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Samuel Larkin Warner, Connecticut Congressman, Grouping of Cased Images

A grouping of 7 images of Connecticut Congressman Samuel Larkin Warner and his family, including the following: an exceptional half plate daguerreotype of Warner's wife, by Silas Holmes, New York City, housed in full case separated at hinge; half plate ambrotype of Warner and his wife (wedding portrait), housed in full, push-button case; sixth plate daguerreotype of Warner, housed in full case; early sixth plate daguerreotype of Mrs. Warner; 3 cdvs of Warner, all taken by Alexander Gardner, but featuring Mathew Brady Studio backmarks.

Born in Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, Samuel Larkin Warner (1828-1893) attended Wilbraham Academy in Massachusetts, as well as the law department of Yale College. He graduated from Harvard University's law department in 1854 and began practicing law in Portland, Middlesex County, Connecticut one year later. In 1860, Larkin moved to Middletown, subsequently serving as mayor from 1862-1866. He was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1864, 1888, and 1892. Larkin was elected to the 39th Congress as a Republican, serving from March 1865 - March 1867, but was not a candidate for renomination. Larkin resumed practicing law and died in Middletown, Connecticut in February of 1893.
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
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