Photo: Abraham Lincoln, presidential candidate, Alexander Hesler, Civil War, Ill
Photo: Abraham Lincoln, presidential candidate, Alexander Hesler, Civil War, Ill

Photo: Abraham Lincoln, presidential candidate, Alexander Hesler, Civil War, Ill

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Photograph Description: Abraham Lincoln, presidential candidate, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right Creator(s): Hesler, Alexander, 1823-1895, photographer Related Names: Ayres, George B. , copyright claimant Date Created Published: c1894 from a photograph taken June 3, 1860 Summary: Photo shows Lincoln in a print made from a negative taken by Alexander Hesler, Springfield, Illinois, June 3, 1860. Lincoln said of this portrait: 'That looks better and expresses me better than any I have ever seen; if it pleases the people I am satisfied.' (Source: Ostendorf, p. 47) 'The original plates were retained by George B. Ayres when he bought and sold the Hesler gallery right after the Civil War. In 1881, Ayres made some fine prints directly from the plates, at the same time producing a duplicate set of. In 1933, the original plates were cracked in the mail. The post office paid the claim and presented the broken negatives to the Smithsonian Institution. The duplicate plates are now owned by the Chicago Historical Society. (Source: Ostendorf, p. 49) Notes:. Copyright George B. Ayres, May 17, 1898. Ostendorf, no. 27 Meserve, no. 25 Published in: Lincoln's photographs: a complete album by Lloyd Ostendorf. Dayton, OH: Rockywood Press, 1998, p. 47. Subjects: Lincoln, Abraham,--1809-1865 Albumen prints--1890-1900. Portrait photographs--1860-1870--Reproductions.