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George Washington Custis Lee

Vannerson & Jones, Photographers, no. 77 and 188 Main Street, Richmond, VA

Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial

Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial
Fort Myer, VA, United States

This black and white photograph shows George Washington Custis [known as Custis] Lee, the first son of Robert and Mary Lee shortly after the end of the Civil War.In mid-summer 1865, the family moved into a cottage outside of Richmond and lived there until Robert E. Lee accepted the position of president of Washington College. The Lees moved to Lexington, VA where Custis became a mathematics professor at the neighboring Virginia Military Institute. He held that position until his father’s death in 1870 when he became president of the college, renamed Washington & Lee University.

Details

  • Title: George Washington Custis Lee
  • Creator: Vannerson & Jones, Photographers, no. 77 and 188 Main Street, Richmond, VA
  • Contributor: Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial, National Park Service
  • Original Source: http://www.nps.gov/museum/exhibits/arho/exb/Family/medium/ARHO-2325-Image-of-George-W.html
  • Source: Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial
  • National Park Service Catalog Number: ARHO 2325
  • Measurements: H 9.1, W 5.9 cm
  • Materials: Paper
  • Date: c 1865-1870

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