Lot of 4 CDVs, all but one credited to A.D. Lytle: Baton Rouge, LA, ca 1863-1865. Features handsome studio portrait of four Union officers representing the Army and Navy, including gentleman seated at left who appears to wear the sleeve cuff for the rank of master posed together with three Army officers, inscribed below image, "The Army and Navy Forever." Lytle's applied paper label on verso; two slightly different views of the same lieutenant commander seated with his hand inside his coat; and seated portrait of an ensign cradling his sword. Washburn's Photograph & Fine Art Gallery: Louisville, KY, and New Orleans, LA, ca 1863.
Provenance:Eugene R. Groves Collection of 19th Century Photography
Each with some corner/edge wear to mount.
"Army and Navy Forever" image: light, even toning. Some light fading along lower edge of photo, but very fine condition overall.
One of two views of same lieutenant commander has faded a bit. Other view with few minor nicks in print, near top edge. Few scattered spots on each.
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