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    Admiral Samuel Francis Du Pont Signature and Carte de Visite. Placed upon a 4.25" x 2.25" piece of paper, in full: "Respectfully / [signed] S F Du Pont / Rear Admiral / U S Navy." Affixed to a backing sheet bearing U.S. Sanitary Commission letterhead to an overall size of 5" x 8". With a 2.5" x 4" three-quarter length engraved portrait of Du Pont in civilian clothing. Du Pont (1803-1865), a veteran of both the Mexican and the Civil Wars, served as superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy and was instrumental in modernizing the navy. Both are in very good or better condition.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2014
    26th Wednesday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 6
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