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    Robert E. Lee: Extremely Rare Boude & Miley Carte-de-Visite [CDV] of Lee as President of Washington College. Vignette profile of Lee made at the same time as the oblique pose used for the composite of the faculty and staff of Washington College in 1867-1868. Photographer's credit on coated stock mount. The back mark is an engraving of Washington College buildings by Philadelphia engraver Adrian, known to have been associated with counterfeit Confederate currency. Two other examples of CDVs with this back mark exist, both in the collection of Washington & Lee, but this is the only example known on a Lee photograph. A few light spots, not affecting portrait, but generally in very fine to excellent condition.
    From the collection of Dr. Donald Hopkins.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2019
    4th-5th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 18
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