Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Hand-Colored Print of Former Slave and Confederate Cook Joe Warren. Joe Warren, the slave of Colonel William E. Travis who followed him to war is the subject of this moving hand-tinted 8" x 10" photograph. Taken late in his life, this image shows Warren with his head bowed and resting on his cane. His eyeglasses resting atop his head have been tinted gold, the kerchief around his neck red. The amazing detail of the old man's skin and hair, even the tattered strings from the cuffs of his coat all lend an air of desperation to this print of man who in his earlier life was present with his master during the Civil War.

    Joe Warren, written about by former Confederate Lieutenant Edwin H. Rennolds in his book A History of the Henry County Commands Which Served In The Confederate Army, Including the Rosters of the Various Companies Enlisted in Henry County, Tennessee, With Portraits, not only went to war with his master as a cook, he attended the Confederate reunions years after the war as evidenced by a photograph of him along with other Confederate veterans at the Henry County Courthouse in the early 1900s. With a copyright 'c-in-circle' mark at the lower left, the image bears the initials "FDR", possibly a mark of the artist who hand-tinted the picture. This is an amazing image of a former slave who witnessed the Civil War from the side of the Confederacy.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 644

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold on Jun 25, 2007 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2021 September 25 - 26 Americana & Political Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    I don’t often do testimonials but in this case I felt truly obligated to thank Heritage Auctions for the extremely professional job your organization did for me.
    Charlie K.,
    Pittsburgh, PA
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search