1863, Carte-de-Visite of Gordon.
CDV of escaped Mississippi slave who had enlisted in the Union Army, showing his back brutally scarred by a Christmas Day whipping, back with "C. Seaver Jun. Photographer, 27 Tremont Row, Boston" imprint and description of the photo headlined "The Peculiar Institution", Very Fine and rare with few known, this image originally appeared in the July 4, 1863 edition of Harper's Weekly,
showing a similar illustration as well as illustrations of "Gordon as he entered our lines" and "Gordon in his uniform as a U.S. Soldier", the issue also included information on Battle of Milliken's Bend -- the first major battle involving black troops (Harper's
article is not included but can be seen in Sale 1037, lot 2869)
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