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    Abraham Lincoln: Large Photograph By George Ayres from the Original Negative. Stunning 20" x 26" albumen photograph by George Ayres. On the verso is Ayres name and a copyright date of 1897. Listed in Lincoln in Photographs as O-26, and taken by Hesler on June 3, 1860. Ayres purchased Alexander Hesler's original negatives from the Chicago photographer shortly after the Civil War. In 1881 he started printing images from the original negatives, this being one of those images. In 1933 the original negatives were broken when being shipped through the U. S. Mail to Washington, D. C. More often than not the images made are in the 7" x 9" size range. Rarely, if ever, do large examples such as this appear on the market. The image has some edge wear and a few scratches, but in overall fine condition.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2021
    25th-26th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 17
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