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Photograph of Abraham Lincoln in 1861
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The Image
Photographer:  uncertain/q
Sitting date: 1861-03-04
Location: Washington, DC
Technique: Photograph

This photograph is in the Meserve-Kunhardt collection. It appears to be a newly discovered Lincoln-photo.

Although almost identical to A61c2 and A61c3, it is distinguished by the following characteristics:

  • The US flag drapes from the flagpole differently.
  • The scaffolding tower that emerges from atop the partially finished dome has a discernable space between its bottom floor and the top rim of the dome.
  • The people in the foreground are arrayed differently.
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