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The CDV is a photograph of a lithograph or engraving featuring a bust portrait of Abraham Lincoln. The print was made from a portrait photograph taken by Anthony Berger on 9 February 1864. The embossed card contains an advertisement for Dr. Bicknell's Syrup. [Variant of O-91.]

Description Source

Hamilton, Charles and Lloyd Ostendorf, eds. Lincoln in Photographs: An Album of Every Known Pose. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma, 1963; Page: 178.


Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date



4 X 2 1/2 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

albumen process


recto, above print: DR. BICKNELL'S SYRUP / Is really a genuine article. All Physicians, Druggists / and others who taste it, pronounce it such. It has / been used man years an tested by thousands, and / found equal to all that is claimed for it. Its ingredi- / ents are simple, safe and efficient, and produce no / stupefying effects, however large the dose. It cures recto, to the left of print: Dysentery, / Diarrhea, / Cholera, / Cholera / Morbus recto, to the right of print: Pain or Cramp / in Stomach / or Bowels, / Sick or Sour / Stomach. recto, below print: IS PURELY / VEGETABLE / AND CONTAINS / NO OPIATES / Highly Aromatic, very pleasant to the taste, and war- / ranted to cure CHOLERA. In 1854 it was used for / this with perfect success. TRY IT. / 4 oz. Bottles, 75 Cts. 2 oz. 40 Cts. / PREPARED ONLY BY / EDWARD SUTTON, Providence, R. I. / SOLD BY DRUGGISTS GENERALLY.


Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

Work Type

albumen prints ; cartes-de-visite (card photographs)




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Digital ID


Current Location

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


Mississippi State University Libraries.

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

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Dr. Bicknell's Syrup Abraham Lincoln Advertisement



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