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PORTRAITS & HISTORICAL ART > Prominent Americans

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Authentic antique portraits of prominent Americans

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Portrait, General Daniel E. Sickles

Murdered Philip Barton Key, II across the street from the White House!

Severely wounded at Gettysburg resulting in the amputation of his leg

Medal of Honor Recipient for heroism at the Battle of Gettysburg

United States Congressman & New York State Senator


(1819-1914) Born in New York City, he was a controversial New York State senator and congressman. He first achieved national notoriety in 1859 when he shot down, in the shadows of the White House, his young wife's lover, Philip Barton Key, II, who was the son of the...  

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Portrait, General George H. Thomas

"The Rock of Chickamauga"

Native born Virginian, and confidant of General Robert E. Lee, Thomas fought for the Union which cost him his family!


(1816-1870) He was born at Newsom's Depot, Southampton County, Virginia, which was five miles from the North Carolina border, and his family led an upper-class plantation lifestyle owning 685 acres and slaves. George Thomas, his sisters, and his widowed mother were forced to flee from their home and hide in the nearby woods during Nat Turner's 1831 slave rebellion. He taught as many...  

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Portrait, Edwin M. Stanton

Union Secretary of War under President Lincoln during the Civil War

(1814-1869) Born in Steubenville, Ohio, he studied law at Kenyon College, and after graduation practiced law, and held various minor public offices. Stanton was one of the attorneys who defended Congressman Daniel E. Sickles, in his famous 1859 murder trial in Washington, D.C. Sickles murdered U.S. Attorney, Philip Barton Key, who was the son of Francis Scott Key, writer of The Star-Spangled Banner. Sickles shot and killed Key in broad daylight, in Lafayette Square, right...  

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Photograph, General George G. Meade

Union commander who defeated General Robert E. Lee at the battle of Gettysburg

(1815-1872) He was born in Cádiz, Spain, to a wealthy merchant and banking family from Philadelphia. He graduated in the West Point class of 1835, and fought with distinction in the Second Seminole War, and the Mexican War where he earned a brevet for gallantry in the battles at Monterey. He served in the United States Army Corps of Topographical Engineers, and led the construction of lighthouses in Florida and New Jersey from 1851 to 1856, and the United States...  

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Harriet Beecher Stowe, Abolitionist & Author

Author of Uncle Tom's Cabin

Also includes an imprint of the, "Reminiscences Of Harriet Beecher Stowe"


(1811-96) Born in Litchfield, Connecticut, she was an abolitionist and author of some 20 books. Her famous 1852 anti-slavery novel, "Uncle Tom's Cabin, or, Life Among the Lowly," was a lightning rod that stirred strong feelings in the North against the institution of slavery, while at the same time it provoked widespread anger and hatred in the South. Her father was noted clergyman and temperance leader Lyman...  

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General Joseph Hooker

Authentic 1863 dated engraving of Major General "Fightin' Joe" Hooker. Full standing view in uniform with rank of major general with sword. Printed facsimile signature below his portrait which was painted by Alonzo Chappel, and executed from the likeness of the latest photograph of Hooker from life. Johnson, Fry & Co., Publishers, New York. Entered according to act of Congress A.D. 1863, Johnson, Fry & Co. in the clerk's office of the district court of the southern district of N.Y. 8 x 10 1/4.

General Joseph Hooker: (1814-79) Born...  

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General Philip H. Sheridan

Antique portrait engraving of General "Fightin' Phil" Sheridan in uniform with rank of major general. Engraved by A.H. Ritchie. Printed name and rank below the portrait, "Maj. Gen. P.H. Sheridan." 6 1/8 x 9 1/2.

General Philip H. Sheridan: (1831-88) A prominent Civil War commander, he graduated in the West Point class of 1853. Appointed brigadier general of volunteers, on September 13, 1862, and major general, on March 16, 1863. He fought in the battles of Perryville, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, the Chattanooga campaign,...  

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Anson Burlingame

United States Congressman from Massachusetts

President Abraham Lincoln's & President Andrew Johnson's Minister to China


(1820-70) Born in New Berlin, New York, he attended the University of Michigan, graduated from the law department of Harvard University in 1846, was admitted to the bar and practiced in Boston. He served in the Massachusetts State Senate in 1852; was a member of the Massachusetts constitutional convention in 1853; and served as a U.S. Congressman, 1855-61. In May 1856, Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts...  

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Fisher Ames

United States Congressman from Massachusetts

(1758-1808) Born in Dedham, Mass., he graduated from Harvard College in 1774, studied law, was admitted to the bar, and practiced in Dedham. He served in the Massachusetts State House of Representatives in 1788, and was a member of the Massachusetts convention that was called for the ratification of the Federal Constitution. Elected as a Pro-Administration candidate for the First through the Third U.S. Congresses and as a Federalist to the Fourth Congress, he served from 1789-1797. He was the...  

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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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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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