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Jefferson Davis, ca. 1860

Jefferson Davis, ca. 1860

William Sartain of Philadelphia created this engraved portrait of Jefferson Davis from a Matthew Brady photograph. At the end of the war, Jefferson Davis was captured, charged with treason and served two years in prison.

William Sartain, after a photograph by Mathew Brady, NPG.79.36, gift of John O’Brien, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution