• The Miller-Plummer Collection  auction at Christies

    Sale 2279

    The Miller-Plummer Collection of Photographs

    8 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 599

    MATHEW BRADY (1823-1896)

    Managers of the House of Representatives of the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson, 1868

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    MATHEW BRADY (1823-1896)
    Managers of the House of Representatives of the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson, 1868
    mammoth-plate albumen print
    signed (in the image); signed in ink by the sitters, printed artist and sitters' credits, title and annotation 'Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1868, by Brady & Co, in the Clerk's Office of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia' (on the mount)
    14 5/8 x 17½in. (37.3 x 44.4cm.)


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    Andrew Johnson (1808-1875) was the 17th President of the United States (1865-69), succeeding to the Presidency upon the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. He was the first President to be impeached.
    Brady's image depicts the Managers of the House of Representatives during Johnson's troubled Presidency. Left to right they are as follows: Benjamin F. Butler (Mass.); James F. Wilson (Iowa); Thaddeus Stevens (Penn.); George S. Boutwell (Mass.); Thomas Williams (Penn.); John A Logan (Ill.); and JNO Bingham (Ohio).

    Provenance

    With Emmanuel Kean Archives, Philadelphia; acquired 1980s