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The carte de visite depicts a portrait image of Lidian Emerson, social advocate for women's and Native American rights, the abolition of slavery, and the welfare of animals. She was also the second wife of poet Ralph Waldo Emerson. In the portrait, Emerson is shown standing behind a pillar with a veil draped over her hair. This particular manifestation also has some ink damage at the card's front.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
4 3/16 X 2 1/2 inches
Materials and Techniques Display
albumen print on paper card
recto, handwritten in ink: Lidian Emerson / Concord. / 1867 verso, handwritten in pencil: Ralph Waldo / Emerson's 2nd Wife / EMERSON
Emerson, Lidian Jackson, 1802-1892
carte-de-visite (card photograph)
[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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