April 17, 2007

Abraham Lincoln - June 1860 - Springfield

27. Taken by Alexander Hesler in Springfield, IL on June 3, 1860. Two weeks after Lincoln's nomination, Hesler traveled from Chicago to Springfield to take this series of four photographs (see #28-30). Lincoln, a notoriously sloppy dresser, got "dressed up" for this sitting. When Mary Lincoln saw this photo she was amazed at the likeness and exclaimed, "Yes, that is Mr. Lincoln. It is exactly like him."

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