Awesome Pristine 1860 Abraham Lincoln - Hannibal Hamlin Ferrotype Featuring the desired, classic "Cooper Union" Abraham Lincoln portrait, the first photographic image widely used for political campaign purposes. Condition is almost unbelievable: we have never before seen one of these brass frames with such incredible full mint luster, and the ferro portraits are equally superb. For strictest accuracy we note an utterly trivial fine scratch on Hannibal Hamlin's forehead, detectable only when the light hits at a certain angle. Our November 2004 sale featured a similar example with a slightly different pose of Lincoln also taken by Mathew Brady that same day in February 1860 at Cooper Union. That one was also in superb condition and bidders took notice as it sold for over $2,000 including buyer's premium, nearly doubling its pre-sale estimate. As much as we admired that example, this one is perhaps a notch better! Diameter 25 mm.

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    June, 2005
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