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(PRINTS--PRESIDENTIAL.) Prang, Louis, lithographer. Very early presidential portrait, making a guess at the new whiskers. Lithograph, 11 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, captioned simply "Abraham Lincoln"; minor toning, 1-inch repaired tear in margin, mount remnants on verso. Boston: L. Prang & Co., 
Second of three states. Prang's first publication of this lithograph was issued during the 1860 campaign, based on Hesler's 1857 beardless photograph, but imagining that Lincoln had made at least a cursory effort to comb his hair. This second state was apparently issued shortly after the election in response to the news that Lincoln had grown whiskers--but without any accurate report on what those whiskers actually looked like. The fictional muttonchops presented here are actually quite dashing. Prang later issued a third state with a full beard, though a somewhat fuller one than Lincoln ever actually wore. Lincoln Image, page 74.
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