"Abraham Lincoln, presidential candidate, half-length portrait, facing right." Circa 1881 albumen silver print from a glass negative by Alexander Hesler.
Photo of Lincoln made from a negative taken in Springfield, Illinois, by Alexander Hesler on June 3, 1860. "Wrote Lincoln's law partner, William H. Herndon, 'There is the peculiar curve of the lower lip, the lone mole on the right cheek, and a pose of the head so essentially Lincolnian; no other artist has ever caught it.' "
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