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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
2 7/16 X 4 inches
Materials and Techniques Display
paper (fiber product); albumen process
verso: LB / 1864 / $45- / Mathew Brady / Lincoln & Son
Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)
card photographs (cartes-de-visite)
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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