Frank and Virginia Williams
This black and white illustration is of Henry Ward Beecher, an American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker, known for his support of the abolition of slavery, his emphasis on God's love, and his 1875 adultery trial. Beecher is depicted as seated beside a table with his hands folded over his lap. Beecher is depicted wearing a dark suit, vest, and tie and books and an ink well are depicted on the table beside him. A cityscape scene beyond a body of water is depicted in the window behind the table. Beecher's signature is depicted below the illustration with the caption "Likeness from an approved photograph from life" beneath it. The illustration is from volume nine of Abraham Lincoln : A History by John G. Nicolay and John Hay.
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New York : The Century Co
Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813 –1887; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Nicolay and Hay’s Abraham Lincoln, Volume 10
The Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana
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"Illustration, Henry Ward Beecher" (1890). Images. 534.