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Price Realized: $2,375 With Buyer's Premium Show Hammer Price
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Sale 2486 Lot 57
(PHOTOGRAPHY.) [Alschuler, Samuel G.; photographer.] Cabinet card of a very early Lincoln ambrotype. Albumen photograph, 5 1/2 x 4 inches, on original mount with caption in negative, copyright notice on recto, and A.R. Campbell backstamp on verso; very faint crease in lower left corner, early owners' inked stamps scraped off from verso. Beatrice, NE, 1885 (from an 1858 original)
Estimate $500 - 750
Alschuler's 25 April 1858 ambrotype, taken in Urbana, IL, was just the fourth known photograph ever taken of Lincoln--and one of just 5 taken before the 16 June 1858 "House Divided" speech and Senate nomination which put him in the national spotlight. In it, Lincoln wears a velvet-collared coat which he borrowed from the photographer. The original ambrotype was purchased by Lincoln admirer W.H. Somers, who had it copyrighted and distributed in the present form. Ostendorf O-4 and pages 10-11.Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $2,375