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Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Object Name: Portrait
Date: n.d.
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Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: Overall: 21 x 15 in. ( 53.3 x 38.1 cm )
Credit Line: Gift of Faust Azzaretti
Object Number: 1944.92
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Marks: signed: lower left: "Ralcy Husted Bell"

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This portrait was painted from a photograph and shows the beardless Lincoln when he was a lawyer and rising young political figure in Illinois; the photograph was taken on June 3, 1860, in Springfield by Alexander Hesler, who made several photos of Lincoln at that time.