(1823-1885) Was a newspaper editor and owner in Indiana. He ran unsuccessfully for a number of political offices as a Whig and then joined the new Republican party. Elected to the U.S. Congress in 1854, he served as Speaker of the House from 1863-69, and was elected Vice President of the United States serving under President Ulysses S. Grant.
Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Half view pose. Period ink inscription on the front mount, Schuyler Colfax, Vice President. Backmark: H.H. Parkhill, Evansville, Ind. Sharp image. Very fine.