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    Posted 11 years ago

    scottvez
    (958 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, 11 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, 11 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, 11 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, 11 years ago
      Thanks, Scott!
    5. scottvez scottvez, 11 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, 11 years ago
      Thanks tlmbaran.

      Scott
    7. scottvez scottvez, 11 years ago
      Thanks tom.

      Scott
    8. scottvez scottvez, 11 years ago
      Thanks bratjdd.

      Scott

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