Lord Palmerson (1784-1865)

Lord Palmerson (1784-1865)

London: Camille Silvy. Item #018238

Early carte de visite print purchased in 1862 although Silvy's albumin image of Palmerson was made in 1865 which he appears in aWhat made CDV's was that they were ideal for collectors as opposed to those earlier photographis printed on card stock and consequently were more durable and did not have to be pasted into a scrapbook to protect. Political and military leaders were among the most popular. Queen Victoria asked him to form a government as the Briitsh nightmare in the Crimea was taking place. His demand for a demilitarised Black Sea was secured, although his wish for the Crimea to be returned to the Ottomans was not. The peace treaty was signed on 30 March 1856. In April 1856 Palmerston was awarded the Order of the Garter by Victoria. He was instrumental in passing the Matrionial Act which allowed divorce to be granted without ecclesiastical approval. During the American Civil War, he hoped to strengthen the Confederacy (although he opposed slavry) since a weakened United States would not be a strong future threat to Britain's supremacy.

Price: $65.00