March 07, 2019 12:00 PM EST Cincinnati
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Peck/Rhoton CDV Collection, Many with Virginia and Tennessee Imprints, Lot of 70, Incl. Family of CSA Sergeant Jacob Peck Rhoton

Lot of 70, consisting of 33 loose CDVs, 4 loose miniature tintypes, and the unbound pages of a CDV album, housing 32 additional CDVs and 1 tintype portrait. Majority with backmarks of photographers and studios from southern states, including Louisiana (New Orleans, Shreveport), Tennessee (Jonesboro, Knoxville, Memphis, Morristown, Nashville), and Virginia (Charlottesville, Fredericksburg, Hampton, Lexington, Petersburg, Richmond, Winchester). Several with green 3-cent or orange 2-cent revenue stamp affixed on verso.

Album contains 33 images, many of which bear pencil inscriptions identifying subjects as members of the Peck/Rhoton family of Tennessee. Jacob Peck Rhoton (1838-1884) married Mollie Redding (1846-1918), who is pictured in the album wearing a dark dress and veiled hat, with a riding crop in her right hand ("Sister Mollie / Mrs. Jacob Rhoton"). A sergeant in the Confederate army, Rhoton served in Co. E., 4th Tennessee Cavalry. Portraits of three of the Rhoton children are also present, including Juliet Anna (1869-1937), Frank Luther (1874-1912), and Walter Albert (1871-1945), as well as Maggie Redding, Mollie's sister. Other identified individuals seem to be Jacob's Peck relatives on his mother's (Juliet Nicholson Peck, 1816-1864), side of the family, most notably an uncle, Dr. Isham Talbot Peck (1811-1887), a respected doctor who practiced in Louisiana. A CDV of another uncle, Brigadier General William Raine Peck (1818-1871), a wealthy planter, politician, and commander of the Louisiana Tigers, is now absent, though the labeled sleeve remains. 


Overall toning, spotting, and soiling to CVDs and album pages, with some tearing along bottom edges of sleeves.

Estimate: $300 - $500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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