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Robert E. Lee and Mary C. Lee, Signature of Each, on cartes-de-visite

Mr. & Mrs. Lee Signed Photographs

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Robert E. Lee and Mary C. Lee each sign cartes; handsomely framed.

Robert E. Lee’s portrait is a vignetted bust in uniform, backmarked by Vannerson & Jones; Mary C. Lee’s portrait a vignetted bust without backmark. Both on bronze-bordered mounts.

Mrs. Lee’s portrait has been skillfully and lightly hand-tinted. Perhaps accomplished by the couple’s artistically-inclined daughter Mildred, or perhaps by Mrs. Lee, herself. Both have been known to practice this art. Mrs. Lee’s was also a landscape painter. A hand-tinted photograph was a popular keepsake during this era.

Corner’s clipped, otherwise v.g., Overall 9 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ framed. Scanned through the glass, much clearer in person.

Lee, Robert E. Carte-de-Visite Photograph, signed (“R E. Lee”) on the print beneath the image; together with a Carte-de-Visite Photograph of his wife, Mary Custis Lee, signed (“Mary C Lee.”) on the mount beneath the print. Tastefully and simply framed.