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Description

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.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

n.d.

Measurement

4 X 2 3/8 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

paper (fiber product); albumen process

Inscription

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

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

albumen prints ; cartes-de-visite (card photographs)

Class

CDVs

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

846

Digital ID

FVW_00846

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.

La Bastille De Estats Unis, 1862, Fort Lafayette, N. Y.

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