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CDV of Woman in a Scarlet Dress – Brady’s National Portrait Gallery

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Posted 2 years ago

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rniederman
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This mid-1860s CDV caught my eye for a couple reasons. First, the amazing hand tinting of the woman produced a vibrantly colored scarlet dress. Next, the image comes from “Brady’s National Portrait Gallery” and includes a canceled 2-cent tax stamp (proprietary series) on the verso. Mathew Brady is best known for making portraits of celebrities and documenting the American Civil War. Cameras attributed to his studios are highly coveted by collectors - unfortunately I don't have a Brady camera.

However, this CDV includes a paste-on label covering part of the Brady stamp with the description: “Specialiste. Selby & McCauley Photograph Album & Carte de Visite Depot”. It seems that Selby & McCauley added their label to CDVs of famous people taken by firms such as; Israel & Co., E. & H.T. Anthony, Brady’s galleries, and others. Examples of CDVs with Selby & McCauley labels include Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses Grant, and numerous civil war officers such as Major General Gouverneur K. Warren, General Edward Ferrero, Gen. Samuel Crawford and others.

Could it be that the woman in this picture was someone notable?

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Nice image-- I don't recognize her, but the added resale label would suggest that she is someone!

    scott
  2. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    Excellent coloring,thanks for sharing.
  3. Kathycat Kathycat, 2 years ago
    Really Pretty!!!!
  4. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
    Thanks Sean, mustangtony, and AR8Jason!
  5. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the comment, Scott.
  6. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
    Thanks, officialfuel!
  7. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
    Thanks Eric and walksoftly!
  8. Hunter Hunter, 2 years ago
    the coloring is gorgeous - a haunting image. thanks for sharing!
  9. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
    Thanks Kathycat and Hardbrake!
  10. Lisa-lighting Lisa-lighting, 2 years ago
    She is lovely. It is such a wonderful photo too. If she is familiar to anyone they will easily recognize her from this image. Post it far and wide, I'll bet you get answers. Good luck. Thank you for sharing her.
  11. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
    Thanks, Hunter!
  12. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
    Thanks, egreeley1976!
  13. pops52 pops52, 2 years ago
    Really Beautiful!!!!!
  14. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the comment, Lisa-lighting.
  15. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
    Thanks Phil, blunderbuss2, and pops52!
  16. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
    Thanks, Designer!
  17. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
    Thanks, kerry10456!
  18. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
    Thanks, toolate2!
  19. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
    Thanks, f64imager!
  20. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
    Thanks, Sean!
  21. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
    Thanks, BHock45!
  22. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
    Thanks, freiheit!
  23. rniederman rniederman, 12 months ago
    Thanks, Moonstonelover21!
  24. rniederman rniederman, 11 months ago
    Thanks, antiquesareamazing!
  25. rniederman rniederman, 11 months ago
    Thanks, bratjdd!
  26. rniederman rniederman, 11 months ago
    Thanks, valentino97!
  27. rniederman rniederman, 2 months ago
    Thanks, aghcollect!

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