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    Robert E. Lee Funeral Memorabilia. Newspaper, Southern Collegian, four pages, 11.5" x 14.75", Lexington, Virginia, October 13, 1870. Published by Washington College, this is a "Half-sheet Extra" of the student paper. The special edition is devoted to the October 12 death of the institution's president, Robert E. Lee. Eulogies and group resolutions dominate the copy. One small split on the central horizontal fold of the front page, else fine condition; Robert E. Lee mourning badge, 2.75" x 7". A gem-sized albumen print showing Lee in uniform is in an ornate brass frame mounted to a black rosette from which hang two white ribbons edged in black. With brass attachment pin. A superb example, lightly aged and nearly as made.

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    December, 2006
    1st-2nd Friday-Saturday
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