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The Civil War-era carte de visite features a caricature portrait of William H. Seward, Secretary of State during the Lincoln administration. In the cartoon, Seward is pictured wearing ancient Roman-era clothing. In his proper right hand he is shown holding a rolled document bearing the words "STATE DEPARTMENT." The CDV's cardboard mount appears to be 20th century product.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
3 7/8 X 2 3/8 inches
Materials and Techniques Display
paper (fiber product); albumen process
recto, in print on document: STATE DEPARTMENT recto, at bottom left of print: Th. Nast. recto, on label below print: Sec Seward verso, inscribed at top right: $30.
Carte de visite photographs; Seward, William H. (William Henry), 1801-1872
albumen prints ; cartes-de-visite (card photographs)
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)
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