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Sale 38 Lot 174

VARINA H. DAVIS(1826 - 1906) Wife of Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America. Mrs. Davis remained a staunch supporter of "the lost cause" until her death. Rare S.P. 7" x 8 1/2" b/w, an oval portrait of Davis showing her from mid-chest, up, inscribed at bottom: "To James Smith, son of her dear old friends, James and Mrs. Smith, from Mrs. Jefferson Davis. Jan. 20th, 1904". Backstamp by C. E. Emery, Colorado Springs. Signed with a fine-nibbed pen, one corner chipped, else very good.
Estimate $ 300-400

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