LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. 1809-1865. HESLER, ALEXANDER. Albumen print photograph mounted on board, 8 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches, printed by George B. Ayers c.1881,
Lot 194
LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. 1809-1865.
HESLER, ALEXANDER.
Albumen print photograph mounted on board, 8 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches, printed by George B. Ayers c.1881,
Sold for US$ 875 inc. premium

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LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. 1809-1865.
HESLER, ALEXANDER. Albumen print photograph mounted on board, 8 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches, printed by George B. Ayers c.1881, being a head and shoulders portrait, matted and framed, some spots, loss of one corner, taped to matte.

A striking portrait taken June 3, 1860 in Springfield, Illinois of the recently nominated Republican Presidential candidate. George B. Ayers took possession of the original plates when he bought the Hesler gallery after the Civil War. He decided to make prints from them in 1881. The plates cracked in the mail in 1933 and were subsequently presented to the Smithsonian Institution after the post office paid the claim. Ostendorf O-26.
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