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Boissonnas, Geneva. Charles Loyson, called Pere Hyacinthe Loyson (1827-1912). Liberal French pulpit orator with reputation for eloquence. CDV. G+. $20

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J. Laurent y Cia., Madrid. CDV of a man with decorative embroidered vest, hat, tasseled boots, and long pole over his shoulder. VG. $100

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Churchill & Denison, Albany. “To Mother,” written on back. This nicely attired gentleman prominently displays his missing arm in this carte sent to his mother. There is a 2-cent blue tax stamp on verso and it is no great leap to assume that this fellow lost his arm in the Great Rebellion. VG. $85

Published by the Lightfoot Collection, Huntington Station, NY. Group of 6 photo postcards of the Walt Whitman Sesquicentennial Commemorative Series. Includes the following:
No. 1. Walt Whitman’s Birthplace, at West Hills, Long Island, NY. Photograph by “Uncle Ben” Conklin, in 1903, when the third wing was still intact. Walt was born here May 31, 1819
No. 2. Walt Whitman in 1854, when he was writing “Leaves of Grass.” This is sometimes referred to as the “Christ” photograph.
No. 3. Walt Whitman in carpenter’s garb-an engraving used as the frontispiece of the first edition of “Leaves of Grass” in 1855. Taken from a daguerreotype.
No. 4. Walt Whitman as he looked in 1863, while he was nursing the sick and wounded soldiers in Washington. Photograph taken by Brady’s studio.
No. 5. Walt Whitman as “The Good Gray Poet” after the Civil War.
No. 6. Walt Whitman in old age, at Camden, New Jersey-the sage and prophet of American democracy.
This cards were issued by Frederick Lightfoot, an historian and major collector of stereoviews. They are unused. E. $25.

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

Noble, Lincoln, Neb. Mr. Cad Pace after the wreck at Kansas City. He is showing the bandaged stump of his left hand. There are two creases at the lower left off to the side. G. $150

Alex Bassano, London. Types of English Beauty, No. 10. Miss Moore. VG. $125

Home Photo Co., Williamston, Mich. Image of a man with crutch, foot in the air. VG. $45

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

Swain, St. Paul. Cabinet Card of two serious-looking hunters with pistols, rifles, one holding a telescope as well. Both identified with names written in the image. Man on left is Axel Nilson, man on right is Olaf Ochine? VG. $200

E. Anthony, NY. Dean Richmond (1804-1866). Financier, politician, railroad man, NY. VG. $75

E. Anthony, NY. John B. Gough (1817-1886). Renowned Temperance orator. Trimmed at bottom. VG. $85

E. Anthony, NY. Jacob Barker (1779-1871). Financier, lawyer; founded Exchange Bank of NY in 1815; elected to the Senate from Louisiana but not seated as Louisiana had not been readmitted to the Union at that time. VG. $125

E.S. Marshall, West Chester, Pa. On back is written “A Quaker sinfully posing for photo.” VG. $20

No ID. Couple posed in studio window prop. G. $20

F.A. Smith, Salem, [Oregon]. Creative CDV of young man’s portrait laid over the town’s image. VG. $50

Zimmerman, New York, Photographic Gallery, Lebanon, Pa. Young woman’s oval portrait encircled by various images probably representing aspects of her life, mostly showing farm animals and what looks like a school building. VG. $75

J.B. Gross, Dayton, Ohio. Capt. Benjamin Leroy, Soldier of 1812. Veteran of Lundy’s Lane. 98 Years of Age. Leroy lived at the Old Soldiers’ Home in Dayton and died there at the age of 101. The Battle of Lundy’s Lane was a battle of the War of 1812, which took place on July 25, 1814, in Niagara Falls, Ontario. It was one of the bloodiest battles of the war, and one of the deadliest battles ever fought on Canadian soil. VG. $150

Wilhelm, Artist and Photographer, NY. Peter Cooper (February 12, 1791 – April 4, 1883) was an American industrialist, inventor, philanthropist, and candidate for President of the United States. He designed and built the first steam locomotive in the U.S., and founded the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in Manhattan, New York City. VG. $35

D. Appleton & Co., NY. Isambard Kingdom Brunel, (9 April 1806 – 15 September 1859), was a British civil engineer who built bridges and dockyards including the construction of the first major British railway, the Great Western Railway; a series of steamships, including the first propeller-driven transatlantic steamship; and numerous important bridges and tunnels. His designs revolutionized public transport and modern engineering. Though Brunel’s projects were not always successful, they often contained innovative solutions to long-standing engineering problems. During his short career, Brunel achieved many engineering “firsts,” including assisting in the building of the first tunnel under a navigable river and development of SS Great Britain, the first propeller-driven ocean-going iron ship, which was at the time (1843) also the largest ship ever built. Brunel set the standard for a very well built railway, using careful surveys to minimize grades and curves. That necessitated expensive construction techniques and new bridges and viaducts, and the two-mile-long Box Tunnel. Brunel astonished Britain by proposing to extend the Great Western Railway westward to North America by building steam-powered iron-hulled ships. He designed and built three ships that revolutionized naval engineering. In 1852 Brunel designed his third ship, larger than her predecessors, intended for voyages to India and Australia. The Great Eastern (originally dubbed Leviathan) was cutting-edge technology for her time: almost 700 ft (210 m) long, fitted out with the most luxurious appointments, and capable of carrying over 4,000 passengers. Great Eastern was designed to cruise non-stop from London to Sydney and back (since engineers of the time misunderstood that Australia had no coal reserves), and she remained the largest ship built until the turn of the century. Like many of Brunel’s ambitious projects, the ship soon ran over budget and behind schedule in the face of a series of technical problems. The ship has been portrayed as a white elephant, but it has been argued by David P. Billington that in this case Brunel’s failure was principally one of economics-his ships were simply years ahead of their time. His vision and engineering innovations made the building of large-scale, propeller-driven, all-metal steamships a practical reality, but the prevailing economic and industrial conditions meant that it would be several decades before transoceanic steamship travel emerged as a viable industry. Great Eastern was built at John Scott Russell’s Napier Yard in London, and after two trial trips in 1859, set forth on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York on 17 June 1860. Though a failure at her original purpose of passenger travel, she eventually found a role as an oceanic telegraph cable-layer. Under Captain Sir James Anderson, the Great Eastern played a significant role in laying the first lasting transatlantic telegraph cable, which enabled telecommunication between Europe and North America. VG. $325

Brady’s National Portrait Gallery, published by E&HT Anthony. Peter Cooper (1791-1883), American industrialist, inventor, philanthropist, and candidate for President of the United States. He designed and built the first steam locomotive in the U.S., and founded the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in Manhattan, New York City. VG. $125

No ID. George Peabody (1795-1869), an entrepreneur and philanthropist who founded the Peabody Institute. VG. $65

Geo. G. Rockwood & Co., New York. Seated man with gloves. VG. $100

Brady’s National Portrait Gallery. Published by E&HT Anthony. Beecher Family Group. VG. $150

Brady’s National Portrait Gallery. Published by E&HT Anthony. Cyrus West Field (1819 – 1892), American businessman and financier who, along with other entrepreneurs, created the Atlantic Telegraph Company and laid the first telegraph cable across the Atlantic Ocean in 1858. VG. $150

D. Appleton & Co., NY. John Bartholomew Gough (1817-1886), recovered drunkard, became important temperance leader and social reformer. VG. $50

Disabled Man in 3-Wheeled Wheelchair 1870s Disabled Man in 3-Wheeled Wheelchair 1870s
PPCDV110. No ID. Disabled man in three-wheeled wheelchair. On back is written “Isaac Stake age 27.” VG. $125

Bentz the Bugler, West Point Bentz the Bugler, West Point Bentz the Bugler, West Point
PPCAB37. Two images of Bentz the Bugler at West Point 1877-1879. First is a cabinet card by G.W. Pach, New York and second is a an image measuring 7″ x 9″ in a 9 1/4″ x 12 3/4″ mat. In this latter image Bentz is seen playing the bugle on the grounds of West Point in the winter. VG. $300

Elite Studio, Concordia, Kas. A couple of dudes with rifles and a pistol. Cabinet Card. (cb10) VG. $275

Professor Sophocles Harvard University  Professor Sophocles Harvard University
PPCDV111. Black & Batchelder, Boston. Professor Sophocles of Harvard University. From an old edition of the Harvard Crimson: “Professor Sophocles stood by collegiate seniority, third in the list of the Faculty of Harvard college, being between Professor Loveting and Professor Torry. Some printed authorities place the date of his birth 1807, one going so far as to say the 8th of March, but there is reason to doubt the accuracy of this, although it is undoubtedly nearly correct. He would never in his life give any information about himself for publication. In 1838 he published “A Greek Grammar for the Use of Learners,” which reached a third edition in 1847, and in 1862 had attained a sale of 40,000 copies. Reviewers spoke very highly of it. While writing English that was compact and pure to a surprising degree, the author, being a modern Greek, had a living connection with the ancient language which gave a certainly and ease to his treatment and explanation of grammatical structure. C. C. Felton said of it in the North American Review, that he thoroughly commended it, and that it was likely to bring about a new era in the acquisition of the Greek language. The same magazine, when the second edition of the grammar came out in 1840, took occasion to say that Mr. Sophocles was well known as a gentleman of extraordinary attainments in Greek literature, and that his book was unsurpassed in the English language. In 1837 Yale College conferred upon him the degree of A. M., and Harvard did the same in 1847, afterwards giving him the degree of LL. D. in 1868. The wide sale of the grammar called forth other books, and in these the same careful, skillful hand left its marks, and the same sound judgment was manifested.

In 1849 he visited Greece, and upon his return in 1850 immediately began collecting material for the Greek dictionary. He put forth what was a sort of precursor to that work, ‘A Glossary of Later and Byzantine Greek’ in 1860. Alibone says of his contribution in this kind of learning, that “it was a peculiar boon to scholars and must occupy a place with the glossaries of Ducange and Charpentier.” In 1860 he received the appointment to the professorship of Ancient, Byzantine, and Modern Greek which he held until his death. He again visited Greece in 1860. In 1870 he got out a subscription edition of his ‘Greek Lexicon of the Roman and Byzantine Periods.’ It is a work of authority still in use, and many inquiries for it in recent years have been referred to the list of subscribers in the hope that thus might be discovered a copy left, perhaps by death, unused and uncherished. A continuation of the Lexicon, comprising the period from 1100 A. D. to the present, was in course of preparation in Prof. Sophocles’ hands until within a few years, when infirmity arrested his zeal and he showed a disinclination to allow his friends to get it into type. A knowledge of the condition in which this work will be found to have been left win be awaited with interest.

Of Professor Sophocles’ power as a teacher it may be said he was not well adapted to the general work of instructing undergraduates; for advanced scholars, however, his influence was very stimulating, and his great knowledge of Greek literature gave him a wealth of ready and familiar illustrations. He was a great admirer of the ‘Arabian Nights’ and knew the whole of it, some almost believe, by heart. He has sometimes mentioned as the three best books, the Bible, the ‘Arabian Nights,’ and ‘Don Quixote.’ They contained the most, he is supposed to have thought, of the philosophy of life. He was a man who admitted very few persons to his confidence. He has always lived in Cambridge in a college dormitory. He was genial, however, and visited frequently in the families of his friends. Living as he did, his income was little used for his own needs, but he was not at all a miser. His gifts in charity were large, and he found many ways to extend a helping hand to his fellowmen. One noticeable act of generosity was his giving to his native village in Greece a system of public water-works, the need of which he saw upon his visit there. He conducted courses of study in the college until, at the beginning of last year, sickness compelled him to give up a course he contemplated giving. He had again become about well last summer, but the coming again of winter confined him to his room. He is little known to undergraduates of the present day in Cambridge, but will be greatly missed, nevertheless, from the university.” CDV. G. $85

U.S. Grant and Family  U.S. Grant and Family
PPCAB39. No ID. Gen. U.S. Grant and Family at Mt. McGregor, N.Y. This image was a promotional item distributed by M. Frank & Co. Bee Hive Dry Goods House, Fort Wayne, Ind. VG. $150

Laura Bridgman Laura Bridgman
PPCAB42. Warren’s Portraits, Boston. Laura Dewey Lynn Bridgman (Dec. 21, 1829-May 24, 1889). First deaf-blind American child to gain a significant education in the English language. Trimmed at bottom. G+. $250

Roman Priest Beggar CDV ppcdv119b
PPCDV119. Fratoddi, Roma. Written on bottom recto: “Costume of Priestly Beggar.” Written on back “A Roman Priest begging in the costume of his Fraternity.” VG. $95

Hidden Mother CDV Hidden Mother CDV
PPCDV123. Grover’s New York Gallery, Penn Yan, N.Y. Hidden mother image. VG. $50

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PPCDV126. D. Appleton & Co., NY. William Harrison (October 1812 in Maryport, Cumberland – 21 January 1860) was a British merchant navy officer. He was the son of a master in the merchant navy. Harrison was bound an apprentice to Mr. Porter, a shipowner of Liverpool, and went to sea in October 1825. On the expiration of his articles he obtained the command of a vessel, and served in the East and West Indies, and on the coast of South America. In the course of the numerous disagreements among the rival powers on the American coast, he was more than once in action, and acquitted himself with credit. In 1834 he transferred his services to Barton, Erlam, & Higgonson, and for them took charge of vessels on the Barbadoes line. From 1842 to 31 December 1855 he was connected with the Cunard Line of packets trading between Liverpool and America. During that period he crossed the Atlantic upwards of one hundred and eighty times, and was one of the most popular of the commanders on that route. In January 1856 he was selected by the directors of the Eastern Steam Navigation Company out of two hundred competitors to take the command of the Great Leviathan, then building at Millwall in the Thames. In the following years he was appointed to superintend the arrangements for internal accommodation and navigation. The ship being at last completed after great delay, and renamed the SS Great Eastern, was sent on a trial trip from Deptford to Portland Roads. Off Hastings on 9 September 1859, a terrific explosion of steam killed ten of the firemen and seriously injured several other persons. Harrison showed prompt courage and resource, and brought the vessel into Portland, although in a very damaged state. The Great Eastern was then put into winter quarters near Hurst Castle. On 21 January 1860 her commander, while sailing from Hythe to Southampton in the ship’s boat, was capsized during a squall near the Southampton dock gates, and when taken from the water was found to be dead. He was buried in St. James’s cemetery, Liverpool on 27 January, when upwards of thirty thousand people followed his body to the grave. Some time previously he had become surety for a friend, by whose sudden death all his savings were lost. A sum of money was therefore raised for the benefit of his aged mother, wife, and three children. There is writing on the card to indicate that this is Capt. Napoleon Bonaparte Harrision the US Navy officer but that is incorrect. One can see in the image that Harrison stands by a circular life preserver on which is written “Great Eastern.” VG. $275

South African Diamond Miners ppcdv127b
PPCDV127. Weber & Sederstrom, New Rush. On back in manuscript is written “Two of my So. African Diamond fields friends. The taller one is Bill Horne. He died at Mongwato Central Africa in 1876.” G. $75

PPCAB51. Hutchings, Railroad Photo-Car. Four men with tools on a railroad handcar. G.$125

Greeley Expedition
PPCAB52. A.W. Anderson, Haverhill, Mass. Survivors of the Greeley Arctic Exploring Expedition. All are identified. Greeley is seated at center. VG. $275

PPBD1. Boudoir Card Photo of the members of the Greeley Arctic Expedition. All identified. The Lady Franklin Bay Expedition of 1881–1884 to Lady Franklin Bay on Ellesmere Island in the Canadian Arctic was led by Lieutenant Adolphus Greely, and was promoted by the United States Army Signal Corps. Its purpose was to establish a meteorological-observation station as part of the First International Polar Year, and to collect astronomical and magnetic data. During the expedition, two members of the crew reached a new Farthest North record, but of the original twenty-five men, only seven survived to return. G. $275

PPCDV136. Brady, NY. Baron Rothchild. This is the 1st Baron Rothchild from the banking family. Slightly trimmed top and bottom. VG. $125

PPCDV137. CDV of a daguerreotype. The sitter is Sir Samuel Cunard, Canadian shipping magnate, the founder of the Cunard Line. He was the son of a master carpenter and timber merchant who had fled the American Revolution and settled in Halifax, where Samuel was born. VG. $125

PPCDV142. Wm. Delius, Waterbury, Ct. Pair of interestingly-attired performers in this tinted CDV. G. $65

PPCDV144. Hallett & Brother, NY. This multi-image CDV shows a number of preachers. The man at 10 ‘o’clock in the image is Matthew Simpson, trusted friend of  Abraham Lincoln, who considered his advice of great value. He attended the family at Lincoln’s death and gave the sermon at his funeral in Springfield. VG. $65

PPCDV146. Photographic negative from Brady’s National Portrait Gallery, published by E. Anthony. Edwin Hubbell Chapin (December 29, 1814 – 1880) was an American preacher and editor of the Christian Leader. He was also a poet, responsible for the poem Burial at Sea, which was the origin of a famous folk song, Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie. Chapin was born in Union Village, Washington County, New York. He completed his formal education in a seminary at Bennington, Vermont. At the age of twenty-four, after a course of theological study, he was invited to take charge of the pulpit of the Universalist Society of Richmond, Virginia, and was ordained as a pastor in 1838. Two years afterward, he moved to Charlestown, Massachusetts, and in 1840 he accepted the pastorate of the School Street Society, in Boston. In 1848 he settled in New York as pastor of the Church of the Divine Paternity, later the Fourth Universalist Society in the City of New York, when the church was located on Broadway. There he served for over thirty years, drawing crowds of almost 2,000 each Sunday. Under his leadership, a new edifice was erected on the corner of 5th Avenue and 45th Street, and dedicated on the 3rd day of December, 1866. Chapin became widely known as an orator and author of works including the Crown of ThornsDiscourses on the Lord’s PrayerCharacters of the Gospel, illustrating phases of the present dayMoral Aspects of City Life, and Humanity in the City. He spoke at Frankfort-on-the-Main, before the World’s Peace Convention in 1850; at the Kossuth Banquet; at the Publishers’ Association Festival, and at the opening of the New York Crystal Palace. Harvard College conferred an honorary D.D. upon Chapin in 1856. He was one of the chief actors in what was called the “Broad Church Movement”. He was the author of the poem Ocean Burial, which was put to music by George N. Allen. The song which it became was published widely. It became a sailor’s song and also the beginnings for another song, Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie. He wrote the poem in his youth and it was published in September 1839 in Poe’s Southern Literary Messenger. He was a trustee of Bellevue Medical College and Hospital, and a member of: the State Historical Society, the beneficent society called the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and the prestigious Century Club, composed of “authors, artists, and amateurs of letters and the fine arts. In 1854 he was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Honorary member. G. $85

PPCDV151. No ID. John Francis Monestero of Mexico. VG. $300

PPCDV152. Shaw, Chicago. George H. Fergus (1840-1911), book & job printer; lieutenant Co. K, NY 11 Infantry (Ellsworth’s Zouaves); collector of Chicago data; born in a house that stood on the ground of where the Olympic Theater was in 1911. Referred to in the newspaper article shown above as a “Human Directory.” VG. $85

PPCDV154. Fine CDV of a group of 6 gentlemen. Five names are written at the bottom recto: “Mr. Jewel Caryl, David Olin, Ben Ely, Wm. Ely, Mr. Belknap.” There is a two-cent cancelled tax stamp on verso dating this CDV to the period Aug. 1864-Aug. 1866. Searches online have found that David Olin and Dr. Benjamin Ely are buried in Girard Cemetery, Erie County, Pennsylvania. Many Belknaps and Caryls are also buried in Erie County so it is likely that this CDV is from that area. VG. $75

PPCDV155.  Cridland’s Photograph Gallery, 90 Main St., Dayton, Ohio. Amputee. 3-cent tax stamp on verso, not cancelled, dating this image between mid-1864 and mid-1866. VG. $40

PPCDV158. E. Andrews & Co, Santa Fe, New Mexico. CDV of a sleeping child with hat. Her head rests on the back of a photographer’s chair pushed to the side of the chair the child is seated in. VG. $150

PPCDV160. R.W. & B.D. Bolles, LeRaysville, Pa. Multiple CDV of a man in four poses. G. $50

PPCDV161. D.C. Burxell, Bridgewater, Mass. Written on verso “The Children of the Battle Field.” This is not the ‘children of the battle field’ image one normally sees and while this has that look, I have not been able to locate another copy of this image. VG. $75

PPCDV164. Bradley & Rulofson, San Francisco, Cal. Inscribed on verso “Your Truly, James L. Orem, March 5th, 1874. I’m not sure of the gentleman’s last name but he is a California sheriff with badge. G. $175

PPCAB79. The Old Leatherman, taken June 9, 1885. The Leatherman (ca. 1839–1889) was a particular vagabond, famous for his handmade leather suit of clothes, who traveled a circuit between the Connecticut River and the Hudson River, roughly from 1857 to 1889. Of unknown origin, he was thought to be French-Canadian, because of his fluency in the French language, his “broken English”, and the French-language prayer book found on his person after his death. His identity remains unknown, and controversial. He walked a 365-mile route year after year. His repeating route took him to certain towns in western Connecticut and eastern New York, returning to each town every 34–36 days. Living in rock shelters and “leatherman caves”, as they are now locally known, he stopped at towns along his 365-mile loop about every five weeks for food and supplies. He was dubbed the “Leatherman” as his adornment of hat, scarf, clothes, and shoes were handmade leather. An early article in the Burlington Free Press, dating to April 7th, 1870 refers to him as the “Leather-Clad Man”, it also states that he spoke rarely and when addressed would simply speak in monosyllables. According to contemporary rumors, he hailed from Picardy, France. Fluent in French, he communicated mostly with grunts and gestures, rarely using his broken English. When asked about his background, he would abruptly end the conversation. Upon his death, a French prayer book was found among his possessions. He declined meat on Fridays, giving rise to speculation that he was Roman Catholic. It is unknown how he earned money. One store kept a record of an order: “one loaf of bread, a can of sardines, one-pound of fancy crackers, a pie, two quarts of coffee, one gill of brandy and a bottle of beer.” Leatherman was popular in Connecticut. He was reliable in his rounds, and people would have food ready for him, which he often ate on their doorsteps. Ten towns along the Leatherman’s route passed ordinances exempting him from the state “tramp law” passed in 1879. The Leatherman survived blizzards and other foul weather by heating his rock shelters with fire. Indeed, while his face was reported to be frostbitten at times during the winter, by the time of his death he had not lost any fingers, unlike other tramps of the time and area.  The Connecticut Humane Society had him arrested and hospitalized in 1888, which resulted in a diagnosis of “sane except for an emotional affliction” and release, as he had money and desired freedom. His ultimate demise was from cancer of the mouth due to tobacco use. His body was found on March 24, 1889 in his Saw Mill Woods cave on the farm of George Dell in the town of Mount Pleasant, New York near Ossining, New York. His grave is in the Sparta Cemetery, Route 9, Ossining, New York. The following inscription was carved on his original tombstone:

Jules Bourglay
who regularly walked a 365-mile route
through Westchester and Connecticut from
the Connecticut River to the Hudson
living in caves in the years

His grave was moved further from Route 9. When the first grave was dug up, no traces were found of the Leatherman’s remains, only some coffin nails, which were reburied in a new pine box, along with dirt from the old grave site. Nicholas Bellantoni, a University of Connecticut archaeologist and the supervisor of the excavation, cited time, the effect of traffic over the shallow original gravesite, and possible removal of graveside material by a road-grading project for the complete destruction of hard and soft tissue in the grave. The new tombstone, installed May 25, 2011, simply reads, “The Leatherman.” The Leatherman’s former tombstone read, “Final resting place of Jules Bourglay of Lyons, France, ‘The Leather Man’…”, and he is identified with that name in many accounts. However, according to researchers, including Dan W. DeLuca, and his New York death certificate, his identity remains unknown. This name first appeared in a story published in the Waterbury Daily American, August 16, 1884, but was later retracted March 25, 26 and 27, 1889 and also in The Meriden Daily Journal, March 29, 1889. DeLuca was able to get a new headstone installed, when the Leatherman’s grave was moved away from Route 9 to another location within the cemetery on May 25, 2011. The new brass plaque simply reads “The Leatherman.” Slight trim at bottom. G. $350

PPCDV165. Riker, Orange, N.J. Image of a mother with child, probably sleeping. VG. $25

PPCDV166. Moore Bros, Springfield, Mass. Trick photography, both men being the same man. VG. $75

PPCDV167. J.W. Hurn, Philadelphia. Trick photography, both men being the same man. 2-cent cancelled tax stamp on verso. G. $75

PPCDV168. Chas. Leach, Successor to Leach & Edkins, Baltimore. Two CDVs of the same uniformed gentleman, one having been decorated with ink artwork back in the day. G. $150

PPCDV169. C.D. Fredricks & Co., NY. Edward Payson Weston (March 15, 1839 – May 12, 1929) was a notable pedestrian, who was largely responsible for the rise in popularity of the sport in the 1860s and 1870s. Copyright line by Edward Van Orden, 1867, bottom verso. VG. $75