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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..
Hamilton, Charles and Lloyd Ostendorf, eds. Lincoln in Photographs: An Album of Every Known Pose. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma, 1963; Page: 30.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
4 October 1859
4 X 2 3/8 inches
Materials and Techniques Display
verso: Negatives Preserved / S. M. FASSETT'S / NEW GALLERY / 114 & 116 South Clark St. / CHICAGO.
Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)
cartes-de-visite (card photographs)
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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