SOLD! for $173.00.
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Lot of 2 Cabinet Cards. 1ST ITEM: circa 1880-1890 cabinet card photo of Lewis Lobdell Hepburn (1832 – 1914), a revered gun maker, taken by the Fredericks' Family Portrait Gallery of New York. Lewis L. Hepburn had at least three careers after he finished an apprenticeship: one as a country gunmaker of muzzle-loading rifles, another as a senior employee of E. Remington & Sons Armory, for whom he designed the breechloading, single-shot action that bears his name and a career as theprinciple designer for the Marlin Firearms Company. He is credited for the design of the Model 1888 Marlin, and then with the introduction of the side ejection solid-top Marlin Model 1889 and the series of side-ejection Marlin rifles that followed. (Information courtesy of H.J. Swinney) Purportedly, only one other photo of Mr. Hepburn is known to exist. Condition – Overall good condition with some chipping to edges and yellowing. 6-1/2" H x 4-1/4" W. 2ND ITEM: MelvinHepburn (son of Lewis L. Hepburn) Cabinet Card, taken by Thompson Bros. of Ilion, New York. Melvin was a champion rifle sportsman and held various patents. Condition – Overall good condition with some chipping to edges, yellowing and some