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    Clara Barton Presentation Cabinet Card Photograph to "Mr. & Mrs. Lincoln". Approximately 4.25" x 6.5" with an E. J. Betts, Artistic Photographer, Dansville, New York studio mark on the verso. Boldly signed "Clara Barton" beneath the image and with a long inscription on the verso which reads, in full: "Will my esteemed and / treasured friends Mr. & Mrs. Lincoln / accept this shadowy proof of the affectionate regards of / Clara Barton / Washington, D.C. / June 1886". Beneath the inscription in an unknown hand is written: "Given me by Mrs. Lincoln". Presumably presented to Robert Todd Lincoln and his wife Mary. A fine image of the founder and first President of the American Red Cross, her dress festooned with various medals including the Prussian Iron Cross and various other foreign awards. Moderate toning, mainly along the edges of the mount, otherwise a clear image in excellent condition.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2014
    7th Saturday
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