General John Adams Dix (1798 – 1879) Signed Slip, "John A. Dix, Maj. Genl.", 3.25 x 1.5, & Vintage Mathew B. Brady Photograph: 2.5 x 4.25 carte de visite, Published by Edward Anthony, of John A. Dix, the Civil War general and future New York governor, in dress uniform, with sabre. The photo is from a photographic negative by famed Civil War-era photographer Matthew Brady's National Photographic Portrait Gallery, New York. As President James Buchanan's Secretary of the Treasury (1861), Dix telegraphed this famous order on Jan. 29, 1861, less than three months before the start of the American Civil War: "If any man attempts to haul down the American Flag, shoot him on the spot". Dix later commanded the Department of Virginia (1862-1863) and the Department of the East (1863-1865). After the Civil War, Dix, who had been a U. S. Senator from New York (1845-1849), was U. S. Minister to France (1866-1869) and Governor of New York (1872-1874). Comes with photocopies of images of both famous American photographers. All the items would make a nice framed ensemble and are in fine condition, with age toning around edges of the Brady photograph.
Mathew B. Brady (1822-96) was one of the earliest photographers in American history, best known for his scenes of the Civil War. He studied under inventor Samuel F. B. Morse, who pioneered the daguerreotype technique in America.
Edward Anthony (January 31, 1819 – December 14, 1888) was an American photographer and one of the founders of E. & H. T. Anthony & Company which was the largest manufacturer and distributor of photographic supplies in the United States during the 19th century. Edward Anthony was a brother of Henry T. Anthony and had a very close business relationship with Mathew Brady.