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Lot 314: 1865 Mathew Brady Card Mounted Albumen Photograph West Point US Military Academy
October 29, 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
Civil War Photos
Mathew Brady Card Mounted Albumen Army Photograph
1865 Mathew Brady Card Mount, West Point Albumen Photograph of U.S. Army Lieutenant David W. Payne, Choice Near Mint.
This is a superb quality, original 1865 Mathew Brady Card Mount, Albumen Photograph of US Army Lieutenant David W. Payne at the time of his graduation from the US Military Academy at West Point. The oval shaped portrait measures 3.75" x 5" and is mounted on its original card mount, to an overall size of 10.25" x 9.5". It pictures the young Cadet who was graduating as a 1st Lieutenant in the Army Corps of Engineers. Payne's Military Service record which spanned the period 1865 until he resigned his commission on October 1st, 1869. His military service included duty at Ship Island, Mississippi and as an Assistant Professor of Engineering at the U.S. Military at West Point.