Abraham Lincoln Signed Note, Matted with Photograph
Produced Just One Day Apart!
Abraham Lincoln Signed Note With Photo Letter and Photograph, matted and ready to frame. Photograph is a later copy of a photo made by Christopher German, Springfield, 12 January, 1861, O-41.
The photograph was made “From original negative owned by H. W. Fay / Custodian Lincoln Tomb.” Herbert Welles Fay also inscribes it “To S. M. Veail at Lincoln Tomb Nov. 19, 1904” – the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address.
Fay had owned German’s negative. The photo is especially clear with good tonality. The eyes are exceptionally distinct, as are his cheekbone, beard, and coat.
Lincoln boldly and clearly signs his characteristic signature. The letter, with just a few foxing spots, has its usual fold lines above and below the writing. An exciting combination!
Lincoln, Abraham (16th President) Manuscript Note, signed “A. Lincoln.” Springfield: 12 January 1861. 8vo.; 1p. Matted with a photograph (4.5 x 6.5 inches) of Lincoln with his new beard by Christopher German of Springfield – taken the day after this note was written! John Nicolay pens a note to a J. P. Scrymser, “Dear Sir / Herewith I send you my autograph which you request / Yours Truly.”