Abraham Lincoln, Carte de Visite of the Lincoln Home in Springfield, IL
Great Clarity and Contrast!
Albumen carte de visite of the Lincoln home in Springfield, IL; on unmarked mount bearing only a printed caption on verso, “The late residence of President Lincoln…”
Taken in the summer of 1860 by John A. Whipple of Boston (O-38); a companion version by Whipple has Tad sitting atop the fence. (O-39). The corner of the outhouse is visible behind the house at the right. The children in the foreground are unidentified, while the wagon rut-lines are clearly visible in the dirt street with a walking-plank crosses the street.
One of the nicest we’ve had: the excellent, above-average tonality and contrast give it a great clarity.
An uncommon, “informal” Lincoln photo.
Lincoln, Abraham. (Lincoln Home) Carte-de-visite photograph of Abraham Lincoln and sons posing on the terrace of his house in Springfield, Illinois. Shot from across the street, the image shows a side-view of Lincoln standing on the terrace with son, Willie, who looks straight into the camera; Tad is barely visible, peeking out from behind the corner fencepost.