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    Abraham Lincoln 1/6th Plate Ruby Ambrotype. Matthew Brady's flattering 1860 "Cooper Union" portrait of Abraham Lincoln was reproduced in various media and proved an effective campaign tool for the Republican presidential candidate from Illinois. This exceptional Cooper Union ruby ambrotype surfaced in the Henry E. Luhrs Collection and as such has been off the market for half a century. The image's nicely contrasting tonal qualities are enhanced by nearly pristine surfaces. It is a truly magnificent piece of Lincoln memorabilia in better than very fine condition. Housed in a velvet-lined case embossed with geometric designs on both panels. A manufacturer's label on the case under the image carries the name of Boston's William Shew. The case exhibits normal wear and has loose binding, else is very good condition.

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    June, 2006
    7th Wednesday
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