Abraham Lincoln, Modern Photograph O-71, albumen toned


Commander in Chief Albumen-toned Photograph


Alexander Gardner August 1863 O-71

This Abraham Lincoln photograph has a very special place in history.

Gardner was slated to open his new studio in Washington, on August 10, 1863. Lincoln had promised to be Gardner’s first sitter. So in order to avoid “Curiosity seekers and other seekers” Lincoln made his way to the new studio on Sunday, August 9.

Notice the fly on Lincoln’s trousers; also, the clarity on the newspaper and the spectacles.

8 x 10, matte finish, rendered with albumen toning.

Our Lincoln photographs are created from a period negative or print.