Lot #379
Robert E. Lee Signed Photograph

Exemplary, unblemished portrait of General Lee—"The picture is a very perfect one"

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Estimate: $4000+

Description

Exemplary, unblemished portrait of General Lee—"The picture is a very perfect one"

Exceptional 2.25 x 4 carte-de-visite portrait of Robert E. Lee in a bust-length profile pose, signed nicely in black ink, "R. E. Lee." Published by Alex Gardner of Washington, D.C. Included with the photo is a handwritten letter of transmittal from John White Brockenbrough, a judge of the Confederate District Court for the Western District of Virginia, dated August 25, 1866, who writes: "I have the honor to enclose herewith the 'Photograph' and 'Autograph' of our beloved & illustrious General R. E. Lee. The picture is a very perfect one." In fine condition, with two small pin holes at the bottom, made by Brockenbrough to affix the photo to his transmittal letter. Accentuated by its magnificent condition, this is a spectacular Civil War-era portrait of the rebel leader.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #618 - Ended October 13, 2021





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