Lot #42
James A. Garfield

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Estimate: $2000+


Magnificent 4.25 x 6.5 cabinet portrait of General James A. Garfield in a distinguished head-and-shoulders pose, signed in the lower border in black ink, "J. A. Garfield." Published by the J. F. Ryder Studio of Cleveland, Ohio, with caption to lower border reading: "The sitting for this portrait was made June 10th, 1880." In very good to fine condition, with a few blemishes to the image, and staining to the perimeter of the mount, not affecting the signature. The sitting for this photo occurred just two days after the conclusion of the 1880 Republican National Convention. Held at Chicago's Exposition Hall between June 2-8, the convention nominated Ohio Congressman James A. Garfield and Chester A. Arthur of New York as the official candidates of the Republican Party for President and Vice President, respectively, in the forthcoming presidential election.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #541 - Ended December 05, 2018

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