SCP Auctions November 2010 Internet Auction
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Portrait photo signed by Robert E. Lee, famed Confederate General, on the front and his wife, Mary Custis Lee, on the back. Famous image on photo was taken by famed Southern photographer Julian Vannerson during the Civil War and features General Lee in full uniform. Lee's signature has faded somewhat over the past 140 years but still remains a respectable 4-5/10 in quality. The autograph of Mrs. Lee, protected on the back over the years, is a strong 8-9/10. She has inscribed "Miss Fitzhugh, from her friend, Mrs. C. Lee" at the top and "Sweetest princess September 1st 1867" at the bottom back. Also on back is printed "Vannerson & Levy, Photographers, No. 737 Main Street, (Two doors above Spotswood Hotel,) Richmond, VA." Both signatures slabbed PSA/DNA Certified Authentic.