Excellent Cdv of Confederate General & Mason - Albert Pike
Here is aNice Cdv of Confederate General Albert Pike ! A school teacher, lawyer, newspaper owner, and Mason, Pike served with Mounted Troops during the Mexican War. At the beginning of the Civil War, Pike was appointed as Confederate Envoy to the Native Americans. Popular with the Indian Tribes, he negotiated treaties with several groups including the Cherokees. In November, 1861, Pike received a commission as Brigadier General, and command of the Indian Territory. About 2,000 Indian Troops commanded by Pike, fought at the March 7th & 8th, 1862, Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas. Later in 1862, Pike came into direct conflict with the Confederate Commander of the Department of Arkansas, Thomas C. Hindman, and resigned his commission. In Masonry, Pike became a 33rd Degree Mason, and in 1871, published his book, Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. Cdv is in very good condition, with mount having sharp corners, and double gold line border. Pike's image is faded just a bit, but still sharp and focused. Reverse shows the standard E. & H.T. Anthony Photographer's mark used during the war, and some old pencil with Pike's name. A Nice From Life Cdv of an unusual Trans-Mississippi Confederate General ! $165plus shipping
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
Nice Albumen of Confederate Fortifications at Manassas, Virginia.
Here is an Unusual Size Albumen Photo, Showing
"Confederate Fortifications at Manassas." Mount is
approximately 4" wide by 3" tall, in good shape,with sharp corners,
and the number "626" stamped on the bottom. Image itself has
good contrast and focus, showing an artillery emplacement in the
foreground, with what's possibly a railroad track in front of it.
Across the tracks you can see a small building, lots of wooden
barrels, and a wagon or two, as well as earthworks disappearing
in the distance. Reverse is blank with no photographer's mark.
Size is similiar to some of Brady's "Illustrations of Camp Life"
but it would surely be marked if it were a Brady image.
Nevertheless, it is an Excellent Outdoor Image !
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. $90plus 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 ! $90plus shipping
Unknown Federal Soldier - Photographed by W.M. Phelps, Little Rock, Arkansas
Here is Another Nice Cdv Of A Federal Soldier, taken in
Little 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, Corner
Main and Markham Streets, Little Rock, Ark."A Nice
Cdv of a Federal Soldier with a Rare Arkansas
Photographer's Backmark !
Satirical " 1863 " Cdv of Jefferson Davis - Pondering the Outcome of Vicksburg & Gettysburg
Here is a Wonderful 1863, Cdv Depicting Jefferson Davis Viewing the Results of Vicksburg & Gettysburg ! Looking almost like a political cartoon, the image shows a caricature of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, with hands in pocket, and staring up at a sign on a post. On the sign is printed, "Surrender of Vicksburg, Retreat From Pennsylvania, Fourth of July, 1863."Printed at the bottom of the image is the statement, "How Happy Could I Be With Either?" Beneath that is the Copyright notice which says, "Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1863, by J. Hall & Co., in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York. " Mount is in excellent condition with sharp corners and no staining. Image has great contrast and focus with no staining. Reverse shows Photographer's mark of, "Published by J. Hall & Co., 453 Broadway, N.Y." A Nice Unusual Cartoon Cdv in Great Condition ! $85plus shipping SOLD