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[Abraham Lincoln, Congressman-elect from Illinois. Three-quarter length portrait, seated, facing front] (LOC)

Shepherd, Nicholas H., photographer.

 

[Abraham Lincoln, Congressman-elect from Illinois. Three-quarter length portrait, seated, facing front]

 

[Springfield, Ill., 1846 or 1847]

 

1 photograph : quarter plate daguerreotype ; plate 4 1/4 x 3 1/4 in.

 

Notes:

This daguerreotype is the earliest-known photograph of Abraham Lincoln, taken at age 37 when he was a frontier lawyer in Springfield and Congressman-elect from Illinois. (Source: Ostendorf, p. 4)

 

Attributed to Nicholas H. Shepherd, based on the recollections of Gibson W. Harris, a law student in Lincoln's office from 1845 to 1847. (Source: Gibson William Harris, "My Recollections of Abraham Lincoln," Women's Home Companion (November 1903), 9-11.) Robert Lincoln, son of the President, thought the photo was made in either St. Louis or Washington during his father's term in Congress.

 

Published in: Lincoln's photographs: a complete album / by Lloyd Ostendorf. Dayton, OH: Rockywood Press, 1998, p. 4-5.

 

Title devised by Library staff.

Gift; Mary Lincoln Isham; 1937.

Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress).

 

Subjects:

Lincoln, Abraham--1809-1865.

 

Format: Portrait photographs--1840-1850.

Daguerreotypes--1840-1850.

 

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

 

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

 

Part Of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress) (DLC) 95861318

 

Persistent URL: hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3g02439

 

Call Number: DAG no. 1224

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Taken sometime in 1846