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Creator Role

created by Elias Bexter

Description

The CDV-sized engraving features a portrait of James Murray Mason, Commissioner of the Confederacy to the United Kingdom. Mason was on of the two Confederate diplomats captured on a British ship during the Trent Affair.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Measurement

4"" X 2 1/2""

Materials and Techniques Display

paper (fiber product); engraving (printing process)

Inscription

recto, below portrait: John [sic] M. Mason. / ELIAS BEXTER 564 BROADWAY verso, inscribed at center: John [sic] Murray Mason / 1798-1871 / U.S. Senator and Confederate diplomat / Seized on board the / British mail packet Trent in / 1861 by a Union Naval Vessel / while enroute to England / as a Confederate States / Commissioner. / [6.00]

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

cartes-de-visite (card photographs) ; engraving (print)

Class

CDVs

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

ID

1036

Digital ID

FVW_01036

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries.

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

Portrait of James Murray Mason

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