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Lot 324: c. 1860s Civil War CDV of Confederate Vice President Alexander H. Stephens
29 October 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
Civil War CDVs
Carte de Visite Photograph of Confederate Vice President Alexander H. Stephens by Gurney & Son, New York
c. 1860s Civil War Period, Carte de Visite Photograph of Confederate Vice President Alexander H. Stephens, by Gurney & Son, New York, Choice Very Fine.
This original Carte de Visite Photograph shows a portrait of Alexander H. Stephens in chest-up pose, with maker's back stamp, "PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTISTS J. GURNEY & SON, 707 BROADWAY, N.Y." A very clean CDV with excellent contrast and tone to the image for display. Quite rare.
Alexander Hamilton Stephens (February 11, 1812 - March 4, 1883) was an American politician from Georgia. He was Vice President of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War. He also served as a U.S. Representative from Georgia (both before the Civil War and after Reconstruction) and as the 50th Governor of Georgia from 1882 until his death in 1883.