New York; San Francisco: Sarony; Faber; H. J. Myers, 1890. Original artwork. Original photographs. Press Magnates and Journalists - 7 Cabinet Portraits:
1-2) Two 6 1/2 x 4 1/4" original b/w mounted photographs of James Gordon Bennett, Jr. (1841-1918), publisher of the "New York Herald" founded by his father in 1835. Both portraits were taken by Sarony in New York;
3) A 5 1/2 x 4" mounted photograph of Horace Greeley (1811-1872), editor of the "New-York Tribune." The photograph is undated and the photographer unknown.
4) A 6 1/2 x 4 1/4" mounted photograph of Col. Henry Watterson (1840-1921), an American journalist and editor for the "Louisville Courier-Journal." The portrait was taken by Napoleon Sarony in his New York studio;
5) A 5 x 4" original photograph of Archibald Forbes (1838-1900), a renown British war correspondent who covered the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871 for the "Daily News." The photograph is handsigned at verso and dated 1890. Photographer unknown.
6) A 6 1/2 x 4 1/4" original b/w mounted photo-portrait of Theodore Tilton (1835-1907), a celebrated newspaper editor, poet and abolitionist. The photograph was taken by Sarony in his New York studio;
7) A 8 1/2 x 5 1/8" mounted photo-portrait of Edgar Wilson Nye (1850-1896), a distinguished American journalist, who later became known as a humorist. He was also the founder and editor of the "Laramie Boomerang." The photograph is inscribed, signed, and dated by Nye at verso (May 25, 1890), as well as inscribed and signed directly on the picture. Photograph taken by Faber, in San Francisco.
Minor and sporadic abrasion/rubbing along edges. Pertinent handwritten annotations at verso. - From the Harold Seton Collection. g to vg. Item #39951