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Lot 23: Five CDV’s from Brady’s Album Gallery
29 October 2016
Yonkers, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Five CDV’s from Brady’s Album Gallery. Brady issued the Civil War images in this format, sometimes credited to the photographers, and sometimes in his own name.CDV’s had already been a rage, and images of celebrities and other subjects would be inserted into special albums along with family photographs.. These Civil War scenes would be placed in the albums along with the CDV’s of the soldiers and their officers that would be sent or brought back home.No. 318. “Mathews’ House, Used by both parties as a Hospital during the battle of Bull Run.” Has the 1861 Barnard and Gibson copyright on the mount, recto, as well as on the verso. Four men in civilian dress lean against the rail fence, the man at the right in a tall hat. Just slight sense of wear. No. 326. “Lewis House, between Bull Run and Manassas. Used as a Hospital by the Confederates at the battle of Bull Run. It was here Mrs. Ricketts found her husband, who was wounded when his battery was taken.” Brady’s 1862 copyright is on the bottom of the mount recto and on the verso. No. 326. “Lewis House, between Bull Run and Manassas. Used a Hospital by the Confederates at the battle of Bull Run. It was here Mrs. Ricketts found her husband, who was wounded when his battery was taken.” Brady’s 1862 copyright is on the bottom of the mount recto and on the verso. No. 361. “View of Gloucester & Yorktown, From Farnhold’s House, with Battery No. 1 in foreground.. The communities can’t be seen. There is some shipping on the river. A soldier looks out at the far left. A stamp from the seller “Brothers New York “ is on the verso. [3-]No. 393. “Headquarters of Lord Cornwallis at the Surrender of Yorktown, Now used as a Hospital, under the Superintendence of Miss Dix.” The left and bottom mount margins have been trimmed. This was done to facilitate inserting the CDV into the tight slit in the album page. No. 465. “Main Entrance, Hampton Church, Va. July 2, 1862.” See Lot 2 and next lot. There was an attempt to present reminders of older American history into the Civil War context. Bottom mount margin has been trimmed. 5 views for $200 (Est. $220 - $320]
Condition Report: [3+]