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Unusual Jefferson Davis mourning presentation with carte de visite by Vannerson and Jones of Richmond at center in black mourning matte with gold cut-outs. Overall 12"x14". Fine condition. Mr. Julian Vannerson located to Richmond, Virginia in 1861, where he opened a studio with another local photographer, Charles E. Jones. They later expanded their operations to include a Norfolk gallery. This timing coincided with the outbreak of the Civil War, and Mr. Vannerson developed a lucrative business photographing Confederate officers and soldiers, and at the time his professional reputation rivaled that of Mathew Brady. In early 1864, a statue of General Robert E. Lee was commissioned by the Confederate militia to secure much-needed funds. Those images of General Lee captured in Mr. Vannerson's studios have since become the most famous and oft-published portraits of the stately commander. The last public record of Mr. Vannerson was his purchase of Mr. Jones's half of their studio in 1866, which was sold three years' later to the father-and-son team of John and William Davies, and renamed the Lee Gallery.
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Confederate Carte de Visite of Jefferson Davis in Mourning Matte

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Minimum Bid: $150.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $0.00
Estimate: $300 - $500
Auction closed on Friday, July 24, 2020.
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