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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).
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
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8 X 10 inches
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
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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