Two CDV Albums Owned by Acting Ensign Stillman W. Ward, USN, USS Eureka

Two albums containing 68 images associated with Ensign Ward, including 16 CDV-sized tintypes and 2 gem-sized tintypes. First album, 5 x 5.75 in., with deeply embossed boards, and "S.W. Ward / USN." in gilt on front. The album includes 18 images of men in uniform, but only a few are identified: C. Norris, 2nd A??Engineer, USN; D. Ashworth, USN; Henry Y. G...., US Navy, September 1st 1863; G.N. Patohke, USN. Many with backmarks of L.V. Newell's Gallery.

Second album with gilt decorations and "A. Miller" on front, containing 35 images, mostly civilian portraits, two of which are CDV-sized tintypes, along with commercial CDVs of Lincoln and Tad, Mary Lincoln, among others.

Stillman W. Ward was commissioned into the Navy as an Acting Master's Mate in November 1862 and became acting Ensign August 8, 1864. He resigned just after Lee surrendered, in May 1865. Navy materials from the Civil War are rare.


Both of the albums have pages "broken" into several sections. Ward has spine separated (present). Miller has entire cover separated, but still together (front-spine-rear). Images in good condition for the most part.

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

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