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    Abraham Lincoln Carte de Visite. Listed as #O-71b. This picture was taken on August 9, 1863 in the new gallery of Alexander Gardner. Lincoln agreed to be Gardner's first sitter, and he posed for this shot the Sunday before his new gallery opened. An interesting, almost smirking Lincoln is shown seated holding his glasses in one hand and a newspaper in the other. This is not one of the more commonly seen CDVs of Lincoln, but in this cataloger's opinion, it is one that shows a rather vibrant side of the president. So often his photographs are drowning in melancholy and far away glances. This one, however, feels alive and almost happy. Bears the Gardner imprint on the verso. In very fine condition; light soiling on the emulsion; mounting traces on verso; pencil notations on verso; double lined gilt border; square corners.

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2007
    26th-27th Monday-Tuesday
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