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Carte-de-visite of Henry M. Stanley | by Smithsonian Institution
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Carte-de-visite of Henry M. Stanley

Description: Stanley, a newspaper reporter and tireless self-promoter, was hired by the New York Herald to find the missing Livingstone in 1871, winning himself wealth and reputation.


Creator/Photographer: London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company


Medium: Carte-de-visite


Dimensions: 4 in x 2.5 in


Date: 1872


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Repository: Smithsonian Institution Libraries


Collection: Russell E. Train Africana Collection - The Russell E. Train Africana Collection includes approximately 2,000 books and an extensive array of manuscripts, photographs, watercolors, sketches, maps, newspaper clippings, artifacts and other ephemera ranging from the late 18th to mid-20th centuries, with a concentration on items relating to early British and American explorers. The famous missionary David Livingstone and journalist Henry Stanley, as well as President Theodore Roosevelt, a renowned conservationist of his time, are well represented with numerous books by and about them, manuscript letters, privately printed materials, dozens of photographs and other ephemera. Some of the published books in the collection are presentation copies autographed by the author, while others have original artwork or engravings.


Gift line: Gift of Russell E. Train


Accession number: SIL28-277-01


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Taken on May 16, 2008