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    Robert E. Lee: Mathew Brady Carte-de-Visite [CDV]. Vignetted bust view of Lee facing slightly left. Taken at Brady's Washington, D.C. studio in early 1866 when Lee attended Senate hearings. This sitting resulted in at least six exposures (this one taken with a four-lens camera) that produced nine distinct views. This is apparently one of the bottom pair based on position of his neck-tie. The images taken with the top lenses were used on a stereo view. Gold rule borders, sharp corners, photographer's credit dated 1865 (part of a leftover supply of cards) and back mark. A few scattered faint stains not affecting portrait. Bold and resonant with excellent clarity.
    From the collection of Dr. Donald Hopkins.

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    May, 2019
    4th-5th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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