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Abraham Lincoln, vignette [ambrotype], Burleigh [cabinet card]. 1858 ca.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0637 Author/Creator: Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Photograph Date: 1858 ca. Pagination: 1 photograph 16.5 x 10.8 cm

Summary of Content: Inscription on verso: "For Payces copied from ambrotype made at Pittsfield Ills 1858." Vignette portrait from 1858 ambryotype. Printed below image: "Burleigh Main St. Jerseyville, Ills."


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: PresidentPhotography

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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