CDV etching of Stephen Douglas. Identified mount recto 'S.A. Douglas' with Golden and Sammons photogrpahic logo mount verso. Stephen A. Douglas (1813-1861) was an orator and leader of the Democratic Party. Douglas was reelected senator from Illinois in 1858 after a series of eloquent debates with the Republican candidate, Abraham Lincoln, who defeated him in the presidential race two years later.
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