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    MAJOR GENERAL GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER, LIEUTENANT THOMAS WARD CUSTER, AND ELIZABETH CUSTER 1865 BRADY CARTE DE VISITE. 2.5" x 4", gilt rules surrounding image, with Mathew Brady copyright information at lower margin of the recto, Brady's studio mark on the verso, a variation of image listed as K-49 in D. Mark Katz's book Custer in Photographs. An excellent Brady image taken January 3, 1865 in Washington, D.C. featuring Custer, his wife and brother. Custer appears seated in his best uniform with Libby in her finery seated at his side and brother Tom standing between them. Though Thomas was six years junior to his famous brother, he held his own on the battlefield winning two Medals of Honor in three days in April of 1865. The brothers were to share a common destiny however, as both were killed at the Battle of Little Bighorn in 1876. The flaws that appear in the upper right corner of the image are from the original negative and not damage to the present image. A former owner has penciled "Custer Family" on the verso.

    Condition: The image is moderately toned with age with slightly bumped corners, else it is a fine example of an uncommon image.

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    December, 2007
    1st Saturday
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