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The carte de visite features a composite image of Abraham Lincoln and his family, rumored to be based on an 1866 painting by Carpenter. [Ref: O-93.] In the portrait, Lincoln is seated holding a book while Tad looks at the text. This pose is exactly like the one used in the portrait captured by Anthony Berger on 9 February 1864. Mary Todd Lincoln sits to Lincoln's proper right while Robert stands in the background.

Description Source

Hamilton, Charles and Lloyd Ostendorf, eds. Lincoln in Photographs: An Album of Every Known Pose. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma, 1963; Page: 269.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1865

Measurement

3 15/16 X 2 7/16 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

albumen print on paper card

Inscription

recto: PRESIDENT A. LINCOLN AND FAMILY.

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

7121

Digital ID

FVW_07121

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.

Composite Photograph of Abraham Lincoln and Family

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