Abraham Lincoln
Date November 8, 1863, printed ca. 1890
Artist:Alexander Gardner, American (b. Scotland), 1821 - 1882
Dimensions Overall: 19 3/4 x 15 in. (50.2 x 38.1 cm) Overall, Frame: 34 1/8 x 30 1/8 in. (86.7 x 76.5 cm)
Medium Platinum print
Credit Line Gift of David L. Hack and Museum purchase, with funds from Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., by exchange
Description The David L. Hack Civil War Photography Collection. Photograph of Lincoln facing the camera, seen from the shoulders up. This is from _Gardner's Photographic Sketchbook of the War_(Hack Collection No. 2].
Exhibition History"Civil War Photographs from the David L. Hack Collection and Civil War Redux: Pinhole Photographs by Willie Anne Wright," Alice R. and Sol B. Frank Photo Galleries, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA, February 3 - October 29, 2006; Cape Fear Museum, Wilmington, NC, February 15 - May 28, 2007; Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV, July 26 - September 21, 2008
"Portraying a Nation: American Portrait Photography, 1850-2010," Alice R. and Sol B. Frank Photo Galleries, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA, August 25, 2010 - September 11, 2011.
"Shooting Lincoln: Photography and the 16th President," Chrysler Museum of Art, February 10 - July 5, 2015.
Object Label Alexander Gardner American, 1821−1882 Abraham Lincoln, 1863, printed ca. 1890 Platinum print (photograph) Lincoln sat for this portrait and four others in Alexander Gardner’s studio on November 8, 1863. The following week the president traveled to Pennsylvania to dedicate a new cemetery for the Union soldiers killed in the Battle of Gettysburg. Gardner followed and was in the audience with his camera when Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address. Gift of David L. Hack and Museum purchase, with funds from Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., by exchange 98.32.310
Object Number 98.32.310