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    Mathew B. Brady Bank Check Endorsed "M. B. Brady." 8.5" x 3", white paper check, Washington, D.C., March 16, 1883.

    Perhaps the most well- known photographer of the 19th Century, Mathew Brady's stark portraits of Lincoln and his graphic Civil War images, seem to have captured the spirit of the tumultuous period in a way few authors or historians have been able to do since. This check, drawn on Riggs & Co., is made payable to Brady in the sum of $18.25 by the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Brady has boldly, albeit, shakily endorsed the check on the verso. The check bears the usual perforation cancellations; else it is in fine condition.


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    October, 2013
    17th-18th Thursday-Friday
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