Daguerreotype portrait of Walt Whitman

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Title
Daguerreotype portrait of Walt Whitman
Names
Lion, Oscar (Collector)
Collection

Oscar Lion Collection

Portraits of Walt Whitman

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1853 (Approximate)
Library locations
Rare Book Division
Topics
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892
Genres
Photographs
Portraits
Notes
Content: Decoration on verso is identical to that on recto, shown here.
Content: Photographer unidentified, probably Gabriel Harrison.
Citation/reference: Saunders, no. 5
Content: Housed in fitted wooden box.
Citation/reference: Saunders, no. 5 [case]
Content: In plush-lined case with two hook clasps; embossed decoration identical on both sides of case.
Physical Description
Daguerreotypes
Extent: Quarter plate 4 1/4 x 3 1/4 in. (10.8 x 8.3 cm).
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
MSS Unit ID: 1767
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12414503
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 715ff970-c5d9-012f-f609-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1853: Created
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Rare Book Division, The New York Public Library. "Daguerreotype portrait of Walt Whitman" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1853. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47da-ea40-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rare Book Division, The New York Public Library. "Daguerreotype portrait of Walt Whitman" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 22, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47da-ea40-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Rare Book Division, The New York Public Library. (1853). Daguerreotype portrait of Walt Whitman Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47da-ea40-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Daguerreotype portrait of Walt Whitman