For sale is an ORIGINAL CDV OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN in 1863 by Alexander Gardner from famed Meserve The Collection Of Americana published by Frederic Hill Meserve in 1910.
Frederic Hill Meservewas a self-made businessman, and the first great collector of photographs ofAbraham Lincoln,Civil Warleaders, and other notable persons of the nineteenth century. Meserve was highly regarded as a Lincoln photographic scholar for which he received, among other recognitions, an honorary degree and a Presidential medal. In 1902 he purchased negatives from Mathew Brady's studio, glass negatives that Brady had been forced to give E. & H. T. Anthony to repay a debt.
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President Abraham Lincoln Photo By Alexander Gardner, Early 1863, Meserve: $210