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    Robert E. Lee: "In the Field" Salt Print on CDV Mount. Odd-size (Confederate hard-times manufacture) carte measuring 2.125" x 4.25", as made. A die-cut oval salt print of Lee is affixed in the middle. This is the "unbuttoned coat in-the-field" pose by Minnis & Cowell taken in 1863. Photographer's credit at bottom dated 1863 which was meant for use on a standard-size card, but unaltered, thereby causing some letters to go off the page. This is one of the very few examples of the "unbuttoned coat" pose to have a positive identification by Minnis & Cowell in 1863 and perhaps the only one with a printed credit rather than an embossed one. One small black "carbon spot" on Lee's moustache. Fine condition overall.
    From the collection of Dr. Donald Hopkins.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2019
    4th-5th Saturday-Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 11
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