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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.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
3 3/4 X 2 3/8 inches
Materials and Techniques Display
paper (fiber product); albumen process
recto, at bottom left of print: Th. Nast verso, inscribed at top right: $25
Burnside, Ambrose Everett, 1824-1881; Carte de visite photographs
albumen prints ; cartes-de-visite (card photographs)
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)
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