Major General, C.S.A. Signature ("T.J. Jackson Maj. Genl."), on a small sheet of good-quality laid paper paper (5 7/8 x 3½ in., partial watermark), neatly affixed above the signature (resembling a carte-de-visite) is an albumen of a famous early image of Jackson in full (the albumen: 3½ x 2½ in.). The whole neatly mounted on heavy, early vintage card. Signature a bit light, but very clear. | Christie's" /> JACKSON, Thomas J. ("Stonewall"), (1824-1863), <I>Major General, C.S.A.</I> Signature ("T.J. Jackson Maj. Genl."), on a small sheet of good-quality laid paper paper (<I>5 7/8 x 3½ in., partial watermark</I>), neatly affixed above the signature (resembling a carte-de-visite) is an albumen of a famous early image of Jackson in full (<I>the albumen: 3½ x 2½ in.</I>). <I>The whole neatly mounted on heavy, early vintage card. Signature a bit light, but very clear</I>. | Christie's
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    Sale 1922

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    3 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 135

    JACKSON, Thomas J. ("Stonewall"), (1824-1863), Major General, C.S.A. Signature ("T.J. Jackson Maj. Genl."), on a small sheet of good-quality laid paper paper (5 7/8 x 3½ in., partial watermark), neatly affixed above the signature (resembling a carte-de-visite) is an albumen of a famous early image of Jackson in full (the albumen: 3½ x 2½ in.). The whole neatly mounted on heavy, early vintage card. Signature a bit light, but very clear.

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    JACKSON, Thomas J. ("Stonewall"), (1824-1863), Major General, C.S.A. Signature ("T.J. Jackson Maj. Genl."), on a small sheet of good-quality laid paper paper (5 7/8 x 3½ in., partial watermark), neatly affixed above the signature (resembling a carte-de-visite) is an albumen of a famous early image of Jackson in full (the albumen: 3½ x 2½ in.). The whole neatly mounted on heavy, early vintage card. Signature a bit light, but very clear.
    STRONGLY SUGGESTIVE OF A SIGNED CARTE-DE-VISITE. A puzzling combination. We postulate that this may have been an unsigned albumen affixed to a blank album leaf, to which Jackson--perhaps at the request of the album's owner--added a characteristic signature, following the convention of signing beneath the image. At a later date, the sheet was evidently cut down for matting and framing.

    SIGNED PHOTOS OF JACKSON ARE OF EXTREME RARITY, and while this hybrid is not a signed photograph it is a close visual suggestion of a signed carte-de-visite. Our inquiries have not located a single Jackson signed carte-de-visite of war date.


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