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Collection Reference Number GLC02729.01
From Archive Folder Two items relating to Joshua Abraham Norton, self-proclaimed emperor of the United States 
Title Cabinet photograph of Joshua Abraham Norton
Date ca. 1878
Author Bradley & Rulofson.  
Additional authors Bradley, Henry William (1813-1891) Rulofson, William Herman (1826-1878)
Document Type Photograph
Content Description Signed "Emperor Norton." Three-quarter profile photograph of a seated Norton. He is wearing an officer's uniform.
Subjects Mental Health  Immigration and Migration  American West  Literature and Language Arts  Forgery and Fraud  
People Bradley, Henry William (1813-1891)  Rulofson, William Herman (1826-1878)  Norton, Joshua Abraham (1819-1880)  
Place written San Francisco, California
Theme Government & Politics; Health & Medicine
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Additional Information Joshua Norton was an Englishman who came to America during the California Gold Rush of 1849 and proclaimed himself emperor of the United States. Mark Twain is said to have modeled the character of Huck Finn on Norton.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945