Two Lots: Bloody Bill Anderson

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Cased Ambrotype of Bloody Bill Anderson. 2 3/8" x 2" (oval), case measures 2 7/8" x 2 1/2". Photographer unidentified. Back half of case only.

Robert McCubbin believes this to be of the famous Confederate guerrilla, Bloody Bill Anderson, Captain of Quantrill's Raiders.

Lot 327, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - January 25-26, 2019. Mesa, AZ.
Estimate $15,000-20,000.


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CDV of Bloody Bill Anderson. 3 5/16" x 2 1/4", mounted to 3 7/16" x 2 7/16". Unidentified photographer. Printed on front of card: "The Notorious Guerrilla Chief, WM. T. Anderson."

True West Magazine: “This rare carte de visite of Bloody Bill Anderson, one of the Civil War’s bloodiest pro-Confederate leaders, was made from the photo found on Anderson’s body when he was killed by Union soldiers in 1864.”

Lot 328, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - January 25-26, 2019. Mesa, AZ.
Estimate $8,000-12,000.