Lot 187    

Gardner Photograph of Lincoln at Secret Service Department Near Antietam, Oct. 4, 1862,
American History Auction / June 24, 2009
an albumen photograph on cream-colored mount, from the glass negative by Alexander Gardner, as operator for Mathew Brady, with Gardner and Brady's imprint below image as well as the printed title The President, Maj. Gen. McClernand, and E.J. Allen, Chief of S.S.U.S. / At Secret Service Department, Headquarters Army of the Potomac, near Antietam. / October 4, 1862., [Ostendorf, O-64]; 7" x 9", matted and framed, 21.5" x 25.5".

One of two known images of Lincoln posing with McClernand and E.J. Allen taken during the President's visit with General McClellan and staff shortly after the bloody battle at Antietam. This photo, like others from the Antietam series, was taken on October 3, but the enlargement published by Brady bears the printed date, October 4, 1862. In the photograph, Lincoln moves his head during the pose, and the detective, E.J. Allen, alias for Allan Pinkerton, exhibits a Napoleonic stance with his right hand thrust in his coat. Pinkerton (1819-1884) was head of the Union Intelligence Service between 1861 and 1862 and foiled an alleged assassination plot against Lincoln while guarding him on his way to his inauguration in Baltimore, MD. A photographic assistant holds a newspaper in the background.


Condition:  
Even toning to image; scattered soiling to image and mount; some folds and tear in mount; upper left corner of frame chipped.
Sold: $3,290.00
Price includes
Buyer's Premium
      Ask a Question

All Images

don't miss

an opportunity to bid. You can't win if you're not in.

sign up to bid

what's it worth?

ask the experts

sell your item

start selling
L.A. Huffman Signed Photograph of <i>The Honyocker</i>,
Lot # 705 - L.A. Huffman Signed Photograph of The Honyocker,
a large format photogravure of a farmer using a horse-drawn plow to work his fields, with his dog by his side, titled The Honyocker and signed by L.A. Huffman along the lower edge of the image; 8" x 12", matted and framed, 14" x 17". > Item Details
Jesse James Cabinet Card Photograph,
Lot # 717 - Jesse James Cabinet Card Photograph,
a copy photograph of Jesse James with Mitchell / S.W. Cor. 10th & Main St., / Kansas City, MO. imprint and Jesse James handwritten below image. > Item Details
Wounded Knee, SD Photographs by George Trager,
Lot # 648 - Wounded Knee, SD Photographs by George Trager,
lot of 7 silver gelatin photographs of Wounded Knee, printed ca 1910 from the original negatives produced between 1890 and 1891 by George Trager's North Western Photo Co., Chadron, Nevada, as indicated in the negative, includes the following images, titled in the negative: Birds Eeye [sic] View of G... > Item Details
Fine Boudoir Photograph of a Cattle Round-Up,
Lot # 410 - Fine Boudoir Photograph of a Cattle Round-Up,
circa 1880s rich albumen image on yellow card mount showing cowboys with a roped steer. While the photographer is not identified, this image bears a strong resemblance to the work of the Kirkland Brothers of Cheyenne, Wyoming. > Item Details
Scarce 1914 Central Idaho Brand Book,
Lot # 438 - Scarce 1914 Central Idaho Brand Book,
United Cattle and Horse Growers' Association of Central Idaho, Mackey, ID. First edition stated on cover. 24mo, red leather covers, 228 numbered pages. 8pp Constitution and By-Laws in beginning, brands on pp 12 - 221, 6pp in back of session laws relating to stock and a description of one stock disor... > Item Details
First American Edition <i>War and Peace,</i>
Lot # 116 - First American Edition War and Peace,
Tolstoi (Tolstoy), Leo*(n). New York: Gottsberger, 1886. Six volumes, 16mo, brown cloth covers with black and gilt. Title page also notes: Translated into French by a Russian Lady and from the French by Clara Bell. > Item Details
Granville Stuart, Montana Pioneer Observations of Weather,
Lot # 291 - Granville Stuart, Montana Pioneer Observations of Weather,
one p, ruled paper sheet Observations on the occurence of Storms in Montana at or About the full of the Moon, signed and dated Helena, Mont. Dec. 20th 1879, Granville Stuart. In this informative account, Stuart lists records from 94 full moons, and closes I have never believed that the moon exercise... > Item Details
A Fine 1884 Photograph of <i>Roundup Cooks</i> From the
Lot # 408 - A Fine 1884 Photograph of Roundup Cooks From the "76 Ranch",
8.25 x 5.75" albumen photograph mounted on larger board, with pasted typed label identifying the scene as having been taken in the Powder River, Wyoming country on Morton Frewen's (?) Ranch, and most identified on verso. Judging by the array of cowboys before a mess sent, we'd guess most of these ch... > Item Details
Rare Wild Bill Hickok CDV by D.D. Dare, Cheyenne, Wyoming,
Lot # 719 - Rare Wild Bill Hickok CDV by D.D. Dare, Cheyenne, Wyoming,
with his imprint on verso. Recently discovered in Los Angeles, this portrait of Hickok documents a visit to Cheyenne in 1874-75. Rosa (1994:174-176) illustrates woodcuts of this image, but notes that original prints had not been found at the time of his publication. Taken a year before his death, ... > Item Details
Lenny and Sawyers Boudoir Photograph of Main Street, Purcell, O.T.,
Lot # 307 - Lenny and Sawyers Boudoir Photograph of Main Street, Purcell, O.T.,
a view of a busy main street in Purcell, Indian Territory, lined with various stores and crowded with horse-drawn wagons, titled in the negative Everyday Scene on Main Street, / Purcell, I.T. Dec. 16. 1889. With Lenny & Sawyers' Purcell, Ind. Ter. imprint on recto and The Chickasaw Bank / Jan 1 1890... > Item Details
Butte, Montana Cabinet Photograph of Hunter with Rare Shotgun,
Lot # 699 - Butte, Montana Cabinet Photograph of Hunter with Rare Shotgun,
ca 1880, with imprint of A.J. Dusseau on verso. He leans on a Hopkins and Allen single shot shotgun. > Item Details
Isaac Bates, 19th Century Massachusetts Politician, Photographic Archive,
Lot # 4 - Isaac Bates, 19th Century Massachusetts Politician, Photographic Archive,
lot of 7 daguerreotypes, housed in full cases, of Isaac C. Bates and his family, including portraits of the following individuals identified by handwritten notes that accompany each image: a half-plate profile portrait of Senator Isaac C. Bates of Northampton (MA), possibly by Southworth & Hawes, in... > Item Details
Civil War Patriotic Cartoon of Union General Winfield Scott,
Lot # 227 - Civil War Patriotic Cartoon of Union General Winfield Scott,
a scarce political cartoon entitled General Scott. The Hercules of the Union, Slaying the Great Dragon of Secession., Currier & Ives, 1861, 10.75" x 14.75", framed, 14.25" x 18.25". The lithograph shows General Scott holding a club labeled Liberty & Union in the face of a Confederate serpent, labele... > Item Details
<i>Dakota War Whoop</i>,
Lot # 739 - Dakota War Whoop,
M'Conkey, Harriet E. Bishop. Dakota War Whoop; or; Indian Massacres and War in Minnesota. Saint Paul (MN): D.D. Merrill, 1863. 12mo, brown cloth boards, 304pp. Mounted albumen photograph portrait frontispiece of H.H. Sibley. Previous owners signature on free front end paper. > Item Details
Four Pieces of Civil War Patriotic Jewelry,
Lot # 220 - Four Pieces of Civil War Patriotic Jewelry,
all of stamped brass with details highlighted in red, white, and blue paint. Includes a pair of brass earrings stamped with a patriotic shield, American flag and UNION; a shield-shaped stamped pin with a portrait of Elmer Ellsworth surrounded by flags and identifying text; a lapel pin of an Americ... > Item Details
Four Rare Cloth Maps Related to the Wounded Knee Massacre,
Lot # 285 - Four Rare Cloth Maps Related to the Wounded Knee Massacre,
from the personal effects of Brigadier General Thomas H. Ruger, U. S. Military Commander of the Dakotas. Printed on 30 x 35" sheet of polished cotton, dyed a brilliant blue, with white map details. Includes the following: Map of Country Comprising Forts Meade, Custer, Keogh, and McKenney, in cir... > Item Details
Four L.A. Huffman Stereoviews of Hunting Scenes,
Lot # 313 - Four L.A. Huffman Stereoviews of Hunting Scenes,
all on yellow cabinet sized mounts with his Miles City imprint. Includes a view of a Mule Deer before an elk rack; 347 The Monarch of the Mountains and 355 "After a Lively Scrimmage" - Elk and Bears, and 200 Mountain Sheep. > Item Details
Three California Stage Coach Line Tickets,
Lot # 529 - Three California Stage Coach Line Tickets,
including ticket stub 2.25" x 4.25", for Owenton and Monterey Stage Line from Owenton, 27 Dec. 1882. Second is ticket stub for Eureka, Hamilton & Ely Stage line, Issued by Southern Pacific Company, 1.75" x 3". Third is Toll Ticket for W. L. & B. Toll Road. Punched for June 13, no year, and 12 animal... > Item Details
Mexican War Gold Veteran's Shield, <i>Mid. Andrew W. Johnson, USN, </i>
Lot # 72 - Mexican War Gold Veteran's Shield, Mid. Andrew W. Johnson, USN,
gold colored version engraved on reverse, Andrew W. Johnson/Midshipman USN. The National Association of Mexican War Veterans (NAVMW) originated in post-Civil War California and expanded into a national group in January 1874 thanks to the advocacy of former dragoon Alexander M. Kenaday. The primary... > Item Details
ITEMS 1-20 of 20
SKIP TO PAGE: