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Louis P. Harvey

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Portrait of Republican Louis P. Harvey, while he was Wisconsin secretary of state (1860-1861). Harvey became governor in January, 1862, but drowned in the Tennessee River on April 19, 1862, while visiting injured Wisconsin soldiers. This is an unusual photograph for its time because Harvey appears to be smiling.


Image ID: 37904

Creation Date: 1860 

Creator Name: Fuller, John S., ca. 1815-1902

City: Madison

County: Dane

State: Wisconsin

Collection Name: Legislators photographs, 1860

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: photographic print, b&w

Original Format Number: PH 273 (3)

Original Dimensions: 5.25 x 7.25 inches


This portrait was a "salted paper print", the first type of paper print used until the introduction of albumen prints in the 1850s.



Clothing and dress



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Political science


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Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )

Suits (Clothing)


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