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The carte de visite features a composite image of Abraham Lincoln and his family, rumored to be based on an 1866 painting by Carpenter. [Ref: O-93.] In the portrait, Lincoln is seated holding a book while Tad looks at the text. This pose is exactly like the one used in the portrait captured by Anthony Berger on 9 February 1864. Mary Todd Lincoln sits to Lincoln's proper right while Robert stands in the background.
Hamilton, Charles and Lloyd Ostendorf, eds. Lincoln in Photographs: An Album of Every Known Pose. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma, 1963; Page: 269.
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
verso, handwritten in pencil: [1.00]
carte-de-visite (card photograph)
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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