Artifacts

Title

A Copperhead

Creator

John H. Kromer

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Creator Role

copyrighter

Description

The Civil War-era carte de visite features a caricature depicting William B. Reed as a Copperhead. Reed, a politician and lawyer from Pennsylvania, held pro-Confederacy views which were in conflict with many of his political peers. In the cartoon, Reed's head has been mounted to the body of a snake.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1863

Measurement

4 X 2 3/8 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

paper (fiber product); albumen process

Inscription

recto, at bottom of print: A COPPERHEAD verso, inscribed at left of card: a political carica / ture of the war- / Wm B Reed of / Phila. verso, inscribed at right of card: $20. verso, backmark: Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1863, by John J. Kromer, / in the Clerk�s Office of the District Court for the Eastern District / of Pennsylvania.

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

2353

Digital ID

FVW_02353

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.

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