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Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Portrait of Abraham Lincoln by Alexander Gardner [later print] [O-77 detail]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00245 Author/Creator: Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Place Written: [Washington; Chicago?] Type: Photographs Date: November 1863, 1910 ca. Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Detail of Alexander Gardner's famous November 8, 1863 portrait, reprinted about 1910 by Jason Rice. Ostendorf O-77 Head detail (p. 145). Labelled "no. 36." Accompanied by a photograph of Jason Rice's attestation of authenticity (in collateral file).

People: Lincon, Abraham, 1809-1865.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: President Civil War

Sub Era: The American Civil War