Posted 7 years ago
RARE unpublished image of US Grant.
The unique and rare image has been examined by experts-- a GREAT piece of American History!
Grant is shown holding his trademark cigar in a typical pose.
SORRY: While this guy bears a strong resemblance to Grant, this image has not been documented to be him!
MOST "looks like" images simply are NOT the subject. Today it is possible to assemble a varied collection of look alikes, but without any provenance or documentation, the collection will always be nothing more than a curiosity with little value either monetary or historical.
I have seen the "looks like" image trap set on online auction sites many times. Popular subjects are Jesse James, Lincoln, Doc Holliday, Thomas Edison, etc...
Often these "looks like" images are posted with low prices (for an authentic, RARE or unique newly found image).
Don't be fooled. Without provenance or documentation, facial comparisons are rarely an accepted form of ID.
As best stated on wikipedia concerning "Doc Holliday" images:
"There are three photos most often printed (but of unknown provenance) of Holliday, supposedly taken by C.S. Fly in Tombstone (but sometimes said to be taken in Dallas). Holliday lived in a rooming house in front of Fly's photography studio. Many individuals share similar facial features and faces on people who look radically different can look similar when viewed from certain angles. Because of this, most museum staff, knowledgeable researchers, and collectors require provenance or a documented history for an image to support physical similarities that might exist. Experts will rarely offer even a tentative identification of new or unique images of famous people based solely on similarities shared with other known images."
Reproduction of my "RARE" image of "US Grant" is prohibited.