Carte-de-Visite of President Lincoln
1864 - 1900
Steel engraving of Lincoln based on photo taken Feb. 9, 1864 mounted on small card. Original photograph by Alexander Gardner in Washington, DC. on Feb. 9, 1864.
A previous owner of this image bluntly labeled it, “A. Lincoln Dead.” Cartes-de-visite were collector’s items and sometimes traded like baseball cards today.
Paper, cardboard. H 10.2, W 6.3 cm
Lincoln Home National Historic Site, LIHO 7258