Rare Albumen Photograph Portrait of Civil War General Ulysses S. Grant
Original Albumen Photograph of Civil War General Ulysses S. Grant | ca. 1862 | A Sizable Albumen Photograph Professionally Matted and Housed in a Gilt Wood Frame Under Archival Glass
Original Albumen Portrait Photograph of Civil War General Ulysses S. Grant | ca. 1862 | A Sizable Albumen Photograph Professionally Matted and Housed in a Gilt Wood Frame Under Archival Glass | Measures 16″ H x 13″ W | Provenance: This remarkable civil war collectible is from the estate of a very well-known and well-respected lifetime Civil War collector in Upstate New York | Condition: Very Good, shows very well, with mild age related wear.
The albumen print, also called albumen silver print, was published in January 1847 by Louis Désiré Blanquart-Evrard, and was the first commercially exploitable method of producing a photographic print on a paper base from a negative. It used the albumen found in egg whites to bind the photographic chemicals to the paper and became the dominant form of photographic positives from 1855 to the turn of the 20th century, with a peak in the 1860-90 period. During the mid-19th century, the carte de visite became one of the more popular uses of the albumen method. In the 19th century, E. & H. T. Anthony & Company were the largest makers and distributors of the Albumen photographic prints and paper in the United States.
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American Civil War, Figurative, Historical, Military, Picturesque, Portrait, War
Artist / Maker
General Ulysses S. Grant