Portrait of Abraham Lincoln


William Pate & Co. of New York published this portrait of Lincoln in 1869. The engraver, Henry Gugler, is best known for his bank-note work. Although the copyright notice below the print indicates the source as an original painting by J. H. Littlefield, who was once a clerk in Lincoln's law office, the image was based on a photograph made in the Mathew Brady studio in 1864. Perhaps Littlefield made a painting after the photograph that Gugler then engraved. The Brady studio photograph of Lincoln also served as the model for the engraving that appeared on the five-dollar bill and for other portrait prints.

Date Made: 1869

Engraver: Gugler, HenryOriginal Artist: Littlefield, J. H.Artist Attribution: Brady, Mathew B.Publisher: William Pate & Co.

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Politics


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Related Publication: Holzer, Harold; Boritt, Gabor S., and Neely, Mark E., Jr.. The Lincoln Image: Abraham Lincoln and the Popular Print

Credit Line: J. W. Osborne

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: GA.03352Catalog Number: 03352Accession Number: 23155

Object Name: printObject Type: EngravingOther Terms: print; Engraving

Physical Description: paper (overall material)ink (overall material)Measurements: overall: 75.5 cm x 59 cm; 29 3/4 in x 23 1/4 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-ea97-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_802113

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