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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.
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, at bottom left of print: Th. Nast. recto, on label below print: Sec Wells [sic] verso, inscribed at top right corner: $35.
Carte de visite photographs; Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878
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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