Abraham Lincoln, Albumen Photograph O-26 by Alexander Hesler
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This Abraham Lincoln oval bust photograph, O-26 was taken on June 3, 1860, by Alexander Hesler.
Perhaps the finest tonality and clarity we’ve seen in this photograph, of which we’ve handled many.
We especially like this print as it shows the emulsion around the perimeter.
A fine impression of Lincoln, with “#1” pencilled on verso with minor edge browning.
Hesler, Alexander. Albumen Photograph of Abraham Lincoln. Off original collodion glass plate negative. [O-26] Designation in ink on verso: “Copyright / Geo. G. Ayers / Phila.” 6-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches.