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    Posted 8 years ago

    scottvez
    (875 items)

    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.

    Scott

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    1. marcobabe13 marcobabe13, 8 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, 8 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,

      Scott
    3. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Here is one on ebay now-- IT IS NOT MINE and I know or have any connection to the lister:

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/1860s-Civil-War-Louis-Prang-CDV-Sized-Card-Gen-Robert-E-Lee-CSA-Confederate-/380371434909?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item588fe77d9d

      This particular cdv has considerable foxing to the image area.

      Scott
    4. marcobabe13 marcobabe13, 8 years ago
      Thanks, Scott!
    5. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      No problem.

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

      Scott
    6. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Thanks tlmbaran.

      Scott
    7. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Thanks tom.

      Scott
    8. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Thanks bratjdd.

      Scott

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