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    Pierre G. T. Beauregard and George Cook Stereograph Photographs Signed "Cook Artist / Sept 8th 1863 / West face / No 1" and inscribed and signed on verso: "G. T. Beauregard / to / Mrs Ada Mason / 1863." Two stereoscopic sepia 2.5" x 2.5" photographs taken by Cook are mounted side by side on 7" x 3.25" heavy card. The photographs depict the west face of Fort Sumter. Then-Brigadier General Pierre G. T. Beauregard (fulll name Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard) (1818-1892) was in command at the bombardment of Fort Sumter, giving the order to fire on April 12, 1861, beginning the Civil War. Photographer George Cook (1819-1902) was one of the foremost Confederate photographers and became famous by recording the gradual deterioration of Charleston and Fort Sumter. Prior to the Civil War, Cook had managed Mathew Brady's New York studio. Lightly soiled. Slightly stained. Overall, fine condition. A terrific item on which to have a Beauregard autograph! Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2005
    13th Wednesday
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