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Photograph of Abraham Lincoln in 1857
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The Image
Photographer:  Hesler
Sitting date: 1857-02-28
Location: Chicago
Technique: Photograph
Hamilton '63 Pages 6, 7, 250c, 257, 258, 259a, 261c, 359b
Tarbell '96 Page 49
Book Notes
Mellon '79 [p 22]
Contemporary varnished albumen print from the lost original negative made by Alexander [[Hesler]], in Chicago, February 28, 1857.
Photograph by Alexander [[Hesler]], [[Chicago]], Saturday, February 28, 1857.
Collections cited in Books
Mellon '79 [p 22]
Ostendorf Collection.
obs2|Cheek mole|seen. obs2|Eyebrow|right lateral is sparse. obs2|Prognathism|well illustrated. "Varnished" appearance = form of retouching, I assume.

b&w film copy negative. MEDIUM: 1 photographic print: gelatin silver.

4052 x 5040
This view shows Lincoln mirror-reversed.

b&w film copy neg.

Caption reads: "Enlarged copy of original ambrotype photograph of Abraham Lincoln owned by T.F. Tucker, Sioux Falls, S.D. This photograph was given to Mrs. Emmeline Price by Mrs. Lincoln. Upon the death of Mrs. Price in 1909 the picture came into the possession of her brother Mr. A.N. Fancher. After the death of Mr. Fancher in 1917 the picture became the property of his wido, Rosalia Fancer. A short time before Mrs. Fancher's death in 1923 she gave this picture to her son-in-law, T.F. Tucker. The Ambrotype was made in 1858. Copyright 1929 T.F. Tucker, Sioux Falls, S.D."

1164 x 1536
LC-USZ62-6960-3a09624u [x]

Photographed (through acetate sleeve) at Library of Congress in November 2014. Detail shows dappling that indicates heavy alteration.


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