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    Lee notes his favorite photographic portrait: "The best large one I have seen of myself is by Gardner of Washington City; a profile likeness."

    Autograph Letter Signed by Robert E. Lee Accompanied by a Signed Carte de Visite of the General in Confederate Uniform Single page ALS "R E Lee", 5.25" x 8.25", Lexington, Va., April 15, 1867, to a Rev. William C. Greene enclosing a CDV. He writes: "I have the houner [sic] to state in reply to your note of the 11 ulto; that I know of no good full sized photograph of Mr. Davis & Genl Beauregard. The best large one I have seen of myself is by Gardner of Washington City; a profile likeness. I enclose a small one taken during the war by Vannesian & Co., Richmond, Vir." Accompanied by a signed version of the CDV of Lee bearing a bold signature. Albumen is very clean save a few spots and there is evidence of minor restoration done to the mount. The letter bears mat burn at margins, and professional restoration has replaced a few spots of paper loss. Otherwise a nice pairing of Lee items, referencing one of the most noted American photographers of his time, Alexander Gardner.

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