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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.
Abraham Lincoln Online. http://www.abrahamlincolnonline.org/lincoln/speeches/gurney.htm (accessed August 30, 2018).
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
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4 1/8 x 2 7/16 inches
Materials and Techniques Display
albumen print on paper card
verso, handwritten in pencil: Eliza Gurney verso, on adhesive stamp: EARLES' / GALLERIES & LOOKING GLASS / WARE ROOMS / 816 Chestnut Street / PHILADELPHIA.
carte-de-visite (card photograph)
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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