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    Abraham Lincoln: The Legendary George Clark Ambrotype from the 1860 Campaign. Without a doubt the most prized and sought after photographic campaign item from the 1860 campaign! This is a marvelous example and in excellent condition. Each one of these has a slightly different portrait; some have larger heads and barely show the shoulders, while this style, the most appealing to our eye, depicts Lincoln from mid-chest up. It is also beautifully centered, often not the case with these. The sensitive emulsion on the underside of the glass was very prone to flaking or bubbling, and the majority of known examples display such flaws to a greater or lesser degree. This example has a perfect emulsion surface. Original George Clark cardboard insert on verso is complete but lightly soiled. The brass shell frame is holed at the top for suspension, and still has a remnant of the original red, white, and blue ribbon. (They were also made in a pinback version. Some collectors prefer this type because the large pins defaced the George Clark insert).

    Pristine examples have changed hands several times in the $25,000-30,000 range. While the present copy does not quite rise to that level of condition, it is excellent and free of flaws. 52mm x 64mm.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2013
    23rd-24th Saturday-Sunday
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