[Abraham Lincoln, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly left]
Copy daguerreotype of post-1860 albumen photograph; daguerreotype image is reversed (?). Cropped version of Meserve no. 87 and 108.
Case: plain leather, push button.
Was part of LOT 12559.
Forms part of: Anson Gonger Goodyear collection of Lincoln Images (Library of Congress).
Gift; Anson Conger Goodyear; 1964.
Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress).
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."