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Photograph of Abraham Lincoln in 1858
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The Image
Photographer:  Cole/q
Sitting date: 1858/q
Location: Peoria, IL
Technique: Daguerreotype/q
Hamilton '63 Pages 28, 29, 249, 250a, 263b, 362c
Tarbell '96 Page 81
Book Notes
Mellon '79 [p 35]
Contemporary albumen print from the lost original negative believed to have been made by Roderick M. [[Cole]], in [[Peoria]], Illinois, about 1858.
[[Ambrotype]], probably by Roderick M. [[Cole]], [[Peoria]], Illinois, probably 1858.
Collections cited in Books
Mellon '79 [p 34]
Donald Gibson.
Marked leatheriness of skin on right side of face.

Best image from the Library of Congress.

5140 x 6273
5128 x 6273

b&w film copy negative.

1046 x 1536
1860 campaign button shows Lincoln mirror-reversed.

900 x 1024

There is disagreement about the photographer. Cole and Butler have both been proposed.

Sidedness is correct, making ambrotype less likely.

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