William T.Sherman Signed Cabinet Card

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Featured is a large and absolutely spectacular 4.25″ x 6.5″ cabinet photo of Sherman in uniform as the four-star commanding General of the Army, by Brady National Portrait Galleries, with a bold and crisp signature in the lower border in black ink, “W. T. Sherman, General.” Printed text on the reverse reads: “Imperial Carte DeVisite by Brady, National Portrait Galleries, 785 Broadway, New York, and 352 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington D. C.” This is a superb example of Brady’s four-star portrait of the ‘scorched earth’ strategist and one of the nicest I have ever seen. Overall size of the framed piece is 9 X 11. All comes professional custom matted and framed using only the best archival materials and high quality mahogany wood. Encased under UV protected glass, etc. The glass is also double sided so that the verso can be viewed. Beautiful piece. This is a wonderful wall hanger. Overall in very fine condition.

The four-star shoulder strap in this image enables us to date the photo between March of 1869, when Sherman was given this rank and title of commanding general, and 1872, when he ordered the insignia changed from four complete stars to two stars with the US coat of arms in between. With its crisp image and bold, uninscribed signature, this is a remarkable portrait of the Civil War legend. This item is pre-certified by John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA.

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