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    Robert E. Lee Carte de Visite Signed "RE Lee." 2.5" x 4", with an M.B. Brady & Co., Washington, D.C. and New York imprint on verso. A handsome vignette bust portrait of Lee, dressed in civilian clothes, a dark suit and a bow tie. Signed on the bottom portion of the albumen. The mount is captioned, "Entered according to Act of Congress by M.B. Brady & Co. in the year 1865 in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Columbia."

    This photograph is one of four poses taken by Brady in early 1866. Lee, of course, was the most celebrated general of the Confederate forces during the Civil War. After the war, Lee served as president of Washington College (now Washington and Lee University). From the Bret J. Formichi American Civil War Rarities Collection.

    Condition:
    Lightly toned throughout, with minor wear and soiling at the edges and corners. Overall very good.


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2019
    26th Saturday
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