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Photographer: Calvin Jackson (image courtesy of the Library of Congress)
Taken: September 1858
Caption: Abraham Lincoln, ...
Additional Description: "...head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly left, taken in Pittsfield, Illinois, two weeks before the final Lincoln-Douglas debate in Lincoln's unsuccessful bid for the Senate, October 1, 1858."
This is a photographic copy of the ambrotype mentioned on the marker, albeit much retouched to remove the imperfections present in the original. The Library of Congress has copies of both the original and copy.
Submitted: January 15, 2019.
Database Locator Identification Number: p460736
File Size: 0.252 Megabytes
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