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Rare "Captured Jeff David in Sheep's Clothing" CDV Card / Photo

 

The "Captured Jeff David in Sheep's Clothing" CDV Card / Photo is a rare historical artifact from the American Civil War era. The CDV card, or Carte de Visite, was a popular format for photographic portraits during the mid-19th century. This particular CDV card features a photograph of Jefferson Davis, the former President of the Confederate States of America, dressed in women's clothing and captured by Union soldiers in 1865.

 

The photograph was taken shortly after Davis's capture in Irwinville, Georgia, on May 10, 1865, following the end of the Civil War. Davis had been on the run since the fall of Richmond in April of that year, and he and his entourage had fled to Georgia in hopes of reaching the Confederate forces in the West. However, they were intercepted by Union soldiers, and Davis was captured while disguised in women's clothing.

 

The photograph is significant for several reasons. First, it is one of the few known images of Davis in captivity. Second, it highlights the lengths to which Davis was willing to go to evade capture, including disguising himself in women's clothing. Finally, the image has become a symbol of the Confederate defeat and the end of the Civil War.

 

Today, the "Captured Jeff David in Sheep's Clothing" CDV Card / Photo is a highly sought-after item among collectors of Civil War memorabilia. It offers a unique glimpse into the life of one of the most important figures in American history and serves as a reminder of the sacrifices made by both sides during the Civil War. Its rarity and historical significance make it a valuable addition to any collection of Americana or photography.

Rare "Captured Jeff David in Sheep's Clothing" CDV Card / Photo

SKU: Jeff David CDV Card
$125.00Price

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