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Photograph of engraving or lithograph of bust portrait of Abraham Lincoln. The image is a variant of a photograph taken by Christopher Smith German, which is believed to be a part of the first series of photograph taken of Abraham Lincoln with a beard. [Ref: O-42.]

Description Source

Hamilton, Charles and Lloyd Ostendorf, eds. Lincoln in Photographs: An Album of Every Known Pose. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma, 1963; Page: 69.


Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1865


4 X 2 3/8 inches


recto, below print: Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1865, by J.C. / SPOONER, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts. verso, backmark: ESTABLISHED 1846 / J. C. SPOONER'S / PICTURE PALACE / Foots Block Corner Main & State Sts / SPRINGFIELD, MASS. / Additional Copies from the plate from which / this picture is taken can be had if desired.


Carte de visite photographs; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

Work Type

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




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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).

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Bearded Image of Abraham Lincoln



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