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    Abraham Lincoln Rare "Beardless" Framed Portrait Circa 1900 Here is an enlarged photograph from an original negative made by Alexander Hesler at a Lincoln sitting in Springfield, Illinois on June 3, 1860. The glass-plate negative is #26 in the Frederick Hill Meserve Lincoln Photographs Collection. The purchase of the negative was originally made by Mr. George B. Ayres which doubtless saved it from destruction in the Chicago fire of 1871, in which the Hesler Gallery had burned. This enlarged portrait shows a thin hairline crack across Lincoln's chest as the original plate was cracked in the mail. This gorgeous 10.5" x 13.5" sepia-toned enlargement is housed in a wonderful period wood frame and carries a bold penciled signature "Armstrong" in the lower right corner. A beautiful and rare portrait, ready to hang in your home or office.

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    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
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