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    James Buchanan Carte de Visite Signed "James Buchanan / 27 July 1863." The image shows the elderly statesman, just a few years before his death, with thick sideburns. Buchanan's carte de visite is the first in a photograph album containing thirty images of Franklin & Marshall College's class of 1863. Most students and faculty of the Lancaster, Pennsylvania, college have signed their names below their images. Also included is an image of the school's main building and another of the photographer, who has signed below his carte de visite, "Photographically Yrs / Urn L. Gill."

    Four years before his election as the fifteenth president, Buchanan served as the president of the college's Board of Trustees, continuing in that capacity throughout his presidency and into 1866. According to a front free endpaper, this photo album was the "Property of Mrs. A. J. Gerhard . . . Philadelphia 10/14/01." Both covers of the album have detached, but are present. Foxing, toning, and minor soiling throughout.


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    April, 2011
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