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    Ben McCulloch Albumen on Austin Studio Mount. 5.5" x 7.75" albumen on 8" x 10" mount. A formal standing studio pose by photographer Harvey Roberts Marks on his Austin studio mount. Based on the setting and attire, taken at the same time as the image offered as lot 51156 in this auction.

    Although the original photograph was taken circa 1860 (as noted by the pencil annotation on verso), the print offered here likely dates from 1870, the year 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 scattered foxing to mount. Light dings to corners of mount.


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    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 months later on May 11, 1861, he received an appointment as brigadier general. McCulloch was killed in action during the Battle of Pea Ridge.



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    March, 2017
    24th Friday
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