CDV Photographic Portrait, Signed. Joseph Hooker.
CDV Photographic Portrait, Signed

CDV Photographic Portrait, Signed

Washington: Mathew Brady, [1862-1863]. Black and white photograph. Mounted on a 2" x 4" card. Clear image with a few insignificant brown spots, slight rubs to edges of card. Signature is clear and bold.

Original albumen photographic profile vignette of a seated General Hooker, facing left. Imprint of Brady Studio, Washington, in bottom margin. Inscribed on back of the mount "Joseph Hooker / Maj. Genl."

General Hooker's aggressive fighting in 1862 led Lincoln to place him in command of the Army of the Potomac in January of 1863. He was defeated by Lee at Chancellorsville, and replaced by General Meade just days before the Battle of Gettysburg. Hooker's legacy is somewhat tarnished by his reputation for drinking, gambling, and womanizing.


Item #664

Price: $650

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