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Album, Cabinet Card Portraits

Image of Album with Cabinet Card Portraits
by Brady's National Photographic Portrait Galleries
Leather, Paper, 1870-1871 ca.
Overall measurement
      Height: 10.5 inches  (26.7 cm)
      Width:  13.5 inches  (34.3 cm)
      Depth: 2 inches  (5.1 cm)
Cat. no. 11.00061.000

This embossed leather album with brass clasps, contains 80 cabinet card photographs from the Washington, D.C., studio of famed Civil War photographer Mathew Brady. The photographs are arranged alphabetically and depict nearly all of the senators serving in the 41st Congress (1869-1870) including: Hannibal Hamlin, Charles Sumner, Hiram Revels, and Vice President Schuyler Colfax. Seventy-three senators autographed the pages containing their portrait.