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Date: 1860
Place: Boston
Photographer: Stephen Alonzo Schoff after an oil portrait by Charles W. Hine
Note: Included here among the photographs because of its familiarity and because it is the only likeness of himself not based on a photograph that Whitman used in his books. Whitman called it "characteristic," and noted that "I was in full bloom then: weighed two hundred and ten pounds—” ...in those years I was in the best health: not a thing amiss."
Type: Engraving (5 1/8 x 7 7/8 inches)
Credit: Original plate (engraved in wood, electroplated) Charles E. Feinberg Collection, Library of Congress
ID: 006

Image 006


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