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    Abraham Lincoln: Mounted Oval Albumen Photograph. 3.75" x 5" oval albumen affixed to the original 7" x 9" plain mount. Matted and framed, O-16, taken October 4, 1859 by Samuel M. Fassett of Chicago. Mrs. Lincoln pronounced it "the best likeness she had ever seen of her husband." In 1860, the portrait served as a model for prints, ferrotype badges and campaign ribbons. The original negative was destroyed in the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Clear image with good tonality. A halo of discoloration surrounds the portrait, but is hidden by the mat. From the collection of Dr. Michael Krane.

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    September, 2016
    17th Saturday
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