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Creator Role

publisher photographer

Description

The carte de visite features one of the more candid shots of Abraham Lincoln, taken by Matthew Brady probably in 1862. During session with Brady, Lincoln fell into this reflective pose and was asked to hold it for a photograph. [Ref: O-60A.] The image shows Lincoln seated in a chair with his proper left elbow resting on the arm of the chair and his hand raised to his face. His proper right hand rests on his proper right leg.

Description Source

Hamilton, Charles and Lloyd Ostendorf, eds. Lincoln in Photographs: An Album of Every Known Pose. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma, 1963; Page: 99.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Earliest

January 1862

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1862

Measurement

3 5/8 X 2 3/8 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

albumen print on paper card

Inscription

verso: Published by / E. ANTHONY / 501 Broadway / New York / From / PHOTOGRAPHIC NEGATIVE / BRADY'S / National Portrait Gallery

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

7115

Digital ID

FVW_07115

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.

Brady's Candid Photograph of Seated Abraham Lincoln

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