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    Ben McCulloch Albumen on an Austin Studio Mount. 7" x 8.75" albumen on 10" x 12" mount. A formal seated pose by photographer Harvey Roberts Marks on his Austin studio mount. With pencil identification on verso that reads, "Ben McCulloch 1860". McCulloch first arrived in Texas in 1835. He fought at the Battle of San Jacinto and later joined the Texas Rangers under John Coffee Hays. During the Mexican War, McCulloch's Rangers provided invaluable scouting information to the US Army. McCulloch joined the Confederate Army when Texas seceded from the Union. He received a colonel's commission, and three months later on May 11, 1861, he received an appointment as brigadier general. McCulloch was killed in action during the Battle of Pea Ridge.

    The albumen offered here was likely taken in 1860 as the date suggests, but retouched and printed in 1870; which is when Harvey Roberts Marks moved his studio from Houston to Austin. The style of mount and albumen is consistent with that used during the Civil War and not the heavier variety used thereafter. Descended through the family of Henry E. McCulloch.

    Condition: Age toning, with light surface mottling. Scattered foxing to mount, with wear to edges and corners. A few chips to surface of albumen at lower left.


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