Edward Anthony



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The CDV features an image depicting the Trent Affair, a Civil War-era incident where the U.S. Navy illegally captured two Confederate diplomats, James Murray Mason and John Slidell, from a British Ship. In the image, Mason and Slidell are pictured on a ship. To the left, John Russell stands on land with his proper left foot resting on a lion's back. He rips a piece of paper in his hands. To the right, William H. Seward stands on land and gestures to the ship. Jefferson Davis is pictured in the background.


Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1862


2 1/2 X 4 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

paper (fiber product); albumen process


recto, at left of print: Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1862, by E. Anthony, in the / Clerk's office of the District Court of the U.S. for the So. District of New York. verso, inscribed at top: [$35.00] verso, backmark: THE GREAT SURRENDER. / America surrenders the great Commissioners-England surrenders / her great pretensions-Jeff. Davis surrenders his great expectations. / "The consideration is ample." -Sumner. / THE PORTRAITS OF EARL RUSSELL, MASON, SLIDELL AND / SEC'Y SEWARD, ARE PHOTOGRAPHY. / Published by E. Anthony, 501 Broadway, New-York.


Carte de visite photographs; Trent Affair, 1861

Work Type

albumen prints ; cartes-de-visite (card photographs)




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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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The Great Surrender



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