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German, Christopher S. (fl. 1858) [Cased daguerreotype of Abraham Lincoln]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07088.01 Author/Creator: German, Christopher S. (fl. 1858) Place Written: s.l. Type: Photographs Date: circa 23 September 1858 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Quarter-plate daguerreotype by Christopher S. German, probably taken from an albumen on or about 23 September 1858. Original leather case with 2 hooks intact. Three-quarter view of Lincoln, beardless and seated, at the time of the Lincoln-Douglas debates. The image, made after an albumen, is reversed. Measurements are for the case. The image is 11 x 8.2 cm.

People: German, Christopher S., fl. 1858.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: President, Election

Sub Era: Age of Jackson Lincoln