Lot 30: [PHOTOGRAPHY] Frederick Hill Meserve (1865-1962)
October 29, 2016
Wells, ME, USA
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Description: [PHOTOGRAPHY] Frederick Hill Meserve (1865-1962) Meserve was a New York textile executive, booklover, and authority on Lincolniana. He has been called America's first great photograph collector. Harvard University Library has a large collection of Historical portraits purchased from Meserve. There is much online about his collection. Autograph Letter Signed, NYC, 1949, 1p., to Robert Golden in Chicago. He sends "an old print from a Brady negative which I have taken from my index..." The photo is of Gen. Joseph R. Smith. 8.5 x 11 in. VG. Most uncommon.
Condition Report: VG