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    Robert E. Lee Twice Signed Carte de Visite, a War-dated Portrait in Confederate Uniform taken by Richmond studio Vannerson & Jones. Chest, up portrait, 2.5" x 4", signed "R.E. Lee" on the albumen. With a second signature and inscription on the verso: "For my dear Cousin M.G. / REL". The recipient adds a note in pencil:"with letter dated 19 June '65". Photographic backstamp: "Vannerson & Jones" of Richmond, Va. Accompanied by a printed wedding invitation announcing the marriage of Mary Walker, daughter of Mrs. George Bolling Lee, to Mr. A. Smith Bowman, Jr. on Friday, Nov. 25 (no year), in Washington D.C. A near fine image, obtained directly from Lee descendants.




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    February, 2010
    11th-12th Thursday-Friday
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