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Date: 1871
Place: Washington, D.C.
Photographer: Henry Ulke and Brothers
Note: Whitman spoke of people's reaction to this photo, "Some of them say my face there has a rogue in it. [William] O'Connor called it my sea-captain face. Some newspaper got hold of a copy of the photograph and said it bore out the notion that Walt Whitman was a sensualist. I offered one to a woman in Washington. She said she'd rather have a picture that had more love in it. It's a little rough and tumble, but it's not a face I could hate."
Type: Print
Credit: Ohio Wesleyan University, Bayley Collection
ID: 045

Image 045


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