Lincoln, Abraham Tintype

Abraham Lincoln Tintype, 1864 Ms.2013.043


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Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech

Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
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URL: http://spec.lib.vt.edu

Hannah Bochain, Student Assistant and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2013.043
Title
Abraham Lincoln Tintype,1864
URL:
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=vt/viblbv01232.xml
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Creator
Berger, Anthony (Photographer)
Language
English .
Abstract
The collection contains an Abraham Lincoln gem size 3/4" x 1" campaign tintype issued for the 1864 Presidential race.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Abraham Lincoln Tintype must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Abraham Lincoln Tintype, Ms2013-043, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Abraham Lincoln Tintype was purchased by Special Collections in July 2012.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Abraham Lincoln Tintype was completed in August 2013.


Scope and Content

The collection contains an Abraham Lincoln gem size 3/4" x 1" campaign tintype issued for the 1864 Presidential race. The image of Lincoln is known as the "Berger Pose," and was taken at Mathew Brady's Washington, D.C. on February 9, 1864 by one of his operatives, Anthony Berger. The picture is surrounded by a decorative golden frame with floral accents in each corner.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Civil War
  • Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
  • Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1864
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Berger, Anthony (Photographer)
  • Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

Container List

folder 1
Tintype,
1864