15 Levy & Cohen Civil War CDVs - "Views of the Rebel Capital and its Environs". Collection of 15 different rare CDV photographs: Views of the Rebel Capital and its Environs.Cornelius Levy and Leon Solis-Cohen. [Philadelphia]: Levy & Cohen, 1865. An unnumbered paper label affixed to the reverse of each card provides a title. Six of the labels also contain short, printed descriptions of their scene. All are in nice shape with some light wear and soiling; one card is missing a corner tip that does not affect its image. The cards in this grouping are. View of the Burnt District, Residence of Gen. Lee, View of Rockets, Shipyard, Capitol Building, View of Capitol Square, Penitentiary, Richmond from Hollywood, Ruins of Petersburg Bridge, Tomb of James Monroe, Portico of the Executive Mansion, Drurys Bluff, Chimborazo Hospital, Treasury Building, and Libby Prison. Levy & Cohen was a partnership between two Jewish photographers whose office in Philadelphia was located at the corner of Ninth and Filbert Streets. Although the pair advertised themselves to be landscape photographers and copyists, they toured Richmond in the summer of 1865 and recorded at least 33 different images. The September 1865 issue of the. They have brought with them a series of very fine negatives. The are mostly excellent photographs and embrace all the points of historical interest in and about the city. They have our earnest desires for their success. The photograph of Libby Prison is especially interesting as its label notes that Dick Turner stands in the foreground. (Dick) Turner was the commissary officer for Libby Prison and the cousin of its infamous commandant, Captain Thomas Turner. Also, Levy & Cohen may have borrowed this image as the Cxnfederate Bxttle Flxg is flying over the prison, and that would be very unlikely if the photograph was taken five months after General Lee surrendered at Appomattox Exceptionally scarce.
The Library Company of Philadelphia holds the largest collection of these photographs with 40 cdvs and the 33 glass-plate negatives maintained in its Civil War Photography Collection. 17 different cartes-des-visite images from the series are held by the Library of Congress.OCLC identifies no other institutional holdings. View My Other Items For Sale. I know that this can be expensive, but I've switched to this method because I've had too many claims of non-receipt by international buyers. Please don't assume anything that is not specifically stated or shown on this listing page. This is a Read'Em Again Books sale. Read'Em Again books is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA), the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), the Ephemera Society, the Manuscript Society, the American Philatelic Society (APS), the U. Philatelic Classics Society, and the Military Postal History Society (MPHS).
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