Members of the Massachusetts Free Soil Party [photograph], 1850.


Hawes, Josiah Johnson, 1808-1901,. Members of the Massachusetts Free Soil Party [photograph], 1850.

Members of the Massachusetts Free Soil Party [photograph], 1850.

Whole plate daguerreotype in wooden frame of members of the Massachusetts Free Soil Party who formed the welcoming committee for Hungarian Revolution leader Lajos Kossuth's visit to Boston in 1850. Depicted left to right are Henry Wilson, Anson Burlingame, Erastus Hopkins, Nathaniel Prentiss Banks, and George S. Boutwell. The photograph was taken in 1850 by Josiah Johnson Hawes of Boston, Mass.

1 photograph : daguerreotype, b&w ; visible image 19 1/2 x 14 1/2 cm. (whole plate), in frame 26 x 20 1/2 cm.

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