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Creator Role

photographer

Description

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.

Description Source

Hamilton, Charles and Lloyd Ostendorf, eds. Lincoln in Photographs: An Album of Every Known Pose. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma, 1963; Page: 231.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1865

Measurement

4 X 2 3/4 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

albumen print on paper card

Inscription

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.

Creation Location

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

Work Type

carte-de-visite (card 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

7120

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.

Gardner's Last Photograph from Life of Abraham Lincoln

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