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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.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
4 X 2 1/2 inches
Materials and Techniques Display
paper (fiber product); albumen process
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
Carte de visite photographs; Vallandigham, Clement L. (Clement Laird), 1820-1871
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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