Lincoln Carte-de-visite by Edward Bierstadt.

Robert Gray

First Sergeant
Jul 24, 2012
Here is a relatively unknown carte-de-visite of Abraham Lincoln. It was taken by photographer Edward Bierstadt in September 1861. Little is known about the circumstances leading up to this sitting. Lloyd Ostendorf in his book, LINCOLN IN PHOTOGRAPHS, An Album Of Every Known Pose, suggests an introduction was made by Congressman Thomas Dawes Eliot, a supporter of Lincoln and a friend of the Bierstadt family.
Image: Heritage Auctions

Washington, D.C.  September, 1861  Photo by Edward Bierstadt.jpg