Abraham Lincoln, Modern Photograph, O-77, albumen toned


The Gettysburg Lincoln, New Smaller Format!


Abraham Lincoln Modern Photograph of O-77, commonly referred to as The Gettysburg Lincoln.  We have offered this photograph for many years, however this is a brand new format for this print.

This photograph was taken on 8 November 1863, eleven days before The Gettysburg Address.

This photo occupies an important place in art history. In 1863, artist and sculptor Sarah Fisher Ames commissioned Gardner to make this portrait of Lincoln so she could work from it to create a bust of Lincoln. Prior to photography, subjects would have to sit for days, often making several visits to the studio over months in order for an accurate artistic rendering.

It is ironic that a photo produced strictly for “working purposes” would eventually become one of the most recognizable images of Abraham Lincoln.

The Sarah Fischer Ames sculpture produced with the help of this photograph was acquired by the United States in 1868; it resides in the U. S. Senate building. It has stunning clarity and emotional impact seldom seen in any Lincoln photograph.

Modern digital print, made from an inter-negative. That inter-negative is taken from the Original Glass Negative.

Lincoln, Abraham. Modern albumen-toned print of O-77. Photograph 3 3/4″ x 4 3/4″, printed on 8 1/2″ x 11″.