|May 1865 Humphrey's Journal of the Daguerreotype & Photographic Arts|
The most powerful man in the country during those monstrous days in April, 1865, stared across his desk at me. His black eyes unwavering and dead. "Sir, I know all about this assertion of yours, 'historical documentation'. These photographs..." he looked down at them spread across his desk before continuing and refocusing his attention on me "for you, this is merely a matter of trade."
|Edwin M. Stanton Carte de Visite|