Boston: J. W. Black & Co. Carte De Visite. Photographer's mark on the reverse reads "Black / 163 Washington St. / Boston." Upper left corner is slightly trimmed. There is a narrow strip of light toning at the top of the reverse of the card. Very Good. Item #007459
The Reverend Hall was one of the principal 'non-conformist' British ministers of the mid-1800s. He was a strong supporter of abolition and Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War and did his best to rally the British to support the Union cause. His support was so valued in the United States that he was invited to open Congress with a prayer and deliver a speech in the House of Representatives. Hall was also a leader in the Chartist movement.