Frank and Virginia Williams
This is a black and white illustration of Thomas Hart Benton, a United States Senator from Missouri who came to oppose the institution of slavery after the Mexican–American War, and he opposed the Compromise of 1850 as too favorable to pro-slavery interests. Benton is depicted as wearing a dark suit, vest and tie with a white shirt. The illustration is "framed" by flowers in an oval shape with a secondary, small illustration of a train bridge over water at the bottom. Benton's signature is depicted at the bottom of the page. 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
Thomas Hart Benton, 1782 – 1858
Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Nicolay and Hay’s Abraham Lincoln, Volume 4
The Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana
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"Illustration, Thomas Hart Benton" (1890). Images. 209.