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An archive of images related to the Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson, photos attributed to C.C. and Otto Giers. Includes 3 CDVs with C.C. Giers National Photo Gallery stamp on back: A CDV front view of the Hermitage with dark figure on the porch; a CDV view of Jackson's tomb; and a CDV view of Rachel Jackson's tomb; along with approximately 2 dozen loose albumen photographs circa 1892 (the year Col. Andrew Jackson III, the president's grandson, hired C.C. Giers' son Otto to come and take some photographs of the home. The following year, Col. Jackson and his family moved to Cincinnati, taking all of the contents with them). These images include a stereoview sized print of a presentation sword and two chairs on the front porch, including the barrel back chair given to Jackson by President George Washington, along with multiple photos of Jackson's tomb (largest has full vertical tear to left side); slave cabins and buggies (full tears); an old portrait print of Jackson; photos of the interior of the mansion including the front parlor; the Dining room (full horizontal tear to lower third), the "Old Hickory" fireplace mantel, and Jackson's bedroom; an African American man, and Jackson's Masonic apron (note some of these are duplicates of larger images). Also included in this archive are 4 cabinet cards depicting painted portraits of Rachel and Andrew Jackson by Ralph Earl and George Healy (2 are stamped Giers Copy and Giers Art Gallery); 1 cabinet card of the entrance gates to the Hermitage; and one 8 x 10" gelatin print of a University of Nashville diploma signed by Jackson and other notable men of Nashville: Phillip Lindsley, Felix Robertson, James K. Polk, etc. There are also ten receipts dated 1892 from the Library of Congress stating that Andrew Jackson (Jr.) of Hermitage, Tenn. has deposited a photograph in the copyright office, all related to scenes from The Hermitage (presumably the ones made by Otto Giers). Provenance: the estate of Giers descendant Sarah Hunter Hicks Green, formerly of Historic Devon Farm, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: CDVs- very good to excellent condition. Albumen prints have not been backed and are fragile with tears and losses, some are curled and so fragile that they cannot be uncurled without tearing the images. Cabinet cards have grime and light staining and some scattered corner losses.