We are offering a modern reprint photograph of Abraham Lincoln as nominee.
Nominated by the Republican Party in Chicago, Lincoln was besieged by photographers when he arrived home to Springfield after the nomination.
This digital photo shows the intensity many saw in Lincoln; the abrupt divide of light and shadow gives strength to his features. A London journalist wrote of Lincoln “An honest, old lawyer with a face half Roman, half Indian, wasted by climate, scarred by life’s struggle.”
Hand-crafted photograph, derived from a period collodion glass plate negative. Printed on acid-free paper.
(Lincoln, Abraham.) William Shaw. Modern Photograph of Abraham Lincoln. O-33; Springfield, IL: circa June 1860. 12″ x 15″