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Lot 9030
HESLER, ALEXANDER.

Sold for US$ 4,406 inc. premium

Lincoln sale

23 Nov 2004, 10:00 PST

Los Angeles

HESLER, ALEXANDER.
Photograph, Platinum print, 8 1/4 by 10 3/8 inches, mounted on board, being a head and torso portrait of Lincoln, some stray marks, light wear to mount, else fine.

Lincoln said of this portrait taken by Alexander Hesler on June 3, 1860 in Springfield: "That looks better and expresses better than any I have ever seen; if it pleases the people I am satisfied." This handsome print was made by G.B. Ayres some time around 1881. O-27.
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