Exceedingly Rare Lincoln Original Stereo View (Stereograph) Photo
Item Number: 11505
Original Lincoln Photograph, albumen stereograph (stereo view) card, 7 x 4", Taylor & Huntington imprint on verso with gallery's statement on the series: "This series of pictures are Original Photographs taken during the war of the Rebellion..". Titular information on mount recto "1861 The War For the Union - Abraham Lincoln, President. Photograph taken in 1864." Stereoviews all have a double portrait to create a 3D effect, Lincoln is very rare in stereoviews. Rinhart, a premier stereograph collector, searched nearly 20 years before finding his first Lincoln stereograph. (Blodgett: Photographs, a Collectors Guide, 1979; pg. 154). This stereoview has a double portrait of a standing Lincoln in formal attire with left arm behind his back, a bit of fading on the left to the image on the right, else in very good condition. This is an extremely rare stereograph of a Matthew Brady portrait taken on January 8, 1864. Cataloged as O-86A&B in Ostendorf's "Lincoln's Photographs", This stereoview provenance is from Ostendorf's own collection.