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President Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United StatesCreated by: PICRYLDated: 2016
[Abraham Lincoln, head-and-shoulders portrait, traditionally called "last photograph of Lincoln from life"]
Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War—its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. He preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.
"I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends."
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[Abraham Lincoln, three-quarter length portrait, seated and holding his spectacles and pencil (retouched to stand out)]
New Salem, home of Abraham Lincoln 1831 to 1837.

New Salem, home of Abraham Lincoln 1831 to 1837.

Perspective map not drawn to scale. Bird's-eye-view. "Adopted as authentic by Old Salem Chautauqua Association, 1909." LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.), 176 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as... More

A 100th anniversary map of Abraham Lincoln's visit to Massachusetts, September 11-23, 1848.
[Abraham Lincoln while campaigning for the U.S. Senate, taken in Chicago, Illinois

[Abraham Lincoln while campaigning for the U.S. Senate, taken in Chica...

Title devised by Library staff. Original photograph: The original daguerreotype is at the Chicago Historical Society. Ostendorf, no. 6 Meserve, no. 3 Published in: Lincoln's photographs: a complete album / by L... More

[Abraham Lincoln: Immediately prior to Senate nomination, Chicago, Illinois]

[Abraham Lincoln: Immediately prior to Senate nomination, Chicago, Ill...

Abraham Lincoln, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right. Ostendorf, no. 2 Meserve, no. 6 Published in: Lincoln's photographs: a complete album / by Lloyd Ostendorf. Dayton, OH: Rockywood Press, 1998, p. 6-7.

[Abraham Lincoln, immediately prior to Senate nomination, Chicago, Illinois]

[Abraham Lincoln, immediately prior to Senate nomination, Chicago, Ill...

Abraham Lincoln, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right. According to Ostendorf, this portrait by Hessler was copied during Lincoln's campaign and further distributed. Ostendorf, no. 2 (variation) Meserve, n... More

[Abraham Lincoln while a traveling lawyer, taken in Danville, Illinois

[Abraham Lincoln while a traveling lawyer, taken in Danville, Illinois

Illus. in: The Photographs of Abraham Lincoln / Frederick Hill Meserve. New York, Privately printed, 1911, p. 43. Original photograph: The original ambrotype is at the Illinois State Historical Library. Ostendo... More

[Abraham Lincoln, half-length portrait, facing left]

[Abraham Lincoln, half-length portrait, facing left]

Photo shows Abraham Lincoln in an image that was widely reproduced on presidential campaign ribbins in 1860. Lincoln reportedly liked the photograph and often signed prints for admirers. (Source: Ostendorf, p. ... More

[Abraham Lincoln, half-length portrait, facing right]

[Abraham Lincoln, half-length portrait, facing right]

Photo shows Abraham Lincoln in an image that was widely reproduced on presidential campaign ribbins in 1860. Lincoln reportedly liked the photograph and often signed prints for admirers. (Source: Ostendorf, p. ... More

[Abraham Lincoln, half-length portrait, facing right]

[Abraham Lincoln, half-length portrait, facing right]

Photo shows Abraham Lincoln in an image that was widely reproduced on presidential campaign ribbons in 1860. Lincoln reportedly liked the photograph and often signed prints for admirers. (Source: Ostendorf, p. ... More

[Abraham Lincoln, half-length portrait, facing right]

[Abraham Lincoln, half-length portrait, facing right]

Photo shows Abraham Lincoln in an image that was widely reproduced on presidential campaign ribbons in 1860. Lincoln reportedly liked the photograph and often signed prints for admirers. (Source: Ostendorf, p. ... More

[Sartain portrait of Mary Todd Lincoln]
Abraham Lincoln. The martyr President, Assassinated April 14, 1865, [Currier & Ives portrait].
Republican ticket. For President, Abraham Lincoln, For Vice-President, Hannibal Hamlin. [Ohio campaign ticket]
[Abraham Lincoln, half-length portrait, looking right]

[Abraham Lincoln, half-length portrait, looking right]

Title devised by Library staff. Date from: Looking for Lincoln: the making of an American icon / Philip B. Kunhardt, III. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008, p. 465. Ostendorf, no. 18 Meserve, no. 110 Published in... More

Hon. Abraham Lincoln: "our next president"
[Zorn & Co. portrait of President Lincoln]
Hon. Abraham Lincoln: Republican candidate for sixteenth president of the United States
[Bust portrait of Abraham Lincoln and title page]

[Bust portrait of Abraham Lincoln and title page]

Illus. in: The Life, Speeches, and Public Services of Abram Lincoln, Together with a Sketch of the Life of Hannibal Hamlin, N.Y., Rudd & Carleton, 1860, frontis, and title page. No file print. This record conta... More

Hon. Abraham Lincoln,. American Civil War 1861-1865.

Hon. Abraham Lincoln,. American Civil War 1861-1865.

Print showing Abraham Lincoln, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right.

Lithograph of Abraham Lincoln on horseback within a border of furled U. S. flag and symbolic illustrations. "After a little while."
Republikanische platform und candidaten für Präsident der Ver. Staaten: Abraham Lincoln, von Illinois. Für Vice Präsident: Hannibal Hamlin, von Maine ... [n. p. 1860].

Republikanische platform und candidaten für Präsident der Ver. Staaten...

1397 F 7 21 Mr. 47.; Rec. 3-25-47.; $20.00.; On verso: 1347F7 21 Nov 47. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as facsimile page images. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 234, Folder 2b.

[Illinois election ticket]. For president. Abraham Lincoln. Vice President. Hannibal Hamlin.
[Biegmann portrait of Lincoln and his family.]
[Abraham Lincoln, full-length portrait, standing]

[Abraham Lincoln, full-length portrait, standing]

The Library's photo was found in the collection of sculptor Henry Kirke Brown. (Source: Ostendorf, p. 17.) Title devised by Library staff. Date from: Looking for Lincoln: the making of an American icon / Philip... More

[Abraham Lincoln, candidate for U.S. president, half-length portrait, looking right, May 20,1860]

[Abraham Lincoln, candidate for U.S. president, half-length portrait, ...

Photo shows presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois, two days after he won his party's nomination. (Source: Ostendorf, p. 42-3.) Title devised by Library staff Previously attributed to W... More

[Abraham Lincoln, head-and-shoulders portrait. Copy of photo by Joseph Hill]

[Abraham Lincoln, head-and-shoulders portrait. Copy of photo by Joseph...

Copy of a daguerreotype? "Because it was discarded in a woodshed, this faded photograph by Joseph Hill, Springfield, June 1860, escaped a blaze which destroyed all the photographs and negatives in Hill's galler... More

[Janke & Simon portrait of Lincoln.]. American Civil War 1861-1865.
[Abraham Lincoln, oval, unbearded, facing slightly right, with oval bust of Hannibal Hamlin, facing slightly left]

[Abraham Lincoln, oval, unbearded, facing slightly right, with oval bu...

See LCQJ Oct. 1970. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

[Abraham Lincoln, bust portrait, facing left; first photo to show his beard]

[Abraham Lincoln, bust portrait, facing left; first photo to show his ...

This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Ostendorf, no. 40 Meserve, no. 33 Published in: Lincoln's photographs: a complete album / by Lloyd Ostendorf. Dayton, OH: Rockywood Press, 1998, p. 67.

Emile Lassalle - [Lassalle portrait of Lincoln]. American Civil War 1861-1865.

Emile Lassalle - [Lassalle portrait of Lincoln]. American Civil War 18...

Facsimile of Lincoln's signature at bottom of portrait. Signed on stone: Emile Lassalle.

[Abraham Lincoln, candidate for U.S. president, before delivering his Cooper Union address, New York, N.Y., on Feb. 27, 1860]

[Abraham Lincoln, candidate for U.S. president, before delivering his ...

Title devised by Library staff. Ostendorf, no. 17 (variant) Meserve, no. 19 or no. 20 (detail) Published in: Lincoln's photographs: a complete album / by Lloyd Ostendorf. Dayton, OH: Rockywood Press, 1998, p. 385.

A prayer to be said by all good citizens on the day of fasting & prayer, ordered by Abraham Lincoln. The prayer .... [n. p.] [186-].

A prayer to be said by all good citizens on the day of fasting & praye...

On verso: 589729 Mar. 19 '40 Rare Bk Rm. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 236, Folder 40.

Letters of acceptance from Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin, indorsing the platform.
[Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth President of the United States based on a Brady photograph.]
[Kellogg printers portrait of Lincoln.]. American Civil War 1861-1865.
[Lincoln portrait possibly based on Meserve 22.]

[Lincoln portrait possibly based on Meserve 22.]

Based on a photograph of the ambrotype made by William Church in Springfield on May 20, 1860. This portrait had no wide circulation, as they were made for Mr. J. Brown of Philadelphia, who used them in painting... More

[Kellogg portrait of Lincoln.]. American Civil War 1861-1865.
[Hesler portrait of Lincoln.]. American Civil War 1861-1865.

[Hesler portrait of Lincoln.]. American Civil War 1861-1865.

Meserve no. 26. A photograph by Hesler of Chicago, made in Springfield, Illinois on June 3, 1860. Mr. Truman H. Bartlett stated that this after Mr. Hesler's death in 1865 were bought by Mr. George B Ayres, who ... More

[Abraham Lincoln: President-elect]. American Civil War 1861-1865.

[Abraham Lincoln: President-elect]. American Civil War 1861-1865.

Abraham Lincoln, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left. Ostendorf, no. 40 Meserve, no. 33 Published in: Lincoln's photographs: a complete album / by Lloyd Ostendorf. Dayton, OH: Rockywood Press, 1998, p. 67.

Hon. Abraham Lincoln: of Illinois, national Republican candidate for sixteenth president of the United States
[Abraham Lincoln, candidate for U.S. president, half-length portrait, looking left, May 20,1860]

[Abraham Lincoln, candidate for U.S. president, half-length portrait, ...

Photo shows presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois, two days after he won his party's nomination. (Source: Ostendorf, p. 42.) The Library's print is a copy of an ambrotype. As a result,... More

[Johnson portrait of Lincoln based on Hesler photograph.]

[Johnson portrait of Lincoln based on Hesler photograph.]

Based on Meserve no. 26. A photograph by Alexander Hesler made in Springfield on June 3, 1860. Mr. Truman Bartlett stated that this portrait after Mr. Hesler's death in 1865 were bought by Mr. George B. Ayres, ... More

[Abraham Lincoln, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front]

[Abraham Lincoln, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front]

The Library's print is a copy of an ambrotype by T. Painter Pearson, Macomb, Illinois. This print is reversed from the ambrotype. Ostendorf, no. 8 (variant) Meserve, no. 11 Published in: Lincoln's photographs: ... More

Abraham Lincoln and his son Thad

Abraham Lincoln and his son Thad

Abraham Lincoln and his son Thad looking at album.

[Rocca portrait of Lincoln]. American Civil War 1861-1865.

[Rocca portrait of Lincoln]. American Civil War 1861-1865.

Lincoln's facsimile signature at bottom of portrait.

[Hagelberg portrait of Abraham Lincoln]. American Civil War 1861-1865.
[Berger portrait of Lincoln.]. American Civil War 1861-1865.
Abraham Lincoln from a portrait taken from life by Charles A. Barry, Springfield, Illinois, June 1860 / on stone by J.E. Baker ; J.H. Bufford's Lith. 313 Washington St. Boston.

Abraham Lincoln from a portrait taken from life by Charles A. Barry, S...

Print showing Abraham Lincoln, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right. Title from item. Caption continues: Mr. Barry's portrait of "Honest Abe" is a correct and striking likeness. Signed, John Wood, Govr. of... More

[Kellenberger portrait of Lincoln.]. American Civil War 1861-1865.
[Abraham Lincoln, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right. Copy of the print by Thomas Doney]

[Abraham Lincoln, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right. Copy of t...

A copy photograph probably made from the 1860 mezzotint by Thomas Doney, which was based on a photo taken in 1857 by Alexander Hesler. "A likeness based on Hesler's photograph is Thomas Doney's mezzotint, first... More

Hon. Abraham Lincoln, born in Kentucky, February 12, 1809 / photographed by Brady.

Hon. Abraham Lincoln, born in Kentucky, February 12, 1809 / photograph...

Abraham Lincoln, half-length portrait, standing, facing slightly left. Wood engraving after photograph by Brady. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 4, (1860 Nov. 10), p. 705.

[Rosenthal portrait of Lincoln.]. American Civil War 1861-1865.

[Rosenthal portrait of Lincoln.]. American Civil War 1861-1865.

Colored shield and flag on oval border. Based on Meserve no 42, (Washington, 1861)/

[Lincoln portrait engraved by E. G. Williams & Bro. based on a Brady photograph.]

[Lincoln portrait engraved by E. G. Williams & Bro. based on a Brady p...

(Based on Meserve no. 75? A photograph by Matthew B. Brady in Washington, believed to have been made in 1863.) Penciled on back. Gift of Gladys Tallman. 10/23/64.

Republican ticket. For President, Abraham Lincoln, of Illinois. For Vice President, Hannibal Hamlin, of Maine. [Ohio Campaign ticket]
[Engraved portrait of Lincoln possibly based on a daguerreotype created around 1864.]
State of North Carolina. A proclamation, by John W. Ellis. Governor of North Carolina Whereas: By proclamation of Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, followed by a requisition of Simon Cameron, Secretary of War, I am informed that t

State of North Carolina. A proclamation, by John W. Ellis. Governor of...

Proclamation. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 135, Folder 12.

[Schlecht portrait of Lincoln.]. American Civil War 1861-1865.
[Portrait of Lincoln facing right.]. American Civil War 1861-1865.
[Brady photographs of Abraham Lincoln and Joseph Hooker.]

[Brady photographs of Abraham Lincoln and Joseph Hooker.]

From Left to right. Joseph Hooker. Enlarged directly from the small glass negative by M. B. Brady in the Meserve Collection. Abraham Lincoln, Meserve no. 73; probably 1864 in Washington, D. C., Joseph Hooker. E... More

[Portrait of Lincoln holding a document in his left hand, facing slightly left.]
[Abraham Lincoln, first portrait with a full beard]

[Abraham Lincoln, first portrait with a full beard]

Copy of photo from Reed Collection. Title devised by Library staff. Ostendorf, no. 41 Meserve, no. 34 Published in: Lincoln's photographs: a complete album / by Lloyd Ostendorf. Dayton, OH: Rockywood Press, 199... More

[Portrait of Grant, Lincoln, Sheridan, Sherman.]
Marble Hall Clothing, merchant tailoring and gent's furnishing houses. [Includes portrait of Lincoln].
[Portrait of Abraham Lincoln attached to black ribbon]

[Portrait of Abraham Lincoln attached to black ribbon]

Title devised by Library staff. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:105). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj Forms part of: Liljenquist Family Collec... More

[Portrait of Lincoln. Reproduction from an engraving based on a Brady photograph.]

[Portrait of Lincoln. Reproduction from an engraving based on a Brady ...

Based on Meserve no. 87. A photograph by Matthew B. Brady made in Washington on February 9, 1864. The original glass negative is in the Meserve Collection. Penciled on back: Gift Gladys Tallman, 10/23/64

[Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln at the U.S. Capitol]

[Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln at the U.S. Capitol]

Photograph shows crowd of people viewing Lincoln's inauguration by the under-construction U.S. Capitol. In album: Benjamin Brown French "Photographs," p. 1. Title devised by Library staff. Reference copy in LOT... More

The autobiography of Abraham Lincoln.. American Civil War 1861-1865.

The autobiography of Abraham Lincoln.. American Civil War 1861-1865.

Includes facsimile of letter Lincoln wrote to Jesse W. Fell.

A prayer to be said by all good citizens on the day of fasting & prayer, ordered by Abraham Lincoln.
[Relyea portrait of Lincoln seated at desk.]
[Abraham Lincoln, full-length portrait, seated]

[Abraham Lincoln, full-length portrait, seated]

Photo shows Abraham Lincoln with a badly swollen hand after shaking hands with thousands of people during his journey to Washington, DC. During most of the sitting he kept his right hand closed or out of view. ... More

[Possibly a close up reproduction of Nuyttens portrait of Lincoln.]
[Abraham Lincoln, first profile portrait with a full beard]

[Abraham Lincoln, first profile portrait with a full beard]

Library's photo is reversed. Title devised by Library staff. Ostendorf, no. 44 Meserve, no. 36 Published in: Lincoln's photographs: a complete album / by Lloyd Ostendorf. Dayton, OH: Rockywood Press, 1998, p. 71.

Abraham Lincoln. President of the United States

Abraham Lincoln. President of the United States

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Buttre, J.C.

[Brady portrait of Abraham Lincoln & "Tad" published by Richards.]

[Brady portrait of Abraham Lincoln & "Tad" published by Richards.]

Meserve no 39. A photograph of the President and the second son Thomas or "Tad" by Matthew B. Brady, made in Washington 1861 as the President looked at an album of photographs in Brady's studio. I t was used by... More

[Kurtz & Allison portrait of Lincoln.]. American Civil War 1861-1865.
Abraham Lincoln, late president of the United states, assassinated April 14th, 1865
[Unused copy of the dance cards prepared for the Union Ball in honor of the inauguration of Abraham Lincoln on March 4, 1861: cover]
[Currier & Ives portrait of Washington and Lincoln.]
[H. B. Hall's Sons portrait of Lincoln.]

[H. B. Hall's Sons portrait of Lincoln.]

Facsimile signature A. Lincoln.

Assassination of Abraham Lincoln. The pursuit, capture, death and burial of J. Wilkes Booth.
Abraham Lincoln. Fabrica de tabacos.. American Civil War 1861-1865.

Abraham Lincoln. Fabrica de tabacos.. American Civil War 1861-1865.

On blue paper, with portrait of Lincoln beneath.

[Portrait of Lincoln seated at desk.]

[Portrait of Lincoln seated at desk.]

Circular portrait of Lincoln seated at desk. Civil War scenes in background.

[Photographic reproduction of Keeley portrait of Lincoln.]
[U. S. Treasury Department portrait of Lincoln.]

[U. S. Treasury Department portrait of Lincoln.]

Engraved and printed at the Treasury Department. Facsimile signature for title.

Lincoln in City Point, [Bartsch portrait of Lincoln].
[Sartain portrait of Lincoln.]. American Civil War 1861-1865.
The dollar bill issued by the Merchant's Bank of Trenton, November 20th, 1861, is recorded in D. C. Wismer's "Obsolete Paper Money With Portrait of Lincoln.

The dollar bill issued by the Merchant's Bank of Trenton, November 20t...

Accompanying typed manuscript claims it is the earliest dated bill to be ornamented with the Lincoln lineaments. Handwritten note to bottom of manuscript indicates there is a bill earlier than that dates August 10, 1861.

Our Presidents out of doors; Mr. Lincoln never missed an opportunity to join in a game of quoits, [Birch portrait of Lincoln].
[Parr portrait of Lincoln.]. American Civil War 1861-1865.
[Abraham Lincoln, half-length portrait, seated]

[Abraham Lincoln, half-length portrait, seated]

Title devised by Library staff. Attribution to Brady and date from: Looking for Lincoln: the making of an American icon / Philip B. Kunhardt, III. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008, p. 468. Ostendorf, no. 59 Mese... More

[Reynolds portrait of Lincoln.]. American Civil War 1861-1865.
Life Mask of Abraham Lincoln taken during the Lincoln/Douglas Debates by Volk.
[Portrait of Lincoln, artist's proof].. American Civil War 1861-1865.
Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln - March 4, 1861

Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln - March 4, 1861

J16415 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright Feb. 23, 1935 by N. Spindler. Original salted paper print in album: Benjamin Brown French "Photographs," LOT 12251, [p.] 59, located in PR 12, CN: 1972:158.

[Jackman and Appleton portrait of Lincoln.]

[Jackman and Appleton portrait of Lincoln.]

Facsimile signature for title.

[Abraham Lincoln and family looking at a book]

[Abraham Lincoln and family looking at a book]

Title devised by Library staff. Photograph of a print. Reference copy in BIOG FILE. Gift; Jennie A. Rhodes; 1949 Dec. 30.

Time card for a special train, Monday February 11, 1861, His Excellency, Abraham Lincoln, President elect.
[Caricature of Abraham Lincoln wearing Native American headdress, seated on throne, with seven cabinet officers]
[Abraham Lincoln on battlefield at Antietam, Maryland, cropped version that highlights McLellan and Lincoln]

[Abraham Lincoln on battlefield at Antietam, Maryland, cropped version...

Abraham Lincoln with, from left: Col. Alexander S. Webb, Chief of Staff, 5th Corps.; Gen. George B. McClellan; Scout Adams; Dr. Jonathan Letterman, Army Medical Director; an unidentified person; and standing be... More

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