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  • “Abraham Lincoln and Tad Reading” / SOLD

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    “Abraham Lincoln and Tad Reading” - Inventory Number: POL 142 / SOLD

    Lincoln and Tad study a Brady album in this photograph by Anthony Berger, Brady's gallery, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, February 9, 1864. One of the most popular Lincoln portraits, this is the only close-up of him wearing spectacles. It was issued in huge quantities in many variations, with and without Brady's permission." "The retouched scene changed the album into a family Bible."

    On archival board, board measures 11 inches x 14 inches, photograph measures 7 inches x 8 inches.

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    Inventory Number: POL 142 / SOLD