Trade advertisement or proof for a business card, in full: "E.J. Leland, / Formerly from J.A. Whipple's, Boston / Mass.,) / Artist, / Ambrotypes and Melaino- / types. / Rooms on Craven st., 5 doors South of / Bank of N.C. / Newbern, N.C."

New Bern, NC: nd [ca. 1862]. Trade advertisement (1 1/4 x 2 inches, printed on a larger piece of paper, 4 3/4 x 3 1/4 inches), employing a number of sizes and styles of type. Ambrotypes and melainotypes (or tintypes) overlapped in use from the mid-1850s through the mid-1860s; it's likely that Leland followed Union troops into New Bern during the Civil War, establishing his studio to fill the needs of solider for photographs to send home (a CDV with the backmark "Leland and Harman / Manuscript Artists / Newbern, N.C." has been described). By 1866 Leland had established a photography studio in Worcester, Massachusetts. Foxed, else very good. Folded (nearly all of a blank integral leaf has been torn away). (#7745). Item #60624

Price: $125.00

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