U. S. Grant: The Man and the Image

U. S. Grant: The Man and the Image

by James G. Barber
     
 

Prepared for the Grant Centennial exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery U.S. Grant: The Man and the Image is a lavish­ly illustrated photographic record of the life and career of Grant.

The catalogue contains 60 black and white photographs, several of them by Matthew Brady. Supplementing the story told by the photographs is an essay by John Y.

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Prepared for the Grant Centennial exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery U.S. Grant: The Man and the Image is a lavish­ly illustrated photographic record of the life and career of Grant.

The catalogue contains 60 black and white photographs, several of them by Matthew Brady. Supplementing the story told by the photographs is an essay by John Y. Simon, Director of the Ulysses S. Grant Association and editor of The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant.

Illustrations include the earliest known image of Grant, taken in 1843 shortly after he left West Point, as well as the last photograph of Grant, taken just four days before he died. There is also a picture of the controversial death mask made by Karl Gerhardt. When Mrs. Grant refused to pay $17,000 for the mask, Mark Twain bought it. Another feature of the catalogue is a photograph of a publisher’s royalty check for $200,000 for Grant’s Memoirs, the largest royalty check ever written to that date.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809312740
Publisher:
Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date:
09/01/1985
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.25(d)

Meet the Author

James G. Barber is Portrait Gallery historian and curator for the Grant exhibition.

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