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Abraham Lincoln

Alexander GardnerNovember 8, 1863, printed ca. 1890

Chrysler Museum of Art

Chrysler Museum of Art

Lincoln sat for this portrait and four others in Alexander Gardner’s studio on November 8, 1863. The following week the president traveled to Pennsylvania to dedicate a new cemetery for the Union soldiers killed in the Battle of Gettysburg. Gardner followed and was in the audience with his camera when Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address.

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  • Title: Abraham Lincoln
  • Creator: Alexander Gardner
  • Date Created: November 8, 1863, printed ca. 1890
  • Location Created: America
  • Physical Dimensions: 19 3/4 x 15 in. (50.2 x 38.1 cm)
  • Credit Line: Gift of David L. Hack and Museum purchase, with funds from Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., by exchange
  • Type: Photograph
  • Medium: Platinum print

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