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    CABINET CARD OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN AND HIS CABINET, 1865. Wonderful and scarce, original 1865 cabinet card, a photograph of a calligraphic work of art featuring the signatures of Abraham Lincoln and the members of his cabinet. This interesting photo measures approx. 6.5" x 8". The image is a photograph of a fantastic calligraphic construct with a large eagle at the top perched on a shield with crossed American flags in the background. Below the eagle is a central, oval "frame" containing the signature of Abraham Lincoln. Surrounding this central oval are individual oval areas containing the signatures of the members of Lincoln's Cabinet - Edwin Stanton, William Seward, William Fessenden, Edward Bates, William Dennison, Gideon Wells, and James P. Usher. There is also a copyright notice dated 1865 by Edwin P. Hill (likely the photographer). Please note - this is a photograph of the signatures and the photo is not actually hand-signed by Abraham Lincoln or the members of his cabinet.

    Provenance: Al. Emmett Fostell Collection

    Condition: Very fine.


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2007
    1st Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 15
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