Confederate general in the Civil War.
Impressive standing carte-de-visite Photograph of Lee, in full uniform with his sword by his side, Signed in the lower left, “R E Lee,” just beneath his sword. The full-length photograph is by Vannerson & Jones (No. 77 & 188 Main Street, Richmond, Va.).
Julian Vannerson of Richmond (Virginia) in 1864 produced the best-known wartime photographs of Robert E Lee. Both the standing and seated poses became the source images for well-known portraits and engravings. The Vannerson & Jones imprint is on the verso. Full-length portrait photographs are very uncommon.
President Abraham Lincoln would have liked for Lee (a top graduate of West Point) to lead the Union forces but he sided with his countrymen in the South. Perhaps as a consequence, Robert E Lee was highly-regarded – and always has been highly regarded – on both sides of the conflict.
Framed (in gray inner and outer mats with a decorative gold frame) dimensions: 9 inches wide by 10 1/2 inches high.
This item is associated with the following category in our inventory:
- Civil War