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    George Armstrong Custer with His Wife Libbie and Brother Tom Carte de Visite. 2.5" x 4", with a Brady's, Washington, D.C. imprint on verso. Featuring Custer, his wife and brother Lieutenant Thomas Ward Custer, an image listed as K-49 in Katz's book Custer in Photographs. Custer appears seated in his best uniform, with Libby in her finery seated at his side and Tom standing between them. On verso has been written in ink at the top, "Genl. Custer. Mrs Custer and Lieut Custer Bro of Genl. C." Though Thomas was six years junior to his famous brother, he held his own on the battlefield winning two Medals of Honor in three days in April of 1865. The brothers were to share a common destiny however, as both were killed at the Battle of Little Big Horn in 1876. From the Bret J. Formichi American Civil War Rarities Collection.

    Condition: A clear image of the Custer family, with light toning throughout. A small amount of soiling and wear at the edges. Overall very good.


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    October, 2019
    26th Saturday
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