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    John C. Frémont: A Rare and Important 1856 Sixth Plate Ambrotype Image Issued in Support of the First Republican Presidential Candidate. Photographic images of presidential candidates came into wide use in 1860 with the introduction of tintype and albumen images. However, a handful of daguerreotypes and ambrotype items for the 1848-1856 elections are known. The great composition and slogan of this Frémont example, unique to our knowledge, makes it one of the most appealing. Condition is essentially mint, 3.25" x 3.75" as housed in half of original leatherette case. One of the showpieces of the Frent Collection.

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    October, 2017
    21st Saturday
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