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    Beautiful Presentation Civil War Photograph Album Containing a Number of Scarce Brady Images. Still housed in the original paste board storage case. The album is absolutely mint. 5" X 6", maroon leather, deeply embossed geometric decoration, gilt brass clasps, gilt embossed on the spine "Photograph Album" and "Lippincott & Co.", also gilt embossed decoration at the edges and gilt edged leaves, with gilt and purple decorative end pages. The front leaf bears an ink calligraphy inscription with a bird and "M. Z. Frasel Christmas 1863." In addition to a number of generic "album fillers," the album contains the following Brady CDV images: daguerreotype of John Quincy Adams, James K. Polk, Franklin Pierce, and exceptional full standing Lincoln, Gen. McClellan, Millard Fillmore, Brig. Gen. Robert Anderson, Comm. DuPont, Sgt. Hart of Ft. Sumter, Winfield Scott, Com. Goldsborough, Gen. Wool, Mar & Mrs. Tom Thumb in wedding garb, Tom Thumb's wedding "The Fairy Wedding Group" both with facsimile signatures, daguerreotype of Zachary Taylor as well as a number of other lesser personages. Also a nice portrait of Col. Wistar and a daguerreotype of Daniel Webster. All images trimmed/rounded along the bottom edges of the mounts to allow them to be easily removed. The images themselves all bright and pristine. Great album.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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