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The photograph depicts a seated portrait of George R. Billings dressed as Abraham Lincoln. The object was previously in the possession of the late Lincolniana collector, Herbert Wells Fay (American, 1859-1949).
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
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8 X 10 inches
verso, typed on label at top right corner: George R. Billings looks enough like / Abraham Lincoln to be his twin brother. / Senator Cole, centenarian friend of / President Lincoln, declares the like- / ness to be startling. Mr. Billings / is creating the role of Lincoln in the / Rockett-Lincoln Film-Company's twelve- / reel photodrama, of "THE DRAMATIC LIFE / OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN". verso, handwritten under label: May 23, 1923. verso, stamped at center: STILLS FINISHED BY / LITTLE / Commercial Photographer / 5874 Hollywood Blvd. / Phone 507602
Celebrity impersonators; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)
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