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The Civil War-era carte de visite features a caricature portrait of Senator Charles Sumner, an advocate for the establishment of the Freedmen's Bureau, by Thomas Nast. In the cartoon, Sumner is pictured standing before a desk. Small, dark figures are shown clinging to his head and body. The CDV's cardboard mount appears to be 20th century product.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
3 7/8 X 2 3/8 inches
Materials and Techniques Display
paper (fiber product); albumen process
recto, at bottom left of print: Th. Nast recto, on label below print: Sen Sumner verso, inscribed at top right corner: $35.
Carte de visite photographs; Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874
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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