John Brown Salt Print by Black and Batchelder, 1858

Oval salt print, 5.25 x 7.25 in., of famed abolitionist John Brown (1800-1859) on 8.75 x 11 in. mount. Black & Batchelder: Boston, MA, 1858. Studio imprint, date, and facsimile signature, "Farewell, God Bless You, John Brown" on mount below portrait. After a daguerreotype attributed to Martin Lawrence, New York, "From the Original, taken for Dr. Webb" as printed on mount at lower right.

An iconic portrait of John Brown, taken during the final year of his life, just months before his failed October 1859 raid on the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry.


Toning to print and mount. Image has lightened. Mount with tears and large chips. Scattered spots on print and mount. 

Estimate: $700 - $900
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