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    Very Rare C.1862 Albumen Photographic Portrait of Abolitionist John Brown by Alexander Gardner. 10 1/2" X 14" albumen bust portrait of Brown on the original 14" X 17" Gardner mount. "Alex Gardner Washington, D. C." logo at the bottom. Image with smooth even fading but very crisp, also a minor crack at lower right with no loss and not affecting Brown's image. In flowing ribands of green and yellow watercolor on the lower portion of the image "John Brown / Hero of Harper's Ferry / His Soul goes marching on" Unquestionably period and a wonderful adjunct to this very scarce image. Housed in period walnut frame. The only example of this image we've ever catalogued or for that matter seen.


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    December, 2012
    8th Saturday
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