Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Robert E. Lee Signed Carte de Visite having the General's well-known "R E Lee" penned on the obverse. The verso carries Lexington, Virginia's BOUDE & MILEY backmark and is inscribed with the date "20th June 1870". This image, captured by photographer Michael Miley, shows an aging, yet dignified, General Lee with less than four months to live. Miley, a young Army of Northern Virginia veteran, took numerous photographs of Lee, his family, Confederate notables and the nearby Virginia countryside. The most famous image of his career is the well-known portrait of a uniformed Lee astride Traveler. Here is an opportunity to acquire an autographed Lee image with a fascinating post-war history. Light overall toning, a few stains on verso. Overall crisp with an excellent backmark in red ink.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2006
    12th-13th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 475

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 43 days left to consign to the 2020 April 23 Historical Manuscripts Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    I don’t often do testimonials but in this case I felt truly obligated to thank Heritage Auctions for the extremely professional job your organization did for me.
    Charlie K.,
    Pittsburgh, PA
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 December 14 Historic Flags of World War II Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 December 14 Historic Flags of World War II Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,022,424