Leather album, 9 x 6 in., containing 86 CDVs. Images of note include: Abraham Lincoln, credited to Brady's National Photographic Portrait Galleries, New York and Washington; General W.T. Sherman, dated 1865, with Brady imprint on mount recto and verso; Secretary of State William H. Seward, with Brady backmark; vignetted view of U.S. Grant in civilian clothing, with Brady backmark; commercially produced carte of Major General Benjamin Butler after lithograph/engraving, no imprint; Speaker of the House and Vice President Schuyler Colfax, Brady backmark; Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase, Brady backmark; and Massachusetts Representative Anson Burlingame, Brady backmark.
The album also features an outdoor view of a bearded man standing in front of a massive Sequoia tree at Yosemite, titled on verso, Grizzly Giant, (Sequoia Gigantea,) Mariposa Grove, (Diam. 33 ft.), photographed and published by C.E. Watkins, 425 Montgomery St., San Francisco. Over 50 of the portraits of men, women, and children are produced by California photographers from San Francisco, Oakland, Santa Rosa, and Stockton, such as Bradley & Rulofson, Morse & Bradley, Bayley & Cramer, Perkins & Foss, B.F. Howland, J.M Bryan, W.B. Ingersoll, William Shew, Brown & Otto, Downing, Rea & Rauscher, Abell's Star Gallery, as well as Sutterley from Virginia, NV. Approximately 20 CDVs are credited to New York and Connecticut photographers such as C.D. Fredricks, Rockwood, G.N. Granniss, T.M.V. Doughty, H.J. Rodgers, I.G. Steiger, and J.K. Bundy. A studio portrait published by E. & H.T. Anthony of Commodore Nutt and Miss Minnie Warren with their facsimile signatures on verso is also included.
All are in very good condition with some toning. Many of the identifications written in pencil in the album are incorrect.
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