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.
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 […]