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Description

The Civil-War era carte de visite features a photograph of a cartoon depicting Clement L. Vallandingham, an anti-war Democrat during the United States Civil War, as an angel of peace. In the cartoon, Vallandingham's face has been mounted to a demon-like body. A snake is pictured at the figure's feet with the word "COPPERHEAD" inscribed on its body. On the CDV's back, a blue two-cent Washington stamp is affixed.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

n.d.

Measurement

4 X 2 1/2 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

paper (fiber product); albumen process

Inscription

recto, inscribed on snake: COPPER HEAD. recto, inscribed at bottom of print: Angel of Peace verso, backmark: Published by / E. & H. T. ANTHONY, / EA / 501 Broadway, New York. / MANUFACTURERS / of the best / PHOTOGRAPHIC ALBUMS

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

1023

Digital ID

FVW_01023

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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