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Creator Role

publisher photographer

Description

The carte de visite features a standing portrait of John C. Breckinridge, United States Senator during the outbreak of the Civil War. He was removed from the Senate after joining the Confederate Army and was made Confederate Secretary of War in 1865. In the portrait, Breckinridge wears a suit and tie and holds his proper left hand at his waist.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

n.d.

Measurement

4"" X 2 1/2""

Materials and Techniques Display

paper (fiber product); albumen process

Inscription

verso, inscribed at top: Jno C. Breckinridge / [$35.00] verso, backmark: PUBLISHED BY / E. ANTHONY, / 501 Broadway, / NEW YORK. / FROM / PHOTOGRAPHIC / NEGATIVE, / FROM / BRADY'S NATIONAL / Portrait Gallery.

Creation Location

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

Work Type

albumen prints ; cartes-de-visite (card photographs)

Class

Article

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

925

Digital ID

FVW_00925

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.

Standing Portrait of John C. Breckinridge

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