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Harriet Lane Johnston, James Buchanan, engraving

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Description
Portrait of Harriet Lane Johnston and the facsimile of her signature, 1870s line and stipple engraving signed in plate "Eng. J.C. Buttre".

Harriet Rebecca Lane Johnston (May 9, 1830 - July 3, 1903) acted as First Lady of the United States during the presidency of her uncle, lifelong bachelor James Buchanan, from 1857 to 1861. Lane is among eleven women who have served as First Lady but were not married to the President, with most of the other women being relatives of widowed presidents.

John Chester Buttre [Auburn, NY, June 30, 1821 - Ridgewood, NJ, Dec. 2, 1893. Worked as a wood engraver in Auburn; moved to new York City in 1841. Specialized on line engraving for magazines. He successfully established his own business and employed other engravers. Buttre remained active until his death. [Reference: David McNeely Stauffer, American Engravers Upon Copper and Steel, Volume 1, pp. 38-39]

US: Priority (c.2-4 days) ----------- $8.50
Canada: 1st Class (c.2-6 weeks) ---- $23.50
World: 1st Class (c.2-8 weeks) ----- $28.50
Condition
Heavy stock paper, the plate is 5.1/2" x 8.1/2"; some soiling, slightly bumped upper corner, very good condition.
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Harriet Lane Johnston, James Buchanan, engraving

Estimate $35 - $100Aug 22, 2020
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