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Portrait of Abraham Lincoln

1860 (printed 1956)
19th/20th century
343 x 266 mm (13.5 x 10.5 in.)

Alexander Hesler, American, (1823–1895)

Object Type: photograph
Medium and Support: Gelatin silver print
Edition: Printed by Herbert Georg Studio, Springfield, in 1956 from original glass negative, then owned by King V. Hostick, Springfield, Illinois
Marks: Mount inscribed with Georg Studio identification, ownership of original negative, and date of June 3, 1860
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: Gift to Paul Horgan on the occasion of the publication of his book Citizen of New Salem”(New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux)
Bibliography: Lee D. Witkin and Barbara London, The Photograph Collector’s Guide (Boston, MA: New York Graphic Society, 1979), p. 254; James Mellon, ed., The Face of Lincoln (New York: Viking, 1979), reproduced p. 78 and on jacket cover verso, and see also pp. 10, 11, 190 for glass positives of this image printed in the 1930s by George B. Ayres.
Credit Line: Gift of Paul Horgan (Professor Emeritus and Author in Residence, 1971–1995), 1982
Accession Number: 1982.21.2

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  • government
  • Lincoln (Abraham) - LC n 79006779: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
  • male portraits
  • politicians
  • portraits - Representations of real individuals that are intended to capture a known or supposed likeness; for representations of fictional or mythological characters, use "figures (representations)." [March 1993 lead-in term added. April 1991 descriptor m

  • image Dimensions: 343 x 266 mm (13.5 x 10.5 in.)

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