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- Overlooked Evidence: Lincoln in Pioneer Chicago
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- Lincoln Letter Fraud on Ebay
- What He Really Thought of Lincoln: The Discovery of an Unpublished Letter by William F. Herndon
- The Sanitary Fair’s Gifts to President Lincoln
- Behind the Scenes At Federal Hall
- In The Marketplace
- LINCOLNPHILE (book reviews)
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- “Lincoln” Hits the Screens
- We Have The War Upon Us: The Onset of the Civil War, November 1860-April 1861
- Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts and Context in the Civil War
- President James Buchanan and the Crisis of National Leadership
- Giant in the Shadows: The Life of Robert T. Lincoln
- Lincoln Legends: Myths, Hoaxes, and Confabulations Associated With Our Greatest President.
- Abraham Lincoln: The Image of His Greatness.
- Act of Justice: Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and the Law of War.
- The Dark Intrigue: The True Story of a Civil War Conspiracy.
- President Lincoln: the Duty of a Statesman.
- Lincoln’s Men: The President and His Private Secretaries.
- The Lincoln’s: Portrait of a Marriage.
- The Madness of Mary Lincoln.
- Lincoln the Inventor.
- Lincoln and New York.
- Letters to the Editor
- Rail Splinters
- Lincoln at the Abolition Ball
- Where East Meets West
- A Prince of a Guy
- Stereo view photographs of Abraham Lincoln statue damaged in 1906 San Francisco earthquake
- Lincoln in Film
- John Wilkes Booth? Probably not.
- Answer to the question “Whatever became of the Gillett collection?”
- What happened to the Gillette Collection?
- This Train is Bound for Glory
- Lincoln Ballots 1834-1864
- In Memoriam: C. Peter Scanlan
- Portrait of Lincoln Legal Associate Unearthed
- Thomas T. Eckert Archive: Telegraphic History of the Civil War
- Beethoven’s medium channels news of Lincoln’s Death by composing “The Funeral March”
- Where is Mary Todd Lincoln’s 1861 Inaugural Ball dress?
- The Meatball does The Sauceman (and The Rail Splitter) proud
- Lincoln “apparently not” a sexist
- Campaign woodcuts in illustrated magazines, symbolism or adornment?
- 1890 Wide-Awake Reunion program
- Baltimore Coin & Currency Convention Highlights
- Suspect Lincoln
- Great Finds!
This daguerreotype looks like Lincoln, but is it Lincoln?
I am a small-time picker and have found a very unusual daguerreotype which I literally found after buying a bunch of things at a small auction. I noticed the hat right off when I found the dag in a small tin inside another tin but, didn’t think much until I read more history of Lincoln, looked at actual pics without his beard like this subject and also learned that if he were photoed at his later stage in life, would have been a daguerreotype. Also, I didn’t know he commonly did not have a beard and his dress like this is more accurate with the skinny tie and turned down collar which he did not wear while younger. Also, he was not as popular during his older stage and civil war of course so what are the chances of someone wanting to impersonate him so much? This is cool either way. I would like your opinion and maybe see if its something that an expert can tell its age more accurate as the “Kaplan” daguerreotype was never completely convincing but I think this looks more like him than that one. Thanks.
January 29, 2012
[Editor: Well, the clothing and accessories look good, but that's about it. This looks more like an ambrotype or a tintype. Lincoln was photographed using the daguerreotype process in the 1846-1858 period, as well as the ambrotype process shortly before running for President. The process used is unimportant when compared with the sad reality that this is not Lincoln. He lacks the trademark mole, the eyebrows are wrong, the hair is wrong, the facial contours incorrect, the mouth and chin area too sallow. But, don't get discouraged. Continue looking and you may yet find that proverbial pot of gold.]
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