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    Brady Carte de Visite of General Ulysses S. Grant. Half-length image of a seated and uniformed Grant, with hands in his lap. When Grant was promoted to Lieutenant General in 1864, he agreed to sit down for photographer Mathew Brady. As the sun had begun to set by the time Grant arrived, Brady instructed one of his assistants to open the shades of the skylight in the studio. The assistant slipped and shattered the skylight, causing two-inch-thick shards of glass to rain down around Grant, who had taken his seat as requested. He was unharmed, and showed "the most remarkable display of nerve" that Brady had ever seen. Light age toning; small nick at lower left edge. Affixed to Brady's Washington DC mount. Fine.

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    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
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