Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    George Proctor Kane: Carte de Visite, Tintype, and Cover. Kane (1820-1878) was the marshal of police for the city of Baltimore during the riot of 1861. Despite his sympathies to the Southern cause, Marshal Kane restored peace to the city after a mob attacked Massachusetts soldiers that left twelve civilians and four soldiers dead. He was arrested by Union troops on June 27, 1861, and taken to Fort McHenry and then to Fort Warren, where he was imprisoned for a total of fourteen months. Following his release in 1862, he fled north to Canada. After the war, he served as Baltimore's mayor from November 1877 until June 1878.

    The carte de visite measures 2.5" x 4" features Kane in a three quarter length studio portrait, wearing a short coat with tails, his right hand stuffed into his coat breast. Tanner & Vanness, Lynchburg, Virginia, backstamp. There is a small chip at the left edge and the upper right corner is damaged slightly. The tintype, which measures 1.5" x 1.75", features the same image as the cdv, but from the chest up, produced by Abbott & Co. out of New York. The cover measures 5.5" x 3" and features a vignette, titled "Cain of Baltimore," at the left edge of Kane, standing with a cane in his left hand. The bodies of slain soldiers are seen on the ground near what appear to be log cabins, one labeled "Secession" and one labeled "Union." Mounting remnants on the verso.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2015
    9th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 0
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 350

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $100,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $100,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    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
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 December 9 Civil War, Militaria, Arms & Armor - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    This was my first time dealing with an auction house, and I am 100% completely impressed with Heritage. There is not an aspect of this process that I have a critique for.
    Darryl S.,
    Stuart, FL
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 May 11 Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 May 11 Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,140,582