JEFFERSON DAVIS RELATED CARTE DE VISITE PHOTOS, LOT OF TWO, the first labeled to the obverse "Mrs. Jeff. Davis", depicting Varina Howell Davis in elegant dress; the second featuring the same image with a photo of Jefferson Davis' head imposed over his wife's, with a photo of pair of men's boots added to the foreground, and labeled to the obverse "jeff davis Herself" (sic). Second half 19th century. Each 4" x 2 1/2". Published: "jeff davis Herself" example, Nickels - Civil War Humor, p.37. Provenance: From the collection of Cameron C. Nickels, author of "Civil War Humor."
Each in very good condition overall, with minor edge and corner wear, some minor stains to the front and back; "Mrs. Jeff. Davis" example with minor crease along the top edge.