The Photographic Album by J B Lippincott

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Not so long ago my friend asked me to indentificate people pictured in the Photographic Album published in Philadelphia by J B Lippincott.
Some well known persons like Grant and Sherman can be identificated, by many images puzzled me. I've tried to search in internet but still advanced not far.

If someone can help me with identification, it would be great. View attachment 294990 View attachment 294991 View attachment 294993 View attachment 294994 View attachment 294996

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Notice that it's common in this period to include "famous" people like Meade (also from Pennsylvania), Grant, Sherman, Sheridan and John C. Calhoun in otherwise "family" albums along with legitimate family members.
 

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Notice that it's common in this period to include "famous" people like Meade (also from Pennsylvania), Grant, Sherman, Sheridan and John C. Calhoun in otherwise "family" albums along with legitimate family members.
Here is another photo in which a person looks like General Custer.
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That exactly what we wanted: to divide famous people from family members and friends.
Sometimes it's hard because they weren't particular about including the famous in what otherwise were albums of family and friends, more like "collectables" today. Photos like this were a new fad and sometimes collected for novelty items.
 
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Sometimes it's hard because they weren't particular about including the famous in what otherwise were albums of family and friends, more like "collectables" today. Photos like this were a new fad and sometimes collected for novelty items.
Here is the first album page with photos. Down on the right, presumably Colonel Bowers.
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I'm guessing that the four on that page are probably all personal friends, possibly men he served with.
 

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SAWYER, JR., THOMAS J.—Age, 25 years. Enrolled, April 27, 1862, at New York city, to serve three years; mustered in as first lieutenant, Co. A, May 1, 1862; as captain, April 1, 1863; discharged for disability, July 2S, 1864; commissioned first lieutenant, May 19, 1862, with rank from April 29, 1862, vice.E. Eddy, Jr., promoted; captain, June 19, 1863, with rank from March 31, 1863, vice A. B. Nicholson, promoted.
 



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