Lot 45    

General U.S. Grant Mammoth Plate Photograph with Clipped Signature
6/23/2011 - American History, Including the Civil War
A large format albumen photograph taken in 1865 of General Ulysses S. Grant in his military uniform, wearing a mourning ribbon for Lincoln on his left arm, with card attached to photograph at lower right signed U.S. Grant and dated in pencil 4/6/80. Photographed by F. Gutekunst, Philadelphia, as indicated by imprint below image and printed label on verso, which is dated in pencil Aug. 1867. 15.25 x 18 in., mounted, 17.25 x 20.25 in.

Condition:  
Some foxing to upper right corner and lower left corner of print, as well as along the margins of print and mount, but not affecting Grant; some spotting on autographed card; some staining to mount's verso.
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