Frank and Virginia Williams
This black and white illustration is of James Buchanan, the 15th president of the United States from 1857 to 1861 who was an advocate for states' rights, particularly regarding slavery, and minimized the role of the federal government preceding the Civil War. Buchanan is depicted as wearing a dark suite and white shirt and tie. "Engraved from a Daguerreotype by H. B. Hall." is directly beneath the illustration and Buchanan's signature is depicted below the illustration. The illustration is within volume three of Abraham Lincoln : A History by John G. Nicolay and John Hay.
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New York : The Century Co
Buchanan, James, 1791– 1868
Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Nicolay and Hay’s Abraham Lincoln, Volume 3
The Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana
Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version)
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"Illustration, James Buchanan" (1890). Images. 129.