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Photograph of Abraham Lincoln in 1860
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The Image
Photographer:  Butler
Sitting date: 1860-08-13
Location: Springfield, IL
Technique: Ambrotype
Hamilton '63 Pages 63, 244, 369a
Book Notes
Mellon '79 [p 72]
Believed to be the only surviving original of the half-dozen [[ambrotype]]s made by Preston [[Butler]], in [[Springfield]], Illinois, August 13, 1860, for use by the miniature portraitist John Henry Brown.
[[Ambrotype]] by Preston [[Butler]], [[Springfield]], Monday, August 13, 1860. "Appears relaxed but alert."
Collections cited in Books
Mellon '79 [p 73]
Library of Congress.
Almost a good view of his Adam's apple. It looks big on his neck.

b&w film copy neg.

949 x 1536

b&w film copy neg. 1 photograph : ambrotype ; plate 5 3/4 x 4 1/2 in.

4023 x 4951

Digital file from b&w film copy neg.

1074 x 1536

Per Hamilton '63 [p 369] / Ostendorf '98 [p 391], Butler took a total of six ambrotypes of Lincoln on this day. All but two have been lost.

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