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Civil War era cartes-de-visite album

 Item — Box: 1
Identifier: RHC-84

Collection Description

Civil War era cartes-de-visite family album of unknown origin. Identified images only of Stonewall Jackson, and Gen. G. T. Beauregard and commercial prints of Com. Hollis and carte-de-visite of plant. Leather-bound carte-de-visite album with brass clasp. Oval or rectangular cut-out pages include hand painted Stars and Bars Confederate flag in first page; 9 full-portrait carte-de-visites of 3 men, 4 women, and 2 pairs; 16 head shots of 10 men and 6 women. Also included are 9 tintypes in Cartouche cards (ca. 1863), of 2 women, 1 man, and 5 children, and one full portrait of child standing on chair. Most photo studios are in Baltimore, Maryland.


  • ca. pre-1870

Access to Materials

Collection is open for research use. Materials may be accessed by request at Special Collections and University Archives in Seidman House. Materials do not circulate.

Publication Rights

For information on copyright or permissions for this collection, contact Grand Valley State University Special Collections.


0.75 Linear feet (1 album in 1 box)

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Source of Acquisition

Acquired from Harvey E. Lemmen.

Civil War era cartes-de-visite album, RHC-84
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Repository Details

Part of the Grand Valley State University Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Seidman House
1 Campus Drive
Allendale MI 49401 United States