Pre-Civil War Album of Salted Paper Photographs, Including Seward, Douglas & Beecher

Album, 3.875 x 5.125 in., 86pp, with gilt imprinted black boards, containing 42 oval 1 x 1.25 in. salted paper photographs of politicians and notable personalities, ca late 1850s-1861. Subjects include: NY Governor and U.S. Secretary of State William Henry Seward (two angles); U.S. Senator Stephen A. Douglas; N.Y. Governor, U.S. Senator, and Union Army General Edwin D. Morgan; Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, later Edward VII; abolitionist Henry Ward Beecher; and other familiar faces yet to be identified. An interesting array of early photographs of mid-19th Century personalities, perhaps used by a photographer as a sample album.
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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