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designer engraver publsher photographer


Engraved bust portrait of Abraham Lincoln based on a photograph from Brady's National Portrait Gallery taken by Anthony Berger on 9 February 1864. In the portrait, Lincoln is seated with his body turned slightly to his proper left. Surrounding his portrait is a decorative border designed by William Momberger that features several vignette images. This portrait was originally published in 1864, but was rereleased in 1865 to pay tribute to the martyred President.

Description Source

Hamilton, Charles and Lloyd Ostendorf, eds. Lincoln in Photographs: An Album of Every Known Pose. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma, 1963; Page: 176.


Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date



10 3/4 X 8 3/4 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

paper (fiber product); engraving (printing process)


recto, below image: BORDER DESIGNED BY W. MOMBERGER. / Entered according to act of Congress A.D. 1864 by J. C. Buttre, in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the Southern District of New York. / ENGRAVED AND PUBLISHED BY J. C. BURRTRE, 48 FRANKLIN ST. NEW YORK. / PHOTOGRAPH BY M. B. BRADY. / A. Lincoln [facsimile signature] / ABRAHAM LINCOLN. / PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. / ASSASSINATED APRIL 14TH 1865.


Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

Work Type

engravings (prints)




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Related Source

Located in album, item # 2242.31.



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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).

Contact Information

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Abraham Lincoln. President of the United States. Assassinated April 14, 1865.



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