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
This one depicts Mrs. LaSalle Corbell Pickett, wife of Confederate
General George Pickett, famous for Pickett’s charge at Gettysburg.
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.