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Unknown President and cabinet

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00732.02 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: New York Type: Photograph Date: [circa 1862] Pagination: 1 carte de visite ; 11 x 7 cm.

Summary of Content: Carte de visite of President Lincoln and his cabinet (ca. 1862, not after 1863). A portrait of Abraham Lincoln sits in the middle. Surrounding him (from top, clockwise): Secretary of State William H. Seward; Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase; Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton; Postmaster General Montgomery Blair; Vice President Hannibal Hamlin; Attorney General Edward Bates; Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles; Secretary of the Interior Caleb B. Smith;

Background Information:

People: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Seward, William H
Smith, Caleb B. (Caleb Blood)., 1808-1864
Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878
Chase, Salmon Portland, 1808-1873
Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869
Blair, Montgomery, 1813-1883
Hamlin, Hannibal, 1809-1891
Bates, Edward, 1793-1869

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Tobacco and SmokingPresident

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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