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Civil War ‘Gallant Pelham’ Ambrotype Lost and Found, Ready for Auction in Dallas

When a circa 1858 Half Plate Ambrotype of Confederate Lt. Colonel John Pelham – known to American Civil War buffs everywhere as “The Gallant Pelham” – comes to auction on June 26 as part of Heritage Auction Galleries Signature Arms, Militaria & Civil War Auction, it will mark the sale of what is possibly the single most famous Civil War photo extant.

Abraham Lincoln Funeral Photograph Album Realizes $27,025

An album of carte de visite photographs of Abraham Lincoln’s funeral procession was the top-selling lot at Cowan’s December 9, nearly tripling its $8/10,000 estimate by selling for $27,025. Comprised of 97 CDVs, the album featured images of three of the nine cities on the funeral route— Columbus, Ohio, and Chicago and Springfield, Illinois. While