ITEMS: Up for sale is this rare Seth Kinman, the famous California hunter, holding a knife and sitting in one of his elkhorn chairs. The photo is by M. Brady and also has a blue 2-cent Civil War era stamp on the back, it is dated 1865 on the front. From Wikipedia: Seth Kinman (September 29, 1815 February 24, 1888) was an early settler of Humboldt County, California, a hunter based in Fort Humboldt, a famous chair maker, and a nationally recognized entertainer. He stood over 6 ft (1.83 m) tall and was known for his hunting prowess and his brutality toward bears and Indians.Kinman claimed to have shot a total of over 800 grizzly bears, and, in a single month, over 50 elk. He was also a hotel keeper, saloon keeper, and a musician who performed for President Lincoln on a fiddle made from the skull of a mule. Known for his publicity seeking, Kinman appeared as a stereotypical mountain man dressed in buckskins on the U. The chairs were made from elkhorns and grizzly bear skins and given to U. Presidents so honored include James Buchanan, Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, and Rutherford Hayes. He may have had a special relationship with President Lincoln, appearing in at least two of Lincoln's funeral corteges, and claiming to have witnessed Lincoln's assassination. NOTE: Some images are enlarged to show clarity and details. The carte de visite (CdV) is a type of photograph popular from the 1860s to the 1880s. The carte de visite developed from the practice of using visiting cards as a means of communication. Usually an albumen print, the carte de visite is a photograph 2.125 x 3.5 inches mounted on a card 2.5 x 4 inches.
The cartes were placed in carte albums which were the forerunners of photo albums. The carte-de-visite was popularized by Parisian photographer Andre Disdéri who patented a method of taking several photographs on a single plate in 1854. The item "Rare Seth Kinman CDV by Brady Civil War Era Revenue Stamp Elk Horn Chair" is in sale since Tuesday, December 11, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)\CDVs". The seller is "paperattic" and is located in Weatherly, Pennsylvania.This item can be shipped to United States.