Unknown [Robert E. Lee, bust portrait, and unidentified soldier] [double sided]
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Bust portrait of Robert E. Lee in the United States Army before the Civil War. Based on an early photograph of Lee. Previous catalog entry identified Lee as a major in this photo, while some sources indicate this photo depicts Lee as lieutenant colonel, a rank he attained by the end of the Mexican War. Lee's photo is pasted to the back of a vignette portrait of an unidentified soldier. The soldier's photo contains a Kellogg Brothers stamp, and was possibly a Connecticut Militiaman. Circa date based on the Mexican War.
Daniel Wright Kellogg (1807-1874) founded the Kellogg Brothers photography firm circa 1830. The firm was reorganized as Kellogg and Bulkeley in 1871.
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