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An amazing ensemble of unique items presented in double glass and matted frame. There are two checks signed by Gideon Welles, each with cancelation slits, both issued on Riggs and Company Bank, Washington DC. The first is issued and signed by "Gideon Welles", October 27, 1863, in the amount of Ninety-four dollars and is endorsed on the reverse by the payee, Mathew Brady, "M.B. Brady". The signature is large, dark and clean. Beside the check is a CDV of Gideon Welles published by Brady's National Portrait Gallery. ... plus, The second check is issued and signed by "Gideon Welles", September 5, 1868, in the amount of Thirty Six dollars and is endorsed by the payee Alexander Gardner "Alex. Gardner". The signature is dark and clean. Beside the check is a CDV of Gideon Welles published by Alexander Gardner. Gideon Welles (1802-1878), nicknamed "Father Neptune", was the United States Secretary of the Navy from 1861 to 1869, a cabinet post he was awarded after supporting Abraham Lincoln in the 1860 election. Mathew B. Brady (1822-1896) was one of the earliest photographers in American history, best known for his scenes of the Civil War. Alexander Gardner (1821-1882) was a Scottish photographer who immigrated to the United States in 1856, where he began to work full-time in that profession. He is best known for his photographs of the American Civil War, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, and the execution of the conspirators to Lincoln's assassination.
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Gideon Welles Issues Checks to Matthew Brady and Alexander Gardner - Both Endorse

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Minimum Bid: $3,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $0.00
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Auction closed on Friday, February 28, 2020.
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