Large Albumen Photograph. ULYSSES S. GRANT.
Large Albumen Photograph

Large Albumen Photograph

MAGNIFICENT LARGE ALBUMEN PHOTOGRAPH OF ULYSSES S. GRANT BY ABRAHAM BOGARDUS.

An unusually large late (c.1880) photograph of Grant, post-presidency, in formal dress, sitting and in partial profile. Mounted on thick card with the photographer’s credit and address (“A. Bogardus / 872 Broadway, NY”) on matte below the photo.

The photographer, Anthony Bogardus, was a photographic pioneer, described by the New York Times as “the best-known photographer in the United States” in his prime who took “the first photographs of Gen. Grant, Gen. Hancock, Samuel D. Morse, inventor of the telegraph; Horace Greeley, Henry Ward Beecher, and other equally well-known men.”

The engravers Currier & Ives produced an engraving based on this photograph, calling it “the last and best taken of General Grant".

This very large (approximately 10x16 inches; 10.5x16.5 with mount) photograph also appears to have served as the model for a small carte-de-visit issued at the end of Grant’s life.

Albumen print. Contemporary or near-contemporary printing (1880-1890). On original thick cardboard mount with gilt edges. Archivally framed to an overall size of 17.25 x 23.5 inches. Light wear around edges of mount.

A STUNNING LARGE IMAGE IN OUTSTANDING CONDITION.

Price: $6,800 .

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