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The steel engraving features a black and white image of Abraham Lincoln and his 1861 cabinet members. Pictured from left to right are Edward Bates (Attorney General), Gideon Welles (Secretary of the Navy), Montgomery Blair (Postmaster General), William Henry Seward (Secretary of State), Salmon Portland Chase (Secretary of the Treasury), the President, General Winfield Scott (Chief of the Army), Caleb Blood Smith (Secretary of the Interior), and Simon Cameron (Secretary of War). Since the engraving lacks a publication line, it may never have been issued, perhaps because Scott retired and Cameron had been replaced by February 1862.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/430870 (accessed June 18, 2018).
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
8 X 11 inches
Materials and Techniques Display
ink on paper steel engraving
Recto, top right corner, handwritten in pencil: proof copy 35- recto, beneath image, print signatures: Schuessele / Whitechurch verso, handwritten in pencil: 40-"
Cabinet officers--United States; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
[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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