Four (4) framed Cartes de Visite (CDVs) with signatures depicting 19th century Southern political figures; two frames containing two CDVs each. 1st-2nd items: Two (2) framed CDVs depicting Wade Hampton III and Matthew Calbraith Butler, politicians from South Carolina and Confederate generals. Signed by each on the mat below CDVs, dated "Jan'y 2nd 91", below Butler's signature. Hand written information about each with additional information housed in an envelope attached en verso. Housed under glass in a gilt gold and silver wooden frame. Sight – 5 1/2" H x 3 7/8" W. Framed – 11 1/4" H x 13 1/4" W. 3rd-4th items: Two framed (2) CDVs depicting Isham Green Harris and William Brimage Bate, Governors of Tennessee. Signed by each on the mat below CDVs. Hand written and photo copied information about each with additional information housed in an envelope attached en verso. Housed under glass in a gilt gold and silver wooden frame. Sight – 5 1/2" H x 3 7/8" W. Framed – 11 1/4" H x 13 1/4" W. Provenance: The collection of internationally known ragtime pianist and music historian Johnny Maddox, Gallatin, TN. Notes: Wade Hampton III (1818-1902) was a Confederate States of America military officer during the American Civil War and politician from South Carolina. During the American Civil War, he served in the Confederate cavalry, where he reached the rank of lieutenant general. (source: http://www.knowsouthernhistory.net/Biographies/Wade_Hampton/). Matthew Calbraith Butler (1836-1909) (grandson of William Butler [1759-1821], son of William Butler [1790-1850], and nephew of Andrew Pickens Butler), a Senator from South Carolina; born near Greenville, Greenville County, S.C., March 8, 1836; attended the local academy in Edgefield, S.C., and South Carolina College at Columbia; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1857 and commenced practice in Edgefield; elected to the State house of representatives in 1860; entered the Confederate Army as captain in June 1861 and served throughout the Civil War, attaining the rank of major general; again elected to the State house of representatives in 1866; unsuccessful candidate for lieutenant governor of South Carolina in 1870; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1876; reelected in 1882 and again in 1888 and served from March 4, 1877, until March 3, 1895; unsuccessful candidate for reelection; chairman, Committee on Civil Service and Retrenchment (Forty-sixth Congress), Committee on Interstate Commerce (Fifty-third Congress); resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C.; appointed major general of United States Volunteers during the Spanish-American War, and was one of the commissioners appointed to supervise the evacuation of Cuba by the Spanish forces in 1898; returned to Edgefield, S.C., and resumed the practice of law; died in Columbia, S.C., April 14, 1909; interment in Willow Brook Cemetery, Edgefield, S.C. (source: http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B001184). Isham Green Harris (1818-1897) a Representative and a Senator from Tennessee; born near Tullahoma, Franklin County, Tenn., February 10, 1818; attended the common schools and Winchester Academy; moved to Paris, Tenn., to become a store clerk; studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Paris, Henry County, Tenn., in 1841; member, State senate 1847; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-first and Thirty-second Congresses (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1853); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1852; chairman, Committee on Invalid Pensions (Thirty-second Congress); moved to Memphis in 1853 and resumed the practice of law; elected Governor of Tennessee in 1857, 1859, and 1861, and committed Tennessee to the Confederate cause; served in the Confederate Army for the last three years of the Civil War; after the Civil War, fled first to Mexico, then to England; returned to Tennessee and resumed the practice of law in Memphis; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1877; reelected in 1883, 1889, and 1895 and served from March 4, 1877, until his death; served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Fifty-third Congress; chairman, Committee on District of Columbia (Forty-sixth and Fifty-third Congresses), Committee on Epidemic Diseases (Forty-ninth through Fifty-second Congresses), Committee on Private Land Claims (Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses); died in Washington, D.C., July 8, 1897; funeral services were held in the Chamber of the United States Senate; interment in Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Tenn. (Source: http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=H000243). William Brimage Bate (October 7, 1826 – March 9, 1905) was an American soldier and politician. He served as Governor of Tennessee from 1883 to 1887, and subsequently served as a United States Senator from 1887 until his death. During the Civil War, he fought for the Confederacy, eventually rising to the rank of major general and commanding a division in the Army of Tennessee. Bate saw action in multiple engagements throughout the war, and was seriously wounded on two occasions. (source: http://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/entry.php?rec=62). CONDITION: Overall good condition with scattered foxing. Not examined outside of frame.
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