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Ralph Waldo Emerson & J.R. Lowell Back to Back Dual Image Cabinet Card

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(RALPH WALDO EMERSON and J.R. LOWELL), Both American Poets with their Dual Photograph Images on Opposite Sides of the Same Cabinet Card, Choice Extremely Fine.

A Dual-Sided Cabinet Card that measures 6.5” x 4.25” and shows two clear sharp Photograph images of both Emerson and Lowell imaged on its opposite sides in opposite positions. This may have been a salesman’s sample card, as Cabinet Cards are usually with only single subjects. Portions of the edges are scalloped ever-so-slightly and there is little or no wear on either side. Undoubtedly a very rare and unusual Cabinet Card format from an unknown publisher.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 - April 27, 1882), who went by his middle name Waldo, was an American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, abolitionist, and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and his ideology was disseminated through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures across the United States.

James Russell Lowell (February 22, 1819 - August 12, 1891) was an American Romantic poet, critic, editor, and diplomat. He is associated with the fireside poets, a group of New England writers who were among the first American poets that rivaled the popularity of British poets. These writers usually used conventional forms and meters in their poetry, making them suitable for families entertaining at their fireside.

Emerson gradually moved away from the religious and social beliefs of his contemporaries, formulating and expressing the philosophy of transcendentalism in his 1836 essay "Nature". Following this work, he gave a speech entitled "The American Scholar" in 1837, which Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. considered to be America's "intellectual Declaration of Independence.”
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