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   Cartes-de-visite or CDV’s were the first standard sized photograph, which were designed to fit in the family photo album. Produced throughout the Civil War period, they were extremely popular.
   This one depicts Mrs. LaSalle Corbell Pickett, wife of Confederate General George Pickett, famous for Pickett’s charge at Gettysburg.
    An accomplished author after the war, she is best known for the account of her husband's Civil War career, “Pickett and His Men,” a copy of which is in the Blake Library.

 

Carte de visite of LaSalle C. Pickett
 

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