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    Posted 7 years ago

    scottvez
    (924 items)

    This is an unusual political campaign related ambrotype.

    The sixth plate features two boys seated. The one on the left holds a small booklet with a picture of James Buchanan on the cover!

    Buchanan was a Democrat and elected in 1856. He served from 1857 until 1861. The last few months of his presidency saw the establishment of Confederate States of America and secession of several Southern States.

    I have researched but have been unable to find this exact booklet. The cover of the booklet features a typical pose of Buchanan and the top has the word "Democratic". I don't know if the booklet was part of his campaign materials or just a biography.

    Any help to find this particular booklet is appreciated.

    Reproduction of these images is prohibited.

    scott

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    Comments

    1. rniederman rniederman, 7 years ago
      This is really nice! - Rob
    2. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Thanks for looking rob!

      I posted some better jpgs of the ambrotype that show more details.

      scott
    3. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Thanks for looking clay!

      scott
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Seriously good! Are they twins?
    5. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Thanks for looking and commenting vetraio! They certainly look to be twins.

      scott
    6. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Thanks for looking david!

      scott
    7. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Thanks for looking geo!

      scott
    8. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Thanks packrat!

      scott
    9. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Thanks for looking paper and buss!

      scott
    10. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Thanks for looking filmnet.

      scott
    11. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Thanks for looking fluffy.

      scott
    12. VanessaT, 7 years ago
      Your photo collection is beautiful. I particularly love this one with the booklet in it because it's like a piece of history within a piece of history.
    13. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Thanks for looking vanessa-- the details in photographs can really be interesting.

      scott
    14. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Thanks fran!

      scott
    15. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Thanks for looking gritty and cultcha.

      scott
    16. Lincolnfan, 6 years ago
      I owned this until this past year when I sold it to a friend. The boy is holding an 1856 Buchanan campaign biography. I am curious as to how you have a copy of my image? Thanks
    17. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      I owned it until JUL of last year!

      scott
    18. Lincolnfan, 6 years ago
      I think I must have bought it from you a Civil War show, maybe the Richmond show?
    19. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Yep-- I sold it at Richmond. I'll be there for the show next weekend.

      Look me up if you make it to the show-- I'll be in the same area.

      scott
    20. Lincolnfan, 6 years ago
      Scott, will do. When I saw the image I thought it had been taken off my website. But you had it first! Hope to see you in Richmond! Best, Curtis
    21. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 6 years ago
      Are these Buchanan's twins maybe?
    22. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Buchanan's twins?? Wasn't aware that he fathered any children.

      Believe he was a life long bachelor.

      scott
    23. Lincolnfan, 6 years ago
      No, never had children....just some kids with a campaign bio.

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