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The carte de visite features a photograph of Abraham Lincoln and his son Tad Lincoln taken by Anthony Berger on 9 February 1864. The photograph is one of the more popular images of Lincoln and is one of the only to show the President wearing his spectacles. [Ref. O-93A.] In the photograph, Lincoln sits with Tad by his side and an album in his lap. The pair gaze down at the album.
Hamilton, Charles and Lloyd Ostendorf, eds. Lincoln in Photographs: An Album of Every Known Pose. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma, 1963; Page: 182.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
3 15/16 X 2 7/16 inches
Materials and Techniques Display
albumen print on paper card
recto: [PRESIDENT] LINCOLN AND TAD. / [Published by Joseph Ward 125] Washing Street, Boston. verso: JOSEPH WARD / 125 Washington Street / BOSTON
carte-de-visite (card photograph)
[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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