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[Abraham Lincoln, candidate for U.S. president. Head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right, June 3, 1860] (LOC)

Hesler, Alexander, 1823-1895, photographer.

 

[Abraham Lincoln, candidate for U.S. president. Head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right, June 3, 1860]

 

[Springfield, Ill., 1860]

 

1 photographic print ; oval 6 x 5 in.

 

Notes:

"Not long after Lincoln's nomination [for president], a Chicago reporter visited his home and noticed a framed photograph over the sofa. Likely it was one of the Hesler poses ... Observed the nominee: 'That picture gives a very fair representation of my homely face.'" (Source: Ostendorf, p. 48)

 

Published in: Lincoln's photographs: a complete album / by Lloyd Ostendorf. Dayton, OH: Rockywood Press, 1998, p. 48.

 

Title devised by Library staff.

Gift; Louis M. Rabinowitz; 1952 March 27.

 

Subjects:

Lincoln, Abraham--1809-1865.

 

Format: Portrait photographs--1860.

Photographic prints--1860.

 

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.19200

 

Call Number: LOT 5908 [item]

  

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Taken sometime in 1860