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Edward Everett

Artist:
Mathew B. Brady (American, born Ireland, 1823?–1896 New York)
Date:
ca. 1858
Medium:
Salted paper print from glass negative
Dimensions:
Image: 47.1 × 38.5 cm (18 9/16 × 15 3/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gilman Collection, Museum Purchase, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.100.1233
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed in blue pencil on print, verso TL: "21 // Edw Everett // 1771"; inscribed in pencil on print, verso BL: "219"
Frederick Hill Meserve Collection; [Paul Katz, North Bennington, Vermont, June 10, 1984]; Gilman Paper Company Collection, New York

Everett is best known for his long oration preceding Lincoln's at Gettysburg. He was also a minister, a Congressman, a president of Harvard, Secretary of State, and in 1860, a vice-presidential candidate.
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