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Alexander Gardner, Charles Sumner and Longfellow, 1863.

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Lot 0008
"Charles Sumner and Longfellow," 1863. 8 7/8 x 6 3/8 - inch albumen print on 11 ¼ x 9 7/8 - inch gray card stock. The identification is written in period pen on the mount recto and a notation verso says that it was called "The Politics and Poetics of New England." Sumner was a Senator from Mass., who strongly favored emancipation and was beaten on the Senate floor because of it. Longfellow was one of the leading literary figures of the age whose reputation has not survived in recent times. This image is sometimes found in CDV format, but seldom in this size. This is not on a Gardner mount but is a clean vintage print just short of very rich.

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Alexander Gardner, Charles Sumner and Longfellow, 1863.

Estimate $3,500 - $4,500Jul 17