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Rare framed original CDV image of General George Armstrong Custer


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This is another nice piece from the large Civil War collection I am working on, it is a professionally framed wartime CDV image of General George Custer, with acid-free matting. It is a half-length, seated in semi-profile view from the original photographic negative by Mathew Brady. This image of him is when he was a Brigadier General (no backmark).

I had to take off the backing from the frame to authenticate and view the entire CDV. Like I said, there is no backmark (which is common) and the top of the card was slightly trimmed. Often, this was done to place the card into an album. The framer copied the shape for the exterior matting.

George Armstrong Custer was a U.S. military officer and commander who rose to fame as a young officer “Boy General” during the Civil War. He gained further fame for his post-war exploits against Native Americans in the West. Custer’s death at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876 – now infamous as Custer’s Last Stand – made him a martyr for American expansionism, although he had been harshly criticized for his actions and remains a controversial figure, even today.

This card is crisp, clean and the image has excellent contrast and clarity. This particular image of Custer is one of the rarest views, and the most difficult to find.

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$9.50 (Fixed shipping cost)