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1st item: Robert E. Lee (1807-1870) signed carte-de-visite (CDV) depicting a bust portrait of Lee in his Civil War-era Confederate uniform. Signed "R E Lee" to white archival tape affixed to bottom of CDV. No studio marks. 4 1/8" H x 2 1/2" W. 2nd item: CDV depicting Lee standing in profile beside his most famous war-time horse, Traveller (1857-1871), at Rockbridge Baths, Virginia, in the summer of 1866. Studio marks for A. H. Plecker, Traveling Gallery, en verso. 4" H x 2 1/2" W. Note: This image was taken by Adam H. Plecker (1840-1929) with his assistant Michael Miley (1841-1918), who would go on to take many photographs of Lee during his career, so much so that he is often referred to as "General Lee's photographer". Allegedly, the original negative for this image was lost or broken, therefore all examples of this image are copies of the original photographic print and are heavily retouched.
PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee.
CONDITION: 1st item: Lee signature slightly faint but in good, legible condition. General handling wear to white tape and CDV, slightly chipped to corners. Later pencil inscriptions, en verso. 2nd item: Minor creases, 1/4" scratch to top center of image, rubbing, corners are chipped. Ink inscriptions dated 1857 with affixed paper label with explanation of CDV, en verso.