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Creator Role

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Description

The carte de visite depicts two men, John Hanks and Dennis Hanks, standing outside of "The Old Cabin," Lincoln's first home in Illinois.

Description Source

Hamilton, Charles and Lloyd Ostendorf, eds. Lincoln in Photographs: An Album of Every Known Pose. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma, 1963; Page: 317.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1865

Measurement

4 X 2 7/16 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

albumen print on paper card

Inscription

recto: Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1865 by J. L. Campbell, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Northern District of Illinois. verso, handwritten in pencil: 33 verso, printed: THE OLD CABIN. / Mr. Lincoln's first Home in Illinois. / MR. JOHN HANKS, who appears in a hunting coat, assisted MR. LINCOLN in constructing / the cabin, 35 years ago. verso, maker's mark: CRATER'S / UNION / PHOTOGRAPHIC / GALLERY / 55 CLARK ST. CHICAGO verso, printed: MR. DENNIS F. HANKS, who also appears in / front of the Cabin, gave Mr. LINCOLN his first / lessons in writing, 45 years ago. MR. HANKS / is now about 68 years old.

Creation Location

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

Work Type

carte-de-visite (card photograph)

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

7138

Digital ID

FVW_07138

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.

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