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Lot 92

(Abolitionists) Charles Sumner and Wendell Phillips. Two cartes de visite, one signed "Charles Sumner," and the other "Wendell Phillips." Both are full-length portraits, with backstamp of Silsbee, Case & Co., Boston. Sumner has some scattered light stains in the upper background; Phillips has some scattered background specks, but both are Fine or better. Sumner was a U.S. senator (1851-74) best known for being physically assaulted in 1856 by Rep. Preston S. Brooks of S.C. after a vitriolic speech against slavery and its defenders. Phillips was a prominent abolitionist associated with William Lloyd Garrison; he was president of the Anti-Slavery Society from 1865-70. (2 items).
Estimated Value $300 - 500.

Realized $288

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