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Newspaper Man & Author- William Wirt Sikes / Civil War era Photographs

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Offered here as a group to keep them together are four original photographs of noted Civil War era newspaper man and author W. Wirt Sikes. Found in the period CDV / tintype album of a well to do Watertown, New York family, (Elizabeth Townsend Porter Beach wife of John C Beach) the two carte de viste images are ink identified on the back with family pencil notations. The tintypes are period pencil identified on the album page. All are in excellent condition with sharp focus and strong contras. A nice grouping for the Civil War era newspaper enthusiast and American literature collector, Watertown born W. Wirt Sikes started his literary career in 1856 as a typesetter and contributor for the Utica Morning Herald. At the outbreak of the Civil War we find Sikes in a prestigious position appointed as State Canal Inspector of Illinois. Two years later Wirt Sikes was back again in newspaper work on the Chicago Evening Journal and by 1865 he had removed to New York where he was a contributor to several of the popular periodicals of the day to include Harpers New Monthly Magazine, the Youth's Companion, Oliver Optic's Magazine, and the New York Sun. He became part owner and editor of the Nyack City & Country and the Rockland County Journal while at the same time writing for other periodicals such as the Toledo Weekly Blade and more. He was appointed U.S. consul at Cardiff, Wales, in June, 1876, and published much on the archaeology and history of that region. By the time of his death in 1883 the prolific William Wirt Sikes was said to have used over twenty pen names. A rare opportunity for the America literary enthusiast to acquire personal unpublished photographs of one of the Civil War eras most prolific American writers. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!!




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