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The CDV-sized chromolithograph features an image of Old Abe, the eagle mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment. The image depicts Old Abe perched atop a patriotic shield. Each corner of the card has been trimmed at a diagonal.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
3 7/8 X 2 3/8 inches
Materials and Techniques Display
paper (fiber product); chromolithography
verso: The New Picture of the Eagle. / (From a Photograph taken in March, 1865.) / Album Portrait of "Old Abe," the Live / Eagle, which was carried through a three / years' campaign, and many battles, by the / 8th Wisconsin Regiment. / These pictures are sold for the benefit of / the Great Sanitary Fair in Chicago, which / opens May 30, 1865. Price 15 cents each. / Ten for one dollar. Nine dollars per hund- / red. Sent free of postage. / We are also preparing, for sale for the / benefit of the Fair, a complete and au- / thentic history of the Eagle, which will / be ready for delivery a week or two before / the Fair opens. / ADDRESS-ALFRED L. SEWELL. / Care of DUNLOP, SEWELL & SPALDING, Chicago, Ill.
United States. Army. Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, 8th (1861-1865)
cartes-de-visite (card photographs) ; chromolithograph
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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