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Photograph of Abraham Lincoln in 1860
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The Image
Photographer:  Butler/q
Sitting date: 1860-05-24
Location: Springfield, IL
Technique: Ambrotype
Hamilton '63 Pages 44, 365a
Book Notes
Mellon '79 [p 55]
Original [[ambrotype]] presented by Lincoln to Joseph H. Barrett and subsequently reproduced lithographically as the frontispiece in Barrett's Life of Abraham Lincoln. Made in [[Springfield]], Illinois, May 20 or 24, 1860, probably by Preston [[Butler]].
[[Ambrotype]], probably by William [[Marsh]], [[Springfield]], Thursday, May 24, 1860.
Collections cited in Books
Mellon '79 [p 54]
Nebraska State Historical Society.

Although Mellon '79 [p 55] is not certain of the date, Ostendorf '98 [p 44] quotes first-hand information that it was taken on the 24th.

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