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Date: 1871?
Place: Not Applicable (engraving)
Photographer: William J. Linton (engraver)
Note: Included here because of its familiarity as a portrait of Whitman; Whitman used it in the 1876 Leaves and wrote a poem, "Out from Behind This Mask," inspired by the engraving: "This common curtain of the face contain'd in me for me . . ./ These burin'd eyes, flashing to you to pass to future time. . . ." When choosing to print this image in the 1889 Leaves, Whitman told Traubel, "I always have liked it."
Type: Engraving
Credit: Gay Wilson Allen
ID: 044

Image 044


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