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    Spectacular Giant Signed Napoleon Sarony Photograph of William Tecumseh Sherman, Presented by Sherman's Daughter Napoleon Sarony was the successor to Mathew Brady as America's leading portrait photographer. Although best known for photographing performers (he once famously paid Sara Bernhardt $1,500 for permission to photograph her!), he also did highly-recognizable images of other prominent figures. We have seen this image in smaller carte de visite and cabinet photo versions, but never this mammoth display size (photo area itself is 17" x 21"). Signed by Sarony in pencil in the lower right hand corner on the border. Inscribed and signed in the lower border: "Gen. W. T., Sherman to Alex. Fillippinni Esq./ from Gen. Sherman's daughter/Mrs. A. M. (last name indecipherable), 1897." Minor light spotting in field only above and around Sherman's left arm, and on part of border which could probably be substantially mitigated with a cleaning by a good photo restorer, but doesn't really detract significantly. Minor clip to upper right hand corner of border, easily matted out, as is one small edge tear in upper border. Overall nice display condition. An important photograph. 21.5" x 27" including border.

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    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
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