Thaddeus Stevens, Abolitionist Congressman, Autogr
Thaddeus Stevens, Abolitionist Congressman, Autographed CDV, Plus
Lot of 5, featuring a cdv portrait of Thaddeus Stevens, autographed along bottom edge of albumen, with Mathew Brady's Washington, D.C. backmark, plus the verso inscription: The chair with the red seat belonged to his mother. She sold some things to pay for her sons tuition at college / Thaddeus Stevens. Also included is a cdv titled Managers of the House of Representatives of the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson, with Stevens seated in the front row, second from left, with Brady's backmark; plus a cdv of General Benjamin Butler, with Brady's backmark. Butler was also one of the Representatives involved in Johnson's impeachment.
The cdvs are accompanied by a 3 x 5 in. card signed Thaddeus Stevens / Penn., which was once removed from a Civil War-era autograph album; and Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of Thaddeus Stevens, Delivered in the House of Representatives, Washington, D.C., December 17, 1868. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1869. 8vo, cloth-covered boards, 84pp.
Pennsylvania Congressman Thaddeus Stevens (1792-1868) was a leader of the Radical Republicans before, during, and after the Civil War. Stevens was a firebrand abolitionist who was an active member of the Underground Railroad and devoted most of his energies in opposing the expansion and even the continuation of slavery in America.
Light, even toning to cdvs and signed card. Some wear to books covers; previous owners notes inside book.