Lot 347: Joseph Bailey Who Signed the 13th Amendment Carte de Visite Photo by Brady

Early American

October 29, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, US
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Description: Abraham Lincoln Related
Joseph Bailey 13th Amendment Signer CDV - Lincoln Ally!
c. 1860s, Joseph Bailey, Carte de Visite Photograph by "Brady, Washington," Choice Extremely Fine.
A very rare CDV by Brady of Civil War Period Representative Joseph Bailey of Pennsylvania. He was a staunch Abraham Lincoln supporter and ally in Congress. This important and historic, very rare Carte de Visite Photograph by "Brady, Washington," is superior and clean, with sharp details and remains with excellent tone and contrast, in overall exceptional condition.
Civil War Representative Joseph Bailey of Pennsylvania, a staunch Lincoln supporter and ally in Congress. Bailey (1810 -1885) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Joseph Bailey was born in Pennsbury Township, he served in the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in 1840. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate in 1843. He moved to Perry County, Pennsylvania, in 1845. He was again a member of the State Senate from 1851 to 1853. He served as State Treasurer of Pennsylvania in 1854. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1860. Baily was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses.

As a Member of the 38th, he voted to support the passage of the 13th Amendment which officially ended Slavery. He was a member of the State Constitutional Convention in 1872.


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