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#30 - Benjamin Harrison Letter Signed Estimate: $500+

Harrison offers thanks for a Lincoln portrait, noting that he "will add it to several engravings of him which already hang in my library"

LS signed “Benj. Harrison,” one page, 4.75 x 8, personal letterhead, April 17, 1896. Letter to photographer George B. Ayres, in full: "I have your kind letter of April 13th, and thank you for our congratulations and good wishes. I did not know Mr. Lincoln personally before his nomination and am therefore not competent to speak of the photograph of him, which you enclose, as a likeness. I am very much obliged to you for sending it to me, and will add it to several engravings of him which already hang in my library." Harrison adds a couple words in his own hand. In fine condition. Among the most famous portraits of Abraham Lincoln was one taken by photographer Alexander Hesler in Springfield, Illinois, on June 3, 1860, during Lincoln's presidential campaign. 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.

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