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    Robert E. Lee: War-Time Carte-de-Visite [CDV]. Example of the "unbuttoned coat" taken in-the-field portrait by Minnis & Cowell, circa 1863. Possibly a salt print, it is a rare version of Confederate war-time manufacture. The unmarked mount is typical of Confederate "hard times" production. Insect damage to edges of mount with overall toning and soiling, the photograph largely unaffected. According to Henry Kyd Douglas in "I Rode with Stonewall", the photographer tricked Jackson into having his photograph taken at the same time as Lee's, claiming that Lee refused to have his picture taken unless Jackson did so first. After some hesitation, Jackson relented, saying that "General Lee ought to have his picture taken for the people and should not get out of it that way."
    From the collection of Dr. Donald Hopkins.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2019
    4th-5th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 16
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