CDV of Abraham Lincoln, First Photograph as President - Inventory Number: POL 250
Carte de visite based on what is considered to be the first photographic image of the new president. It is not known where or by whom this portrait was taken; the few known examples carry imprints of several different photographers: C.D Fredericks & Co. of New York; W.L. Germon and James E. McLees, both of Philadelphia. In good condition with sharp contrast. The bottom of the card bears the makers name “J.O. MERRELL, Clark’s Block, Rutland, Vt.”
Comes housed in a 6 x 8 inch display case with black velvet backing and descriptive card.
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