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Photograph of Abraham Lincoln in 1857
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The Image
Photographer:  Joslin
Sitting date: 1857/q
Location: Danville, IL
Technique: Ambrotype
Hamilton '63 Pages 8, 9, 359c
Book Notes
Mellon '79 [p 25]
[[Ambrotype]] copy of the lost original [[ambrotype]] made by Amon J.T. [[Joslin]], in [[Danville]], Illinois, probably during late April or May of 1857 or 1858, when Lincoln was attending court in Vermilion County.
[[Ambrotype]] by Amon T. [[Joslin]], [[Danville]], Wednesday, May 27, 1857.
[[Danville]], Illinois, in 1858 or 1859 while attending court in Vermilion County.
"Although some historians have dated this photograph during the court session of November 13, 1859, and others have placed it as early as 1853, most authorities now believe it was taken on May 27, 1857."
Collections cited in Books
Mellon '79 [p 24]
Ostendorf Collection.
obs2|Cheek mole|seen. obs2|Ear lobe line|unseen. obs2|Hair part|probably on left. obs2|Jaw asymmetry|obvious. obs2|Pupils|round. Sclera visible inferior to both irises, and symmetric. No lip plumpness. Double cheek furrow on right; single on left.

1164 x 1536

This image is known to have been taken by Amon Joslin in Danville, Illinois, but on which of Lincoln's trips there is uncertain.

The fact that it is an ambrotype copy of an ambrotype explains why the sidedness is correct.

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