This original Civil War era photograph is a sepia-toned carte-de-visite of General Ulysses S. Grant (1822 - 1885). The photo was published by the E & H.T. Anthony Photo Studio located at 501 Broadway in New York City. The portrait was taken at a sitting with Mathew Brady in Washington D.C. in late 1862. Brady's own negatives were passed to E. & H.T. Anthony in default of payment for photographic supplies.
The portrait shows Grant's face and upper torso. He's wearing his military uniform. On the back of the photo is the Anthony studio stamp mark. Handwritten beneath the portrait are the words...Lieut. Gen. U.S. Grant. This is NOT Grant's signature...just someone's notation made at the time.
The photo measures 2.5 by 4 inches which is the standard size of a CDV. The photo is encased in a special protective plastic holder. The photo can be removed for professional framing. There are some light scuffs to the plastic case which do not effect the photo itself. The photo appears to be in very fine condition with sharp corners and no damage.
Ulysses Simpson Grant was the 18th President of the United States. He was Commander-in-Chief of the Union Forces and received General Robert E. Lee's surrender, ending the Civil War.
This original Civil War photo is a great piece of American history.
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