Portrait of Abraham Lincoln Taken on February 9, 1864

Summary

President Abraham Lincoln made himself readily available to many photographers of the era, leaving a large and varied photo legacy. This photograph is one in a series made on February 9, 1864 by Anthony Berger at Mathew Brady's Washington, D.C. gallery. Starting in the 1860s people exchanged and collected card photographs like this to help them remember family and celebrities.

President Abraham Lincoln made himself readily available to many photographers of the era, leaving a large and varied photo legacy. This photograph is one in a series made on February 9, 1864 by Anthony Berger at Mathew Brady's Washington, D.C. gallery. Starting in the 1860s people exchanged and collected card photographs like this to help them remember family and celebrities.

Artifact

Carte-de-visite (Card photograph)

Subject Date

09 February 1864

Creators

Brady, Mathew B., approximately 1823-1896 

Brady National Photographic Art Gallery (Washington, D.C.) 

Place of Creation

United States, District of Columbia, Washington 

Creator Notes

Photographed by Mathew B. Brady, published by Brady National Photographic Art Gallery, Washington, D.C.

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

66.143.23

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Cardboard
Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Albumen process

Color

Black (Color)
White (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 4.063 in

Width: 2.438 in

Inscriptions

Printed on back: BRADY'S National Portrait Gallery, 625 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C.

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