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Creator Role

photographer; publisher


The carte de visite features black and white image of William H. Seward, standing at far right, with ten members of a diplomatic party visiting Trenton High Falls, New York


Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1863

Time Period



2 3/8 X 4 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

albumen print on paper card


Recto, left side: Entered according to act of Congress, by W.J. BAKER, in the year 1863, in the Clerk's Court of the Northern District of N.Y.; erso, handwritten, top left corner: $65.00; erso, handwritten, bottom left corner: 5; Verso, printed: SECRETARY SEWARD'S DIPLOMATIC PARTY, / At Trenton High Falls, N.Y. / 1. Wm. H. Seward, Secretary of State. / 2. Baron De Stoeckel, Russian Minister. / 3. M. Molena, Nicaraguan " / 4. Lord Lyons, British " / 5. M. Mercier, French " / 6. M. Schleiden, Hanseatic " / 7. M. Bertenatti, Italian " / 8. Count Piper, Swedish " / 9. M. Bodison, Sec. Russian Legation. / 10. Mr. Sheffield, Attache British " / 11. Mr. Donaldson, Mess. State Dep. U.S. / W.J. BAKER, PHOTOGRAPHER AND PUBLISHER. / 12 TIBBITTS BLOCK, UTICA, N.Y.


Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Seward, Wm. Henry (William Henry), 1839-1920; De Stoeckel, Eduard; Molena, M.; Lord Lyons; Mercier, M.; Schleiden, M.; Bertenatti, M.; Count Piper; Bodisco, M.; Mr. Sheffield; Mr. Donaldson; Contemporaries and Associates

Work Type

carte de visite




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Digital ID


Current Location

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


Mississippi State University Libraries.

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

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Secretary Seward's Diplomatic Party



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