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The carte de visite features a vignette portrait of Robert Barnwell Rhett, Jr., son of Robert Barnwell Rhett, Sr. His father owned the Charleston Mercury, which promoted a secessionist agenda. Rhett, Jr. served as one of the newspaper's editors starting in 1857 and was an early critic of Jefferson Davis.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
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3 3/4 X 2 3/8 inches
Materials and Techniques Display
albumen print on paper card
verso, handwritten in pencil: R. B. Rhett Jr. verso, printed: Published by E. & H. T. ANTHONY, / 501 Broadway. / New York / E A / FROM / PHOTOGRAPHIC NEGATIVE / in / BRADY'S / National Portrait Gallery
Newspaper editors--United States; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
carte-de-visite (card photograph)
[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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