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    John Brown: A Most Unusual and Rare Tintype Image of the Notorious Leader of the Harper's Ferry Raid. Brown was revered as a martyr in many Northern abolitionist circles, and it is not surprising that Abbott & Co. of New York chose to include him in their circa 1862 series of tintypes of prominent Americans. These were widely distributed (we have probably seen several dozen examples of the popular Lincoln version), but we have never before seen this John Brown variety. Contemporary John Brown items are all highly collectable. Choice condition with original I.D. card on verso. 1.375" x 1.625".

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2013
    23rd-24th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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