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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.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1867

Measurement

4 3/16 X 2 1/2 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

albumen print on paper card

Inscription

recto, handwritten in ink: Lidian Emerson / Concord. / 1867 verso, handwritten in pencil: Ralph Waldo / Emerson's 2nd Wife / EMERSON

Creation Location

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

Work Type

carte-de-visite (card photograph)

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

7129

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.

Lidian Emerson Photograph

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