Sep 27, 2018 - Sale 2486

Sale 2486 - Lot 277

Price Realized: $ 5,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
(CUSTER, GEORGE ARMSTRONG.) Carte-de-visite of Custer and family during the Civil War. Albumen photograph, 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 inches, on original gilt Brady mount with Brady backmark and contemporary manuscript caption on verso; minimal wear. Washington, [1865]

Additional Details

A family portrait taken at Brady's studio late in the Civil War on 3 January 1865. General George Custer and his wife Elizabeth Bacon Custer are seated, while the general's younger brother Thomas stands behind them. Eleven years later, Thomas would fall alongside his brother at Little Bighorn. The manuscript caption reads "Genl. Custer, Mrs. Custer, and Lieut. Custer, bro. of Genl. C."