Archives of American Art

The gallery of illustrious Americans: containing the portraits and biographical sketches of twenty-four of the most eminent citizens of the American republic, since the death of Washington / From daguerrotypes by Brady - engraved by D'Avignon. C. Edwards Lester, editor

Collection ID:
Lester, C. Edwards (Charles Edwards), 1815-1890
Physical Description:
1 Item
(on 1 microfilm reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This edition contains only numbers 1-12, biographies of John James Audubon, John Caldwell Calhoun, Lewis Cass, William Ellery Channing, Henry Clay, Millard Fillmore, John Charles Fremont, William Hickling Prescott, Winfield Scott, Zachary Taylor, Daniel Webster, and Silas Warner. Also included with each biography is the semi-monthly journal, FLY LEAF OF ART AND CRITICISM.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 2397 available only through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Original in: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The edition which the Archives microfilmed from the National Portrait Gallery did not contain the D'Avignon engravings after the Brady daguerrotypes.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

More Information
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint)
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint)
New York: M. B. Brady, F. D'Avignon, C. E. Lester, 1850.

Other Title
Other Title
Illustrious Americans (cover title)

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Brady, Mathew B., approximately 1823-1896 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
D'Avignon, Francis, b. 1813 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Washington, D.C. 20001