Sep 27, 2018 - Sale 2486

Sale 2486 - Lot 70

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(PHOTOGRAPHY.) The Martyr of Freedom, A. Lincoln, Sixteenth President of the United States. Albumen photograph, 7 1/4 x 5 inches, captioned in image, on original plain mount; minor wear, mount unevenly cropped. New York: Charles Magnus, 1865

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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.