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The carte de visite features a photograph of Fort Lafayette, once located in the Narrows of New York Harbor. It was used during the Civil War as a prison for individuals detained under Abraham Lincoln's suspension of habeas corpus.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
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4 X 2 3/8 inches
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paper (fiber product); albumen process
recto, below print: LA BASTILLE DE ETATS UNIS, 1862. / FORT LAFAYETTE, N. Y. verso, inscribed at top: this is the Fort whare [sic] / I am Presented by S / Elmer to his wife L / A Elmer N. York verso, inscribed at center: Prison used first for / Confederate privateersmen / & officers, but "chiefly / devoted to the restraint of / citizens accused of dis- / loyality [sic] to the United States. / -Commander, Col. Martin burke / handwritten newspapers / were published here. / Harbor of New York / left of "The Narrows" / [$50.00] / [?] Millers VII
Carte de visite photographs; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
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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