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Sherman CDV Sherman CDV

Similar to a baseball card in the modern era, a CDV (carte de visite, French for 'visiting card') was an inexpensive way to distribute the photograph of an influential person. Some photographers were able to sell thousands of them to fans across the country. This CDV of General William Tecumseh Sherman was autographed by the general. After his victories in Georgia in 1864, Sherman was second only to Lincoln and Grant in the North in terms of his popularity.



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