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The carte de visite features a seated portrait of James Shields. Shields was a Democratic politician that served as a senator for three different states: Illinois, Minnesota, and Missouri. In 1842, Shields challenged Abraham Lincoln to a duel after the latter published an unflattering letter regarding Shields in the Sangamo Journal. The two, after much persuasion, bowed out of the duel.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
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4 X 2 3/8 inches
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albumen print on paper card
recto: Brady / New York. verso, printed: BRADY'S / NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC / PORTRAIT GALLERIES, / Broadway & Tenth Street, / NEW YORK. / & / No. 352 Pennsylvanian Av. Washington D.C. verso, handwritten in pencil: (James Shields,) Spring. Ill. / Chall. Lincoln to duel / Gen. Mex. War
Shields, James, 1806-1879
carte-de-visite (card photograph)
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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