Confederate and Southern CDV Collection

Lot of 128.

Composite CDV of the “Confederate Cabinet” with Anthony’s New York backmark. Composite of ”General Lee and Staff” with Lee surrounded by 12 staff members; no backmark. Two composite CDVs of “Generals of the CS Army;” each with 30 small portraits; labeled “Plate No. 1” and ”Plate No. 2;” backmarks of Vannerson, Richmond, VA. Plus two CDVs of Confederate flags (no backmarks).

CDV of a younger Jefferson Davis, with Vannerson & Jones backmark and 1866 copyright date; Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson with Anderson & Co., Richmond, VA backmark; James Longstreet with S. Anderson, New Orleans backmark; John C. Breckinridge with Vannerson & Jones’ Richmond, VA backmark; plus one with backmark A.F. Mackenzie, Birnam; plus a gentleman in judicial robes with manuscript illegible ID on verso, backmark of Vannerson & Jones, Richmond, VA.

Includes 15 children, including three identified as “Little Evy,” “Little Georgie,” and “Little Albert.” There is a group of the same little boy with dates of 1866, 1867 and 1869.

There are 49 images of adult women, one holding and infant, one with three older children, but the rest are solo images. There are groups of the same person in different poses within these.

There are 40 images of adult men, some portraits, others full-length poses.

Plus 10 CDVs of lithographs. One of “Carlotta” – Charlotte of Belgium, who became Empress of Mexico when her husband became Maximilian I and one of Maximilian with manuscript 1867 date on recto. There is one of an historic figure with no identification or backmark. The rest are copies of artwork, including four based on Soule’s drawings of “Ganymede,” “Medea,” “Before the Foot-lights” and “The Signal.” Plus three more including a humorous Rockwell-esque drawing of a haircut. Six of the lithographic images are hand-colored.

Backmarks include:
New Orleans: W.W. Washburn, W.D. McPherson, J.A. Sheldon, John H. Clarke, Souby, S. Anderson, W.H. Leeson, A.A. Turner
Richmond, VA: Rees & Co., Vannerson or Vannerson & Jones, Lee Gallery
Fredericksburg, VA: Burke & Adams or Wm. Burke
Charlottesville, VA: Tyson & Perry, W.M. Roads
Lynchburg, VA: Tanner & Vanness
Houston, TX: Marks, Blessing & Bro., Barr & Wright
Galveston, TX: Lone Star Gallery
Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, VA: Anderson & Johnson
Baltimore, MD: Bendann Bros.
Plus a few “northern” backmarks, such as Bogardus, CR. Wiliams (Brooklyn), J.W. Hurn (Philadelphia)


Variable. Some heavily trimmed, a few with edge damage.

Estimate: $400 - $600
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