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Artist:
A. E. C.  Search this
Copy after:
Mathew B. Brady, 1823? - 15 Jan 1896  Search this
Sitter:
Edward Bates, 4 Sep 1793 - 25 Mar 1869  Search this
William Sandford Pennington, Jr., 1796 - 1862  Search this
Salmon Portland Chase, 13 Jan 1808 - 7 May 1873  Search this
William Henry Seward, 16 May 1801 - 15 Oct 1872  Search this
John McLean, 3 Mar 1785 - 3 Apr 1861  Search this
Simon Cameron, 8 Mar 1799 - 25 Jun 1889  Search this
John Charles Frémont, 21 Jan 1813 - 13 Jul 1890  Search this
Abraham Lincoln, 12 Feb 1809 - 15 Apr 1865  Search this
Nathaniel Prentice Banks, 1816 - 1894  Search this
Medium:
Wood engraving on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 40.2 x 55.2 cm (15 13/16 x 21 3/4")
Type:
Print
Date:
1860
Exhibition Label:
As this wood engraving suggests, Abraham Lincoln was just one of several candidates who were in contention for the Republican Party's nomination for president in 1860. Moreover, at the start of the convention in May, he was not even one of the favorites. Many believed that William Henry Seward, the party's chief spokesman against slavery and a former governor of New York (center picture), stood the best chance, including Seward himself. But Lincoln bested them all. After he was elected president, Lincoln selected four of his rivals pictured here to serve in his cabinet. They included Seward for secretary of state, Edward Bates for attorney general, Salmon P. Chase for secretary of treasury, and Simon Cameron for secretary of war.
Topic:
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
William Henry Seward: Male  Search this
William Henry Seward: Politics and Government\US Senator\New York  Search this
William Henry Seward: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
William Henry Seward: Politics and Government\Presidential Candidate  Search this
William Henry Seward: Politics and Government\Statesman  Search this
William Henry Seward: Politics and Government\Governor\New York  Search this
William Henry Seward: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of State  Search this
William Henry Seward: Politics and Government\State Senator\New York  Search this
John McLean: Male  Search this
John McLean: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge\Justice\US Supreme Court Justice  Search this
John McLean: Politics and Government\Government Official\Postmaster\Postmaster General  Search this
Nathaniel Prentice Banks: Male  Search this
Nathaniel Prentice Banks: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Nathaniel Prentice Banks: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Massachusetts  Search this
Nathaniel Prentice Banks: Politics and Government\Governor\Massachusetts  Search this
Nathaniel Prentice Banks: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Nathaniel Prentice Banks: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Speaker of the House  Search this
Nathaniel Prentice Banks: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Executive\Railroad  Search this
Nathaniel Prentice Banks: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Nathaniel Prentice Banks: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Massachusetts  Search this
Edward Bates: Male  Search this
Edward Bates: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Edward Bates: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\US Attorney General  Search this
Edward Bates: Politics and Government\Statesman  Search this
William Sandford Pennington, Jr.: Male  Search this
William Sandford Pennington, Jr.: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Speaker of the House  Search this
William Sandford Pennington, Jr.: Politics and Government\US Congressman\New Jersey  Search this
William Sandford Pennington, Jr.: Politics and Government\Governor\New Jersey  Search this
Salmon Portland Chase: Male  Search this
Salmon Portland Chase: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Salmon Portland Chase: Politics and Government\Presidential Candidate  Search this
Salmon Portland Chase: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of Treasury  Search this
Salmon Portland Chase: Politics and Government\Governor\Ohio  Search this
Salmon Portland Chase: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of State  Search this
Salmon Portland Chase: Politics and Government\US Senator\Ohio  Search this
Salmon Portland Chase: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Abolitionist  Search this
Salmon Portland Chase: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge\Justice\US Supreme Court Justice\Chief Justice of US  Search this
Simon Cameron: Male  Search this
Simon Cameron: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of War  Search this
Simon Cameron: Communications\Publisher\Newspaper  Search this
Simon Cameron: Communications\Journalist\Editor\Newspaper  Search this
Simon Cameron: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Executive\Railroad  Search this
Simon Cameron: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Minister  Search this
Simon Cameron: Politics and Government\US Senator\Pennsylvania  Search this
John Charles Frémont: Male  Search this
John Charles Frémont: Politics and Government\Presidential Candidate  Search this
John Charles Frémont: Natural Resources\Explorer  Search this
John Charles Frémont: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
John Charles Frémont: Politics and Government\US Senator\California  Search this
John Charles Frémont: Politics and Government\Governor\California  Search this
John Charles Frémont: Military\Army\Officer\Major General  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Male  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Military\Soldier  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Environmentalist  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Merchant  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Illinois  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\Government Official\Surveyor  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\State Senator\Illinois  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\Government Official\Postmaster  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Crafts and Trades\Boat builder  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Marvin Sadik
Object number:
NPG.81.80
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.81.80