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The carte-de-visite features a bust-length portrait image of Abraham Lincoln. It is the same photograph Lincoln gifted to Lucy G. Speed with the longest inscription he ever penned on a photograph.[Ref: O-55.]
Hamilton, Charles and Lloyd Ostendorf, eds. Lincoln in Photographs: An Album of Every Known Pose. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma, 1963; Page: 251.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
4 1/4 X 2 1/2 inches
Materials and Techniques Display
verso, inscribed at top: Same portrait / as presented / by Lincoln / to Mrs. Lucy G. Speed / Oct 3, 1861. / [$75.00] / Our [?] by / Briggs 3/15/30 at / [?] not so good
Carte de visite photographs; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
albumen prints ; cartes-de-visite (card photographs)
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)
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