FRAMED IMAGE & SIGNATURE OF JEFFERSON DAVIS

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Ornate frame houses a glass plate lithograph image and a signature card of Davis that reads, “VERY RESPECTFULLY YOURS, JEFFERSON DAVIS OCT. 27, 1858”. Brown suede mat with marbled inserts surround image and signature. Black metal label at the bottom reads, “PRESIDENT OF THE CONFEDERACY JEFFERSON DAVIS 1808-1889”. Label is removable.  It is believed that Davis was in Washington at the time that he signed the card, and the image is an accurate depiction of his appearance at that time.

Frame has gilt accents. Measures 19 ¼” by 16 ¼”. Wire is present on reverse for hanging.

Jefferson Finis Davis (June 3, 1808 – December 6, 1889) served as the president of the Confederate States from 1861 to 1865. As a member of the Democratic Party, he represented Mississippi in the United States Senate and the House of Representatives before the Civil War. He previously served as the United States Secretary of War from 1853 to 1857 under President Franklin Pierce.  [sl]

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