New York: Gurney & Son, 1860s. Original document. Full-length sepiatone image of Bryant in long coat and striped trousers, seated at a table, ornate carved chair, his bearded head resting on his right hand as his left holds a pen and rests on leaves of manuscript. Imprint below the image of Gurney & Son, Fifth Ave, N.Y. Signed under the image in blue ink: "Wm. C. Bryant" [sold as an authentic signature.] On the verso are the Gurney logo, Fifth Avenue, Cor. 16th St. N.Y. and two small paper remnants. Very Good. Item #040297
Bryant (1794-1878) was an American journalist and poet, author of "Thanatopsis," &c.