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Collection of Cabinet Card and Small Format Paper Print Images  
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Collection of Cabinet Card and Small Format Paper Print Images



Unknown and Various

Ca. 1880-1912


Collection includes:

Cabinet Card of Thomas A. Hendricks, Democratic Candidate for Vice-Pres. 1884. Cabinet Card 6⅛x3⅞." Left facing portrait of Hendricks.

Collection of Cabinet Card Portraits of Couples and Families. Collection of 13 Cabinet Cards, 6½x4¼", of couples and families.

Collection of Cabinet Card Portraits of Gentlemen. Collection of 11 Cabinet Cards, 6½x4¼", and 5 other card mount format photographs of gentlemen. One portrait taken by F. Jay Haynes.

Collection of Small Format Images. Ten views on card mounts of uniform size 5x5", 1 view on larger card mount. Photographs generally 3¼x3¼". Includes:

  1. River scape
  2. Rolling hills - 1
  3. Rolling hills - 2
  4. Group of men in snow
  5. Group of workers in dockyard
  6. Wooded area - 1
  7. Wooded area - 2
  8. Gazebo and boat house on lake
  9. Chickens in yard
  10. Log dam
  11. Railroad tracks, 4¾x5⅝"

Photograph of Abraham Van Vechten Portrait. Cream colored Cabinet Card 6⅜x4¼". Photographs of portrait of Abraham Van Wechten. "Abraham Van Vechten of Albany N. Y. First lawyer admitted to the bar after the was Constitution adopted. From painting in Capitol Albany N. Y. Frequently called 'Father of the New York Bar'" written on the card mount verso. 

Swem, T(homas). M. Garfield Post No. 8 Grand Army of the Republic. Two Cabinet card 6½x4¼" portrait photographs of C. Perry Byam. On the verso of both cards "The accompanying photograph of comrade Byam, of this Post, is issued, that our comrades and others may have the pleasure of seeing the present, and former appearance of the person who was the youngest soldier of the rebellion [Civil War]; we wish to also state, that, arising from the sale of these photographs, is a small margin of profit, which is donated to this Post, to be set apart as a relief fund, for the benefit of all comrades in distress. George O. Austin, Post Commander".

  • C. Perry Byam, photograph from a tin type taken October 13th, 1863, in the eleventh year of his age.
  • C. Perry Byam, photograph taken from life, showing his present appearance at the age of thirty-six years.



Thomas Andrews Hendricks (1819-1885) was a U.S. representative and senator from Indiana and the 21st vice president of the United States. Hendricks served in the Indiana house of representatives and senate before winning election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1851. He held office for two terms, and in 1855 President Franklin Pierce named him commissioner of the Department of Interior General Land Office. As a U.S. senator from 1863 to 1869, Hendricks was part of a small Democratic minority and strongly opposed Republican plans for Reconstruction. Hendricks served as governor of Indiana from 1873 to 1877, and although he was often named as a potential presidential candidate, he never secured the nomination. After an unsuccessful bid for the vice presidency in the disputed Hayes-Tilden election of 1876, Hendricks won the position as Grover Cleveland's running mate in 1884. He died after serving only eight months as vice president.

Abraham Van Vechten (1762-1837) was educated at Kings College (now Columbia University) and studied law in the office of John Lansing, Jr. (later Chancellor of New York), and was admitted to the bar in October 1785, the first lawyer admitted to practice following the adoption of the State Constitution.

Initially, Abraham Van Vechten established a law practice in Johnstown, New York, but he soon returned to Albany specializing in appellate practice. He frequently argued cases with and against attorneys such as Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and Samuel Jones. Van Vechten regularly appeared before the Supreme Court of Judicature and the Supreme Court of the United States.

In 1796, Van Vechten was appointed District Attorney of the fifth judicial district and served as Recorder of the City of Albany from 1797 until 1808. Elected to the New York State Senate for two terms, 1798 to 1805 and 1816 to 1819, he also served in the New York Assembly in 1806 and in 1808 to 1813. As a Senator, he was a member of the Court of Errors. He served as New York State Attorney-General in 1810, and again from 1813 to 15. He championed Federalist policies at the drafting of the State Constitution of 1777 and the Federal Constitution of 1787.

Thomas M. Swem had a studio that was located in St. Paul, Minnesota. Swem won a medal from the Minnesota State Agricultural Society in the “Best Photograph” category. He operated a studio in St. Paul for eighteen years (1882-1900) and then moved to Fargo, North Dakota in 1900. After 1913 he moved to Medford, Oregon where he operated a gallery until1921. 
The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) was a fraternal organization composed of veterans of the Union Army (United States Army), Union Navy (U.S. Navy), Marines and the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service who served in the Civil War. It was founded in 1866 in Springfield, Illinois, and grew to include hundreds of "posts" (local community units) across the nation (predominantly in the North, but also a few in the South and West). It was dissolved in 1956 at the death of its last member, Albert Woolson (1850–1956) of Duluth, Minnesota.
Linking men through their experience of the war, the G.A.R. became among the first organized advocacy groups in American politics, supporting voting rights for black veterans, promoting patriotic education, helping to make Memorial Day a national holiday, lobbying the United States Congress to establish regular veterans' pensions, and supporting Republican political candidates. Its peak membership, at 410,000, was in 1890.



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Handling wear to card mounts, Images very good to near fine.

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