Portrait of Abraham Lincoln, 1863

Summary

President Abraham Lincoln made himself readily available to many photographers of the era, leaving a large and varied photo legacy. This photolithograph copy made in the early twentieth century, beautifully reproduces the original photo made by Alexander Gardner in his Washington D.C. studio on Sunday, November 8, 1863. This close-up view of Lincoln's head and shoulders is considered by many to be the greatest portrait of President Lincoln.

President Abraham Lincoln made himself readily available to many photographers of the era, leaving a large and varied photo legacy. This photolithograph copy made in the early twentieth century, beautifully reproduces the original photo made by Alexander Gardner in his Washington D.C. studio on Sunday, November 8, 1863. This close-up view of Lincoln's head and shoulders is considered by many to be the greatest portrait of President Lincoln.

Artifact

Photolithograph

Date Made

1910-1930

Subject Date

1863

Creators

Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882 

Place of Creation

United States, District of Columbia, Washington 

Creator Notes

Photolithograph made 1910-1930 from an 1863 photograph by Alexander Gardner, Washington, D.C.

Collection Title

Print Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

36.612.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Ink

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 16.75 in

Width: 10.75 in

Inscriptions

Handwritten on back in ink: Abraham Lincoln by Gardener [sic]

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