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  • (LINCOLN, ABRAHAM.) Mathew Brady Studio

    Abraham Lincoln and his son Tad. Washington: Brady Studio, February 9, 1864

    This famous photograph shows Lincoln with his 10-year-old son Thomas (“Tad”) at Mathew Brady’s studio in Washington, D.C. The portrait is the best-known of the “domestic” photographs of Lincoln. It is “the only close-up of Lincoln wearing spectacles” (Ostendorf).

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  • (LINCOLN, ABRAHAM.) Alexander Gardner

    Abraham Lincoln with his son Tad. Washington, February 5, 1865

    Perhaps the most delightful of the Lincoln family photographs, this portrait shows an impish Tad leaning on a table as his seemingly bemused father sits on Gardner’s studio chair. Thomas “Tad” Lincoln was the youngest of the Lincoln boys.

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  • (CIVIL WAR, ROBERT E. LEE.) D. A. Anderson & G. G. Johnson, photographers

    Robert E. Lee and other Confederate Generals at White Sulphur Springs, Virginia. Virginia, 1869

    Robert E. Lee poses with his generals four years after the war’s end. Lee sat for this famous group outdoor portrait in August 1869 while on his third trip to the healing waters of White Sulphur in West Virginia. The luminaries in the portrait include standing (l. to r.): Confederate generals Martin W. Gary, John Bankhead Magruder, Robert D. Lilley, P. G. T. Beauregard, A. R. Lawton, Henry A. Wise, and Joseph L. Brent; seated (l. to r.): Edouard Blacque Bey (first Ottoman envoy to the U.S.), Robert E. Lee, George Peabody and W. W. Corcoran (philanthropists), and James Lyons (Richmond lawyer).

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