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The photograph features a seated portrait of George R. Billings in costume as Abraham Lincoln. The object was previously in the possession of the late Lincolniana collector, Herbert Wells Fay (American, 1859-1949).

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1923

Measurement

8 X 10 inches

Inscription

verso, on label at top center: 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, "THE DRAMATIC LIFE OF / ABRAHAM LINCOLN". verso, handwritten below label: May 23 1923 / 1 3/2 / sepia / At Tomb March 23 1926

Creation Location

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

Work Type

photograph

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

1762

Digital ID

FVW_01762

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.

Portrait of George R. Billings Dressed as Abraham Lincoln

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