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Warner, W[illiam], engraver
Thomas W. Dorr. Elected Gov. of Rhode Island april (sic) A.D. 1842 under a constitution adopted by the people of the state in Dec. 1841
Philadelphia: V. F & M. F. Harrison, no. 27 South Eighth Street, 1845. Bust-length mezzotint portrait (approx. 22½" x 16½" overall; image size: 12" x 9¾") taken from a daguerreotype; lightly foxed, several short creases and breaks in the margins; all else very good. Includes a facsimile of his signature. "Copies were sold in Providence by Abraham Stillwell, a local bookseller. Stillwell began advertising the sale of the likeness of Dorr beginning with the June 20, 1842 issue of the Providence Daily Express. Stillwell's ad read 'GOV. DORR, Just published and for sale at No. 1 Market square, a Portrait of Thomas W. Dorr, elected Governor of the State of Rhode Island under the People's Constitution'." (Phillips Memorial Library, Providence College). AAS only in OCLC.
Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books [United States]
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