Lincoln & Hamlin: Largest of Four Sizes of the "Donut" Style Ferrotype. So-called for their bulbous hollow brass shell frame. Originally, these were lightly silvered, but in most cases, as with the present example, the silvering is gone. These come with two different Lincoln poses and this is the much-preferred Cooper Union image by Brady. Condition is excellent overall. The Lincoln ferro is just very slightly dark, as the vast majority of these seem to be. But in that regard, we would consider it above average. There are two very trivial blemishes in the field, one by Lincoln's left ear and one on the edge at 2 o'clock. The Lincoln photo itself is in great condition. The Hamlin side is very bright with scattered minor surface blemishes, with a more prominent one on his forehead. All in all, a very decent example of this sought-after type. Diameter 45 mm.

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    August, 2008
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