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photographer photographer photographer


Two small photos [either of engravings or lithographs] on single, embossed mount. One is a portrait of Abraham Lincoln, a variant of a photograph taken by Anthony Berger on 9 February 1864 [Ref: O-91]. The second is a portrait of Mary Todd Lincoln, a variant of a photograph taken by Mathew Brady in 1861 [Ref: ML, O-12].

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. Ostendorf, Lloyd. �The Photographs of Mary Todd Lincoln.� Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society (1908-1984) 61, no. 3 (Autumn,1968): 269-332.


Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date



4 X 2 1/2 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

albumen process


recto, at bottom of card: Alden. [Patent applied for.] Artist verso, at center: Photographed by / A. E. Alden. / 59, 60, 61 and 65 Areade, / PROVIDENCE, R. I. / Negatives preserved. Orders promptly filled.


Carte de visite photographs; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882

Work Type

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




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Related Source

See item # 736.



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).

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Portrait of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln on Embossed Card



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