Hon. Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States (LOC)

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Walker, Lewis E., 1822-1880, photographer.

Hon. Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States

[Washington, D.C. : E. & H.T. Anthony], ©1865 Feb.

1 photographic print on stereo card : albumen silver ; mount 8.2 x 17.1 cm.

"The short haircut was perhaps suggested by Lincoln's barber to facilitate the taking of his life mask by Clark Mills. Lincoln knew from experience how long hair could cling to plaster." "An 1865 stereograph long attributed to Mathew Brady was actually taken by Lewis Emory Walker, a government photographer, about February 1865 and published for him by the E. & H. T. Anthony Co., of New York." (Source: Ostendorf, p. 198-9)

Published in: Lincoln's photographs: a complete album / by Lloyd Ostendorf. Dayton, OH: Rockywood Press, 1998, p. 197.

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Purchase; 1909; (DLC/PP-1909:43670).

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E. & H.T. Anthony, publisher.

Lincoln, Abraham--1809-1865.

Format: Albumen prints--1860-1870.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Persistent URL: hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.18958

Call Number: PH - Anthony (E), no. 1


Owner: The Library of Congress
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    • 06/Feb/2009 20:48:56

    interesting.. i had not seen a photo of him with his hair like that. he looks very different.

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    • 06/Feb/2009 23:55:59

    He looks like he just got his hair blown dry. Cool to see a different view of him. Wish I could see it in 3-D as intended

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    Eric Schmeric

    • 07/Feb/2009 02:46:21

    bsmif: Look at it, then cross your eyes until the two images meet in the middle. You'll see a 3D version of it.

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    • 07/Feb/2009 03:20:22

    yeah! the 3d effect works! i would love to see all of these at a larger res, to really see details

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    • 07/Feb/2009 03:31:27

    Wow! That actually works!!! -- Seen in your Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) set. (?)

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    Sam Scholes

    • 07/Feb/2009 05:39:19


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    Anthony Ramos

    • 07/Feb/2009 05:46:01

    that hair doesn't look his style not look like Lincoln

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    Dubi Kaufmann

    • 07/Feb/2009 07:45:23

    I made an anaglyph out of this image. (red and cyan) www.flickr.com/photos/dubster/3260034814/

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    Lloyd N Phillips (formerly Green Lantern2008)

    • 07/Feb/2009 08:24:08

    Without the beard, it kind of bears a resemblance to late night host Craig Ferguson.

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    • 07/Feb/2009 09:27:17

    Daniel Day-Lewis to play Lincoln in th upcoming film of his life...

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    George D Thompson

    • 07/Feb/2009 11:01:20

    I hoped to make a color 3D picture using red/green glasses, but it didn't look convincing. The colorised left frame looks like this ~ Abraham Lincoln

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    Okinawa Soba (Rob)

    • 07/Feb/2009 11:22:25

    Love the hair! Here's the 1920s KEYSTONE VIEW COMPANY'S real-photo reprint that was made from a copy negative, and included in all of their stereoview HISTORY sets that were sold across the USA to homes and schools. www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2656718556/

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    • 07/Feb/2009 13:01:00

    Those are some gigantic ears

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    • 07/Feb/2009 13:49:59

    woohoo! i love the hair-do! i can't believe i haven't seen this photo until now.

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    Ed Gilvarte

    • 07/Feb/2009 16:05:38

    I am working on an animation. my own tribute to 200.a birthday he shares with Darwin and my daughter. He was truly an epic hero. lincoln's last portrait

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    NuNu ツ

    • 07/Feb/2009 17:01:53

    Yes the hair is nice! and leave the ears alone lol.

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    Shawn Wolfe

    • 07/Feb/2009 17:45:19

    I'm fairly certain he was a werewolf.

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    ahead plants

    • 07/Feb/2009 18:39:09


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    Bret Okc

    • 07/Feb/2009 22:43:33

    It is not until one sees the figure in three dimensions, that one realizes what a big man he was.

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    • 08/Feb/2009 02:45:18

    I didn't know there were any stereoscopic views of President Lincoln - for all of our advances in imaging technology, there's nothing quite like stereoscope cards to bring old subjects to life.

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    • 08/Feb/2009 05:23:04

    punk-rock do! I like it!

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    cooperative pan

    • 08/Feb/2009 12:55:58

    "Damn kids today with their rock-n-roll hair..."

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    Peachhead (5,000,000 views!)

    • 09/Feb/2009 02:25:29

    If his hair was cut short for his life mask, as mentioned above, he probably kept it longer because it may have been coarse and wiry and he didn't want it to look like this. Hair like this will lay flatter when it is longer. Or it could be that he was trying something different.

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    Brendan Falkowski

    • 09/Feb/2009 02:27:38

    I love the cross-eyed trick.

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    • 09/Feb/2009 07:18:12

    Here's a quick animated GIF that gives you an idea of the stereoscopic effect. I could fix the blown-out right side and the physical deterioration but wanted to uploaded it and get to bed... (time passes) ...Well, I didn't go to bed after all but instead made a reverse stereographic image that you can see by crossing your eyes. (next morning) Here's a "3D," red-and-blue, anaglyph of the same image.

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    • 09/Feb/2009 10:39:16

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/striatic/3266411174/ i made a video version of the gif.

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    Интернет консультант

    • 09/Feb/2009 11:04:21

    I remember seing Lincoln's picture 2-axes (4 equal squares) devided and mouse-move-oriented with flash and actionscript. Kind of a "gummy" animation... First time I've seen it I had found it quite unusual and uncommon...

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    • 10/Feb/2009 00:03:32

    Wow, the 3D effect is so cool!

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    Rod Serling Rules

    • 10/Feb/2009 03:04:19

    Mr. Lincoln had Marfan Syndrome, as did his descendants, one feature of which is abnormal auricles (external ears). He had many other features of Marfan Syndrome as well. I was fascinated to learn from links on Kottke.org that Mr. Lincoln had a skull fracture of his forehead at age 10 as a result of a horse's kick, and he survived. What an amazing person!

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    jon madison

    • 12/Feb/2009 17:44:22

    @Rod... they made them *tough* back then!

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    B. Forrester

    • 22/May/2009 21:34:52

    LIncoln invented "Magnum" and "Blue steel". The US first international male model. Lincoln is so hot right now!

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    • 26/May/2009 19:29:01

    Wiggled :)

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    • 06/Jul/2009 05:59:57

    I have added this image (as a stereo card animation) to clicksypics.com, and added this photostream to the links. Thanks for posting this great image!

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    • 17/Sep/2012 23:52:10

    It actually works better if you do the opposite of crossing your eyes, look through the picture, as if you were looking at something way off in the distance. It's not as easy as crossing your eyes but the 3d effect is better.