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Description

The carte de visite features arguably one of the most famous beardless photographs of Abraham Lincoln. It was taken by Matthew Brady on the morning of February 27, 1860 shortly before Lincoln delivered his Cooper Union Address. It is rumored that the speech and photograph combined won Lincoln the 1860 Presidential Election. [Ref: O-17.] The photograph shows Lincoln from the waist up standing with his proper left hand resting on a small stack of books.

Description Source

Hamilton, Charles and Lloyd Ostendorf, eds. Lincoln in Photographs: An Album of Every Known Pose. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma, 1963; Page: 34.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Earliest

January 1860

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1860

Measurement

4 1/16 X 2 1/16 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

albumen print on paper card

Inscription

verso, handwritten in pencil: Abraham Lincoln / 44 verso: PUBLISHED BY / E. ANTHONY, / 501 Broadway, / NEW YORK. / FROM / PHOTOGRAPHIC / NEGATIVE, / FROM / 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

7114

Digital ID

FVW_07114

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 Cooper Union Photograph of Abraham Lincoln

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