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PORTRAITS & HISTORICAL ART > Prominent Americans

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Authentic antique portraits of prominent Americans

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item AP638: Photograph, Admiral William H. Sims, U.S. Navy

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Photograph, Admiral William H. Sims, U.S. Navy

Commander of the Atlantic Destroyer Flotilla in 1913

First Captain of the Battleship U.S.S. Nevada, the most powerful ship in the U.S. Navy in 1916

President of the U.S. Naval War College

Senior U.S. Naval Representative in London during World War I

Vice Admiral in command of all U.S. Naval forces operating in Europe in 1917-1918

Pulitzer Prize Winner for his book, "Victory at Sea"


(1858-1936) Born to American parents in Port Hope, Canada, he graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1880. In...  

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General Robert E. Lee

(1807-1870) Born at Stratford, in Westmoreland County, Va. Son of the legendary Revolutionary War hero, "Lighthorse Harry" Lee. Graduated #2 in the West Point class of 1829 without a single demerit to his name in 4 years! He emerged from the Mexican War with one wound, three brevets for gallantry, a brilliant reputation, and the ever lasting esteem of the commanding General of the U.S.A., Winfield Scott, who said Lee was "the very best soldier that I ever saw in the field." Served as Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy,...  

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John Russell Bartlett

(1805-86) American historian and linguist. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, he was one of the founders of the Providence Athenaeum, and was a member of the American Antiquarian Society. In 1842, he helped Albert Gallatin found the American Ethnology Society. Bartlett is well known in the field of lexicography for his "Dictionary of Americanisms," a pioneering work that is still a valuable tool today. He served as the U.S. Boundary Commissioner from 1850-53, and was responsible for surveying the boundary between the United States and Mexico. He...  

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CDV General George Washington

First President of the United States

1862 Civil War dated card


(1732-99) "The Father of Our Country." George Washington was the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and served as the first president of the United States.

Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 1/4 card. Bust view portrait. Backmark: Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1862, by David Nichols, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court, of the District of...  

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Marcus Morton

United States Congressman from Massachusetts

Governor of Massachusetts


(1784-1864) Born in East Freetown, Mass., he graduated from Brown University in 1804. He studied law at Tapping Reeve's law school in Litchfield, Connecticut where he was a schoolmate of John C. Calhoun, who served as a mentor and friend for many years. He was admitted to the Norfolk County bar in 1807, and opened a practice in Taunton, Mass. Was clerk of the Massachusetts State Senate in 1811. He served as a U.S. Congressman from 1817-21. He was Lieutenant...  

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Albert Gallatin

United States Senator & Congressman from Pennsylvania

United States Secretary of the Treasury


(1761-1849) Born in Geneva, in what is now present day Switzerland, he immigrated to America in the 1780's. He was naturalized in Morgantown, Va., and ultimately settled in Pennsylvania. He served as U.S. Senator 1793-94; U.S. Congressman, 1795-1801; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1801-14; U.S. Minister to France, 1816-23; and U.S. Minister to the United Kingdom, 1826-27. Gallatin then settled in New York City, where he helped found New York...  

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President Andrew Johnson

(1808-75) Congressman, Senator and Governor of Tennessee. He was nominated and elected vice president on the Union Republican ticket in 1864. Upon Abraham Lincoln's assassination in April 1865, he became our 17th president and resolved to follow Lincoln's plans for reconstruction without bitterness or malice. His reconstruction plan clashed drastically with that of the Radical Republicans in congress, and Johnson's term was one humiliation after another, culminating on Feb. 24, 1868 with a resolution of impeachment against him. This failed by one vote to...  

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Horace Gray, U.S. Supreme Court Justice

(1828-1902) Born in Boston, Massachusetts, he graduated from Harvard, and was admitted to the bar in 1851. In 1864, at the age of 36, Gray became the youngest man appointed to the Massachusetts State Supreme Court, and became the court's chief justice in 1873. President Chester A. Arthur appointed him as a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court in 1881, and he served for 24 years resigning due to poor health in 1902.

Antique portrait engraving with printed facsimile signature. 6 x 9 1/4. Executed by Albert Rosenthall, 1899.  

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Admiral David G. Farragut

Portrait engraving in naval uniform with sword. Printed facsimile autograph below his likeness. Published by Johnson, Wilson & Co., New York. 7 3/4 x 11.  

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President James Madison

(1751-1836) Known as "The Father of the Constitution," he was born at Belle Grove Plantation, near Port Conway, Va., and served as the 4th President of the United States, 1809-1817.

Portrait engraving, in an oval format, surrounded by ornate design with flourishes, etc., and a spread winged at the top, and vignette of the burning of the U.S. Capitol by the British in 1814 at the bottom. Printed facsimile autograph below his likeness. Published by Cook. 6 1/4 x 9 1/2. Excellent.  

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President Abraham Lincoln

Excellent photogravure of a full standing Abraham Lincoln. 5 1/8 x 8 1/4. Comes with the original tissue sheet with the following imprint: Statue of Abraham Lincoln, in Chicago. By Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Circa 1905. Very desirable.

Located in Lincoln Park, Chicago, the Saint-Gaudens statue has been called the "mecca of Lincoln worshippers." It was presented to the city in 1887, and at the time it was hailed as the greatest portrait statue in the United States.  

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President Abraham Lincoln

Excellent photogravure of Abraham Lincoln with stunning detail. 5 1/8 x 8 1/4. Comes with the original tissue sheet with the following imprint: Bust of Abraham Lincoln. By Max Bachmann, New York. Copyright, 1905, by Max Bachmann. Very desirable.  

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