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    Thomas Conrad Signed Carte de Visite. 2.5" x 4", Washington, D.C. Signed on verso "Mr. Ball & family, with compliments of Thos. N. Conrad." Produced by Alexander Gardner, with a backstamp on verso. Thomas Conrad (1837-1905) worked as a Confederate spy. He devised a plan to kill Union General Winfield Scott, which was ultimately opposed by the Confederate government, and later was part of a failed plot to kidnap Abraham Lincoln in 1864. After the war, he became the third president of Virginia Tech, which at the time was the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College.

    Condition: Light edge toning, with minor soiling throughout. Minor wear at the corners. Else good.


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    May, 2019
    14th Tuesday
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