Tintype of Abraham Lincoln, Made from an Earlier Portrait Taken about 1858-1860

Summary

This tintype portrait of Abraham Lincoln was probably copied from a readily-available presidential campaign button for the 1860 Republican Party candidate. The campaign button itself was a copy of an 1858 ambrotype portrait taken by Roderick M. Cole, of Peoria, Illinois. The City Art Gallery of Moawequa, Illinois, may have made this copy tintype to honor President Lincoln during his life time or after his death.

This tintype portrait of Abraham Lincoln was probably copied from a readily-available presidential campaign button for the 1860 Republican Party candidate. The campaign button itself was a copy of an 1858 ambrotype portrait taken by Roderick M. Cole, of Peoria, Illinois. The City Art Gallery of Moawequa, Illinois, may have made this copy tintype to honor President Lincoln during his life time or after his death.

Artifact

Tintype (Print)

Date Made

1860-1870

Subject Date

1858-1860

Creators

City Art Gallery 

Place of Creation

United States, Illinois, Moawequa 

Creator Notes

Tintype made by City Art Gallery of Moawequa, Illinois from an earlier ambrotype. The original photographer is unidentified.

With Liberty & Justice For All
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in With Liberty & Justice for All

Object ID

30.335.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Charles Spangler

Material

Collodion
Iron (Metal)
Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Direct positive processes
Embossing (Technique)
Japanning

Color

Black (Color)
White (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 3.875 in

Width: 2.375 in

Inscriptions

Printed on front beneath image on paper holder: City Art Gallery,/ Moawequa, Ill.

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