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Object Name Tintype
Title Robert E. Lee
Catalog Number 0985.13.02080
Description Eighth-plate tintype; bust portrait of a man, in uniform, facing 3/4 to viewer's right, looking past camera to viewer's right, hair parted on side, full beard and moustache; wearing double-breasted uniform coat, unbuttoned, with insignia of Confederate Colonel on collar; vest, buttoned, shirt with standing collar, neck tie, tied horezontally; tintype is mounted in cardstock, with filigree design aournd edge of card;
A typewritten note accompanying the photograph reads: "This tintype is supposed to have been taken by Thos. N. Holliday of Lodge Va., who was a photographer. "

NOTE: The original photographic studio for this pose of Gen. Robert E. Lee is Minnis & Cowell, which means that Holliday would have made a photographic copy of the original, and then proceeded with the creation of a tintype version.
Medium Iron/Paper/Photographic Paper/Varnish
Studio Minnis & Cowell
Photographer Minnis, George William
People Lee, Robert E.
Search Terms Army of Northern Virginia
United States Military Academy, West Point, New York
United States Army
Confederate Army
Army of Northern Virginia
Seven Days Battles
Battle of Gaines' Mill / First Cold Harbor
Battle of Glendale / Frayser's Farm / Frazier's Farm / Charles City Crossroads / Nelson's Farm / New Market Road / Riddell's Shop
Battle of Malvern Hill
Battle of Second Manassas / Second Bull Run
Battle of South Mountain
Battle of Fredericksburg
Battle of Chancellorsville
Battle of Antietam / Sharpsburg
Battle of Gettysburg
Battle of the Wilderness
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
Battle of Cold Harbor / Second Cold Harbor
Surrender at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865
Appomattox Court House
Appomattox, Virginia
Subjects Cartes de visite
Cased photographs
Military leadership
Military officers
Photographic studios