This cabinet card features a portrait of Cardinal Henry Edward Manning (1808-1892). He was the English Roman Catholic Archbishop of Westminster and a Cardinal. His father was a West India merchant and served as a governor of the Bank of England and also served in the Parliament for thirty years. Manning was highly educated and at one time considered a career in politics. However, he pursued a religious profession with the Anglican Church. In 1851 he left the Anglican Church to join the Catholic Church. He became influential is charting the course of the modern Catholic church. He had an excellent relationship with Pope Pius IX. Cardinal Manning is interred at the Westminster Cathedral. Cardinal Manning was photographed for this portrait by the Elliott & Fry studio in London, England. The studio was well known for photographing Royalty, Celebrities, and other important people of the time. To view more photographs from this studio and to learn more about the photographers, click on the category “Photographer: Elliott & Fry”.

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