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Creator Role

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Description

The carte de visite features a vignette portrait of J. P. Benjamin, who served as a United States Senator from Louisiana as well as Attorney General, Secretary of War, and Secretary of State for the Confederate States of America.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

n.d.

Measurement

4"" X 2 3/8""

Materials and Techniques Display

paper (fiber product); albumen process

Inscription

recto, inscribed below print: J. P. Benjamin recto, below print: C. D. Fredricks & Co. N. Y. verso, inscribed at top: J. P. Benjamin / La verso, inscribed on backmark: [$25.00] verso, backmark: C. D. FREDRICKS & CO. / 587 / Broadway, / NEW YORK. / 108 / Calle de la Habana / HABANA. / 31 Passage du Havre / PARIS. verso, inscribed below backmark: C. S. / Atty Gen. 1861 / Sec. of War 1861-2 / Sec. of St. 1862-5 / 6.

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

912

Digital ID

FVW_00912

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.

Vignette Portrait of J. P. Benjamin

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