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    Wells, Fargo and Company: A Rare Early Carte de Visite. Dated on Independence Day, it depicts a fully-loaded Wells, Fargo stage coach pulled by a most unusual team of ten horses. The photographer is C. W. Carter of Salt Lake City, and while the store in the background, Bassett & Roberts, did not show up in our research of Salt Lake City, Bassett is a well-established name there. Below the coach, the legend "Wells, Fargo & Co., July 4, 1868, John S. Burnett, Div. Agent, Driving." Extremely deep, rich sepia with outstanding contrast, an Excellent to Mint beauty. We consulted a leading authority on early Wells, Fargo photos who had never seen this image before, nor had he seen a Wells, Fargo coach pulled by a team of ten, probably a flourish for the 4th of July.

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    May, 2015
    18th Monday
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