Jeffrey S. Evans & Assoc., Inc.
Live Auction

June 17, 2023: Premier Americana – Day Two

Sat, Jun 17, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 2029


Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $10
$200 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

AUTOGRAPHED ROBERT E. LEE AND MARY CUSTIS LEE PAIRING OF CDV PHOTOGRAPHS, each bust-length depiction of sitter, R. E. Lee example with ink signature along lower right-hand corner of image, Mrs. Lee ink signature below image on card. Reverse of R.E. Lee with backstamp "C.R. Rees & Co. / Richmond, Va. / 1868" below a handwritten inscription "Mrs. Terrell with the kind regards [...?] Mary Custis Lee", reverse of Mrs. Lee with a handwritten inscription of "My Dear Mrs. Terrell Must excuse this very indifferent likenefs taken the 2d.. year of the war but as may not get a better I send it now though I do not think it will remind you much of your friend M C Lee". Unframed, presented between two mats with two panels of glass. Circa 1868. Each 2 1/4" x 3 3/4" sight; 7 1/2" x 6" OA.
Catalogue Note: "Mrs. Terrell" is probably identified as Rachel Cameron Hamilton Terrill (Terrell) of Bath Co., Virginia, born in 1810 to parents James Hamilton (1765-1849) and Rachel Vance (1766-1840). She first married Andrew M. Scott (1802-1839) and had three daughters including Anna "Annie" Smith Scott Wills, who owned the cabinet cards of the Lees in this auction, lot 2037. In 1860, Rachel then married William H. Terrill (1804-1881), who was a prominent attorney in Bath Co. She died on February 1, 1877 and is buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Covington, VA. 


R.E. Lee example in very good visual condition with light toning and spotting, very light fading to signature along top edge; Mrs. Lee example with moderate toning and spotting, discoloration to the face; reverse of each in very good visual condition. Not examined out of mat. 

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Property from the Hammond, Revercomb, and Deyerle families, Covington, Virginia.