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The Civil War-era carte de visite features a caricature portrait of Horace Greeley, editor of the New York Tribune. In the cartoon, Greeley is pictured holding the hand of a newspaper. The newspaper has been drawn with a face and appendages and appears to be in blackface. Broken chains are pictured below the newspaper's hands. Its 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 coat pocket: N. Y. TRIBUNE recto, at bottom left of print: Th. Nast recto, on label below print: H. Greeley
Carte de visite photographs; Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872
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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