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Description

The rectangular ornament features a reproduction of Nicholas H. Shepards' daguerreotype of Abraham Lincoln, the first authenticated image of Lincoln. Is is surrounded by an antique gold metal and features a red silk ribbon for hanging. The ornament was found inside of a Surratt Society envelope with a similar ornament featuring Mary Todd Lincoln.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

n.d.

Measurement

1 3/4 X 1 5/8 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

metal and textile

Creation Location

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

Work Type

decoration (ornaments)

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.

Related Source

See item # 7098.

ID

7097

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.

Abraham Lincoln Daguerreotype Ornament

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