Lot 1185
Period Carte de Visite Collection Focused on Abraham Lincoln and His Family
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
The collection's fifty images are housed in a deluxe tooled leather album patented by William W. Harding of Philadelphia on October 17, 1865; embellishments include heavily gilt page edges, faux pearls inset on the boards, and ornate gilt floral patterns throughout; the CDVs consist of both photographs and lithographs, sometimes in multiples variously having or lacking a distributor's backmark. Eleven (11) images depict Lincoln by himself; while over twenty (20) repeating images show Lincoln with his family; other topics present are Lincoln's deathbed scene, his apotheosis to heaven and a welcome by George Washington; the Peace Commission of 1865; an Indiana well dug by Lincoln during his youth; the Lincolns' Springfield home; U.S. Grant with a child (usually labeled "Grant in Peace").

6 x 5-1/2 x 3 in.

Private North Carolina collection

The album has very light shelf wear along the edges; some internal spotting on the leaves; the images in generally very good condition.