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Lot 0363
Miley & Son gelatin silver print depicting one of the final photographic portraits of Confederate General Robert Edward Lee, taken in 1868 by Michael Miley and printed from the 1868 negative by Henry Miley in the early 20th century. Henry Miley joined his father's business in 1895 to form Miley & Son. Inscription en verso reads "Authentic original photograph of General Robert E. Lee. This print was made from the original negative before which General Lee sat for my father in 1868. Attested to by... HM Miley". Housed under glass in a veneered mahogany frame. Image - 10" H x 8" W. Framed - 9 3/8" H x 11 1/2" W. (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com.)

Condition

Hazing on the edges of the photographic print. Miniscule flakes throughout, but mostly concentrated in the lower half of the print. Has scattered miniscule debris, and a 1" abrasion just under the chin. Frame with scattered veneer chips up to 1/2".

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