PPCDV44. Kunst-Verlag der Photographischen Gesellschaft, Berlin. Leonhardt, Count von Blumenthal. Prussian general; Chief of staff army of the Crown Prince in Franco-Prussian War. VG. $25

     
PPCDV58.
No ID. On back: “Benjamin Franklin, The Unfortunate Soldier, who lost all his limbs by freezing, while crossing the plains from Fort Wadsworth, Dacotah Territory, to Fort Ridgely, Minn. While he was making the journey, in company with four others, they were caught in one of those dreadful storms which frequently occur on the plains, and all of his comrades perished. He was out eight days and seven nights without food or fire, and when found by two Indians was nearly starved to death. He is now trying to sell his Photographs for the benefit of his family which consists of a wife and three children. Price 25 Cents.” VG. $325


PPCDV66.
E. Anthony, NY. General Edmund Pendleton Gaines (1777-1849). Participated in the War of 1812, the Mexican War; “Gainesville” Florida and other “Gainesvilles” named after him. VG. $150


Mil3.
J.A. Rich, Chicago, Ill. Cabinet Card of Civil War Veteran. G. $35

John Rankin, Enterprise, Oregon mil5b
Mil5. Cabinet Card by G.W. Mackey, Traveling Artist. On back is written “John W. Rankin & Family, Enterprise-Oreg. About-1885.” VG. $75

mil6 Gatling Gun
Mil6. Cabinet Card of the Improved Gatling Gun. Invented in the early 1860s by Richard Gatling and used by the Union forces during the Civil War, the Gatling gun is one of the best known early rapid fire spring loaded, hand cranked weapons and a forerunner of the modern machine gun. From 1893 through 1900, the Gatling gun underwent several modifications to fit different cartridges and also accommodate more ammunition. This image is probably from that period. VG. $400

mil7 Gatling Gun
Mil7. Cabinet Card of the Improved Gatling Gun. Invented in the early 1860s by Richard Gatling and used by the Union forces during the Civil War, the Gatling gun is one of the best known early rapid fire spring loaded, hand cranked weapons and a forerunner of the modern machine gun. From 1893 through 1900, the Gatling gun underwent several modifications to fit different cartridges and also accommodate more ammunition. This image is probably from that period. VG. $500

mil8 Gatling Gun
Mil8. Cabinet Card of the Improved Gatling Gun. Invented in the early 1860s by Richard Gatling and used by the Union forces during the Civil War, the Gatling gun is one of the best known early rapid fire spring loaded, hand cranked weapons and a forerunner of the modern machine gun. From 1893 through 1900, the Gatling gun underwent several modifications to fit different cartridges and also accommodate more ammunition. This image is probably from that period. VG. $650

mil9 Gatling Gun
Mil9. Cabinet Card of the Improved Gatling Gun. Invented in the early 1860s by Richard Gatling and used by the Union forces during the Civil War, the Gatling gun is one of the best known early rapid fire spring loaded, hand cranked weapons and a forerunner of the modern machine gun. From 1893 through 1900, the Gatling gun underwent several modifications to fit different cartridges and also accommodate more ammunition. This image is probably from that period. VG. $650

mil10 Maxim Gun
Mil10. F.A. Wendell, Livermore Falls, Me. Cabinet Card of Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim (Feb. 5, 1840- Nov. 24, 1916), American born, British inventor. Obtained his British citizenship at age 41. He is posed here with his Maxim Gun, the first portable, fully automatic machine gun, along with his family. VG. $750

mil11 Maxim Gun
Mil11. F.A. Wendell, Livermore Falls, Me. Boudoir Card of Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim (Feb. 5, 1840- Nov. 24, 1916), American born, British inventor. Obtained his British citizenship at age 41. He is posed here with his Maxim Gun, the first portable, fully automatic machine gun. VG. $1000

Gardner Machine Gun
Mil12. Cabinet Card of William Gardner demonstrating the Gardner machine gun. Toledo, Ohio native and former captain during the Civil War, William Gardner invented the Gardner machine gun in 1874. After making a prototype, he went to the Pratt and Whitney company, which produced a military version of the weapon after a year of development. Between 1875 and 1880, a number of demonstrations and tests involving the Gardner were done by the US Army. Despite performing well, especially as more improvements were made, the US Army declined to purchase the gun. However, the British Navy expressed interest in the gun and ultimately adopted the weapon, purchasing the rights from Gardner. Then, after holding a series of trials, the British Army adopted the weapon as well. There is a crease at the top right corner. G. $500

Gardner Gun
Mil13. Albumen photograph 7 7/8″ x 5 3/4″ on 10″ x 7 1/2″ mount of British soldiers demonstrating the Gardner machine gun. Toledo, Ohio native and former captain during the Civil War, William Gardner invented the Gardner machine gun in 1874. After making a prototype, he went to the Pratt and Whitney company, which produced a military version of the weapon after a year of development. Between 1875 and 1880, a number of demonstrations and tests involving the Gardner were done by the US Army. Despite performing well, especially as more improvements were made, the US Army declined to purchase the gun. However, the British Navy expressed interest in the gun and ultimately adopted the weapon, purchasing the rights from Gardner. Then, after holding a series of trials, the British Army adopted the weapon as well. There is a crease at the top right corner. G. $750

mil14
Mil14. Albumen photograph 7 7/8″ x 5 3/4″ on 10″ x 7 1/2″ mount of British soldiers demonstrating the Gardner machine gun. Toledo, Ohio native and former captain during the Civil War, William Gardner invented the Gardner machine gun in 1874. After making a prototype, he went to the Pratt and Whitney company, which produced a military version of the weapon after a year of development. Between 1875 and 1880, a number of demonstrations and tests involving the Gardner were done by the US Army. Despite performing well, especially as more improvements were made, the US Army declined to purchase the gun. However, the British Navy expressed interest in the gun and ultimately adopted the weapon, purchasing the rights from Gardner. Then, after holding a series of trials, the British Army adopted the weapon as well. There is a crease at the top right corner. VG. $850

mil15
Mil15. Albumen photograph 7 7/8″ x 5 3/4″ on 10″ x 7 1/2″ mount of British soldiers demonstrating the Gardner machine gun. Toledo, Ohio native and former captain during the Civil War, William Gardner invented the Gardner machine gun in 1874. After making a prototype, he went to the Pratt and Whitney company, which produced a military version of the weapon after a year of development. Between 1875 and 1880, a number of demonstrations and tests involving the Gardner were done by the US Army. Despite performing well, especially as more improvements were made, the US Army declined to purchase the gun. However, the British Navy expressed interest in the gun and ultimately adopted the weapon, purchasing the rights from Gardner. Then, after holding a series of trials, the British Army adopted the weapon as well. There is a crease at the top right corner. VG. $850