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The reproduction photograph depicts a seated portrait of Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln reportedly finger-combed his hair between exposures, a look that Sir William Howard Russell called his ""thatch of wild Republican hair." The photo was originally taken on 20 May 1861 by William Marsh. [Ref: O-21.]
Hamilton, Charles and Lloyd Ostendorf, eds. Lincoln in Photographs: An Album of Every Known Pose. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma, 1963; Page: 43.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
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10 X 8 inches
recto, in image at bottom: Abraham Lincoln 1860
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
reproduction (derivative object)
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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