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.
Title from item.
Purchase; 1909; (DLC/PP-1909:43670).
E. & H.T. Anthony, publisher.
No known restrictions on publication.
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
PH - Anthony (E), no. 1
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