Artifacts

Creator

Thomas Nast

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Creator Role

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Description

This object is a Civil War-era carte de visite featuring a caricature portrait of General Ambrose Burnside by Thomas Nast. The caricature depicts Burnside in his Union Army uniform and with a very large forehead. The CDV's cardboard mount, however, appears to be 20th century product.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

n.d.

Measurement

3 3/4 X 2 3/8 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

paper (fiber product); albumen process

Inscription

recto, at bottom left of print: Th. Nast verso, inscribed at top right: $25

Creation Location

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

Work Type

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

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

2345

Digital ID

FVW_02345

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.

Thomas Nast Caricature of General Ambrose Burnside

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