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19 pcs. Archive of images of the Hermitage in Nashville, home of General and President Andrew Jackson. First 5 items: 5 Otto B. Giers cabinet card albumen photographs depicting The Hermitage as it appeared circa 1892. Subjects include the Front Parlor (showing Ralph E. W. Earl paintings of Rachel and Andrew Jackson); Slave Cabins (with Jackson's man servant "Uncle Alfred" in foreground); an Exterior View with figure (possibly Alfred) with back to camera, leaning against a tree); the Main Hallway (with wallpaper, Jackson bust, pier tables and barrel back chair said to have been given to Jackson by George Washington; and Jackson's bedroom. Card Sizes range from 4 7/8" x 8" to 7 3/4" x 10". Note: In 1892, Col. Andrew Jackson III, the president's grandson, hired Nashville photographer Otto Giers to take some photographs of the home. The following year, Col. Jackson and his family moved to Cincinnati, taking all of the contents with them. Remaining 14 items, Hermitage related Ephemera, are as follows: 1886 color lithograph, JACKSON'S HOME-THE HERMITAGE NEAR NASHVILLE TENN. published by the O.Judd Co. for the American Agriculturalist magazine, depicting the mansion viewed from the side, with 2 vignettes of Jackson's tomb and his original one story dwelling place. 17" x 22" (3" central tear at fold line and two margin tears at fold lines, largest 1"; some creases). -- 27 page article from Harper's New Monthly Magazine, January 1855, biographical article on Andrew Jackson with numerous illustrations of the Hermitage, Jackson's birthplace, Battle of Talladega, Gold Medal presented to Jackson by Congress, Map plan of the Battle of New Orleans, and the Tomb at The Hermitage. 9 1/2" x 6" with 1/4" dark stain to last few pages at edge. -- Two Colored illustrations, signed in the stone "Pierson", one captioned THE HERMITAGE -THE HOME OF PRESIDENT ANDREW JACKSON, depicting the exterior of the mansion, the other captioned THE FIRST RESIDENCE OF ANDREW JACKSON depicting Jackson's original one-story home on the property. Both 5 1/2" x 8 1/4". -- July 19, 1845 page from The Illustrated London News with article titled "Last Honours to General Jackson" with exterior view of Jackson's home and tomb, and "Procession in honour of the late General Jackson at New York." 15 3/4" x 10 3/4". Corner creases. -- 1941 postcard depicting the miniature portrait of Rachel Jackson done by Anna C. Peale in Washington DC 1815, worn by Jackson after her death. -- 8 small (3 1/2" x 2 1/2") black and white photographs of The Hermitage including The Entrance Gates, Exterior, Restored Brick Cabin, the Garden, Jackson's tomb, Jackson's bedroom, Hall and Stairway, and The Little Hermitage Church. Gates and exterior photos are additionally marked "Cline Photo." Provenance: Collection of Charles and Ann Wells, Nashville, Tennessee. (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com)


Some general toning and fading and small abrasions to card mounts and images. Bedroom image has some corner creasing and dark marks across top right corner. Slave cabin image has losses to card mount along upper right edge, image not affected.

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Hermitage Archive including Giers Photos

Estimate $400 - $450Aug 5, 2017