EARLY LITHOGRAPH AND CLIPPED SIGNATURE OF U.S. GENERAL FRANZ SIGEL

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This lithograph is an image of Franz Sigel standing in uniform. In the background are soldiers, horses and a U.S. flag. Below image type reads, “Likeness from a recent photograph from life. Johnson, Fry & co. Publishers, New York”. Measures 7” x 10”.

Signature is on the back of a business card from the United States Hotel in Newburgh, New York. It reads, “F. SIGEL / NEWBURGH JAN. 16TH, 1879”. Card measures 2 ¼” x 3 ½”.

Paper on both items has yellowed with age and have smudges and light surface dirt.

Franz Sigel (November 18, 1824 – August 21, 1902) was a German military officer, revolutionist and immigrant to the United States who was a teacher, newspaperman, politician, and served as a Union major general in the Civil War. His ability to recruit German-speaking immigrants to the Union armies garnered the approval of President Abraham Lincoln, who promoted him to brigadier general on August 7, 1861, one of a number of early political generals endorsed by Lincoln.  [sm]

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