The Physical Lincoln: A60x5

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Print: Library of Congress
Has hardcopy:Yes as of 2007-04.
Print: Mellon p62
Caption: (p63) Rare contemporary albumen print from the lost original negaive made by an unknown photographer, probably in Springfield, Illinois, during the spring or summer of 1860.
Collection: Lincoln National Life Foundation.
Observations: Another good example (like a59jd) of eye retouching.
Print: Kunhardt p95
Observations: Meserve collection, according to page 414



<= a60x4   a60x6 =>
A60x5
Photographer Unknown
Location Springfield, IL (?)
Sitting sitdate:=1860
Technique photograph
Meserve # Meserve Number:=31
Ostendorf # Ostendorf Number:=32
Ostendorf pg Ostendorf Page:=51
Mellon pg Mellon Page:=62
Kunhardt pg Kunhardt Page:=95 LR
Synonym none
AL ML RL TL WL XL
<= a60x4 a60x6 =>
 
 ostendorfA  (p51)
"Subdued light makes his features rugged." Compare to a60x2.
 hamilton 
Photograph, by an unknown cameraman, Springfield, probably June, 1860.

From a copy (made by E. A. Bromley of the Minneapolis "Journal" staff) of a photograph owned by Mrs. Cyrus Aldrich, whose husband, now dead, was a Congressman from Minnesota. We owe the photograph to the courtesy of Mr. Daniel Fish of Minneapolis. In the summer of 1860 Mr. M. C. Tuttle, a photographer of St. Paul, wrote to Mr. Lincoln, requesting that he have a negative taken and sent to him for local use in the campaign. The request was granted, but the negative was broken in transit. On learning of the accident, Mr. Lincoln sat again, and with the second negative he sent a jocular note wherein he referred to the fact, disclosed by the picture, that in the interval he had "got a new coat." A few copies of the picture were made by Mr. Tuttle, and distributed among the Republican editors of the State. It has never before been reproduced. Mrs. Aldrich's copy was presented to her by William H. Seward when he was entertained at the Aldrich homestead (now the Minneapolis City Hospital) in September, 1860. A fine copy of this same photograph is owned by Mr. Ward Monroe of Jersey City, New Jersey.

-- Page 193 of The Early Life of Abraham Lincoln, by Ida M. Tarbell and J. McCan Davis, New York: S.S. McClure, 1896. (TarbellE)

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