Vignetted bust portrait of General Granger (soiling to surface with tiny pinholes to upper left and darkening to mount edges); half portrait of General Granger from same sitting (clipped corners and soiling, stray marks to surface). 2-cent revenue stamp and 1865 cancel handstamp on verso. Together, 2 cartes de visite, 2 1/8 x 3 1/2 in. or smaller, on cardstock mounts.
General Granger is best known today for issuing General Orders No. 3, conveying the enactment of the Emancipation Proclamation to enslaved persons in Galveston, TX on 19 June 1865 (now celebrated as Juneteenth).
Provenance:Eugene R. Groves Collection of 19th Century Photography
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