Robert E. Lee Cabinet Card Marked M. Miley with Clip Signature - Inventory Number: CON 096
Cabinet card of General Robert E. Lee by Miley of Lexington, Virginia with bold clip signature of Lee affixed to the front. The image is also marked Lexington, Virginia. The reverse is presented by Lee's daughter Mildred Lee for Dr. Sansome with kindest regards. Dated Lexington June 24th.
Michael Miley (1841–1918), is famous for his portraits of General Robert E. Lee. He was a Rockbridge County native. He contributed greatly to the field of Civil War Era photography. He served under General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson in the Civil War. Miley moved to Staunton, Va. where he studied photography under J. H. Burdett. There he learned to print positive images using the albumen wet-plate process.
Frame measures 11 1/2" x 9 1/2".
An outstanding addition to any collection!
Inventory Number: CON 096