One Of A Kind Photo Of Abraham Lincoln Discovered In Virginia
There are a little over 130 known photos of Abraham Lincoln that have been discovered but no one knows how many are actually out there in the world. A Virginia Man has discovered what is believed by many to be an unseen, unpublished, and amazing photo of Honest Abe Himself. The tintype photograph also known as a melainotype or ferrotype from the mid 1800s is very convincing and not only resembles Abraham Lincoln’s facial features, hair, hands, height, and clothing, it captures a likeness that is hard to dispute when you look at all the clues in the photograph.
The man that found the photograph is a long-time vintage and antique “picker” that has been buying, documenting, and brokering items from years past said that he has been studying the photo for over a year and has showed it to over 20 other collectors and colleagues that all concur that the photo is in fact a long lost photo of abraham lincoln most likely taken during his travels earlier in his political career.
One question that is common when looking at the Rare picture is where is his beard and in fact: Abraham Lincoln was a lifelong beardless man, and received a letter written by Grace Bedell, an 11-year-old girl from Westfield, New York. Written October 15th, 1860, the letter urged him to grow a beard. It was after this date that the beard and the most common portraits/photos of the President were taken and published.
With so many skeptics in the field of history and photographs of the kind there will certainly be resistance and acceptance of the newly found photograph but it is definitely worth looking at the comparisons below and making your own judgement. We invite you to post your comments and input about the photograph here and let us know what you think!
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