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    Christopher Houston "Kit" Carson Carte de Visite. High-quality bust image of the great American frontiersman, Kit Carson. Image measures approximately 2.25" x 4", n.d. [circa 1840s], New York, New York. Although mountain man, Indian agent, military officer, and explorer Kit Carson was rather short of stature and had an unimpressive demeanor, the strength of his character can be seen in this excellent CDV of Carson in his 40s. He looks purposefully into the camera's lens, wearing a formal suit and tie. His long hair is brushed away from his forehead, revealing a receding hairline.

    The image is backed by a slightly larger photographer's mount bearing a monograph reading "EA" on verso, an early E. A. Anthony backstamp. Below this, the New York address label of Jewish stationers John J. Mitchell & Abram H. Seixas, noting their 907 Broadway location just a few blocks away from Anthony's 501 Broadway studio. This carte de visite is in outstanding condition--bright and clean, with sharp corners and great contrast. Very fine condition.


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    June, 2009
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