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Civil War-era photocollage with scores of cut-out albumen portraits and period engravings
13 1/4 x 19 1/4 in (33.6 x 52 cm)
Swann Galleries - New York
Sale 2208 Lot 37
In the center of this artful construction is a grieving widow, who's surrounded by pictures of Lincoln, Mary Todd Lincoln, Generals Grant, Sheridan, and Sherman, President Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Thumb, and a host of (unidentified) family members, several of whom are Union soldiers; many of the figures have a handwritten number (lacks the "key").
The Photograph and the American Dream 1840-1940, 57.