The album includes portraits of Schuyler Colfax a well-known businessman and politician who served as a US Senator from Indiana and the 17th Vice President under President Ulysses S. Gee (a sergeant in Company B of the 32nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment who fought in the Red River Campaign and Battle of Nashville), his wife Emma Gee, South Bend families, Notre Dame students, and many others. All the portraits are inserted in windowed leaves with gilt borders, most are identified, and most were taken in South Bend during the early 1860s.RARE CIVIL WAR ALBUM OF 39 CDVS AND 9 TINTYPE PORTRAITS OF PROMINENT SOUTH BEND POLITICIANS, FAMILIES, AND STUDENTS ATTENDING NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY. The Hardings Universal Photograph Album was created by William W. Harding in Philadelphia in 1861; contains embossed, carved, and gilted leather boards; two brass clasps with porcelain beads; measures 6 L by 5 W by 2.5 H; and in fine condition with minor rubbing to the edges of the boards and minor separations in between the pages.
The item "Civil War CDV Album of Notre Dame University Students & South Bend Politicians" is in sale since Thursday, September 20, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs".The seller is "grayautographs" and is located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica.