1868 EDWARD STRICKLAND COMMISSARY GENL SGND CDV CANADA

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  • Item Category: Fine Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 25, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House

(NOTE: THIS IS A 7-DAY AUCTION) FROM A NEW YORK ESTATE AND UNDOUBTEDLY PERSONALLY PRESENTED IS THIS REALLY FINE AND SCARCE CARTE-DE-VISITE ALBUMIN PHOTOGRAPH SHOWING EDWARD STRICKLAND, THEN DEPUTY COMMISSARY GENERAL, WHILE IN CANADA CIRCA 1868; THE IMAGE WAS MADE BY W. CHASE AT HALIFAX IN NOVA SCOTIA, AND IS BOLDLY SIGNED TO THE BACK BY STRICKLAND. THIS ORIGINAL PERIOD PHOTOGRAPH IS IMPORTANT AS A CANADIAN, AUSTRALIAN, NEW ZEALAND, AND SOUTH AFRICAN HISTORICAL DOCUMENT FOR REASONS MENTIONED; HIS WAS NOT A MASS-PRINTED LIKENESS AND EXAMPLES ARE RARE THUS...ESPECIALLY AUTOGRAPHED. STRICKLAND HOLDS A PATROL HAT AND WEARS WHAT MAY BE A VICTORIAN STYLE CAMPAIGN RIBBON TO THE FRONT OF HIS FROGGED TUNIC. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY NOT SOME LOWER-ECHELON CLERK WHO NEVER SAW THE FIELD... FROM HIS FACE HE HAS SEEN WAR AND KNOWS IT WELL. COMMISSARY GENERAL SIR EDWARD STRICKLAND, KCB (1821-1889) ENTERED SERVICE IN 1838, SERVING IN CANADA DURING THE REBELLION OF 1838-39; FROM JANUARY 1840 TO DECEMBER 1841 HE SERVED IN NEW SOUTH WALES AND WAS IN VAN DAMIEN'S LAND 1842-44, SERVICE ALSO BEING NOTED DURING THE REBELLION OF CEPHALONIA IN 1847-48. STRICKLAND RECEIVED THE CRIMEA MEDAL AND CLASP AND TURKISH MEDAL AS WELL...HE WAS APPOINTED DEPUTY COMMISSARY GENERAL - RANKING WITH COLONEL - ON 8 SEPTEMBER 1861. EDWARD STRICKLAND WAS IN MELBOURNE 1863-64
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