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    #31991: JACOB MERRITT HOWARD: SIGNED ALBUMEN PHOTOGRAPH, c. 1863
    A crisp cdv-sized albumen photograph of Howard, probably from the studio of Mathew Brady, mounted on a piece of 1860's lined paper from the US Department of Agriculture (dating, photographer and mounting information compiled from pieces of information from other images in the same series). Image is signed at the bottom in ink by Howard. $195.00

    From The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress:

    HOWARD, Jacob Merritt (1805-1871), a Representative and a Senator from Michigan; born in Shaftsbury, Bennington County, Vt., July 10, 1805; attended the district schools and the academies of Bennington and Brattleboro; graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., in 1830; studied law; moved to Detroit, Mich., in 1832; admitted to the bar in 1833 and commenced practice in Detroit; city attorney of Detroit in 1834; member, State house of representatives 1838; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841-March 3, 1843); was not a candidate for renomination in 1842; helped draw up the platform of the first Republican convention in 1854; attorney general of Michigan 1855-1861; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Kinsley S. Bingham; reelected in 1865 and served from January 17, 1862, to March 3, 1871; chairman, Committee on Pacific Railroads (Thirty-eighth through Forty-first Congresses); died in Detroit, Mich., April 2, 1871; interment in Elmwood Cemetery.

    #31992: REVERDY JOHNSON: SIGNED ALBUMEN PHOTOGRAPH, c. 1863
    A crisp cdv-sized albumen photograph of Johnson, probably from the studio of Mathew Brady, mounted on a piece of 1860's lined paper from the US Department of Agriculture (dating, photographer and mounting information compiled from pieces of information from other images in the same series). Image is signed at the bottom in ink by Johnson. $195.00

    From The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress:

    JOHNSON, Reverdy (1796-1876), (brother-in-law of Thomas Fielder Bowie), a Senator from Maryland; born in Annapolis, Md., May 21, 1796; graduated, St. Johnís College, Annapolis, Md., 1811; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1815 and commenced practice in Upper Marlboro; deputy attorney general of Maryland 1816-1817; moved to Baltimore in 1817; appointed chief commissioner of insolvent debtors of Maryland in 1817; member, State senate 1821-1829; resumed the practice of law in Baltimore; elected to the United States Senate as a Whig and served from March 4, 1845, to March 7, 1849, when he resigned to become Attorney General; appointed by President Zachary Taylor Attorney General of the United States 1849-1850; member of the peace convention of 1861 held in Washington, D.C., in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending war; member, State house of representatives 1860-1861; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1863, to July 10, 1868, when he resigned; United States Minister to England in 1868 and 1869; returned to Baltimore, Md., where he resumed the practice of his profession; compiler of the reports of decisions of the Maryland Court of Appeals; died in Annapolis, Md., February 10, 1876; interment in Greenmount Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.

    #31994: EDWIN DENISON MORGAN: SIGNED ALBUMEN PHOTOGRAPH, c. 1863
    A crisp cdv-sized albumen photograph of Morgan, probably from the studio of Mathew Brady, mounted on a piece of 1860's lined paper from the US Department of Agriculture (dating, photographer and mounting information compiled from pieces of information from other images in the same series). Image is signed at the bottom in ink by Morgan. $195.00

    From The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress:

    MORGAN, Edwin Denison (1811-1893), (cousin of Morgan Gardner Bulkeley), a Senator from New York; born in Washington, Mass., February 8, 1811; moved with his parents to Windsor County, Conn., in 1822; attended the public schools and Bacon Academy, Colchester, Conn.; moved to Hartford, Conn., in 1828 and engaged in mercantile pursuits; member, city council of Hartford 1832; moved to New York City in 1836 and engaged in the wholesale grocery business, banking and brokerage; alderman of New York City 1849; member, State senate 1850-1855; State commissioner of immigration 1855-1858; chairman of the Republican National Committee 1856-1864; Governor of New York 1859-1862; during the Civil War served as major general of Volunteers in the Union Army 1861-1863, serving as commander of the Department of New York; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1863, to March 3, 1869; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1868; chairman, Committee on the Library (Fortieth Congress); chairman of the Republican National Committee 1872-1876; unsuccessful candidate for Governor in 1876; declined the office of Secretary of the Treasury in the Cabinet of President Chester Arthur in 1881; died in New York City, February 14, 1883; interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, Conn.

    #32059: AARON HARRISON CRAGIN: SIGNED ALBUMEN PHOTOGRAPH, c. 1863
    A crisp cdv-sized albumen photograph of Cragin, probably from the studio of Mathew Brady, mounted on a piece of 1860's lined paper from the US Department of Agriculture (dating, photographer and mounting information compiled from pieces of information from other images in the same series). Image is signed at the bottom in ink by Cragin. $195.00

    From The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress:
    CRAGIN, Aaron Harrison (1821-1898), a Representative and a Senator from New Hampshire; born in Weston, Windsor County, Vt., February 3, 1821; completed preparatory studies; studied law; admitted to the bar in Albany, N.Y., in 1847 and commenced practice in Lebanon, N.H.; member, New Hampshire house of representatives 1852-1855; elected by the American Party to the Thirty-fourth Congress and as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1859); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of War (Thirty-fourth Congress); resumed the practice of law; member, State house of representatives 1859; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1864; reelected in 1870 and served from March 4, 1865, to March 3, 1877; chairman, Committee on Engrossed Bills (Thirty-ninth Congress), Committee to Audit and Control the Contingent Expense (Fortieth and Forty-first Congresses), Committee on Naval Affairs (Forty-first and Forty-third Congresses), Committee on Railroads (Forty-third and Forty-fourth Congresses); appointed by President Rutherford Hayes as one of the commissioners for the purchase of the Hot Springs Reservation in Arkansas and served as chairman 1877-1879; died in Washington, D.C., May 10, 1898; interment in School Street Cemetery, Lebanon, N.H.

    #32061: GEORGE FRANKLIN EDMUNDS: SIGNED ALBUMEN PHOTOGRAPH, c. 1863
    A crisp cdv-sized albumen photograph of Edmunds, probably from the studio of Mathew Brady, mounted on a piece of 1860's lined paper from the US Department of Agriculture (dating, photographer and mounting information compiled from pieces of information from other images in the same series). Image is signed at the bottom in ink by Edmunds. $195.00

    From The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress:
    EDMUNDS, George Franklin (1828-1919), a Senator from Vermont; born in Richmond, Chittenden County, Vt., February 1, 1828; attended the common schools and was privately tutored; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1849 and commenced practice in Burlington, Vt.; member, State house of representatives 1854-1859, serving three years as speaker; member, State senate, serving as its presiding officer in 1861 and 1862; appointed on April 3, 1866, and elected on October 24, 1866, as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Solomon Foote; reelected in 1868, 1874, 1880, and 1886 and served from April 3, 1866, until his resignation, effective November 1, 1891; President pro tempore of the Senate (Forty-seventh and Forty-eight Congresses); chairman, Republican Conference (Forty-ninth to Fifty-first Congresses), Committee on Pensions (Forty-first and Forty-second Congresses), Committee on the Judiciary (Forty-second to Forty-fifth Congresses, and Forty-seventh to Fifty-first Congresses), Committee on Private Land Claims (Forty-sixth Congress), Committee on Foreign Relations (Forty-seventh Congress); appointed a member of the Electoral Commission to decide the contests in various States in the presidential election of 1876; resumed the practice of law in Philadelphia, Pa.; subsequently moved to Pasadena, Calif., where he died February 27, 1919; interment in Green Mount Cemetery, Burlington, Vt.

    #32191: HENRY BOWEN ANTHONY: SIGNED ALBUMEN PHOTOGRAPH, c. 1863
    A crisp cdv-sized albumen photograph of Anthony, probably from the studio of Mathew Brady, mounted on a a standard appearing bordered CDV mount, but mounting sheet is extremely thin, as though the other layers of paper have been striped away. Image is signed at the bottom in ink by Anthony. $195.00

    From The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress:
    ANTHONY, Henry Bowen (1815-1884), a Senator from Rhode Island; born in Coventry, R.I., April 1, 1815; attended a private school in Providence, R.I.; graduated from Brown University in 1833; editor of the Providence Journal in 1838, and afterwards became one of its owners; elected Governor of Rhode Island in 1849 and reelected in 1850; declined to be a candidate for renomination; resumed editorial pursuits; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1858, reelected in 1864, 1870, 1876 and 1882, and served from March 4, 1859, until his death in Providence, R.I., on September 2, 1884; President pro tempore of the Senate (Forty-first to Forty-third Congresses); chairman, Republican Conference (Thirty-seventh to Forty-eighth Congresses), Committee on Printing (Thirty-seventh to Forty-ninth Congresses), Committee on Revolutionary Claims (Forty-second and Forty-eighth Congresses); interment in Swan Point Cemetery in Providence.

    #32356: TIMOTHY OTIS HOWE: SIGNED ALBUMEN PHOTOGRAPH, c. 1863
    A crisp cdv-sized albumen photograph of Howe, probably from the studio of Mathew Brady, (dating and photographer compiled from pieces of information from other images apparently in the same series). Image mount has been clipped at the bottom, removing studio identification; and there are several minuscule "raised areas" where the glue failed to adhere to the mount. Image is signed at the bottom in ink by Howe. $195.00

    From The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress:
    HOWE, Timothy Otis (1816-1883), a Senator from Wisconsin; born in Livermore, Androscoggin County, Maine, February 24, 1816; attended the common schools and graduated from the Maine Wesleyan Seminary; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1839 and commenced practice in Readfield, Maine; moved to Wisconsin in 1845 and settled in Green Bay; judge of the circuit court and supreme court justice of Wisconsin 1850-1853, when he resigned; unsuccessful Republican candidate for the United States Senate in 1856; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1860; reelected in 1866 and 1872 and served from March 4, 1861, to March 3, 1879; unsuccessful candidate for reelection; chairman, Committee on Enrolled Bills (Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congresses), Committee on Claims (Thirty-ninth through Forty-second Congresses), Committee on the Library (Thirty-ninth Congress, Forty-first Congress, Forty-third through Forty-fifth Congresses), Committee on Foreign Relations (Forty-second Congress); served as a commissioner for the purchase of the Black Hills territory from the Indians; delegate to the International Monetary Conference held at Paris in 1881; appointed Postmaster General in the Cabinet of President Chester Arthur in 1881, and served until his death in Kenosha, Wis., on March 25, 1883; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Green Bay, Wis.

    #32357: THOMAS A. HENDRICKS: SIGNED ALBUMEN PHOTOGRAPH, 1865
    A crisp cdv-sized albumen photograph of Hendricks, 21st Vice-President of the United States. Image from the studio of Mathew Brady, copyright 1865. Image mount has been clipped at the bottom, removing part of studio identification. That is NOT a stain at the bottom; it is another piece of albumen photo paper, where he wrote part of his signature. There are also a few minuscule "raised areas" where the glue failed to adhere to the mount. Image is signed at the bottom in ink by Hendricks. $295.00

    From The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress:
    HENDRICKS, Thomas Andrews (1819-1885), (nephew of William Hendricks), a Representative and a Senator from Indiana and a Vice President of the United States; born near Zanesville, Ohio, September 7, 1819; moved with his parents to Indiana in 1820; pursued classical studies and graduated from Hanover (Ind.) College in 1841; studied law in Chambersburg, Pa.; admitted to the bar in 1843 and commenced practice in Shelbyville, Ind.; member, State house of representatives 1848; member of the State constitutional convention; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1855); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1854 to the Thirty-fourth Congress; chairman, Committee on Mileage (Thirty-second Congress), Committee on Invalid Pensions (Thirty-third Congress); Commissioner of the General Land Office 1855-1859; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor of Indiana in 1860; moved to Indianapolis in 1860 and practiced law; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1863, to March 3, 1869; Governor of Indiana 1872; unsuccessful candidate for Vice President of the United States on the Democratic ticket with Samuel Tilden in 1876; elected Vice President of the United States in 1884 on the Democratic ticket with Grover Cleveland and served from March 4, 1885, until his death in Indianapolis, Ind., November 25, 1885; interment in Crown Hill Cemetery.