Gen George Custer Civil War 1863 salt print Henry Ulke, Washington D. C. Rare

Gen George Custer Civil War 1863 salt print Henry Ulke, Washington D. C. Rare

Important Original Salt Print Armstrong Custer 1863. This is one of the rarest and important civil war period Captain Armstrong Custer images. Hand painted 1863 salt print attributed to Henry Ulke , Washington D. This is one of the rarest and earliest large imperial size (10 5/8 x 13 5/8 inches) photographs. Images like this of Custer are exceptionally scarce on the market. This photo was taken by Ulke in his Washington studio in 1863. Ulke was a skilled and professional painter as well as a leading photographer of the period, This photo taken at the end of April 1863 and represents Custer and his close friend from West Point , Captain Leroy Elbert. This photo known only as Katz (K-13). Katz has listed this image as likely from a lost cdv , however the exact image K-13 is a direct image from this primary source image. It is there is no other known hand painted image of this important image of Custer. Under close observation, one can see the original salt print and the over-laying water color applied by Ulke. The paper can be attributed as early stock by the metal fragment artifact that can be seen below his right captain’s bar (2nd to last photo below). This tiny spot upon magnification, shows the fern like metal fragment embedded in the paper support. The hand coloring shows typical differentiated paint characteristics found in hand painted salt prints of the period. In particular the white paint found on the collar is often found to be thicker than some of the other washes used. The reverse shows period staining from the original framing wood board on to the reverse side of the photographic paper. This is guaranteed to be an image from the Civil War period. This is a once in a life time opportunity to own an exceptionally rare and important historical period c. 1863 image of Captain Custer in full length civil War uniform and represented in this imperial size. George Armstrong Custer (December 5, 1839 June 25, 1876) was a United States Army. Commander in the American Civil War. And the American Indian Wars. Custer was admitted to West Point. In 1858, where he graduated last in his class. With the outbreak of the Civil War, Custer was called to serve with the Union Army. Custer developed a strong reputation during the Civil War. He fought in the first major engagement, the First Battle of Bull Run. His association with several important officers helped his career, as did his success as a highly effective cavalry commander. Custer was eventually promoted to the temporary rank brevet. And promoted major general of Volunteers. At war’s end, he reverted to his permanent rank of captain. At the conclusion of the Appomattox Campaign. In which he and his troops played a decisive role, Custer was present at General. After the Civil War, Custer was dispatched to the west to fight in the American Indian Wars and appointed lieutenant colonel. Where he and all his men were killed at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. In 1876 fighting against a coalition of Native American tribes. The battle is popularly known in American history as Custer’s Last Stand. Custer and his men were defeated so decisively at the Little Bighorn that it has overshadowed all of his prior achievements. Henry Ulke Henry Ulke (January 29, 1821February 17, 1910) was an American photographer and portrait painter. Henry Ulke and his brothers Julian and Lee moved from Germany to the U. Henry worked in New York designing banknotes, then illustrations for Harper’s and Leslie’s weeklies in Philadelphia from approximately 1853 to 1860. They settled in Washington D. In 1860, finding residence in the Petersen boarding house at 516 Tenth Street, NW, across the street from Ford’s Theater, where President Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865. It is presumed that Julius Ulke took a famous photo of the Petersen house room in which Lincoln died on the morning of April 15. The brothers had a portrait studio in Washington, D. At 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue, N. Around the corner from their boarding house. Henry was a member of the Smithsonian Megatherium Club, and collected beetles. He married Veronica Schultze, 1865. Photographed Mary Lincoln in mourning after Willie Lincoln’s death. Painted portraits of an outstanding series of American politicians, scientists and noteworthy individuals – some from his own photos. Portraits include Robert Kennicott, William Stimpson, Edward M. Stanton, Treasury Secretaries Crawford, Taney, Bibb, Chase, and Carlisle, as well as Samuel D. His New York Times Obituary says, Henry Ulke, whose portraits of Presidents and Cabinet Ministers at Washington gained for him the soubriquet of’Painter of Presidents,’ died… As the result of a fall at his home… He was 89 years old. Ulke was a personal friend of Abraham Lincoln, and at the time of the assassination the dying President was carried into the famous Tenth Street house, where he was boarding. Ulke’s best paintings was a portrait of President Grant, which now hangs in the long gallery of the White House… Our description is meant only as a reference and may not be at a level consistent with your own expertise. Txzj pxzj405 txzj-11 txzj18 txzj48 txzj115. The item “Gen George Custer Civil War 1863 salt print Henry Ulke, Washington D. C. Rare” is in sale since Tuesday, December 22, 2015. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs”. The seller is “longtrail” and is located in Shelburne, Vermont. This item can be shipped to United States.


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