From the family of Nannie Reid, Joseph Johnston, etc.
Includes a Minstrel show cut out, a scene titled "In Memoriam Confederacy", a depiction of George Washington with his family, a stamp postmarked May 18, 1866, and several photographs portraying famous figures from American history.
Photographic subjects include:
Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson (January 21, 1824-May 10, 1863) the Confederate General (American Civil War) whose military career included the Valley Campaign of 1862 and his service corps as a commander in the Army of Northern Virginia under General Robert E. Lee. Jackson died in 1863 due to complications sustained from an amputation after his own troops accidentally fired on him at the Battle of Chancellorsville on May 2, 1863. This particular card bears the same publisher information verso as a similar one currently listed with The American Civil War Museum, see link: http://moconfederacy.pastperfectonline.com/photo/F4BD14B7-F540-4AEC-BA56-739093705384
Major General Albert Sydney Johnston (February 2, 1803-April 6, 1862) served as a general in three different armies: the "Texian" Army (from the Republic of Texas), the United States Army, and the Confederate States Army. Johnston fought in the Texas War of Independence, the Mexican-American War, the Utah War, and the American Civil War. He was considered the finest general officer in the Confederate Army by Confederate President Jefferson Davis, who believed Johnston's death at the Battle of Shiloh was "the turning point of our fate."
General John B. Magruder (May 1, 1807-February 19, 1871) served as a U.S. Army officer in the Mexican-American War, a Confederate general during the American Civil War, and a postbellum general in the Imperial Mexican Army. Magruder was known as "Prince John" among his army friends, and was most noted for succesfully defending Galveston, Texas against Union forces in 1863.
An illustrated image of Martin Van Buren (December 5, 1782-July, 24 1862) was the eighth president of the United States (1833-1837). He served in a number of senior roles for the Democratic party under President Andrew Jackson. Van Buren's inability as president to deal with the deep economic depression following the Panic of 1837 led to his defeat by the Whig Party candidate William Henry Harrison.
Steven Arnold Douglas (April 23, 1813-June 3, 1861) was an American politician from Illinois and designer of the Kansas-Nebraska Act. He was a U.S. Representative, Senator, and the Democratic Party's nominee for president in the 1860 election (which was lost to Republican Abraham Lincoln). Douglas was nicknamed "the little giant" due to his short stature and formidable personality.
Raphael Semmes (September 27, 1809 – August 30, 1877) was an officer in the Confederate navy during the American Civil War. Prior to this, he had been a serving officer in the United States Navy from 1826 through 1860. During the American Civil War, Semmes was captain of the cruiser CSS Alabama, the most successful commerce raider in maritime history. Late in the war, he was promoted to rear admiral and also served briefly as a brigadier general in the Confederate army. Semmes is the only North American to have held both ranks simultaneously.
A photograph of Nannie H. Reid, the original owner of the album as well as photographs of several of her family members
An image of Josephine Reiley, a 19th century American actress and opera singer, with Reiley depicted on the reverse as "Galatea" (a living statue from the opera Pygmalion and Galatea)
Album measures approximately 5-1/2" wide and 6" long. Includes an additional 8 images and a newspaper clipping outside of the album for a total of 46 images.