TAYLOR AND HUNTINGTON BRADY STEREOVIEW OF CUSTER

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Taylor and Huntington orange-mount stereoview of Custer titled on the mount at lower right, " 1613. Gen. G.A. Custer. Photograph taken in 1864," along with printed information on the series at left and right, “The war for the Union” and “Photographic war history,” both bracketed by “1861” and “1865.” The reverse of the card carries an elegant defense of their pricing by “Taylor & Huntington, Sole Owners of the Original War Views” and is signed off with “Yours in F. C. and L.,” connecting them with the G.A.R. as a lure to customers and guarantee of their own character. (Interestingly, the purported date of the photo is off by a year, intentionally or not.)  Taylor had ended up with the set of Brady negatives in the late 1870s or so that had been obtained by E. and H.T. Anthony in a settlement with Brady, publishing some with his own mark and then in partnership with Huntington in the 1880s-1890s.

Custer is vignetted from the waist-up with arms folded, looking off to the viewer’s left with his hat tilted and one edge of the brim slightly turned up. He tried out several variations of the pose in the Brady studio at Washington on January 4, 1865, the day after he was there in company with Sheridan and other fellow generals. Katz has numbered the images 57-62. Brady published the pose as a single image on a CDV mount (K-59) and as a stereoview (K-59V.) Since the negative was produced by multiple-lens camera it was possible to produce the image in either format. Brady’s stereoview similarly crops the image to a bust-shot, but without the romantic, ethereal haziness around the edges, popular at the time, but likely also an allusion to his fate at the Little Big Horn. The condition is excellent, with good edges and corners, no bumps or spotting.  [ad] [PH:L]

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