Lot #8
Abraham Lincoln Original Hesler-Ayres Photograph

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Estimate: $2000+


Iconic original 5.75 x 7.75 studio photo of Abraham Lincoln, one of four known portraits taken by photographer Alexander Hesler in Springfield, Illinois, on June 3, 1860, at the old Capitol Building in Springfield, Illinois, two weeks after Lincoln was nominated for president by the Republican National Convention in Chicago. The photograph backing is annotated: “Copyright, Geo. B. Ayres, Phila.” Upon Hesler's retirement, George B. Ayres took possession of his studio and plates, printing from the glass plate of Lincoln until the end of the century. Displayed without glass in a period oval frame to an overall size of 9.75 x 11.75. In fine condition, with a couple light marks and a small scrape to right side.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Science & Tech
  • Dates: #622 - Ended December 08, 2021