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Creator Role

retailer

Description

The carte de visite depicts a seated portrait of Eliza Gurney, widow of the English Quaker Joseph J. Gurney, who exchanged letters with Abraham Lincoln on the subject of the will of God during the Civil War.

Description Source

Abraham Lincoln Online. http://www.abrahamlincolnonline.org/lincoln/speeches/gurney.htm (accessed August 30, 2018).

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

n.d.

Measurement

4 1/8 x 2 7/16 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

albumen print on paper card

Inscription

verso, handwritten in pencil: Eliza Gurney verso, on adhesive stamp: EARLES' / GALLERIES & LOOKING GLASS / WARE ROOMS / 816 Chestnut Street / PHILADELPHIA.

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

7130

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.

Eliza Gurney Photograph

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