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    Dealers Lot of Twenty-Five George B. McClellan Cartes de Visite. A larger-than-life figure to be sure; "Little Mac" was one of the most celebrated and controversial generals during and after the Civil War. His conciliatory attitude towards the South did not earn him many fans during Reconstruction and his reputation in many circles has suffered over the past 100 years. However, most serious Civil War scholars believe that he is criticized more for his personality and opinions than his military tactics and field action. Apart from this, McClellan was an instrumental man and officer in the Union effort. Offered here are twenty-five individual CDVs, featuring Little Mac in numerous capacities. Fourteen of them are engravings; the rest are from life. Majority of the "from life" photographs are the well-known image of McClellan and his wife Ellen. The rest are portrait images and an image of McClellan with several of his staff. The engravings range from he and his wife to artists renderings of from life portraits. A true trove of photographs for the McClellan enthusiast. Most do exhibit some faults and condition issues; majority suffer from mild to moderate toning of the images from age and emulsion changes; many exhibit trimmed corners; pencil notations on many.

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    December, 2006
    1st-2nd Friday-Saturday
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