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    Alexander Gardner et al. Letter Signed. Three pages (two separate leaves), 7.75" x 9.75", Washington, May 9, 1866. This document is signed by some of the leading residents of Washington, D.C., (one and one-half pages of this document contain signatures). Many of the signatures had been associates of President Abraham Lincoln. The letter is addressed to Abner S. Brady in appreciation for his "indefatigable zeal in promoting the physical well being of all who have placed themselves under your instruction." Brady, a self-professed Professor of Gymnastics, owned the Washington Gymnasium. The first leaf of this letter bears some minor soiling; the reverse bears heavy mounting remnants, some of which have bled-through to the recto. The second leaf bears some soiling and staining.

    A few signatures in addition to Gardner's include Ward Hill Lamon (a former bodyguard of President Lincoln), Ely S. Parker (General Grant's military secretary), P. T. Hudson (General Grant's aide-de-camp), and John Goldin (another noted photographer). Photographer Alexander Gardner (1821-1882) was employed by Mathew Brady and is most noted for his striking Civil War images, which included several well-known Lincoln portraits and images of the hanging of Lincoln's assassins.


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