Artifacts

Creator

Jeremiah Gurney

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Creator Role

maker

Description

The CDV features a bust-length portrait of John Hay, private secretary to Abraham Lincoln and eventually the 37th United States Secretary of State. In the portrait, Hay wears a suit and tie, and his head is turned slightly to his proper left.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

n.d.

Measurement

4 1/8 X 2 1/2 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

paper (fiber product); albumen process

Inscription

recto, inscribed at bottom: John Hay verso, inscribed at top: John Hay / (1838-1905) / AUTHOR, LAWYER, LINCOLN'S / SECRT. UNTIL DEATH / (1861-65) verso, backmark: I HAVE CHAINED THE SUN TO SERVE ME / Gurney / Fifth Avenue, Cor. 16th St, N. y.

Creation Location

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

Work Type

albumen prints ; cartes-de-visite (card photographs)

Class

CDVs

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

874

Digital ID

FVW_00874

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.

Bust-length Portrait of John Hay

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