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Alexander Hesler / Max Platz
Abraham Lincoln, Tousled Hair Portrait
1857 (taken) 1886 (print)
9x6 in (22.9x15.2 cm)
Swann Galleries - New York
Courtesy of Swann Galleries (Auction, May 15, 2008, #2146, Lot 247)
With Max Platz's hand stamp and notations, in ink, in a period hand, on mount verso.
The notations read, "November 16, 1886. Photographic copy of a photograph of Abraham Lincoln made by Hesler of Chicago in 1860 [sic]."
Lincoln: His Life in Photographs, 24.
Lincoln in Photographs, 6.
Meserve, The Photographs of Abraham Lincoln, 6.
The iconic image used in the Lincoln-Douglas senatorial campaign. The original negative was lost in the Chicago fire of 1871, and it is belived that Max Platz, who owned a studio in Chicago, acquired select negatives from Alexander Hesler after his studio was destroyed.