Beautiful Huge Autograph by U.S. Grant, as large and dark as one
could wish for, while in his first term of office as President of
the United States on a large die proof-like engraving from the official
US Bureau of Engraving & Printing who at that time produced the stamps,
currency, notes and revenue paper of the US Government. The overall
measures 4" wide x 5½" tall (the oval portrait itself is 1.75"
x 2.25") which is in turn pressed into and recessed
on a larger presentation card (8vo heavy sheet) measuring 6" wide x 8¼" high. There are two very light water marks above and to the upper left of
Grant's image neither affecting the portrait or the signature.
This portrait was signed just three days after the signing of the Treaty
of Washington. This provided for the settlement by an international
tribunal of American claims against England resulting from the wartime
activities of the British-built Confederate raider "Alabama". The
tribunal eventually awarded $15,500,000 to the United States in a
well-balanced decision which left no rancor in either country.
Below are cartoons reflecting other issues of the day. In picture one Grant contemplates the "Mormon Problem", in picture two
Horace Greeley proclaiming "What I know about Raising the Devil" - a jab
at his ill-received book entitled What I Know about Farming - is
in pursuit of Grant in order to oust him from a second term and in the
bottom picture Boss Tweed of New York City runs amok with Grant sitting
at the far right proclaiming "I am for peace". [from Library of Congress
by Berryhill & Sturgeon, Ltd.
include a written guarantee of authenticity
to the successful bidder and are accompanied
by a full color picture receipt for your
insurance and inventory records. All items
are shipped fully insured and archivally
packaged to your address with proof of
delivery confirmation/signature. Please note
that although we take great care in scanning
our document images, color may vary from
original. Damage on delivery must be
promptly reported. While shipping is free we
are required by law to assess a state sales
tax for items sold to buyers in Missouri and
international shipments require buyer to be
accountable for all applicable duties,
customs fees, excise taxes or VAT's.