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Lot # 488: 1860s Ulysses S. Grant Signed Carte de Visite as Lieutenant General (PSA)

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Item was in Auction "2023 Summer Classic",
which ran from 7/16/2023 7:00 PM to
8/5/2023 10:00 PM

Incredibly scarce Carte de Visite of Ulysses S. Grant. Though he would proceed to become the 18th President of the United States, this CdV not only includes a photo and autograph from Grant, but it is also inscribed "Lt. Gen, USA." Grant was elevated to the rank of Lieutenant General by President Abraham Lincoln in 1864, leading the Union army to a defeat of the Confederate army in the Civil War, eventually propelling him to the White House. CdV measures 2.625x4"; a CdV was a kind of calling card for famous people in the 1800s, and due to the albumen nature of the image it has somewhat faded but image and black fountain ink signature remain quite clear and beautiful. Verso is blank except for manufacturing info by Brady & Co.'s National Photographic Portrait Galleries, and is clean except for a small spot of foxing at the very bottom. Tremendous history in this very rare piece, which has been encapsulated by PSA/DNA as Authentic Auto.

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