Monday, August 3, 2020

The First Daguerreotype Photograph of Abraham Lincoln taken in 1846.

This daguerreotype (the correct horizontal view) is the earliest confirmed photographic image of Abraham Lincoln. It was reportedly taken in 1846 by Nicholas H. Shepherd in Springfield, Illinois, shortly after Lincoln was elected to the United States House of Representatives. Shepherd studied law at the law office of Lincoln and Herndon.

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