Fabrica de Tobacos
Robᵗ E. Lee
It shows Lee not as the gray bearded general of the Civil War but as a brown haired colonel of 1859-60 or so. This small picture also from Brock 1897 matches Lee's look on the cigar label pretty well.
Col. Robert E. Lee in 1859
A that time Lee was a colonel of cavalry in Texas as the label on this photo, from Brock 1897, indicates.
Robert E. Lee, Lieutenant-Colonel of Second Cavalry
Fort Brown, Texas, 1860
Appleton's Cyclopedia has a similar image of Colonel Lee.
Contrast those with this chromolithograph of Robert E. Lee in civilian clothes after 1865 by James Fuller Queen.
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