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    Robert E. Lee: Boldly Signed Carte-de-Visite of Lee as President of Washington College. Seated view of Lee facing right, signed "R E Lee" below. Boude & Miley credit and back mark ("Stonewall Art Gallery"). This was made at the same time as the left oblique pose used for the composite of the faculty and staff of Washington College in 1867-68. This is the non-vignetted, non-cropped from-life view. Gold rule borders, some brown marks/loss in the negative, affecting the armchair and Lee's elbow. Light wear to corners and light soiling. Inscribed on verso: "To Miss Tula Daniel/ From her/ Friend./ Seth Shepard/ Brenham Texas May 29th 1869."

    Shepard was a Confederate veteran and future Federal judge. Ms. Daniel, of Harrodsburg, Kentucky was the daughter of a prominent attorney. Her brother was killed at Chickamauga. Shepard graduated in 1868 and likely asked Lee to personally sign this memento. It remained in the possession of descendants of the Daniel Family until purchased in 2015.
    From the collection of Dr. Donald Hopkins.


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