Lot of 4 composite photographs dating from the last quarter of the 19th century, including:
Albumen print, 16.5 x 21.75 in. (sight), matted and framed, 24 x 28.5 in. A composite view comprised of oval, shoulder-length portraits of "State Officers and Legislature of the State of New York, 1876." Published by Churchill, Albany, NY, with Churchill's 1876 copyright in lower margin below print. Note that Governor Samuel J. Tilden, the Democratic candidate for president in the disputed election of 1876, is prominently featured at center. Toning to print. Not examined outside frame.
Albumen print, 11.25 x 14 in., on 17 x 20.25 in. mount, with thin border and credit in ink to "M.B. Brady Photo / Washington, D.C." A composite view comprised of oval, shoulder-length portraits of members of the "Pennsylvania Delegation / Forty-Fourth Congress." With Brady's 1876 copyright in lower margin of print. Few surface abrasions in print, including abrasion near head of A.G. Egbert. Toning to print, some staining - possibly water stains - along margins of mount.
Albumen print, 16 x 19 in. (sight), matted and framed, 22 x 28 in. A composite photograph showing "Engineers" from the "B & L. R.R." (Boston & Lowell Railroad) for 1890. Toning to print. Not examined outside original frame. Some surface wear to frame.
Albumen print, 12.5 x 16 in., on 15.75 x 20 in. mount, featuring composite of 20 portraits of Civil War veterans produced by various New Hampshire and Massachusetts photographers (presumably made from cabinet photos as indicated by presence of mount with studio mark in each image), with inked title at bottom, "Commanders of the Department of New Hampshire, GAR / 1867-1892." Each subject is also identified at bottom. Toning to print and mount. Some light soiling.
Provenance:Property from the Inventory of Rex Stark
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