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    Alexander Gardner: "Customer Satisfaction" Letters From William Tecumseh Sherman and John Bingham. Pair of ALsS written to photographer Alexander Gardner complimenting him on his work. The first is an 1867 letter from John Bingham, noted legislator, lawyer, prosecutor in the trial of the Lincoln conspirators, prosecutor in the impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson and principal author of the 14th Amendment. He acknowledges the receipt of Gardner's "...admirable photograph. It is one of the truest, clearest and most artistic I have ever sat for." The other ALS runs 2.5 pages and was written by General Sherman on December 18, 1869. "I received yesterday the most valuable set of photographs proposed by yourself illustrative of the Indians and Indian Country taken in connection with the operations of the River Commission... Many of them are beautiful pictures and all fair details of Indian dress and physiognomy that will be valuable for all time to come." Gardner was tasked with photographing the many Native American delegations that came to the nation's capital during this time.

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