US General Samuel Ryan Curtis Of Iowa - Victor of Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas - Cdv
Here is a Real Nice Cdv of US General Samuel Ryan Curtis ! It appears to be a "from life" image that was retouched by the photographer. The mount is in good shape with double gold line borders, but has been lightly trimmed on both sides and the bottom. Curtis's image is sharp and clearly focused with no staining or imperfections. No photographer's mark on the reverse, but "Maj Gen Curtis" is at top in period black ink, as well as several pencil notations by contemporary collectors. A West Point Graduate, attorney, and Civil Engineer, Curtis was born in 1805. After serving in the Mexican War, he was elected to Congress from Iowa. When war broke out in 1861, he raised the 2nd Iowa Infantry. In December, he received promotion to Brigadier-General, and command of the US Army of The Southwest. Ordered to drive Sterling Price's Missouri State Guard out of Missouri, Curtis defeated the combined armies of Price, and Benjamin McCulloch, at the Battle of Pea Ridge, or Elkhorn Tavern, Arkansas, on March 7th & 8th, 1862. Later that year, he captured Helena, Arkansas, and was promoted to Major General. In 1864, hehelped once again drive Sterling Price from Missouri. After the war, Curtis returned to the Engineers Trade, and died in 1866, while working for the Union Pacific Railroad.A Nice Cdv of a Trans-Mississippi US General! $95 plus shipping
Unknown Federal Officer - Photographed by W.M. Phelps, Little Rock, Arkansas
Here's another Nice Cdv of a Federal Lieutenant or Captain,taken in Little Rock, Arkansas ! "From Life" chest up shot is clear and focused with only very minor staining evident. Mount is in great shape, with image centered in gold rope and tassel oval, and nice corners. Reverse shows clear Photographer's Mark of, " W. M. Phelps, Photographer, Corner Gallery, Corner Main and Markham Streets, Little Rock, Ark. " Another Sharp, Clear Federal Image, from a Rare Arkansas Photographer ! $90 plus shipping
Unknown Federal Soldier - Photographed by W.M. Phelps, Little Rock, Arkansas
Here is Another Nice Cdv Of A Federal Soldier, taken inLittle Rock, Arkansas! "From Life" chest up shot is sharp and well focused, though just a little light. A couple of minor stains on the image, but not affecting the subject. This soldier wears an intense stare ! Subject is centered in a gold rope & tassel oval, with good corners. Reverse shows Photographer's mark of, " W. M. Phelps, Photographer, Corner Gallery, CornerMain and Markham Streets, Little Rock, Ark." A Nice Cdv of a Federal Soldier with a Rare Arkansas Photographer's Backmark !
$85 plus shipping
Cdv - Generals Of Our Army, 1861.
Here is a Nice Cdv depicting the Federal "Generals Of Our Army 1861."Center is General Winfield Scott, surrounded by George B. McClellan, John A. Dix, Nathaniel Banks, Nathaniel Lyon, John L. Wool, Robert Anderson, John C. Fremont, and lastly Benjamin Butler. Carte is in good condition with nice clarity and contrast, and untrimmed corners. Reverse shows Seller's affixed stamp of"Earles' Galleries & Looking Glass Ware Rooms,816 Chestnut Street, Philadephia." A Nice Early Composite Cdv ! $55 plus shipping
Cdv - "Commanders Of The Potomac Army"
Here is a Nice Cdv depicting "Commanders Of The Pototmac Army!"Center General US Grant, surrrounded by George Meade, George McClellan, Joseph Hooker, Irwin McDowell, John Pope, and Amrose Burnside. Bottom print shows title, Commanders Of The Potomac Army. Carte is in Very Good Condition, with untrimmed corners, and sharp clear images. No Photographer's mark.A Very Nice Cdv ! $55 plus shipping
Nice Cdv First Seventeen Presidents of the United States
Here is a Nice Cdv of the first Seventeen Presidents of the United States ! Number seventeen was of course, Andrew Johnson, who took office after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. That said, this Cdv probably dates to the end of the war, or maybe just a little bit later. Mount has corners trimmed to fit in an album, while image itself has nice contrast and focus, with no Photographer's imprint. A Sharp Cdv of the First Seventeen US Presidents !
$65 plus shipping
Cdv - "Our Present Peace Commissioners."
Here's a Nice Cdv Likely issued right at the end of the war, titled, "Our Present Peace Commissioners", with President Andrew Johnson, Generals Grant, Sherman, Sheridan, Thomas, Admirals Porter, and Farragut.. Nice clear engravings, with a slight tear at the very bottom. No photographer's mark. $45 plus shipping
Here is a Wonderful Large Cabinet Card Size Image of the Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Monument ! Completed in 1901, the Monument was 314 feet tall, and had cost the State of Indiana, $600,000 dollars ! Back of the image has all the particulars about the monument, cost, height, additions, and meaning. Mentions that a glass obervatory was added in 1936, so this image likely dates to that time period. Image itself is clear with good focus and contrast, and actually better than my pictures. Mount measures 7 inches tall, by 4.5 inches wide. A Neat Indiana Veterans Item, and one that is probably not too common anymore !
Nice Signature of Augustus Hill Garland - Confederate Congressman, Arkansas Govenor & Senator, & US Attorney General
Here is a Nice Ink Signature of Augustus Hill Garland of Arkansas ! Paper is 4 inches wide by 2.5 inches tall, and signed in brown ink.A practicing Arkansas Attorney before the Civil War, Garland was an Arkansas Representative in the New Confederate Congress during the war. Returning to his law practice after the war, Garland stayed behind the scenes in politics until being elected the 11th Govenor of Arkansas in 1874. In 1876, he was elected to the U.S. Senate, serving until 1885, when he resigned to accept the position of United States Attorney General, retiring from politics in 1888, to resume his private practice. Garland died of a stroke in 1899, while arguing a case before the Supreme Court.This piece possibly signed during his tenure in the US Senate, as he signed it, "A. H. Garland,Ark." and underneath that the motto of the State of Arkansas, Regnant Populi , or The People Rule. A nice clipped signature of one of Arkansas' prominent sons ! $35plus shipping
Unidentified Soldier of Co. B, 10th Iowa Infantry, Photographed by A.J. Millard, Little Rock, Arkansas
Here's a Nice Arkansas Photographed Federal Soldier Cdv ! It's a waist up image of a young troop looking intently at the camera. His image is slightly mottled but mostly clear, and well focused. It is inside a gold braid & tassel oval frame. Mount is in good shape with good corners. Reverse shows Photographer's mark of, "Photographed by A. J. Millard, Markham St., Little Rock, Ark." Also on the back in period brown ink, is some scribble that I can't decipher, and a notation in pencil.The pencil notation says, "From album of 18 men of Co. B, and below that, "10th Iowa Co. B." Just a Nice Federal Soldier Cdv with an Uncommon Arkansas Photographer's mark. SOLD
Post-War Cdv of Private Henry H. Meacham, Co. E, 32nd Massachusetts, with daughter gazing at Empty Sleeve.
Here is an Excellent Cdv Image of Private Henry H. Meacham, Company E, 32nd Massachusetts Infantry, entitled, “The Empty Sleeve.” Though he is not identified on this particular Cdv, there are other examples that have his identification penciled in. In 1864, at Petersburg, Virginia, Meachums’ lower right arm was torn off with a solid shot, and later amputated above that. He survived, but was of course discharged for disability. In this image he sits with a young girl, possibly a daughter, on his lap, appearing to gaze at his empty right sleeve. The image is well focused with good contrast and not quite as dark as it appears in my pictures. There a couple of minor stains on the lower portion, but not affecting the subject. The mount is in good shape with sharp corners. The reverse shows a photographers’ imprint of, “G.P. Critcherson, 239 Main Street, Worcester Mass.” Meacham even wrote a 25 Cent book about his wartime experiences, also entitled, “The Empty Sleeve, or the Life & Hardshipsof Henry H. Meacham in the Union Army.”Images of this type were popular at the end, and right after the war. A Nice Identified Cdv Image, showing the results of War Injuries, “The Empty Sleeve !”