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Creator

Mathew Brady

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Creator Role

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Description

The carte de visite features a seated portrait of James Shields. Shields was a Democratic politician that served as a senator for three different states: Illinois, Minnesota, and Missouri. In 1842, Shields challenged Abraham Lincoln to a duel after the latter published an unflattering letter regarding Shields in the Sangamo Journal. The two, after much persuasion, bowed out of the duel.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

n.d.

Measurement

4 X 2 3/8 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

albumen print on paper card

Inscription

recto: Brady / New York. verso, printed: BRADY'S / NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC / PORTRAIT GALLERIES, / Broadway & Tenth Street, / NEW YORK. / & / No. 352 Pennsylvanian Av. Washington D.C. verso, handwritten in pencil: (James Shields,) Spring. Ill. / Chall. Lincoln to duel / Gen. Mex. War

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

7135

Digital ID

FVW_07135

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.

James Shields Photograph

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