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    Posted 9 years ago

    chevy59
    (190 items)

    Lee became the great Southern hero of the War, a postwar icon of the "Lost Cause of the Confederacy" to some. But his popularity grew even in the North, especially after his death in 1870. He remains an iconic figure of American military leadership. The General Lee car was in the show "The Dukes of Hazzard" and is one of my favorite shows to watch growing up as a kid. YeeHaa!

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    Comments

    1. officialfuel officialfuel, 9 years ago
      Very nice find chevy59! Love your diverse collection!

      Michael
    2. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Nice engraving-- the facsimile signature is nice as is the NO publisher!

      scott
    3. chevy59 chevy59, 9 years ago
      Thanks everyone for the loves and comments!
    4. Trey Trey, 9 years ago
      How old do you think it is?, really awesome find!
    5. chevy59 chevy59, 9 years ago
      Thanks Trey, he died in 1870, I'm not sure if this was done before or after he died, good question!
    6. Trey Trey, 9 years ago
      Try to open up the back of it there could be something written on the back to date it. I was taking pics out of frames one day and in the frame that had my grandmas brothers photo in it was the front page of a Atlanta newspaper dated 1910 really cool guess I should post it.
    7. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      I wouldn't mess with the back of this if you are just trying to date it.

      Based on the frame and matting style (similar to albumen matting), I would think that this is from the 1870s-- probably done to capitalize on an eager market after his death.

      Researching James Hummel will probably yield specific years that he worked.

      scott
    8. Trey Trey, 9 years ago
      Found one on crescentcityauctiongallery.com said it's 19 century.
    9. Trey Trey, 9 years ago
      I emailed you a pic of it.
    10. chevy59 chevy59, 9 years ago
      Thanks Trey I got it!
    11. Signaholic Signaholic, 9 years ago
      Great find chevy! He looks so tired.

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