Admiral Farragut Signed CDV, Plus
CDV of D.G. Farragut (1801-1870) by Leon Bravy of Mahon, Menorca (Minorca, Spain), signed on verso Respectfully, D.G. Farragut / Admiral, plus an uncredited CDV from the same negative.
The Minorcan carte is of special interest because Farragut's father, Jordi (George) Farragut had emigrated from the island. The elder Farragut came to America after his native land was ceded to the British in the 1763 Treaty of Paris, and fought the British as a lieutenant in the South Carolina Navy and Continental Navy during the American Revolution (Minorca was retaken during the war by a combination of French and Spanish forces in alliance with America). This carte dates from when Admiral Farragut visited his ancestral home while in command of the U.S. Navy's European Squadron ca 1867-1868.
Provenance: The Paul DeHaan Collection of Items Related to Admiral D.G. Farragut
Signed carte lightly toned with scattered specks and a small stain at top center. Other with trimmed corners.