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Date: Early 1870s
Place: Washington, D.C.
Photographer: George C. Potter
Note: This is the original photograph for the well-known Linton engraving, which follows. Whitman remembered George Potter as "not a Leaves of Grass man, but friendly to me," and he preferred the photograph to the engraving ("the photo has somewhat that he [the engraver] fails to retain").
Type: Print
Credit: Ohio Wesleyan University, Bayley Collection
ID: 043

Image 043


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