January 30, 2020 12:00 PM EST Cincinnati
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Civil War CDVs of Union Generals and Enlisted Men, Incl. Alfred Lukens, 118th PA Infantry, KIA

Lot of 14 Civil War-period CDVs, including General Ulysses S. Grant dressed in his lieutenant general's uniform, wearing a mourning band on his left arm. F. Gutekunst: Philadelphia, PA. Two cent revenue stamp on verso. 

Shoulder-length portrait of Major General George Meade. F. Gutekunst: Philadelphia, PA. Two cent revenue stamp on verso. 

Composite image of a large number of Union Generals, including Grant at top. E. & H.T. Anthony: New York, NY. 

Studio portrait of mustached soldier in uniform, seated beside a table upon which his kepi rests. Insignia designation company and regiment, "H / 118," can be seen on the top of the kepi. Reimer: Philadelphia, PA. Penciled note on verso reads, "Lukens soldier dead." Research indicates that this is likely Private Alfred N. Lukens who enlisted on 8/12/62 and was mustered into Co. H of the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry, known as the Corn Exchange regiment. HDS notes that Lukens died on 7/1/63, but an 1888 History of the Corn Exchange Regiment notes that he died on 7/31/63 in Washington, DC. Corners clipped. Two cent revenue stamp on verso. Few minor smudges/stains on image and mount. 

Two studio portraits of unidentified soldiers, one showing a soldier standing, holding his kepi with insignia "F / 119." Keely: Philadelphia, PA. Second view shows seated soldier. H.C. Vansyckel: Philadelphia, PA. 

Two CDVs of little people, including "The Fairy Wedding Group," which shows Tom and Lavinia Warren with members of their wedding party. Mathew Brady, Neg., E. & H.T. Anthony, Pub.: New York, NY. Plus uncredited portrait of two little people. 

Two commercially printed CDVs of George and Martha Washington.

Four studio portraits of unidentified men and women credited to Philadelphia photographers, including Rehn & Sons, H.C. Van Syckel, and Edward R. Morgan. Each with two cent revenue stamp on verso. 


Few CDVs with clipped corners. Some with scattered spots/smudges. Crease through profile portrait of unidentified man wearing spectacles. 

Estimate: $300 - $500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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