Massachusetts Representative George Loring’s carte-de-visite was produced by Boston’s Warren photography studio and most likely dates to before 1870. Bust-length portraits such as this were common among these widely distributed images which were small enough to fit on a calling card. It is also likely that Loring, who served in the Massachusetts state house and senate before being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, used his carte-de-visite as campaign material.
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “George Loring Carte-de-visite,” https://history.house.gov/Collection/Listing/2009/2009-115-002/ (July 27, 2021)
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