Early Civil War Magic Lantern Slides

A fine collection of 39 early magic lantern slides, many with handwritten captions. A stunning collection, thought to have been produced late in the war; most are 3 x 3.25", a handful 3.5 x 3.5", with two the more standard 3.25 x 4.25". Many are mounted with a utilizing a pressed paper mat often found in CDV albums housing small tintypes, as well as a stamped brass patriotic mat more typically found in Civil War cased images. These images should not be confused with Brady's ill-fated War for the Union lantern slides, but probably of the same, late War vintage.

Includes the following: Abraham Lincoln; Generals Hiram G. Berry, Silas Casey, Andrew Johnson, George B. McClellan (3), John White Geary, John Pope, Francis Preston Blair, Samuel Peter Heintzelman, Joshua L. Chamberlain, John Fulton Reynolds, Henry Jackson Hunt, George Stoneman (2), including one that might be Stoneman with staff, Nathaniel P. Banks, Rutherford B. Hayes, Orlando Bolivar Wilcox, William Burns, Francis Trowbridge Sherman, Oliver Otis Howard, Samuel Crawford; Seth Kinman, California hunter and trapper; the grave site of Frank L. Smith, presumably a fallen soldier; stone bridge at Antietam; George Washington Monument in Richmond, VA; headquarters at Stevenson, AL, notice sign that reads Office / AQM (Assistant Quarter Master) / 5th Cav. Div.; Haxall's Richmond Mill, looking up the James River; image captioned Sting Cart used by Confederates to remove guns weighing 50,000 pounds; a Blakely rifle, which is an English-made cannon used by the Confederate states; a group of soldiers captured while building roads; and seven slides unidentified men.

An exceptional, and rarely seen compendium

Condition:A few slides with cracked glass.

Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000


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