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Horace Greeley and Family

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Date made: 1872
Maker: F. Heppenheimer and Company; Knirsch, Otto; C. Tho
Place: New York, New York
Image size: Image: 17 1/8 x 23 1/4 in.; 43.4975 x 59.055 cm
ID number: DL*60.2380
Negative number: 2003-19718


Description:

Black and white print of Horace Greeley, his wife, and two daughters seated in a Victorian revival parlor. Greeley, wearing spectacles, is reading "The Tribune" which is the newspaper he founded. Beside him, on the floor, is an overflowing wastebasket. One daughter holds a basket of flowers, the other holds a pamphlet. All are dressed in formal costume of the period. Furnishings include a center table with a figural gas portable table lamp, a stack of books, two sidechairs, two armchairs, a footstool, an ornate fireplace with a clock on the mantle, and a mirror above it. Another chair, a piano, two framed pictures, a chandelier, and a sofa are visible through an archway in the background. This print was published the year of his unsucessful bid for the presidency and shortly before his death.