Title

Sec Seward

Creator

Thomas Nast

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Creator Role

cartoonist

Description

The Civil War-era carte de visite features a caricature portrait of William H. Seward, Secretary of State during the Lincoln administration. In the cartoon, Seward is pictured wearing ancient Roman-era clothing. In his proper right hand he is shown holding a rolled document bearing the words "STATE DEPARTMENT." The CDV's cardboard mount appears to be 20th century product.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

n.d.

Measurement

3 7/8 X 2 3/8 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

paper (fiber product); albumen process

Inscription

recto, in print on document: STATE DEPARTMENT recto, at bottom left of print: Th. Nast. recto, on label below print: Sec Seward verso, inscribed at top right: $30.

Subjects

Carte de visite photographs; Seward, William H. (William Henry), 1801-1872

Work Type

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

Class

CDVs

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

2348

Digital ID

FVW_02348

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.

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