Portrait of Ralph Waldo Emerson, circa 1865

Warren, G. K. (George Kendall), d. 18841855/1865

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The Henry Ford

Well-known writer Ralph Waldo Emerson posed for this carte-de-visite in Boston around 1865. The carte-de-visite was a small photographic print on cardboard stock made by professional photographers. People exchanged and collected portrait cartes-de-visite, popular in the United States from the Civil War in the 1860s through the 1880s, to help them remember family and celebrities.

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  • Title: Portrait of Ralph Waldo Emerson, circa 1865
  • Creator: Warren, G. K. (George Kendall), d. 1884
  • Date: 1855/1865
  • Location: United States, Massachusetts, Boston
  • Subject Keywords: Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882, Authors, Cartes-de-visite (Card photographs), Card photographs (Photographs), Photographs, Studio portraits
  • Type: Photographs
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Carte-de-visite (Card photograph)
  • Object ID: 2012.0.5.14
  • Image ID: THF210577
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford