Photo, Print, Drawing [Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, Gettysburg]

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About this Item

Title
[Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, Gettysburg]
Summary
Photo is a reprint of a small detail of a photo showing the crowd gathered for the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Penn., where President Abraham Lincoln gave his now famous speech, the Gettysburg Address. Lincoln is visible facing the crowd, not wearing a hat, about an inch below the third flag from the left. Josephine Cobb first found Lincoln's face while working with a glass plate negative at the National Archives in 1952. (Source: NARA, Rare Photo of Lincoln at Gettysburg, http://blogs.archives.gov/prologue/?p=2564)
Created / Published
[1863, printed later]
Subject Headings
-  Lincoln, Abraham,--1809-1865.--Gettysburg address
-  Lincoln, Abraham,--1809-1865.--Public appearances--Pennsylvania--Gettysburg
-  Public speaking--Pennsylvania--Gettysburg--1860-1870
-  Crowds--Pennsylvania--Gettysburg--1860-1870
-  United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Pennsylvania--Gettysburg
Headings
Photographic prints--1860-1870.
Genre
Photographic prints--1860-1870
Notes
-  Caption label from exhibit of digital copy in "American Treasures Top Treasures": The Dedication Ceremony, November 19, 1863. These modern prints show the crowd around the platform at Gettysburg and a detail from that picture of President Lincoln on the platform. The original glass plate from the Mathew Brady Collection lay unidentified in the National Archives until 1952, when Josephine Cobb, chief of the Still Pictures Branch, recognized Lincoln in the center of the detail, hatless and probably seated; his bodyguard, Ward Lamon; and Governor Andrew Curtin of Pennsylvania. Cobb estimated that the photograph was taken about noon, three hours before Lincoln gave his now famous address. Scholars have disagreed on the identification of the figures in the photograph, but the best consensus is as follows: Lincoln's private secretaries, John Hay and John Nicolay, orator Edward Everett, and Gettysburg attorney and organizer David Wills.
-  Original photo is at the National Archives. The Library has a print of the whole photo in LOT 4167-A, no. 21.
-  Photographer attributions vary from unidentified (William Frassanito) to Mathew Brady (NARA) and David Bachrach (Center for Civil War Photography).
-  Title devised by Library staff.
Medium
1 photographic print.
Call Number/Physical Location
PRES FILE - Lincoln, Abraham--Gettysburg Address [item] [P&P]
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Digital Id
ds 03106 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ds.03106
Library of Congress Control Number
2012648250
Reproduction Number
LC-DIG-ds-03106 (digital file from original item) LC-B8184-10454 (b&w film copy neg.)
Rights Advisory
No known restrictions on publication.
Language
English
Online Format
image
Description
1 photographic print. | Photo is a reprint of a small detail of a photo showing the crowd gathered for the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Penn., where President Abraham Lincoln gave his now famous speech, the Gettysburg Address. Lincoln is visible facing the crowd, not wearing a hat, about an inch below the third flag from the left. Josephine Cobb first found Lincoln's face while working with a glass plate negative at the National Archives in 1952. (Source: NARA, Rare Photo of Lincoln at Gettysburg, http://blogs.archives.gov/prologue/?p=2564)
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/2012648250
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Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, Gettysburg. Gettysburg Pennsylvania United States, 1863. [, Printed Later] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2012648250/.

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(1863) Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, Gettysburg. Gettysburg Pennsylvania United States, 1863. [, Printed Later] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2012648250/.

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