A LINCOLN PIRATE IMAGE

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Item Code: 1070-239

Not everyone could obtain a Brady or Gardner photograph of the President and many Civil War photographers were happy to fill a need. This vignetted bust view of Lincoln is an original Civil War carte-de-visite, but was produced by a photographer who created a negative from an existing published view (“pirating the image,”) and then printed his own cards, which he wisely offered for sale without a backmark to avoid problems with the copyright. The image is tad light and lacking in detail, and there are some stains on the reverse from the card being taped in a frame (and a pencil price notation,) but this is a pretty fair example of what most soldiers and civilians likely acquired to fill out their collections of notable personalities of the period.  [SR]

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