Artifacts

Title

Sec Wells

Creator

Thomas Nast

Files

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Creator Role

cartoonist

Description

The Civil War-era carte de visite features a caricature portrait of Gideon Welles, the United States Secretary of the Navy during the Lincoln administration. The cartoon depicts Welles as Father Neptune (his nickname). Welles stands in front of an ocean scene and holds a trident in his proper right hand. The CDV's cardboard mount appears to be 20th century product.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

n.d.

Measurement

3 7/8 X 2 3/8 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

paper (fiber product); albumen process

Inscription

recto, at bottom left of print: Th. Nast. recto, on label below print: Sec Wells [sic] verso, inscribed at top right corner: $35.

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

2347

Digital ID

FVW_02347

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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