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  • Whitman Archive Title: Pictures
  • Whitman Archive ID: tex.00042
  • Repository: Catalog of the Walt Whitman Literary Manuscripts in the Walt Whitman Collection, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin
  • Box: 2
  • Folder: 4
  • Series: Works, 1846-1913 and undated
  • Repository Title: Pictures
  • Date: between 1850 and 1867
  • Genre: poetry
  • Physical Description: 1 leaf, handwritten
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  • Content: Poetry manuscript titled "Pictures," approximately six lines, heavily revised. The first few lines of this manuscript appeared, further revised, in "The Runner," first published in the 1867 edition of Leaves of Grass . The middle section of the manuscript is possibly related to "Song of the Banner at Daybreak," which was first published in 1865 in Drum-Taps . A different version of last the two lines of the manuscript appear in another poetry draft, also titled "Pictures," now in Yale University's Beinecke Library. The writing on the verso is not Whitman's.

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