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Creator Role

photographer

Description

Cartes-de-visite depicting a bust-length portrait of Abraham Lincoln. According to Lloyd Ostendorf, Mary Todd Lincoln declared this portrait to be the best likeness of Lincoln. The negative of this particular photograph was destroyed in the Chicago Fire of 1871..

Description Source

Hamilton, Charles and Lloyd Ostendorf, eds. Lincoln in Photographs: An Album of Every Known Pose. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma, 1963; Page: 30.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

4 October 1859

Measurement

4 X 2 3/8 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

albumen processes

Inscription

verso: Negatives Preserved / S. M. FASSETT'S / NEW GALLERY / 114 & 116 South Clark St. / CHICAGO.

Creation Location

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

Work Type

cartes-de-visite (card photographs)

Class

CDVs

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

668

Digital ID

FVW_00668

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.

Fassett Portrait of Lincoln

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