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Description

The Carte de Visite features a standing, left-side portrait of General George B. McClellan, holding binoculars; In this portrait in profile by C. D. Fredricks, one of Brady's principal rivals in New York, General George McClellan poses with a pair of binoculars; After the brutal battle of Antietam (September 1862), when McClellan failed to further advance on the weakened enemy, President Lincoln lost confidence in his general and removed him from service as head of the Army of the Potomac; Two years later Lincoln defeated McClellan, who ran against him as the Democratic Party candidate for president

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Date of Publication

1862

Approximate Creation Date

1862

Measurement

4 X 2 3/8 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

albumen print on paper card

Inscription

Verso: Charles D. Fredrick's & Co. / 'Specialaité,' / 587 Broadway, New York.

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana

Work Type

carte de visite

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

5052

Digital ID

FVW_05052

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana

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.

General George Brinton McClellan Carte de Visite

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