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The carte de visite depicts two men, John Hanks and Dennis Hanks, standing outside of "The Old Cabin," Lincoln's first home in Illinois.
Hamilton, Charles and Lloyd Ostendorf, eds. Lincoln in Photographs: An Album of Every Known Pose. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma, 1963; Page: 317.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
4 X 2 7/16 inches
Materials and Techniques Display
albumen print on paper card
recto: Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1865 by J. L. Campbell, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Northern District of Illinois. verso, handwritten in pencil: 33 verso, printed: THE OLD CABIN. / Mr. Lincoln's first Home in Illinois. / MR. JOHN HANKS, who appears in a hunting coat, assisted MR. LINCOLN in constructing / the cabin, 35 years ago. verso, maker's mark: CRATER'S / UNION / PHOTOGRAPHIC / GALLERY / 55 CLARK ST. CHICAGO verso, printed: MR. DENNIS F. HANKS, who also appears in / front of the Cabin, gave Mr. LINCOLN his first / lessons in writing, 45 years ago. MR. HANKS / is now about 68 years old.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Family; Log cabins
carte-de-visite (card photograph)
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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