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Frederick Hill Meserve Selected Photographs (Digitized Content)

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  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 15
    Image | 1859A photograph of the ambrotype made by H. H. Cole, probably in 1859, in Peoria, Illinois. Slightly different from Number 14. Copied from a small tintype on a contemporary campaign badge.
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 20
    Image | 1860A photograph by Mathew B. Brady made in New York on February 27, 1860. It is known as the Cooper Institute portrait, having been made on the day Lincoln delivered his speech under the auspices of the Young Men's Central Republican Union. This and the two preceding portraits are the first made by Brady.
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 22
    Image | 1860A photograph of the ambrotype made by William Church in Springfield on May 20, 1860. This portrait, with Numbers 21 and 109, had no wide circulation, as they were made for Mr. J. Henry Brown of Philadelphia, who used them in painting a portrait of the nominee.
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 28
    Image | 1860A photograph by Alexander Hesler made in Springfield on June 3, 1860. This and Number 27 did not have the wide distribution of Numbers 25 and 26, and are little known except to collectors. The negative is said to have been lost in the Chicago fire of 1871.
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 29
    Image | 1860A photograph of the 4" x 5" ambrotype made by Preston Butler in Springfield on August 13, 1860, for Mr. J. Henry Brown, who used it to make a miniature on ivory which later was owned by Mr. Robert Todd Lincoln.
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 44
    Image | 1862Detail from an 8" x 10" photograph made by Mathew B. Brady about October 2, 1862, when the President visited General George B. McClellan at his headquarters, Antietam, Maryland.
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 45
    Image | 1862Detail from an 8" x 10" photograph made by Mathew B. Brady about October 2, 1862, at Antietam, Maryland. Major General John A. McClernand and Major Allan Pinkerton of the Secret Service are with the President.
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 53
    Image | 1863A photograph made by Alexander Gardner on August 9, 1863. Nine different photographs are known to have been made at this time, the first made by Alexander and James Gardner, who had formerly been employed by Mathew B. Brady.
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 56
    Image | 1863A photograph made by Alexander Gardner on November 8, 1863. The President is shown with his secretaries, John G. Nicolay and John Hay, who is standing.
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 63
    Image | 1862A photograph by Mathew B. Brady believed to have been made in 1862.
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 66
    Image | 1862A photograph by Mathew B. Brady believed to have been made in 1862.
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 74
    Image | 1863A photograph by Mathew B. Brady believed to have been made in 1863.
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 80
    Image | 1864A photograph made by Wenderoth & Taylor of Philadelphia, at the White House, believed to have been made in 1864.
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 86
    Image | 1864A photograph made by Mathew B. Brady on February 9, 1864. The original glass negative is in the Meserve Collection.
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 104
    Image | 1862Detail from an 8" x 10" photograph made by Mathew B. Brady about October 2, 1862, as the President sat in General George B. McClellan's tent at Antietam, Maryland. Different from Number 43.
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 3
    Image | 1858A photograph of the daguerreotype made by P. Von Schneider in Chicago in July, 1858. Mr. Lincoln spoke in Chicago on July 10, 1858, to answer Senator Stephen A. Douglas, who had spoken there the day before.
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 81
    Image | 1864A photograph made by Mathew B. Brady on February 9, 1864. This is one of the celebrated portraits known as the Brady profiles. The original glass negative is in the Meserve Collection.
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 84
    Image | 1864A photograph made by Mathew B. Brady on February 9, 1864. This is one of the celebrated portraits known as the Brady profiles. The original glass negative is in the Meserve Collection.
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 87
    Image | 1864A photograph made by Mathew B. Brady on February 9, 1864. The original glass negative is in the Meserve Collection.
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 90
    Image | 1865Detail of an 8" x 10" photograph made by Alexander Gardner of the second inauguration of President Lincoln on March 4, 1865. The President is reading from his manuscript. Mr. Nicolay, one of his secretaries, is standing behind the empty chair. Vice President Johnson's face is hidden by the hat held in his left hand.
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 91
    Image | 1865A photograph believed to have been made by Mathew B. Brady early in 1865.
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 99
    Image | 1865A photograph made by Alexander Gardner on April 10, 1865.
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 103
    Image | 1861A detail from a large photograph made by F. D. Richards in Philadelphia on February 22, 1861, at a flagraising at Independence Hall at sunrise at which the President-elect spoke briefly, leaving before the exercises were over. Mr. Lincoln may be seen directly above the single star to the left in the flag draped over the railing of the platform. Another photograph was made of...
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 54
    Image | 1863A photograph made by Alexander Gardner on August 9, 1863.
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 60
    Image | 1863A photograph made by Alexander Gardner on November 15, 1863. This portrait, differing slightly from Number 59, is little known.
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 65
    Image | 1862A photograph by Mathew B. Brady believed to have been made in 1862.
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 71
    Image | 1861A photograph by Mathew B. Brady made in Washington February 23, 1861.
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 73
    Image | 1863A photograph by Mathew B. Brady, believed to have been made in 1863.
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 77
    Image | 1863A photograph by Mathew B. Brady believed to have been made in 1863.
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 25
    Image | 1860they are now in the Smithsonian Institution.
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 37
    Image | 1861A detail from a large photograph made by F. D. Richards in Philadelphia on February 22, 1861, at a flag-raising at Independence Hall at sunrise. In this picture Mr. Lincoln is standing directly over the third star from the left in the flag draped over the railing of the platform. This and Number 103 are believed to be the first photographs of a President-elect or a President...
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 43
    Image | 1862Detail from an 8" x 10" photograph made by Mathew B. Brady about October 2, 1862, as the President sat in General George B. McClellan's tent at Antietam, Maryland, after the battle.
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 7
    Image | 1858A photograph of the ambrotype made by Abraham B. Byers in Beardstown, Illinois, on May 7, 1858.
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 83
    Image | 1864A photograph made by Mathew B. Brady on February 9, 1864. This is copied from a photograph, and is slightly different from the others in this series.
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 94
    Image | 1865A photograph made by Alexander Gardner on April 10, 1865.
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 100
    Image | 1865A photograph made by Alexander Gardner on Monday, April 10, 1865. Mr. Truman H. Bartlett, the author and sculptor, acquired it from Mr. Gardner in 1874, who then stated that only one print was made from the large broken negative before it was considered valueless and destroyed, and that it was the last photograph made on that day. No later photographs were made of the Presid...
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 108
    Image | 1864A photograph made by Mathew B. Brady on February 9, 1864. The original glass negative is in the Meserve Collection.
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 10
    Image | 1858A photograph of the ambrotype made by W. P. Pearson in Macomb, Illinois, August 26, 1858, five days after the first debate with Senator Stephen A. Douglas at Ottawa, Illinois. The ambrotype was last owned in 1888 by Mr. Richard Watson Gilder, editor of the Century Magazine, when it was lost in the fire of the Century Building in New York.
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 13
    Image | 1858A photograph of the ambrotype made by William Judkins Thompson at Monmouth, Illinois, on October 11, 1858, two days before the sixth debate with Senator Stephen A. Douglas at Quincy, Illinois. Mr. Lincoln spoke for three hours at Monmouth.
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 14
    Image | 1859A photograph of the ambrotype made by H. H. Cole, probably in 1859 in Peoria, Illinois. Major William H. Lambert of Philadelphia in 1902 bought the ambrotype from Mr. Guy W. Hubbard of Springfield, who stated that in 1862 it had been given to his father, Captain William A. Hubbard of the 17th Illinois Infantry, for an act of bravery.