Robert E. Lee signed pre-war carte de visite (CDV) portrait by Boude and Miley, Lexington, VA. Includes typed note reading "This picture was given to my grandmother, Annis Adaline McCarty when she was a girl by Robert E. Lee. She was born October 1, 1829, the year Robert E. Lee graduated from West Point with honors. She married September 15, 1855 to Louis Leander Poats, V. Wille May Hasson Speack". Both items housed in contemporary wooden frame. CDV – 4 1/4" H x 2 1/2" W. Note – 3 1/2" H x 6 1/4" W. Framed – 7 3/4" H x 11 3/4" W. Early/mid 19th century. CONDITION: Scotch tape extends over Lee's signature. CDV exhibits wear to be expected from age. Heavy foxing, en verso of note.
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