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    WONDERFUL CARTE DE VISITE OF CIVIL WAR GENERAL ARNEY, LATER GOVERNOR OF NEW MEXICO. Believed to be William A. Pile, a Union major general during the Civil War from Missouri. Dressed as a mountain man and guide, the subject poses for Alexander Gardner in Brady's studio against a painted Civil War backdrop. He stands in ¾ profile, wearing a heavily fringed buckskin jacket and pants with a buffalo robe over his shoulders, and sports a bear-claw necklace. He holds a bow in his hands and is surrounded by Navajo blankets as props. Image is affixed to Anthony Brady's National Portrait Gallery mount and measures approximately 2.25" x 3.25". Minor wear at mount corners, else very fine. Identified as "Gen. Arney" on verso in an unknown hand. Additional penciled comments detail previous incorrect ink notations that identified the subject as General W. S. Harney. This is a wonderful Civil War image with New Mexico associations.

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    November, 2007
    10th Saturday
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