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Frederick Hill Meserve Selected Photographs (Digitized Content)

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  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 2
    Image | 1859A photograph of the ambrotype believed to have been made by Amon J. T. Joslin in Danville, Illinois, in November, 1859.
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 6
    Image | 1857A photograph made by Alexander Hesler in Chicago, February, 1857. Known as the first Hesler photograph. It was used in the Lincoln-Douglas senatorial campaign. The negative is said to have been lost in the Chicago fire of 1871.
  • 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. 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. 18
    Image | 1860A photograph believed to have been made in New York on February 27, 1860, by Mathew B. Brady, photographer following the Union armies during the war years.
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 19
    Image | 1860A photograph made in the New York studio of Mathew B. Brady on February 27, 1860. It is very slightly different from Number 20.
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 23
    Image | 1860Enlarged detail of a large photograph made in Springfield by A. J. Whipple of Boston, probably during the 1860 campaign. With Mr. Lincoln is one of the younger sons inside the fence at the corner of his home. The picture was taken from across the street and took in the whole house.
  • 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. 32
    Image | 1860A photograph believed to have been made by William Seavy of Canton, Illinois, in Springfield in the summer of 1860, at the same time as Number 112.
  • 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. 40
    ImageA photograph by Mathew B. Brady similar to Number 39 that has been touched up and had a background added.
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 46
    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 are with the President.
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 49
    Image | 1863A photograph made by Alexander Gardner on August 9, 1863.
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 51
    Image | 1863A photograph made by Alexander Gardner on August 9, 1863.
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 52
    Image | 1863A photograph made by Alexander Gardner on August 9, 1863.
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 62
    Image | 1862A photograph by Mathew B. Brady believed to have been made in 1862. Slightly different from Number 63.
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 69
    Image | 1861A photograph by Mathew B. Brady made in Washington on February 23, 1861.
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 77
    Image | 1863A photograph by Mathew B. Brady believed to have been made in 1863.
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 91
    Image | 1865A photograph believed to have been made by Mathew B. Brady early in 1865.
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 95
    Image | 1865A photograph made by Alexander Gardner on April 10, 1865, with the second son Thomas (Tad).
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 105
    Image | 1863A photograph made by Alexander Gardner on August 9, 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. 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. 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. 88
    Image | 1863A photograph made by Thomas Walker, probably in 1863. Captain O. H. Oldroyd, the proprietor of the Lincoln Museum in the house on Tenth Street in Washington where Lincoln died, stated that Mr. Walker was an amateur photographer, an employee of the Treasury Department.
  • 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. 93
    Image | 1865A photograph made by H. F. Warren of Waltham, Massachusetts, at the White House on March 6, 1865.
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 99
    Image | 1865A photograph made by Alexander Gardner on April 10, 1865.
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 102
    Image | 1860A photograph by Joseph Hill made in Springfield in June, 1860. Mr. Hill stated that this print is from one of four negatives, all of which were destroyed by fire.
  • 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. 16
    Image | 1860Detail of an 8"x 10" photograph of the Lincoln home in Springfield by an unknown photographer, showing Lincoln standing in the door with a crowd of neighbors, watching a procession, probably in the summer of 1860. A procession is known to have passed his house on August 8, 1860. It appears to be a demonstration favoring the admission of Kansas to the Union, as a banner state...
  • 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. 41
    ImageA photograph by Mathew B. Brady similar to Number 39, with Mrs. Lincoln mechanically added. Mr. Robert Todd Lincoln stated to the compiler that his father and mother were never photographed together.
  • 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. 61
    Image | 1863A photograph made by Alexander Gardner on November 8, 1863.
  • Meserve Lincoln Photograph No. 70
    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. 76
    Image | 1863A photograph by Mathew B. Brady believed to have been made in 1863.