C.S.A. GENERAL FRANK CHEATHAM. Cabinet card, 6 1/2" x 4 1/4". View of Famed Confederate General . Handy, Washington, D.C. imprint. The L.C. Handy Studio had been located at 494 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, DC. Levin C. Handy (1855?-1932) was apprenticed at the age of twelve to his uncle, famed Civil War photographer Mathew B. Brady (1823?-1896). Handy became an independent photographer and over the years owned studios in partnership with Samuel Chester and with Chester and Brady. Scarce image, exhibits strong tonality, contrast and clarity. overall fine condition. (cc.128); $700.
Benjamin Franklin Cheatham (October 20, 1820 – September 4, 1886), known also as Frank, was a Tennessee aristocrat, California gold miner, and a General in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War, serving in many battles of the Western Theater.