Summer Auction 2019 Sale 76
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 7/31/2019
Very rare photograph of Corporal Daniel Ryan, killed with Gen. George A. Custer on June 25, 1876. This superb image, 4" x 6 1/2" b/w, consists of an original albumen photograph depicting Ryan full-length with his right hand resting atop the muzzle of his Springfield carbine, his left hand beneath his filled gun belt, and a Remington revolver tucked into the belt as well. A pair of cavalry gloves rest upon the stand at left. The albumen is mounted to a thin cabinet card-sized piece of paper card stock, bearing the handwritten caption at bottom: "Private Ryan Killed in the Custer fight". The card is in turn backed with a portion of a period army report. No photographer's credit is evident. The number "77" is stamped at upper-right, with some minor bumps and chips to the right edge, else near fine. Corp. Daniel Ryan, Company C, 7th US Cavalry, was killed on Last Stand Hill with all of the other soldiers in that column. He enlisted on 18 December 1872 in New York City, giving his previous occupation as laborer. He had gray eyes, dark hair, fair complexion and was 5 feet, 7 inches tall. He was killed on Last Stand Hill, along with all of the soldiers of Custer's column, and was initially buried where he fell. In 1878, the bodies of the soldiers were removed from their field burials and re-interred in a mass grave at the top of Last Stand Hill, where his body remains today. He was not married.
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Minimum Bid: $300.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,235.00
Estimate: $600 - $800
Auction closed on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.
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