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      Sale 2436 | Lot 7
      Price Realized: $4,680With Buyer's Premium
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      • Sale 2436 Lot 7

        J.A. SCHOLTEN (active 1870s)
        Portrait of Gen. George A. Custer (1839-1877). Albumen print, the image measuring 5 1/2x4 1/8 inches (14x40.5 cm.), the ruled mount with the original tissue guard 9 1/2x6 3/8 inches (24.1x16.2 cm.), with the photographer J.A. Scholten's credit, his elaborately designed initials, and St. Louis location on mount recto. 1872

        Estimate $4,000 - 6,000

        This photograph was taken in St. Louis on the occasion of Custer's involvement in a buffalo hunt with Russia's Czar Alexander. The plate appeared as a tipped-in illustration to Philadelphia Photographer, a period trade publication for professional photographers, and was widely reproduced after the Battle of Little Big Horn.


        Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $4,680

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