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Summer Fine Art & Antiques Auction - Day 1

Sat, Jul 8, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 576

3 Civil War Era Photos, incl. Rose O'Neal Greenhow, poss. Jeff Davis

Estimate: $400 - $500

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1st item: Tintype of a dark haired gentleman resembling CSA president Jefferson Davis, in black coat and tie, in sixth plate size union case with gilt mat. 2nd item: Tintype of a soldier with mustache in uniform with cloak, seated in near full length view. Sixth plate size union case with gilt mat. 3rd item: Albumen studio portrait of a middle-aged woman with dark ringlets, believed to be Confederate spy Rose O'Neal Greenhow, oval, mounted to a rectangular cardstock sheet. Photographer's stamp, C. R. Rees of Richmond, Virginia, on front below image. Image: 8" H x 6" W. Sheet: 8" H x 10" W.


1st item: Tintype has been fitted into a union case with gilt mat, but there are gaps at the size indicating it may have been cut down or that the case is not original. 2nd item: Image with light background spotting, some light creasing, overall good condition. Wear/fraying to silk inside case, and wear to exterior of case. 3rd item: Scattered dampstaining to sheet and image, a couple of spots of foxing, 1" tear to right side, center. Loss to lower left corner.

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