Rare Carte de Visite of William Tecumseh Sherman
474. [PHOTOGRAPHY]. [SHERMAN, WILLIAM TECUMSEH (sitter)]. CARBUTT, John (photographer). Studio portrait of General William Tecumseh Sherman, seated, with boy standing to left of image, maps of Alabama & Georgia, Carolinas in background. Carte de visite (albumen print mounted on card), printed copyright statement below image: Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1865, by J. Carbutt, in the Clerk’s Office of the District Court…United States for the Northern District of Illinois; photographer’s imprint on verso: Carte de Visite by J. Carbutt, Photographic Artist. 131 Lake St. Chicago). Image: 9.2 x 5.8 cm; card: 10.1 x 6.3 cm. Chicago, 1865. Poor condition: scorched along right edge, affecting image (but not subject), short tear in bottom edge of card and image, a bit worn and soiled overall. Rare. For more on photographer John Carbutt (1832-1905), who for several decades created excellent images ranging from East to West, see Palmquist, Pioneer Photographers from the Mississippi to the Continental Divide, pp. 146-147.
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