Nov 25, 2014 - Sale 2368

Sale 2368 - Lot 161

Price Realized: $ 552
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(LINCOLN, ABRAHAM--PHOTOGRAPHS.) Gardner, Alexander. Photograph of Lincoln and General McClellan at Antietam. Albumen print, 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches, on plain card mount; somewhat faded, small chip in lower left of image, mount chipped on lower corners, stamped A-172 on verso. (TFC) [Antietam, MD, 3 October 1862]

Additional Details

This photograph was taken two weeks after the Battle of Antietam, when Lincoln spent five days visiting the Army of the Potomac. The relationship between Lincoln and McClellan had long been frosty, and Lincoln relieved the general of his command in the following month. Provenance: Meserve collection; Swann sale, 8 October 1991, lot 130.