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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.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
4 X 2 3/8 inches
Materials and Techniques Display
paper (fiber product); albumen process
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 Clerkï¿½s Office of the District Court for the Eastern District / of Pennsylvania.
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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