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Creator Role

engraver artist


The steel engraving features a black and white image of Abraham Lincoln and his 1861 cabinet members. Pictured from left to right are Edward Bates (Attorney General), Gideon Welles (Secretary of the Navy), Montgomery Blair (Postmaster General), William Henry Seward (Secretary of State), Salmon Portland Chase (Secretary of the Treasury), the President, General Winfield Scott (Chief of the Army), Caleb Blood Smith (Secretary of the Interior), and Simon Cameron (Secretary of War). Since the engraving lacks a publication line, it may never have been issued, perhaps because Scott retired and Cameron had been replaced by February 1862.

Description Source

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. (accessed June 18, 2018).


Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1861


8 X 11 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

ink on paper steel engraving


Recto, top right corner, handwritten in pencil: proof copy 35- recto, beneath image, print signatures: Schuessele / Whitechurch verso, handwritten in pencil: 40-"


Cabinet officers--United States; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

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Related Source

See item 390.



Digital ID


Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)


Mississippi State University Libraries.

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

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President Lincoln and His Cabinet, with Lt. Gen. Scott, in the Council Chamber at the White House



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