Abraham & Mary Lincoln, Tintypes of each

$1,450.00

A Unique Handmade Abraham & Mary Pairing

Description

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. 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.

Though a couple of rust spots appear on the front, the images remain clear and unblemished.  

(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.