Colonel James Harvey Blood served in the Civil War with the Missouri 6th Infantry fighting for the Union. He is most famous for being the husband of the first women nominated for the Presidency of the United States, Victoria Claflin Woodhull. This photo was taken in 1870 or 1871 in New York and was likely distributed for $1 donation when the couple toured the country campaigning and raising money for the presidential election. It is believed this photo was purchased when the couple was in Lansing, Michigan. Woodhull was nominated for president by the Equal Rights Party in 1872. This cabinet photo is in excellent shape for its age (137 years). It has several very light, very minor surface scratches that are undetectable when viewed head on. It has several spots that appear to be made by a pencil or could be embedded in the print. You can see these in the photo around his head. None of these flaws distract from the crisp, clear image. T is a pin hole at the top when someone had this tacked up in their room (he was reportedly a ladies man). T is soiling on the mat at the bottom right and top right margin. It looks like it could be wiped off with a wet cloth, but did not try. The back of the photo is blank. This is a rare piece of history. Buyer pays $3 shipping and insurance.
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