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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.
Hamilton, Charles and Lloyd Ostendorf, eds. Lincoln in Photographs: An Album of Every Known Pose. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma, 1963; Page: 99.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
3 5/8 X 2 3/8 inches
Materials and Techniques Display
albumen print on paper card
verso: Published by / E. ANTHONY / 501 Broadway / New York / From / PHOTOGRAPHIC NEGATIVE / BRADY'S / National Portrait Gallery
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
carte-de-visite (card photograph)
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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