Civil War–dated original 2.25 x 4 carte-de-visite portrait of Grant in uniform and resting his arm on a table, signed in the lower border in black ink, “U. S. Grant, Lt. Gen. U. S. A.” Published by E. & H. T. Anthony of New York, from a Brady negative. Ink notation to reverse reads, “Given by Gen. to J. J. Williams at City Point, Va., Oct. 1864.” A small tear to the top (not affecting the crisp and clean overall appearance), otherwise fine condition. In October 1864, the Union was engaged in the lengthy Siege of Petersburg, and Grant’s headquarters were at City Point. An uncommon and highly desirable format. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
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Manuscript testimonial, signed “U. S. Grant, Lt. Gen. U. S. V.,” one page, 7.75 x 9.75, Office of the Great Central Fair letterhead, 1864. In full: “We, the undersigned cheerfully recommend to the open hearts and open purses of our fellow citizens ‘The Great Central Fair’ to be held in Philadelphia in June next, in behalf of that long tried and well proven organization, the U. S. Sanitary Commission.” Scattered toning and an unobtrusive mounting strip affixed to the left border, otherwise fine condition. The Great Central Fair, held in Logan Square from June 7 to 28, 1864, was by far Philadelphia’s most successful Sanitary Commission event. The highlight of the fair was a visit by President Abraham Lincoln, accompanied by the first lady and their son Todd, on June 16. In total, the Fair raised over one million dollars for the Sanitary Commission through admissions, concessions, and souvenirs. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 7.25 x 9.25, January 20, 1875. Grant orders the secretary of state to “affix the Seal of the United States to a Warrant for the pardon of Morris Jacobi.” Signed at the conclusion by Grant. Double-matted and framed with a portrait of Grant to an overall size of 19.5 x 16. In fine condition, with a horizontal fold passing through the signature. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.