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Creator Role

photographer printer

Description

The platinum print depicts a portrait image of Abraham Lincoln, taken by Alexander Hesler on 3 June 1860 in Springfield, Illinois. In 1881, George b. Ayers created the platinum print from the image's negative. The print's reverse has been signed by Ayers. [Ref: O-26.]

Description Source

Hamilton, Charles and Lloyd Ostendorf, eds. Lincoln in Photographs: An Album of Every Known Pose. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma, 1963; Page: 46.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1881

Measurement

9 1/2 X 7 1/2 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

platinum print

Inscription

recto, engraved in bottom left corner: G. B. Ayers / [?]Right 1881 verso, handwritten at top left: platinum print/ [?] 582-1 verso, handwritten at center: Copyright / Geo. B. Ayres / Phila verso, handwritten at bottom: NEGATIVE BY ALEXANDER HESSLER, 1860 / PRINT BY GEORGE B. AYRES, 1881 PLATINUM PRINT / (One of two negatives of Lincoln by Hessler that survived / the fire of his studio) verso, handwritten at bottom right corner: 11954

Creation Location

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

Work Type

platinum print

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

1053

Digital ID

FVW_01053

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.

Abraham Lincoln, 1860

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