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    Signed Mary Custis Lee CDV. A nice example of a tinted CDV with the image of Mary Custis Lee (1808-1873) the great-granddaughter of Martha Washington and the wife of Robert E. Lee. The obverse bears the signature "Mary Custis Lee" and the reverse bears an inscription "Mrs. Charles T. Nash from her friend - Mary Custis Lee". Mrs. Lee hand tinted this photograph for her friend, she enjoyed painting and gave her relief from her arthritic condition, she also hand tinted photographs of the general on request of family & friends, thus a example of Lee family artwork as well as a wonderful photograph of her. The reverse also has a M. Miley, Lexington, Virginia photographer mark. The CDV is in very good condition with some age toning to the perimeter.

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    December, 2006
    1st-2nd Friday-Saturday
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