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F.W. Ingmire, Photographic Artist The Lincoln (Fido Lincoln) family dog

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.02.0067 Author/Creator: F.W. Ingmire, Photographic Artist Place Written: Springfield, IL Type: Photograph Date: 1861 ca. Pagination: 1 carte de visite 9.6 x 6 cm

Summary of Content: Graphite inscription on verso "Lincoln's Favorite Dog." Photographers imprint on verso: "F.W. Ingmire, Photographic Artist, City Gallery, West Side of Public Square, Springfield, Ill." Cancelled orange two-cent tax stamp on verso.


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: PresidentPets

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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