SET OF CDV’S RELATED TO HORACE GREELEY

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The first image in the group shows Greeley seated in a chair with his hands folded in his lap. He wears the usual dark suit consisting of jacket, vest, trousers and bow tie with a white shirt. The image is very clear with great contrast. A period ink inscription on the bottom edge of the mount reads “H.G.”

The reverse of the image has a photographer’s back mark for CHARLES D. FREDERICK…NEW YORK. There is also a period ink inscription around the edges that reads “TO MRS. CONNERS. APRIL 9, 1863 ‘H.G’ AS HE APPEARED AFTER THE ‘PROCLOMATION’ AND THE REMOVAL OF GENL. MC CLELLAN.”

With this CDV are two that look to be homemade. One is a CDV sized piece of heavy stock paper with a caricature of a black slave comically dancing. In ink below the drawing is “GREELY’S CHERUB.” The other homemade image is a comical caricature of Greeley’s head titled “H.G. AFTER N.Y. ELECTIONS. ’62.” Both of these imitation CDVs have hand inked back marks of “BRADY, N.Y.”

Horace Greeley was born February 3, 1811 in Amherst, New Hampshire. He is best known as a newspaper editor and owner with outspoken views against slavery. His paper, the New York Tribune, was one of the most influential newspapers in the United States from the 1840’s -1870’s. Greeley ran for President in 1872 but lost. He died at the age of 61 on November 29, 1872 in Pleasantville, New York.

This is a wonderful set of images that have the flavor of the period.

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