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The carte de visite features a vignette portrait of Robert Barnwell Rhett, Jr., son of Robert Barnwell Rhett, Sr. His father owned the Charleston Mercury, which promoted a secessionist agenda. Rhett, Jr. served as one of the newspaper's editors starting in 1857 and was an early critic of Jefferson Davis.

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

albumen print on paper card

Inscription

verso, handwritten in pencil: R. B. Rhett Jr. verso, printed: Published by E. & H. T. ANTHONY, / 501 Broadway. / New York / E A / FROM / PHOTOGRAPHIC NEGATIVE / in / BRADY'S / National Portrait Gallery

Creation Location

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

Work Type

carte-de-visite (card photograph)

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

7134

Digital ID

FVW_07134

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.

Robert Barnwell Rhett, Jr. Photograph

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