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Creator Role

engraver

Description

The steel engraving depicts a bust portrait of Roger B. Taney, the fifth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and deliverer of a pro-slavery decision in the Dred Scott v. Sanford case. The engraving is printed on off-white paper and in black ink. It appears to have been torn from a bound volume.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

n.d.

Measurement

9 3/4 X 7 inches

Inscription

Recto, below image, printed signature: R. B. Taney

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

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

5571

Digital ID

FVW_05571

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.

Oval Bust Portrait of Roger B. Taney

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