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Original Civil War Era Carte-de-Visite Images of Union Generals
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Fine Original CDV Image of Union General George B. McClellan
Item #: L423
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This is a great looking original Civil War era CDV image of Union General George B. McClellan. The face of the card is an image of the General in his General uniform. These were often sold in quantity to people on the home front that wanted to see what the men they read about in the papers looked like. The back of the card is marked by the printed New York firm of Goupil and has McClellan’s name. These CDV images were an important part of history from the Civil War era. It was the first practical way to bring images of a famous personality home to the regular people. The people wanted to be able to put a face with the names they read about in the newspapers. You could order through newspaper ads or at local photography studios, several images of famous personalities for a reasonable amount. The CDV images were made by applying a thin paper photo image of the famous person of the day to a heavier paper card. This made the image more durable and easier to display and also added uniformity to the size. The overall size of a CDV image is approximately 2.5 inches by 4 inches in size. This is a great looking image of one of the most popular Union Generals in American history.


Shipping Weight: 0.4 lb
$59.00 USD

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