of War in the administrations of James A. Garfield and Chester A. Arthur, and Minister to England in the Benjamin Harrison administration. Near mint condition.................................................SOLD


5012 - LARGE REPRINT OF THE APRIL 15TH, 1865, NEW YORK HERALD REPORTING THE ASSASSINATION OF LINCOLN, HIS YOUNG PORTRAIT USED BY THE GRANO PURE GRAIN COFFEE COMPANY, C 1890, a full sized two page newspaper reporting the news published by the New York Herald on April 15th, 1865 most probably published on the 30th Anniversary of the printing [1895]. There is a large ad on page two for the coffee. Some fissures that have been restored. Overall very good....................................$35.00

4226 - RARE 1860 ELECTION BALLOT FOR STEPHEN DOUGLAS AND HERSCHEL V. JOHNSON
, 2.5" X 5", National Democratic Ticket, Douglas/Johnson Ticket, lists the electors for the ticket including Seraphim Meyer who became a Colonel of the 107th Ohio and was wounded at Chancellorsville and fought at Gettysburg. This ballot was from the State of Ohio. 1860 ballots are rare and this is the first Douglas/Johnson we have had in years. Some archival repairs of fissures to the verso, light stains, quite scarce.........................................
$250.00


4228 - OLD ABE, CIGAR LABELS, 1.5" X 6", solid black paper labels with a large portrait of Lincoln, "OLD ABE" in print, even in death Lincoln's memory was carried on in many commercial entities. Mint condition, almost looks like mourning ribbon with the black back ground, have several................................................$15.00/each

4229 - AN ATTRACTIVE MCCLELLAN 1864 ELECTION CAMPAIGN PHOTOGRAPHIC PIN WITH COLORED RIBBON IN A PERIOD FRAME, the wooden ornate frame of the period is 8" X 12" with a leaf motif decorative trim. The campaign pin has a small albumen photograph of McClellan within a small brass mat mounted on a red-white-blue ribbon with three small tassels in red-white-blue hanging from the ribbon. In excellent condition - ribbons have maintained nice color. Obviously kept by a supporter of McClellan in his failed bid for President in 1864 and framed as a remembrance of the lost campaign. These McClellan badges are scarcer than Lincoln 1864 Campaign badges..............................................$595.00


4007 - LINCOLN AND FAMILY, Currier & Ives Lithograph "The Lincoln Family" 1867 - dated Post Assassination Period. Choice. This vivid Lithograph measures 15" X 11" and is nicely matted to 19" X 14.5". It is an original printed by Currier & Ives, 152 Nassau St. New York. It shows Abraham Lincoln and family sitting at a table with President Lincoln reading to Thaddeus and Mrs. Lincoln and Robert looking on. Minor edge border fissures no affecting the print itself that would be not seen when framed. A good buy at........................................$250.00


2025 - THE ELECTION OF 1860 STEPHEN DOUGLAS, Stephen Arnold Douglas (April 23, 1813 - June 3, 1861) was an American politician from Illinois and the designer of the Kansas - Nebraska Act. He was a U.S. Representative, a U.S. Senator, and the Democratic Party nominee for President in the 1860 election, losing to Republican Abraham Lincoln. Douglas had previously defeated Lincoln in a Senate contest, noted for the famous Lincoln - Douglas debates of 1858. He was nicknamed the "Little Giant" because he was short in physical stature, but a forceful and dominant figure in politics. A brass Presidential token, bust of Douglas, "Demoratic Candidate for the Presidency", "The Champion of Popular sovereignty", dated 1860, 27mm. EF...............................................................$165.00

2027 - IMPRINTED LETTER WASHINGTON ARSENAL, THE SITE OF THE EXECUTION OF THE ASSASSINS OF LINCOLN, 8" X 10" letter sheet imprinted Assistant Quartermaster's Office, Washington Arsenal, dated February 16th, 1864 addressed to the Commander of the Arsenal Captain J. J. Benton by Captain Barrett requesting money for quarters per army regulations. The conspirators accused of assassinating president Abraham Lincoln were imprisoned there and, after being found guilty, four were hanged and the rest received prison sentences. Among those hanged was Mary Surratt, the first woman ever executed under federal orders. Captain Benton was in command of the arsenal when the execution took place. Very fine..........................$75.00


2029 - SENATOR JOSEPH LANE, VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE IN 1860 ON BRECKENRIDGE'S TICKET
, Carte de Visite by Kane of New York. Bust up pose from life. Joseph "Joe" Lane (December 14, 1801 - April 19, 1881) was an American politician and soldier. He was a state legislator representing Evansville, Indiana, and then served in the Mexican - American War, becoming a general. President James K. Polk appointed Lane as the first Governor of Oregon Territory. When Oregon was admitted as a state in 1859, Lane was elected one of Oregon's first two U.S. Senators. In 1860, Lane was nominated for Vice President of the pro-slavery Southern wing of the Democratic  Party, as John C. Breckinridge's running mate. Lane's pro-slavery views and sympathy for the Confederate States of America in the Civil War effectively ended his political career in Oregon. Very un-common. Very fine.......................................................
$125.00




2029 - MISS LIBERTY AT LINCOLN'S BIER
, Carte de Visite no imprint, Thomas Nast's famous depiction of the nation in mourning. First published by Thomas Nast in Harper's Weekly, Published April 29th, 1865. Very fine...............................................
$135.00

2030 - FATHER FRANCIS EDWARD BOYLE, SERVED AS A CHARACTER WITNESS FOR MARY SURRATT AT HER TRIAL AND ATTENDED CAPTAIN HENRY WIRZ BEFORE HIS EXECUTION, Salt print of Father Boyle on a 8" X 10 board with the photo 7" X 6", circ. 1859 - 62, Pastor of St. Peter's Church in Washington and testified to the good character of Mary Surratt at her trial on May 25th, 1865. He later attended the soon to be executed Captain Henry Wirz who was tired by a military commission and executed November 10th, 1865. A similar photo appears in "Historic St. Mary's Montgomery County. Maryland 1813 - 186" by Rev. Robert McNair 1963. Previously sold by Hendershott & Co. at $350 [catalogue page included]. An interesting addition to any Assassination collection......................................................$250.00

2031 - GENERAL JOHN F. HATRANFT, Carte de Visite by Lenzi of Norristown, PA. Bust pose from life in uniform. Hartranft raised a three-year regiment, the 51st Pennsylvania Infantry, and became its colonel. They first served on the North Carolina coast in the Burnside Expedition, Hartranft led them in battle at Roanoke Island and New Bern. In July 1862, Hartranft's men proceeded to Newport News, Virginia, to become part of Burnside's IX Corps, with whom they fought in the Second Battle of Bull Run and at South Mountain. They also fought at the Battle of Antietam, where Hartranft led its famous charge across Burnside's Bridge, suffering 120 casualties. They also participated in the Battle of Fredericksburg. The 51st Pennsylvania was transferred to the Western Theater, where Hartranft saw action at the battles of Vicksburg, Campbell's Station, and Knoxville; in the latter two actions, he served as commander of the 2nd Division of the IX Corps while still a colonel. He commanded the 1st Brigade, 3rd Division of the IX Corps in the 1864 Overland Campaign, participating in the fighting at the Wilderness and Spotsylvania before he was promoted to brigadier general, as of May 12, 1864. He continued in operations against Richmond and Petersburg. His brigade distinguished itself in the Battle of Peebles' Farm. when the IX Corps was reorganized, he was given command of a new 3rd Division, consisting of newly raised Pennsylvania regiments. Hartranft was brevetted major general by Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant for defeating Confederate General Robert E. Lee's last offensive at the Battle of Fort Stedman, bringing his untested division from its reserve position and counterattacking to recover the captured fort. At the war's end, Hartranft commanded the Old Capitol Prison and was appointed a special provost marshal during the trial of those accused in the Lincoln assassination. He was noted for his kind treatment toward Mary Surratt, the first woman executed by the Federal government. On July 7, 1865, Hartranft led Mary Surratt, Lewis Paine, David Herold and George Atzerodt to the gallows in what is now called Fort Lesley McNair. He read them their last rites, and they were hanged. Very scarce.......................................................$295.00


3228 - LINCOLN SILK MOURNING RIBBON, WORDS TAKEN FROM HIS 2ND INAUGURATION ADDRESS ON THIS MEMORIAL RIBBON
, c. 1865, 2" X 3.25", white silk, black bordered shield, printed within "With Malice towards none and charity for all. With firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right - A. Lincoln." Taken from his 2nd inaugural address. The weather was awful March 4th, 1865. It had been raining for weeks. Riding down Pennsylvania Avenue at noon to the Capitol, Lincoln's carriage churned through a foot of mud and standing water. A crowd waiting for hours at the east front of the Capitol, now stood sodden, deep in sludge. Above the Inaugural platform, dark clouds scudded across the horizon, but as President Lincoln stood to take the Oath of Office, the sun suddenly burst through the clouds and flooded the scene with brilliant light. Standing in front of a reading desk, the new Capitol dome high behind him, Lincoln gave his second Inaugural Address. It was short, the shortest in history - seven hundred and three words. The last paragraph is comprised of about ten per cent of them and they are, in American memory, indelible. For Caroline R. Wright, the wife of the Civil War Governor of Indiana, then visiting Washington for the Inauguration, Lincoln wrote in her autograph album the words he had so recently spoken: With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan - to do all which may  achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations. In little over a month some of these words were used on this memorial ribbon. In overall fine condition, slight fraying at the top, silk has good firmness and not brittle...............................................
$495.00



2072 - ABRAHAM LINCOLN
, Carte de Visite by Anthony/Brady, O-51B, the classic seated pose of Lincoln taken at the Brady Studio in Washington, February 24th, 1861, one of the five poses Gardner took that day. Note his closed right hand that was swollen due to shaking thousands of hands during his seven state train tour. This first bearded pose of the newly elected President created much excitement. A good clear image of Lincoln from life, card has some age tone, trifle blem but a quite pleasing example of this early view of Lincoln at a moderate price..............................................
$450.00

LINCOLN AND THE ASSASSINATION

2000 - THE ELECTION OF 1864, Lincoln with a new running mate, Andrew Johnson, defeats George McClellan for the Presidency. This 11" X 14" display features an original election ballot for the ticket of Lincoln and Johnson for the election of 1864. Copy color photos of Lincoln and Johnson compliment the display. The ballot originated from Ohio and has a central vignette of Miss Liberty and lists the electors from that particular county. The ballot is encased in acid-free Mylar. Light tone but in fine condition. The double matting is acid-free as well. A nice addition to any Lincoln collection..............................$275.00/unframed (Framing is available at a nominal fee)

A SPLENDID COLLECTION OF JOHN WILKES BOOTH CARTE DE VISITE PHOTOGRAPHS

In his lifetime, Father Robert Keesler of St. Mary of the Mills Church in Laurel, Maryland assembled one of the country's finest collections of carte-sized images of John Wilkes Booth and Booth's associates. In 1996, Donald P. Dow purchased the Keelser Collection almost intact from Don Kemp, a Maryland-based colelctor who had obtained it from Father Keesler. The following 14 Carte de Visite photographs came from Father Keesler's collection which were in the Dow Collection. Many have his typed notes included.



2001 - JOHN WILKES BOOTH
, Carte de Visite, no imprint, Gutman #4, a very uncommon image of Booth standing in a gray coat with fur collar with his hand on a book. Originally published by Burham of Boston, Fine, Ex-Keesler/Dow Collection...........................................
$295.00




2002 - JOHN WILKES BOOTH
, Carte de Visite, no imprint, Gutman #17, a scarce pose of Booth seated with his loud checkered vest facing slightly to the right. Originally taken by Black & Case, Boston. A high quality image, very fine, ex-Keesler/Dow Collection.......................................
$325.00




2005 - JOHN WILKES BOOTH
, Carte de Visite no imprint, but of high quality, Gutman #20, Booth stands 3/4 length wearing his coat with cape with astrakhan fur collar. Excellent contrast and detail, originally taken by Fredericks, ex-Keesler/Down Collection, very fine........................
$295.00





2007 - JOHN WILKES BOOTH
, Carte de Visite, no imprint but of high quality, Gutman #22, Booth seated looking to his left holding his famous cane, checkered vest. The photo replicated after the assassination to use to identify Booth, on the verso "J. Wilkes Booth, the murderer of the President." Very fine, ex-Keesler/Dow Collection................................
$295.00




2008 - JOHN WILKES BOOTH
, Carte de Visite by Tuck Photograph Artist, from the original by Silsbee & Case, Gutman #25, a rare view of Booth full standing leaning on ornamental balustrade by a fluted column wearing a flat top beaver hat, glove and his walking stick in hand, legs crossed at east. A very seldom seen view of Booth. Very fine, ex-Keesler/Dow Collection........................................
$395.00




2011 - JOHN WILKES BOOTH
, Carte de Visite, no imprint, Gutman #29, originally taken by Fredericks in 1863, this excellent image shows Booth standing to the right with his hand on his chest. A very scarce pose of Booth. Ex-Keesler/Dow Collection. Very fine..............................
$395.00



2012 - JOHN WILKES BOOTH
, Carte de Visite originally taken by Fredericks of NY in 1863, Gutman #30, this card has no imprint. A rare 3/4 standing pose of Booth his hand on his chest facing to the left. This image was later used with the contrived CDV of Booth and the devil. Very good, top left corner has been restored unaffecting the image, Ex-Keesler/Dow Collection................................................
$250.00


2014 - JOHN WILKES BOOTH, albumen on 3.75" X 5.25" period cardstock with old inscription, "Wilkes Booth, The man who shot Lincoln," no imprint, Gutman #20, Booth stands 3/4 length wearing his coat with cape with astrakhan fur collar, his gloved hand holding his coat open. Originally taken by Fredericks, Ex-Dow Collection, fine, unusual size.............................................$275.00

2015 - THE DEATH OF WILKES BOOTH, 3.75" X 5.25", on period cardstock, albumen of a lithograph by N. Orr and Company, a scene of Booth lying on a cot near death, his head being held up by a soldier, a physician at his side, soldiers standing around the dying Booth. Old calligraphy "Death of Wilkes Booth", Ex-Dow Collection, very fine.................................$295.00

2016 - BOSTON CORBETT, Albumen of Corbett from the chest up, on period cardstock 3.75" X 5.0", old notation on front "Boston Corbett, the man who shot Booth." On April 24, 1865, Corbett's regimen 16th NY Cavalry, was sent to apprehend John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln, whom Booth fatally shot on April 14, 1865. On April 26, the regiment surrounded Booth and his accomplice, David Herold, in a tobacco barn on the Virginia farm of Richard Garrett. Herold surrendered, but Booth refused. The barn was set on fire in an attempt to force him out into the open, but Booth remained inside. Corbett was positioned near a large crack in the barn wall. In an 1878 interview, Corbett claimed that he saw Booth aim his carbine prompting him to shoot Booth with his Colt revolver despite Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton's orders that Booth should be captured alive. Eyewitness Lieutenant Edward P. 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." Booth's spinal cord was severed, and he died two hours later. Ex-Dow Collection. Heritage auctions, when cataloguing the image, described it as being possibly unpublished. Fine.......................................$350.00

2017 - LT. EDWARD P. DOHERTY, 16TH NEW YORK CAVALRY, THE UNIT THAT CAPTURED BOOTH AND HEROLD, albumen of Lt. Doherty in uniform, on the original cardstock 3" X 5". On April 24, 1865, 10 days after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Doherty was sitting with a fellow officer of his regiment on a park bench opposite the White House, when he received orders from a messenger to assemble a detachment of twenty-five men and report to Colonel Lafayette C. Baker, Agent of the Department of War. He and his men were to hunt down John Wilkes Booth and any co-conspirators. Two days later, the men of the 16th Regiment, accompanied by two detectives of the intelligence service, Luther Baker, cousin of Lafayette C. Baker, and Everton J. Conger, caught up with Booth and his accomplice David E. Herold in a tobacco barn near Port Royal, Virginia owned by Richard H. Garrett. With the barn surrounded, Doherty called upon Booth to surrender, but he refused and threatened to shoot anyone who entered. His accomplice relented and as he surrendered to Doherty, Sergeant Boston Corbett fatally shot Booth in the neck through a crack in the side of the barn, as the assassin had been aiming to fire at either Doherty or Herold. Doherty and the men of his regiment returned to Washington, DC on April 27, 1865 with Booth's body. Old notation on front, "Lt. E. P. Doherty, comd. 16th NY Cavalry, Captor of Wilkes Booth." Ex-Dow Collection. Very fine.....................................................$595.00

NEW DISPLAYS NOW AVAILABLE

2020 - LINCOLN AND THE CONSPIRATORS - LINCOLN'S HAIR, WOOD FOR THE GALLOWS, AND MARY SURRATT'S HAIR, 11" X 14" burgundy suede matting with gold Florentine trim. A new display highlighting Mary surratt who was one of the four conspirators executed on July 7th, 1865. The strand of Lincoln's hair originated from a well documented lock given to Mrs. Caroline Wright, the wife of the Governor of Indiana by Mary Lincoln. The documented wood fragments originated from relics obtained by a soldier stationed as a guard in the prison yard. Mary Surratt's hair was included in the effects of Samuel Curtis another guard at the prison and found in his 1865 diary. Provenance papers on all artifacts are included with the display. All artifacts are in small magnified boxes for better viewing. The photos are copies from original images of the period.................................$425.00/unframed (Framing available at a nominal charge)

2021 - LINCOLN AND THE CONSPIRATORS - LINCOLN'S HAIR, WOOD FOR THE GALLOWS, MARY SURRATT'S HAIR, AND A REMNANT FROM THE BINDINGS THAT WERE USED TO BIND MRS. SURRATT'S ARMS DURING THE HANGING, 11" X 14" burgundy suede matting with gold Florentine trim. A new display highlighting Mary Surratt who was one of the four conspirators executed on July 7th, 1865. The strand of Lincoln's hair originated from a well documented lock given to Mrs. Caroline Wright, the wife of the Governor of Indiana by Mary Lincoln. The documented wood fragments originated from relics obtained by a soldier stationed as a guard in the prison yard. Mary Surratt's hair was included in the effects of Samuel Curtis another guard at the prison and found in his 1865 diary. The remnant of cloth bandage was included with a period note attesting that the wood came from the gallows and the cloth originated from the bindings that held her arms during the execution. These bindings had been made from material from a shelter tent at the same time the executioner, Christian Rath, made hoods from the same material. The latter is an incredibly rare relic of that faithful day. Provenance papers on all artifacts are included with the display. We have a very limited number of displays available.........................................$549.00/unframed (Framing available at a nominal charge)

2022 - MARY SURRATT, LINCOLN CONSPIRACY, 8" X 10" display featuring a strand of hair from Mary Surratt. The matting is suede with gold Florentine trim. A strand of her hair is encased in a magnified box with a copy of an original photograph of Mrs. Surratt at the time of the Civil War. Mary Surratt's hair was included in the effects of Samuel Curtis a guard at the prison and found in his 1865 diary in an envelope in his hand attesting the hair belonged to Mary Surratt. Provence papers are included on the hair from Samuel Curtis.........................................................$295.00/unframed (Framing available at a nominal charge)

2023 - JOHN BROWN, EXECUTED FOR HIS ATTACK ON HARPER'S FERRY IN 1859, FAMOUS REVOLUTIONARY ABOLITIONIST, A STRAND OF HIS HAIR, 8" X 10" double matted display featuring a strand of hair belonging to John Brown. John Brown (May 9, 1800 - December 2, 1859) was a white American abolitionist who believed armed insurrection was the only way to overthrow the institution of slavery in the United States. During the 1856 conflict in Kansas, Brown commanded forces at the Battle of Black Jack and the Battle of Osawatomie. Brown's followers also killed five slavery supporters at Pottawatomie. In 1859, Brown led an unsuccessful raid on the federal armory at Harper's Ferry that ended with his capture. Brown's trial resulted in his conviction and a sentence of death by hanging. The display comes with sound provenance from noted expert Charles Hamilton......................................................$275.00/unframed (Framing available at a nominal charge)


5017 - A COLLECTION OF CDV'S OF LINCOLN'S FIRST CABINET IN 1861, 8 Carte de Visite photos all with Anthony/Brady back marks, includes the following: William Seward, Secretary of State, Edward Bates, Attorney General, Gideon Wells, Secretary of the Navy, Caleb Smith, Secretary of the Interior, Montgomery Blair, Postmaster General, Salmon Chase, Secretary of the Treasury, Edward Stanton, Secretary of War, and Hannibal Hamlin, Vice President. The Hamlin card is a rare 3/4 standing view [a $275 view itself]. All cards in choice condition with the Bates having several trifle age tone spots. Sold as a collection. Several seated poses...........................................................$1,295.00


12136 - STEPHEN A. DOUGLAS, Carte de Visite by Anthony. Waist up pose. Ran against Lincoln in the election of 1860, known as the "Little Giant." Douglas initially endorsed the Dred Scott decision of 1857. But during the 1858 Senate campaign, he argued its effect could be negated by popular sovereignty. He also opposed the efforts of President James Buchanan and his Southern allies to enact a Federal slave code and impose the Lecompton Constitution on Kansas. In 1860, the conflict over slavery led to the split in the Democratic Party in the 1860 Convention. Hard line pro-slavery Southerners rejected Douglas, and nominated their own candidate, Vice President John C. Breckinridge, while the Northern Democrats nominated Douglas. Douglas deeply believed in democracy, arguing the will of the people should always be decisive. When Civil War came in April 1861, he rallied his supporters to the Union with all his energies, but he died a few weeks later. A very nice fresh card. Very fine.........................................................$175.00




12137 - GIDEON WELLES, SECRETARY OF THE NAVY UNDER LINCOLN
, Carte de Visite by J. O. Kane of New York. A very large close up pose of Welles that is seldom seen and I do not believe we have ever offered before. Gideon Welles (July 1, 1802 - February 11, 1878) was the United States Secretary of the Navy from 1861 to 1869. His buildup of the Navy to successfully execute blockades of Southern ports was a key component of the Northern victory of the Civil War. Welles was also instrumental in the Navy's creation of the Medal of Honor. Fresh card, very fine with great detail..............................
$175.00







3001 - JOHN WILKES BOOTH
, Carte de Visite by Fredericks of New York. Booth seated facing the left with hand on chin with his glove in his other hand. Gutman #19. Charles Fredericks of New York took several photos of Booth at one time this being the second of his poses. An original from life with the Fredericks imprint [original photographer]..............................................
$295.00


SOME SCARCE LINCOLN RELATED ITEMS





1170 - LINCOLN MOURNING IMPRINT, PSALM 42
, 3.5" X 5", yellow bond paper, large black mourning border ABRAHAM LINCOLN PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, Mortally wounded by an Assassin April 14th, 1865, died on the 15th of April 1865. Below is listed by verse Psalm 42 [LXII]. "Truly my soul waiteth upon God; from he cometh my salvation"........several other verses from that psalm. Very fine...........................................................
$150.00





1171 - THE DEATH AND BURIAL OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN
, dated 1865 by R. Thayer, Boston, song sheet, 5" X 7", A NATION MOURNS ITS LOSS, a song by Humanitas set to music lyrics of "Sweet Home," "A nation is in mourning for one who was beloved without a moment's notice. whose been from earth removed; to catch the painful tidings, the people come and go, while neath Jehovah's chidings, they bear his body home...half mast the flags are flying, bells toll in mournful strain, while old and young are crying the President is slain." Much more...black decorative borders, fine.................................................
$200.00







1172 - PRESIDENT LINCOLN'S FAVORITE POEM
, 6" X 10", black bordered, bold type, large eagle standing on shield surrounded by flags, A. W. Auner, Philadelphia, described as Lincoln's favorite poem of 11 stanzas, "Oh why should the spirit of mortal be proud, like swift fleeting meteor, a fast flying cloud, a flash of lighting, a break of the wave. He passeth from life to his rest in the grave"...."Tis the wink of an eye, 'tis the draught of a breath, from the blossoms of health to the paleness of death, from the gilded saloon to the bier of the shroud, Oh why should the sprit of mortal be proud." [only the 1st and last verses shown above]. An interesting poem touching on Lincoln's realization on how fleeting life was and the thin margin between life and death, very fine.....................................................
$250.00




1174 - MOURNING CARTE DE VISITE, LINCOLN'S FAREWELL ADDRESS TO HIS OLD NEIGHBORS
, Crater's Photographic Gallery, Chicago, [1865 J. L. Campbell, Lincoln's final address to his neighbors February 12th, 1861 at Springfield, IL.] Vignette of Liberty leaning over Lincoln's bier in mourning, black bordered. A remembrance of his last words in Springfield before he left for Washington in 1861. Quite possibly printed for the funeral train passage through Chicago and finally at Springfield. Fine.................................................
$200.00

1175 - MOURNING CARTE DE VISITE, LINCOLN'S FAREWELL ADDRESS TO HIS OLD NEIGHBORS, Published by Bates and H. W. Field, 1865, Chicago. Beautiful engraving of Lincoln with his farewell address to his old friends in Springfield in February 1861, engraved at the Eastman National Business School [Chicago], sold for the benefit of the Lincoln Memorial fund by Isaac Bates and H. W. Field to be paid monthly to the monument fund 10% o fsales. Note on verso states sent home by a solider during the war named Morse, very rare issue, very fine...........................................................$295.00


1176 - LINCOLN MOURNING CARD
, Carte de Visite, IN MEMORIAM ABRAHAM LINCOLN, bust of Lincoln within a large black oval, black bordered, born February 12th, 1809 died April 15th, 1865, published by Magee of Philadelphia, choice condition. Used also as a coat mourning decoration..........................................
$195.00






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

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






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  






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



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


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


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.................................................
SOLD

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


  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

 



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


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


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


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


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........................................................................SOLD





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


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

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

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


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

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

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.......................................................SOLD

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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