U.S. Grant, President of the United States.
Wood engraving, 8 x 4½", mounted on scrap album paper.
Above the print is the front of an enveolpe, illustrated with a portrait of Grant over an American Flag (12 stars). Written in old ink is: 'A specimen of envelopes in general use in the United States during the Presidential struggle between Grant and poor old Greely [sic]. This is obviously a Grant envelope. There are also Greely ones. This is a Capital Likeness'. Issued during the runup to the 1872 Presidential election, between Grant and Horace Greeley, founder of 'The New Yorker'
[Ref: 216] £90.00