Abraham & Mary Lincoln, Tintypes of each


A Unique Handmade Abraham & Mary Pairing


A unique, handmade composite tintype of Abraham and Mary Lincoln. This artifact was produced by taking an unused cdv backing and carefully cutting two ovals which house each of the tintypes.  A handsome drawing of a clasp carte-de-visite album was drawn around the images making for a most pleasing and unusual presentation. Though a couple of rust spots appear on the front, the images remain clear and unblemished.  Tintypes of Mary are especially rare. An ink inscription on the reverse states, “Property of George H. Littlefield M.D. Neponset Mass.”Dr. Littlefield received the MOH for his service as corporal at Fort Fisher.

(Lincoln Photograph:  Mary and Abraham together)  Two Period Tintypes of Abraham Lincoln (O-91) and Mary Lincoln.  Abraham’s bust image, reversed, was taken by Anthony Berger at Brady’s Washington gallery on 9 February 1864; Mary’s vignetted image (ML, O-7) is quite scarce, taken either by Wm. Mumler or the New York Photographic Company about 1861.