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Lincoln & his secretaries, Nicolay & Hay (LOC)

Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882, photographer.


Lincoln & his secretaries, Nicolay & Hay


[Washington, D.C., 1863], ©1884.


1 photographic print : albumen ; 7 3/4 x 6 in.



Photo shows President Abraham Lincoln seated between his private secretaries John G. Nicolay and John Hay at a photo session in Alexander Gardner's studio in Washington, D.C., on November 8, 1863.


"On this day John Hay wrote in his diary: 'Went with Mrs. Ames to Gardner's Gallery & were soon joined by Nico (John G. Nicolay) and the Prest. We had a great many pictures taken ... some of the Prest. the best I have seen. ... Nico & I immortalized ourselves by having ourselves done in a group with the Prest." (Source: Ostendorf, p. 142)


Published in: Lincoln's photographs : a complete album / by Lloyd Ostendorf. Dayton, Ohio : Rockywood Press, 1998, p. 142.


Title from item.

Copyright 1884 March 20, by Dennis Williams, Springfield, Ill.



Lincoln, Abraham--1809-1865--Staff.

Hay, John--1838-1905.

Nicolay, John G.--(John George)--1832-1901.


Format: Portrait photographs--1860-1870.

Group portraits--1860-1870.

Albumen prints--1860-1870.


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


Persistent URL: hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.19421


Call Number: PRES FILE - Lincoln, Abraham--Portraits--Meserve no. 56 [item]


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Taken sometime in 1863