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Circa 1860s. Original carte de visite photograph portrait (half-length, sitting, blank background). Card dimensions 2 1/2 x 4 inches, photo dimensions 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches. Paper on back torn off upon removal from photo album. No photographer or publisher listed. John Lothrop Motley (1814-1877) was an American historian and diplomat. His most prominent work is "The Rise of the Dutch Republic", published in 1856. From 1861-1867, he served as Minister to the Austrian Empire under President Abraham Lincoln.