Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Rare Signed Cabinet Photo of Clinton B. Fisk, Union General and 1888 Prohibition Party Candidate for President. Fisk garnered 2.2% of the popular vote against Cleveland and Harrison in 1888. An ardent early abolitionist and temperance advocate, he joined the army in 1861 as a private, but rose to the rank of brevet major general, serving with Grant at Vicksburg and later commanding the District of St. Louis. Active in business and charitable pursuits in the decades after the war, Fisk was an active Republican until 1884, when he broke to support Prohibition candidate John St. John. In 1886 he ran as a Prohibitionist for New Jersey Governor, before receiving the national nomination two years later.

    Owing to his active public life, Fisk's autograph is not terribly rare in some forms. But we have never seen a signed photo, nor does the authoritative Sanders guide list one. This example is especially nice, as it is signed boldly on the front side, along with "Brvt. Maj. Genl. U.S. Vols." Excellent condition. For accuracy we note the removal of the revenue stamp over the photographer's imprint on verso. 4.25" x 6.5".

    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
    June, 2006
    7th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,152

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

    Thanks a million for getting approval to sell my Civil War Hospital Death Ledger! You made them AND ME , a nice profit. You are the best!
    Ed W.,
    Mount Vernon, OH
    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 $1,136,520