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Abraham Lincoln 1860

  • Object type: Photo
  • Formal Title: Abraham Lincoln
  • Creator: Mathew Brady
  • Date Created: 1860
  • Origin: Mathew Brady Studio
  • Current Location: Smithsonian, Washington, DC

Mathew Brady sensed the import of photography as a tool for historical record.

This shot of presidential hopeful Abraham Lincoln was used by the latter to great avail.

Lincoln later grew his beard but at the time of this image., he was just a lawyer hoping to be Republican president ... and put his anti-slavery perspective to a national vote, which he won.

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