1860s General Abner Doubleday CdV by Mathew Brady
This Carte-de-Visite image of Civil War general Abner Doubleday was taken in 1863 by noted photographer Mathew Brady, and the formal studio pose captures Doubleday in full military attire. This is one of a number of outstanding Doubleday images taken by Brady during the Civil War. Doubleday is credited with firing the first shot at Fort Sumter, and in 1907, the Mills Commission named him the inventor of baseball. Despite all the evidence to the contrary, the myth still persists to this day; while most agree that Doubleday did not actually invent the game of baseball, his name is still very much a part of baseball history. Brady is printed on the back, and this CdV retains one of the nicest photographic images of Doubleday and is essentially a baseball card. Some rounding of the corners, overall EX and measures 4x2.5".
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