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2024 Winter Fine Art, Antiques & Jewelry (Day 1)

Sat, Jan 27, 2024 09:00AM EST
Lot 561

26 CDVs of 19th C Personalities: Johnson, Webster, Stowe & E. TN

Estimate: $300 - $350

Bid Increments

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$0 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $200
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

Grouping of CDVs of National and East Tennessee interest. Subjects include U.S. President from Tennessee Andrew Johnson; Henry Ward Beecher together with sister Harriet Beecher Stowe; Daniel Webster; James Russell Lowell from the 1855 drawing from S.W. Rowse; Horace Greeley; John A. Andrew, 25th Governor of Massachusetts 1861-1865; Johann Strauss; John Greenleaf Whittier; Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore (1829-1892, composer who penned "When Johnny comes Marching Home"); Tennessee Governor W.G. Parson Brownlow; Horace Maynard (1814-1882, Tennessee House of Representatives, Unionist, Abolitionist); CDV labeled as Mrs. Reeves (daughter of Horace Maynard, Wilhelmina Donelson Reeve, married Felix Reeve, Colonel 8th Regiment Tennessee Infantry); plus 14 CDVs including East Tennessee sitters; 8 have backstamps for Knoxville studios including A.T. Hunt, T.M. Schleier, McCrary & Branson, and Smiley's. One of the Smiley stamped CDV's depicts 3 people in a parlor setting with pencil inscription en verso: "Mr. & Mrs. Smiley & dau Hattie". All circa last half 19th century and found in the same photographic album.


Several CDVs have clipped lower corners and light foxing.. All with light grime, minor handling wear.

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Bank: Pinnacle Bank
150 Third Avenue South, Suite 900
Nashville, TN 37201
Phone # (865) 766-3000
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Knoxville, TN 37909
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