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Civil War era album containing fifty (50) cartes-de-visite (CDVs), including thirty-two (32) lithographed images of engravings and eighteen (18) photographic images, depicting Presidents, Presidential Cabinet members, Union and Confederate generals and leaders, and other figures of historical significance, including John Wilkes Booth. Album includes: Presidential related images, including one (1) depicting the Sixteenth President Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) and one (1) First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln (1818-1882), including one (1) depicting Lincoln's funeral, one (1) depicting the First President George Washington (1732-1799) and one (1) depicting First Lady Martha Washington (1731-1802), and one (1) depicting the Seventeenth President Andrew Johnson (1808-1875); members of Lincoln's presidental cabinet, including one (1) depicting Secretary of State William Henry Seward (1801-1872), one (1) depicting Secretary of War Edwin McMasters Stanton (1814-1869), one (1) depicting Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles (1802-1878), and one (1) Secretary of the Treasury Salmon Portland Chase (1808-1873); prominent Union Generals, including two (2) depicting Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant; 1822-1885), one (1) depicting Philip Henry Sheridan (1831-1888), one (1) depicting Winfield Scott (1786-1866), one (1) depicting George Brinton McClellan (1826-1885), one (1) depicting Benjamin Franklin Butler (1818-1893), one (1) depicting David Glasgow Farragut (1801-1870) and more; prominent Confederate leaders and sympathizers, including one (1) depicting Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870), one (1) depicting a composite CDV of Confederate President Jefferson Davis (1808-1889) surrounded by his Generals including Robert E. Lee, Ambrose Powell Hill Jr. (1825-1865), James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart (1833-1864), Braxton Bragg (1817-1876), Joseph Eggleston Johnston (1807-1891), John Hunt Morgan (1825-1864), Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson (1824-1863), and Pierre Gustave Toutant-Beauregard (1818-1893), one (1) depicting a satricial image of Jefferson Davis wearing a crinoline while he is escorted by two Union soldiers, and one (1) depicting John Wilkes Booth (1838-1865), the American actor who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln at the Ford Theater on April 14, 1865; also includes six (6) CDVs of unidentifed people in period dress. Fourteen (14) CDVs with handwritten inscriptions from a previous owner identifying the sitter or scene. All housed and matted in gilt edges pages in a brown leather album with gilt blindstamped covers and spine with brass hardware, floral end papers. Album: 6 1/8" H x 5 3/8" W x 2 1/4" D. Private Nashville Collection. Condition: All CDVs in overall very good condition. Not examined outside of mats. Front matter pages with foxing spots. Leather covers with rubbing, wear, bumped corners.