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    Sale 2486 | Lot 67
    Price Realized: $281With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2486 Lot 67

      (PHOTOGRAPHY.) Spooner, J.C.; artist and photographer. Large early photograph of a Lincoln painting. Albumen photograph, 16 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches, signed by the artist in the negative, with Lincoln's facsimile signature below; corners cropped, moderate soiling and foxing, minor dampstaining, ink and wash portrait of unidentified woman laid down over the entirety of verso. Massachusetts, 1865

      Estimate $400 - 600

      Spooner apparently based his painting on Christopher German's January 1861 photograph of Lincoln (Ostendorf O-41), thickening Lincoln's beard a bit and softening his features. He marketed photographs of his work in various sizes including cartes-de-visite.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $281