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FR017 - Walt Whitman Portrait (by William J. Linton), 1871

 Item — Frame: FR, Frame: 017

Scope and Contents

https://whitmanarchive.org/multimedia/image044.html?sort=year&order=ascending&page=5 Date: 1871?

Photographer: William J. Linton (engraver) Note: Included here because of its familiarity as a portrait of Whitman; Whitman used it in the 1876 Leaves and wrote a poem, "Out from Behind This Mask," inspired by the engraving: "This common curtain of the face contain'd in me for me . . ./ These burin'd eyes, flashing to you to pass to future time. . . ." When choosing to print this image in the 1889 Leaves, Whitman told Traubel, "I always have liked it." Type: Engraving

Dates

  • 1871

Creator

Language of Materials

From the Collection:

English

Extent

From the Collection: 101 frame

Repository Details

Part of the Lehigh University Special Collections Repository

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