June 13, 2019 12:00 PM EDT Cincinnati
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Brady/Anthony Civil War Prints from the Original Negatives

Lot of over 60 enlarged prints from original Brady/Anthony negatives, most approximately 16 x 12.25 in., mounted to 16 in. x 20 in. Subject matter includes studio portraits, military activities, and landscapes. Of particular note are scenes of soldiers burying their fallen comrades at Fredericksburg in May of 1864, the Washington Arsenal, officers' quarters in Arlington, a military railroad in Alexandria, the 11th Rhode Island in camp at Miner's Hill, the shelling of Fredericksburg by the 3rd Massachusetts Battery, the Bull Run Bridge, a gunboat captain aboard the USS Hunchback, and Captain George Winslow in command of the 1st Connecticut Battery in position near Fredericksburg.

Lot also includes a mounted descriptive page detailing the origin of these reproductions, possibly produced for an exhibit where these images were displayed. It reads, in part, "The portraits in this collection were made directly from the original Brady plates by enlargement. Records indicate that these were made in Brady's National Photograph Gallery in Washington sometime after 1865. The famous Civil War scenes were made from copy negatives of original prints made by Brady."

Condition:

Brittleness with wear to edges and corners. Some photographs unmounted, with more significant wear/tearing.

Estimate: $400 - $600
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$2,500
06/13/2019

 

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