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    Robert E. Lee: Cabinet Cards and Mounted Albumens. 1) Unmarked, copy image cabinet card of the 1864 left profile view by Vannerson. 2) "Unbuttoned coat in-the-field" cabinet card by George Cook of Richmond, made from the original 1863 Minnis & Cowell negative. Circa 1880. Loss at top with tears and stains, as shown. Cook, in buying the negatives and businesses of other Richmond photographers, amassed the most complete collection of photographs in one studio. 3) A retouched oval albumen of the same image as #2, affixed to a 7" x 9" mount with toning, scattered stains and lateral crease near the bottom of Lee's coat. Possibly a Confederate product, but the photographer's credit has been trimmed away. 4) Mounted albumen of Vannerson's left profile "blockade" portrait of 1863, retouched, no credit, affixed to a 8" x 10" stiff board mount. 5) 8" x 10" silver gelatin print made from the original wet plate negative of Brady's studio portrait of 1866.
    From the collection of Dr. Donald Hopkins.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2019
    4th-5th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
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