Original CDV of Robert E. Lee, signed in original ink on the front - not a facsimile. Taken by Michael Miley of Lexington, Virginia, in 1869 while Lee was President of Washington College. On the back is the studio imprint, Boude & Miley, Lexington, Virginia, along with a period, March 1870 handwritten inscription gifting the CDV to N. Carter, followed by some Greek letters.
Bachman was Nathan LaFayette "Old Fate" Bachman, a California politician who also fought for the Confederate Army during the Civil War. CDV has a pinhole and light soiling, and a very light curved ridge in the background to the right of Lee.. This is really only mostly visible when viewed at angles and is not heavy - it does not show through to the back.The CDV is otherwise in very good antique condition. Priority Express is also available. Famous military pope pontifical uniform soldier 1860s.
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