Halleck's verses carried early homosexual themes and his love for another man- American author Joseph Rodman Drake- would be fictionalized in Bayard Taylor's novel "Joseph And His Friend" - a century before the Stonewall riots. Halleck is considered an early prophet of the literary and sexual revolution, of which Walt Whitman was the messiah. Item #23805
Cabinet Card Engraving. A 5-inch by 7-inch cabinet-size engraving of Halleck, with gold borders and a facsimile signature beneath the image. Victorian-era publication. Original cabinet card- not a reproduction.