June 08, 2007 08:00 PM EDT Cincinnati


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A.J. Russell Photograph of Grant, Sherman & Company at Ft. Sanders, WY,

7.75 x 11.75" albumen photograph, mounted on larger thin, cream board (11" x 15"). The original negative of this image was taken in the summer of 1868 by A.J. Russell in his capacity as official photographer for the Union Pacific Railroad. Period inked inscription on reverse reading Gen. Grant and July 28, 1868 Fort Sanders U.P.R.R.. Included in the scene is Ulysses S. Grant, newly nominated for President of the United States, Generals William T. Sherman, Phillip T. Sheridan, John Gibbon, William T. Harney, and others. In addition to the military figures, both General Grenville Dodge, Chief Engineer of the UPPR and Thomas C. Durant, Vice-President and chief promoter of the railroad. There was an intense dislike between the two, primarily based on Durant's constant attempt to manipulate the route of the railroad to direct the tracks closer to choice parcels of personal real estate investments. This animus is reflected in this image: they stand on opposite sides of the frame.

Condition:Chips on card stock, image just a touch light.

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$5,463
06/09/2007

 

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