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    Very Rare Robert E. Lee Mourning Print. The first example we've ever seen. 11 1/2" X 16 3/4", unmounted. copyright information at the bottom "Entered According To Act Of Congress In The Year 1870, Charles Quartley, In The Office Of The Librarian Of Congress, At Washington." Black background, draped memorial/tombstone including religious symbolism and a torch and laurel wreath, urn at the top, and burning torches at either corner. In prominent gilt letters "In Memoriam / Born Jan. 6th 1808 / Oct. 12th 1870 and in 3/4" black bordered gilt letters at the bottom, "Robert E. Lee". In the center inside of a gilt laurel wreath is a circular 2" diameter albumen bust portrait of Lee, being the Boude & Miley, Lexington, Va. portrait of 1867. Very fine condition overall, just a few minor edge chips. Portrait of Lee excellent. A rare and touching Lee memorial.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2011
    25th Saturday
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