Frank and Virginia Williams
This black and white illustration is of Roger B. 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 wearing a dark coat, dark vest and gray shirt. The shading behind the illustration is dark and the artist's name is in the lower right corner. Taney's name is captioned beneath the illustration. The illustration is within volume two of Abraham Lincoln : A History by John G. Nicolay and John Hay.
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New York : The Century Co
Taney, Roger B., 1777 – 1864
Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Nicolay and Hay’s Abraham Lincoln, Volume 2
The Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana
Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version)
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"Illustration, Roger B. Taney" (1890). Images. 94.