About This Image

Below in the photo are the words: "Entered according to Act of Congress A.D.1865 by Chs. Magnus in the Clerks Office of the 5th Dist of N.Y." In the shield above it reads "Martyr of Freedom".

For this memorial photographic print, Magnus reproduced a somewhat mysterious early presidential portrait of Lincoln dating from circa March-June 1861. The photographer may have been W. L. Germon; the most famous example was inscribed to Lucy Speed, mother of the president''s close friend Joshua Fry Speed. Ostendorf O-55, pages 88-89.

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President Abraham Lincoln Memorial
Anonymous President Abraham Lincoln Memorial

Price $450

Main Image

Ref.# 11785

Medium Albumen print

Mount on original printed mount

Photo Date 1865  Print Date 1865

Dimensions 7-1/8 x 4-15/16 in. (181 x 125 mm)

Photo Country United States (USA)

Photographer Country United States (USA)


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