Offered for sale is an 1863 Abraham Lincoln Signed CVD Photograph. This Carte De Viste photograph is destined to become the centerpiece to a private history collection or a popular museum piece. The picture is one of the most desirable Lincoln images ever taken. The photograph, taken on August 9th, 1863 is the first of the President by famed photographer Alexander Gardner in his Washington DC studio. The picture is composed of Lincoln seated at a marble table reading newspapers, it is officially cataloged Image O-71.
The condition of the Carte De Viste is excellent with clean edges, corners and undisturbed surfaces. The appearance of the picture is sharp and shows a strong dark to light gradient within the image. The signature is large for the size of the photograph and bold with excellent letter formation and fluid pen strokes. This piece is unequalled, the signature is on the actual photograph and it is one of the greatest hand-signed Lincoln pieces to ever surface.
This historically significant hand-signed photograph, which is one of less than 10 authenticated Lincoln signed photographs in private hands is among the earliest known hand-signed Presidential photographs in the world. The autograph has been authenticated by PSA/DNA. It is graded 9 MINT by PSA/DNA and is the highest graded Lincoln signed photograph in the registry.
Reasonable offers will be considered on this item.
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