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The carte de visite features a portrait of Abraham Lincoln taken by Alexander Gardner on 10 April 1865. This is said to be the last photograph taken of Lincoln from life. [Ref: O-118.] The vignette-style image depicts Abraham Lincoln from the chest up.
Hamilton, Charles and Lloyd Ostendorf, eds. Lincoln in Photographs: An Album of Every Known Pose. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma, 1963; Page: 231.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
4 X 2 3/4 inches
Materials and Techniques Display
albumen print on paper card
verso: ALEX GARDNER. / Photographer to the Army of the Potomac. / GALLERIES / 511 SEVENTH STREET AND 332 PENNSYLVANIA AV. / PUBLISHED BY / PHILP & SOLOMONS, / WASHINGTON D.C.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
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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