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Original Civil War Era Carte-de-Visite Images of Union Generals
BASEBALL! CDV Image of Union General Abner Doubleday
Item #: v8389
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This is an excellent original Civil War era CDV image of Union General Abner Doubleday (1819-1893). Doubleday is best known as being the man that is credited with inventing the game of baseball. Speculation had it that he developed the game in Cooperstown, New York in 1839. But at this time He Was at West Point Military Academy. Abner Doubleday was born at Balston Spa, New York on June 26, 1819. He graduated from West Point Military Academy in 1842. He served in the artillery branch of service during the war with Mexico. It is said that he aimed the guns that fired the 1st union cannon shots of the Civil War. Arguably his greatest military moment came during the fierce battle of Gettysburg. After General Reynolds was killed, he assumed command of the 1st Corps. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. These CDV Images were often sold in quantity to people on the home front that wanted to see what the men they read about in the papers looked like. These CDV images were an important part of history from the Civil War era. It was the first practical way to bring images of a famous personality home to the regular people. The people wanted to be able to put a face with the names they read about in the newspapers. You could order through newspaper ads or at local photography studios, several images of famous personalities for a reasonable amount. The CDV images were made by applying a thin paper photo image of the famous person of the day to a heavier paper card. This made the image more durable and easier to display and also added uniformity to the size. The overall size of a CDV image is approximately 2.5 inches by 4 inches in size. On the back of the card it has the desirable backmark of the desirable Matthew Brady firm in Washington, DC. It is a nice touch on an already wonderful image. This is a great looking image of one of the Union Generals.

Shipping Weight: 0.4 lb
Price Was: $495 Sale Price: $395.00 USD

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