Artifacts

Creator

N. H. Shepherd

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Creator Role

photographer

Description

The photographic plate (possibly a reproduction) features a portrait image of Abraham Lincoln, taken by N. H. Shepherd in 1846. It is the earliest known image of the then congressman-elect. Handling note: Object is fragile. Please handle with gloves and extreme care.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

n.d.

Measurement

7 x 5 inches

Inscription

recto at bottom: ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S FIRST PORTRAIT

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

photographic plate

Class

Article

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

ID

7218

Digital ID

FVW_07218

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries.

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

Glass Negative of Abraham Lincoln, 1846

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