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    George Armstrong Custer: A Possibly Unique Mathew Brady Mammoth Albumen Photo of Sheridan with His Staff, Including Custer. One of Brady's most famous images. Dating from January 1865, it shows Phillip H. Sheridan with James Forsyth, Wesley Merritt (whose uniform is offered in this auction), Thomas Devin, and Custer seated on right. A scarce image in smaller size, it may well be the only known example in this imposing size, 16" x 9.75" on a 19.5" x 15" mount.

    The photo itself is in remarkable condition, while the mount has some light soiling and heavier browning around the edges, easily matted out. "Sheridan and Generals" in period black ink on the mount below. This example was purchased in a 2009 "Railsplitter" auction where it brought a hammer price of $9000.


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    June, 2018
    9th Saturday
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