Description: We offer an original "from life" CDV portrait photograph of American politician Edward Everett (1794-1865) standing with his right hand tucked into his jacket and wearing a solemn expression.
Everett served as Harvard’s president from 1846 to 1848, and though he didn’t particularly like the job, he did have some notable achievements, including the expansion of Harvard’s academic programs to include a school of theoretical and practical science. Everett had an impressive political career both before and after his brief stint as president of Harvard College. He served as a member of the House of Representatives from Massachusetts (1825-1835), was elected the 15th Governor of Massachusetts (1836-1840), and he was appointed Secretary of State (1852-1853) under Millard Fillmore, taking over for his recently deceased friend, Daniel Webster, until he was sworn in as a Senator from Massachusetts (1853-1854). Everett also was the featured orator at the dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery in 1863, speaking just before President Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address.
Backmark reads: “Published by E. Anthony 501 Broadway New York From Photographic Negative in Brady’s National Portrait Gallery”. Photo is adhered to its original double-ruled mount. 4” x 2 3/8”. Item #P00122.
Condition: Inked identification on verso, some errant marks on photo, not affecting Everett’s figure, otherwise in good condition with very good contrast and resolution.