Lee, Robert E., Albumen Photograph
Inscribed and Signed on Verso by Mary Custis Lee
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Lee, Robert E. Albumen Photograph with Autograph Signature of Mary Custis Lee. On the Vannerson “Blockade”Portrait of Robert E. Lee by Anderson Studio, 1864. 6 1/2″ x 5 1/2″(sight), in matte; inscribed on verso and signed by Mary Custis Lee (April 9, 1901).
General Lee’s daughter inscribed this famous left profile portrait to Mrs. St. John Alison Lawton. Inscription reads in full “General Robert E. Lee/of Virginia/C.S.A./To dear Mrs. Lawton/from/his daughter,/Mary Custis Lee/(date partially obscured). Accompanying card identifies Lawton as President General of the U.D.C., in 1925.
Very light stain on photo mat. A vivid image, handsomely framed.