An Extraordinarily rare cabinet card photograph of Rev. F.W.E. Peshau (Ferdinand William Edwards) taken by The Van Orsdell Gallery, H. Cronenberg, of Wilmington NC circa 1890. The photograph features Reverend Peschau and one unnamed individual who is possible Rev. F.M. Rudi. Reverend Peschau was born in 1849 and passed in 1916, serving at the St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wilmington NC. He was a German Pastor, Professor and Author.
The historic Lutheran Church was organized in 1890 with FWE Peshau as its first pastor. Its first church was frame building built sometime between 1894 to 1996 and was located at the corner of Washington Street and Hampton Avenue. A historical marker was put in place to mark the location of the original Church.
An interesting fact that many people do not know is Wilmington NC is the only place in the country where a successful Coup occurred. In the year 1898, the Democrat party members in the area did not like the fact that the Republicans ran the city and organized to undo the outcome of the election using violence. During this time period, the Republican party include a lot of African Americans who were elected to office. The outcome of the coup was never un-done by the Federal Government, nor the state of North Carolina. It really is one of the most historic events in our nation, setting back race relations in Wilmington NC, and more broadly across the nation.
The photo is dirty, showing wear, age and uncleaned. Condition issues include foxing, tanning, edge wear, edge chipping, minor fading and writing on the back.
Measures OD about 6 1/2" x 4 1/4"
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This item condition is overall good antique condition.
This item will be shipped via USPS First Class Mail.
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Tags: Cabinet card, Collectible photo, Noreturn, Used
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