Lincoln Douglas Debates. Image 1 Title: [Abraham Lincoln, candidate for U.S. president, three-quarter length portrait, before delivering his Cooper Union address in New York City] / Brady, N.Y. Creator(s): Mathew B. Brady (ca. 1822 – January 15, 1896), photographer. Date Created / Published: 1860 February 27 [printed later] Medium: 1 photographic print : gelatin silver.
Summary: Abraham Lincoln, three-quarter length portrait, standing, facing slightly right. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-5803 (b and w film copy neg.) LC-BH8277-242 (b and w film copy neg.) Call Number: Illus. in E457.6 M58 [item] [P&P] Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA.
Notes: Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: The Photographs of Abraham Lincoln / Frederick Hill Meserve. New York, Privately printed, 1911, p. 51. Ostendorf, no. 17 Meserve, no. 20. Reference copy in PRES FILE - Lincoln, Abraham Portraits Meserve no. 20.
An original carte de visite with the Cooper Union portrait is in: Civil War photograph album, James Wadsworth Family Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, "...the most famous of the beardless poses, taken by Mathew B. Brady on Monday morning, February 27, 1860, only a few hours before Lincoln delivered his Cooper Union address. That speech and this portrait, Lincoln afterwards said, put him in the White House." (Source: Ostendorf, p. 34-5) Published in: Lincoln's photographs: a complete album / by Lloyd Ostendorf. Dayton, OH: Rockywood Press, 1998, p. 34-5.
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Call Number: LC-BH82- 2460 C. [P and P] Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA. Notes: Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. Forms part of Brady-Handy Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).
Format: Glass negatives--1850-1870. Portrait photographs--1850-1870. Collections: Brady-Handy Collection
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This image is also in the public domain in countries that figure copyright from the date of death of the artist (post mortem auctoris), in this case, Mathew B. Brady (ca. 1822 – January 15, 1896) , and that most commonly runs for a period of 50 to 70 years from the last day of that year. +sookie tex