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    The Aztec Club

    [Mexican War]. Aztec Club Photograph, circa 1875. The photograph, which features sixteen members of the Aztec Club with four guests, was taken at the Robert Patterson mansion during an anniversary dinner of the club. Members include U. S. Grant, Robert Patterson, John J. Abercrombie, Thomas L. Alexander, John G. Barnard, William F. Barry, Charles J. Biddle, George A. H. Blake, Governor Milledge L. Bonham, William H. French, Edwin L. Hardcastle, Henry Coppee, Fitz John Porter, Oliver L. Shepherd, Zealous B. Tower, and Cadmus M. Wilcox. The guests are Orville E. Babcock, John M. Cuyler, Frederick D. Grant, and Robert E. Patterson. The Aztec Club of 1847 is a patriotic hereditary society founded by U.S. Army officers of the Mexican War. Robert Patterson, who served as a major general during the Mexican War, was president of the club from 1867 until 1881. The photograph is mounted (12.75" x 9.25") and matted to an overall size of 14" x 10". Minor soiling. The reverse bears a partial paper imprint of photographer F. Gutekunst of Philadelphia. An embossed Gutekunst imprint also appears on the front just below the image.

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    Auction Dates
    March, 2015
    14th Saturday
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