Lot 4: Autograph - Nathaniel P. Banks

RR Auction

December 12, 2012
Amherst, NH, US

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Description: Union general (1816-1894) who led forces at Shenandoah, Red River, and elsewhere. Prior to the Civil War, he served as governor of Massachusetts and speaker of the US House of Representatives. Civil War-dated original 2.5 x 4.25 carte-de-visite bust portrait of Banks in uniform, by Warren of Cambridgeport, Massachusetts, signed at the bottom in black ink, "N. P. Banks, 4th Nov: 1864." In fine condition, with a subtle central block of toning and mild silvering to dark areas of the image.
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