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[Daguerreotype portrait of Walt Whitman.]

Image ID: 427882

[Daguerreotype portrait of Walt Whitman.] ([ca. 1853])

Image Details

Image Title

:  [Daguerreotype portrait of Walt Whitman.]

Additional Name(s)

: Lion, Oscar -- Collector

Created Date

: [ca. 1853]


: Daguerreotypes

Specific Material Type

: Photographs

Item Physical Description

: Quarter plate 4 1/4 x 3 1/4 in. (10.8 x 8.3 cm).


: Saunders, no. 5


: Decoration on verso is identical to that on recto, shown here. Note 2.) Photographer unidentified, probably Gabriel Harrison. Note 3.) Housed in fitted wooden box. Note 4.) In plush-lined case with two hook clasps; embossed decoration identical on both sides of case.

Standard Reference

: Saunders, no. 5 [case]; Saunders, no. 5


: Oscar Lion Collection. / [Portraits of Walt Whitman.]

Source Description

: 18 photographs


: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building / Rare Books Division

Digital ID

: 427882

Record ID

: 250993

Digital Item Published

: 8-26-2005; updated 3-25-2011

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