Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Abner Doubleday Carte de Visite. 2.5" x 4", with an E. Anthony, New York imprint on verso. A seated chest up portrait of the Union general, seen in his major general uniform with his hat laying on the table beside him. Doubleday (1819-1893) graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1842. He is credited with firing the first shot in the defense of Fort Sumner, the opening battle of the war, and he had a pivotal role in the early fighting at the Battle of Gettysburg. Although he gained fame as a general, Doubleday is perhaps more widely known as the supposed inventor of baseball in 1839. From the Bret J. Formichi American Civil War Rarities Collection.

    Condition: Light toning throughout, with a small spot of foxing. The edges of the albumen are slightly uneven. Pencil notations on verso. Else very good.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2019
    26th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 14
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 239

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $300,000 (minimum $49), plus 20% of any amount between $300,000 and $3,000,000, plus 12.5% of any amount over $3,000,000 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 2020 October 21 Manuscripts Signature Auction - 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