U.S. Library of Congress

Abraham Lincoln: A photographic portrait

Abraham Lincoln in 1863. He had been president since 1861, and turned 54 the year this photo was taken, having been born in 1809.

The photograph was by Alexander Gardner (1821-1882), with an original copyright by M.P. Rice. The image is now in the collections of the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division (#LC-USZ62-13016 DLC).

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