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    Robert E. Lee: Mathew Brady Carte-de-Visite [CDV]. Bold half-length seated portrait of Lee, taken by Brady in 1866 when Lee visited Washington to attend Senate hearings. This is one of at least six exposures made by Brady that day. This particular one was made from the original negative which is now in the Library of Congress as evidenced by the identical identifying marks scratched into the emulsion in the upper left corner of the negative plate. This photograph, when examined alongside the negative in the Library of Congress, is shown to have been made from a 2-lens camera as do others from this sitting. Back mark of "The Brady National Gallery. Hoyt. 627 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C." Gabriel P. B. Hoyt is listed as working at the Brady Studio in the 1877 city directory. Excellent.
    From the collection of Dr. Donald Hopkins.

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    May, 2019
    4th-5th Saturday-Sunday
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