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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.]
Hamilton, Charles and Lloyd Ostendorf, eds. Lincoln in Photographs: An Album of Every Known Pose. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma, 1963; Page: 46.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
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9 1/2 X 7 1/2 inches
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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
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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