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Creator Role

photographer

Description

The carte de visite features a portrait of Abraham Lincoln and Tad Lincoln taken by Alexander Garner on 10 April 1865 in what would be Lincoln's final photo session before his assassination. The sylvan background seen in this manifestation was added later by Gardner for artistic effect. [Ref: O-114.] The photograph features Abraham Lincoln seated at a table with his proper left elbow resting on the tabletop and a book in his proper left hand. Tad leans on the opposite side of the table with his proper forearm resting on the tabletop.

Description Source

Hamilton, Charles and Lloyd Ostendorf, eds. Lincoln in Photographs: An Album of Every Known Pose. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma, 1963; Page: 220.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1865

Measurement

3 13/16 X 2 7/16 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

albumen print on paper card

Inscription

recto: THE LAST PHOTOGRAPH THE PRESIDENT SAT FOR.

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

7119

Digital ID

FVW_07119

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 Sylvan Background Portrait of Abraham and Tad Lincoln

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