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Prince Napoléon Joseph Charles Paul Bonaparte , 1861

 Item — Box: Cartes de visite - Box 1
Identifier: STC-44

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

Collection of 80 photographs which belonged to Miss Sarah C. Tracy (later Mrs. Upton H. Herbert), resident secretary at Mount Vernon during the Civil War years. The pictures most of which are cartes de visite were collected by Miss Tracy; some were obviously presented to her, after the fashion of the day, and are inscribed. Besides the one of herself there are three of Mount Vernon which must date from the years of her residence. Others include Leeds Castle, the English seat of Thomas, Lord Fairfax; the President's House at the Soldiers' Home, Washington, D.C.; the Milwaukee residence of Mrs. Mitchell, Vice-Regent for Wisconsin; General Winfield Scott; General George B. McClellan; W. W. Corcoran of Washington, D.C.; George W. Riggs, Treasurer of the Association; Lord Fairfax; Prince Napoleon; Louis de Geofroy (of the French Legation, who accompanied Price Napoleon to Mount Vernon in August, 1861), inscribed; and Miss Nettie Chase, daughter of Hon. Salmon P. Chase of the Lincoln Cabinet. Also included are pictures of others, chiefly celebrated figures of the nineteenth century; these were probably acquired through gift or purchases, and not presented by the subjects themselves.

Gift of Miss Tracy's great-niece, Miss Caro Arnold of Montclair, N. J., 1953


  • 1861



From the Collection: 80 Photographic Prints

Language of Materials


Physical Description

Albumen print on carte de visite mount, head-and-shoulders portrait in profile of Prince Napoléon. The carte de visite was given to Sarah Tracy who hosted the prince and his entourage on August 6, 1861. On the reverse, the Prince addresses the card to Miss Tracy. The photographer's information on the reverse reads: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., "Specialité," 587 Broadway, New York.


2 5/16 in. x 3 7/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Photo Archives of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association Repository

P.O. Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121 United States