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Posted 4 years ago


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This is an early war lithographic carte de visite (CDV) of General Lee. The lithograph shows a clean faced Lee pre- war wearing a Federal uniform.

The lithographic CDVs are much less desirable (and valuable) than photographic images. This particular image would sell in the $25- $50 range, while a photographic image of Lee will bring several hundred.



  1. marcobabe13 marcobabe13, 4 years ago
    Neat photo, Scott. Where do you get a photo like this one? Auction? Are they hard to come by? I'm interested in the Lee family. My second great grandfather's second wife was Mary, first cousin to the General. I don't have a picture of either one of them, although I have photos of their graves. Their daughter, Laura, is the half-sister mentioned in the letter of my posting, CASSIUS. Interestingly, Mary had three step-sons who fought for the north during the Civil War, including my great grandfather, Cassius.
  2. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    I buy my items online, at antique malls and shops, and at shows.

    These litho views are not particularly hard to find-- you can probably find one on ebay available now!

    Do a search for "lee cdv".

    Good luck,

  3. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Here is one on ebay now-- IT IS NOT MINE and I know or have any connection to the lister:

    This particular cdv has considerable foxing to the image area.

  4. marcobabe13 marcobabe13, 4 years ago
    Thanks, Scott!
  5. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    No problem.

    You should be able to find one in better condition-- the foxing is excessive on that example.

  6. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Thanks tlmbaran.

  7. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Thanks tom.

  8. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Thanks bratjdd.


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