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CDV Image of Confederate President Jefferson Davis "In His Dress"
Item #: L422
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This is an interesting and authentic CDV image of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. It is a cartoon style CDV image of the President wearing a dress. When Jeff Davis was captured, he was wearing a cloak. To shame him (and the Confederacy) they spread the rumor that he was wearing a dress not a cloak. The press took off with the story and the jokes and cartoons followed. 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. It is a fine original CDV that will make a solid addition to any Confederate Civil War collection.


Shipping Weight: 0.4 lb
$99.00 USD

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