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The carte de visite features a standing portrait of John C. Breckinridge, United States Senator during the outbreak of the Civil War. He was removed from the Senate after joining the Confederate Army and was made Confederate Secretary of War in 1865. In the portrait, Breckinridge wears a suit and tie and holds his proper left hand at his waist.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
4"" X 2 1/2""
Materials and Techniques Display
paper (fiber product); albumen process
verso, inscribed at top: Jno C. Breckinridge / [$35.00] verso, backmark: PUBLISHED BY / E. ANTHONY, / 501 Broadway, / NEW YORK. / FROM / PHOTOGRAPHIC / NEGATIVE, / FROM / BRADY'S NATIONAL / Portrait Gallery.
Breckinridge, John C. (John Cabell), 1821-1875; 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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