Frank and Virginia Williams
This is a black and white illustration of Roger Brooke Taney, the fifth chief justice of the United States who delivered the majority opinion in Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857), ruling that African Americans could not be considered U.S. citizens and that Congress could not prohibit slavery in the U.S. territories. Taney is depicted as wearing a dark robe over a dark suit, vest, and tie. He is seated with one hand on his lap and the other resting on a stack of what appears to be books. The artist's name is in the lower left corner of the illustration. Taney's signature is depicted beneath the illustration. This illustration is from volume four of Abraham Lincoln : A History by John G. Nicolay and John Hay.
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New York : The Century Co
Taney, Roger Brooke, 1777 – 1864
Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Nicolay and Hay’s Abraham Lincoln, Volume 4
The Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana
Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version)
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"Illustration, Roger Brooke Taney" (1890). Images. 205.