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Abraham Lincoln 1864 Presidential Campaign CDV Photograph

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Abraham Lincoln Original Political Campaign Memorabilia Collectibles Photos For Sale
Abraham Lincoln
1864 Presidential Campaign CDV Photograph, circa 1863-64

Photographer: W H Abbott.  


Stunning piece of history.  Original 1863-64 Abraham Lincoln CDV photo and original Cabinet Photo ARCH Sleeve with gold trim.  With Super RARE hand cancelled Stamp .  A Gem of a find!
Size: Overall 2.5 x 4.25" 

* See enlargeable images above and below

1864 Presidential Campaign CDV.

1864 President Abraham Lincoln CDV-Arch Sleeve-Tax Stamp-Little Falls N.Y... beautiful Civil War Rarity. Wonderful ARCH Sleeve with gold trim. Sharp corners and straight borders. Solid Photographers back Mark on reverse with Revenue stamp. Orange 2 Cent Variety "X" Hand Cancelled in Black Inkwell. Vibrant Color & Detailing. Over All Eye Appeal is SUPERB.     Stamp issed in 1862. 

Taken at the Mathew Brady Galley in Washington D.C. in Jan.1864. This Extremely Popular image of the President has graced U.S. Currency and other like usages for more than 100+ years ( 1914 United States $5 Dollar Notes..)

Note: This particular Internal Revenue Service Washington 2 cent stamp was issued in 1862 during Abraham Lincoln’s first term in office.   
Along with the photographer established in 1859 brings an extraordinary provenance to this magnificent museum grade photo leaving little question that this is indeed a Type I . 

William Henry Abbott
(1838 - 1898)

There were several photographers named Abbott in the cabinet card era. The one who worked in Little Falls, NY was William Henry Abbott. 
He started in about 1859 in Buffalo, NY but soon moved to Little Falls, NY, and remained there until his death in 1898. In Little Falls, NY, he engaged in two partnerships, first with Mr. Gavin and then with Fletcher W Law in the 1870s and those photos had the "Abbott & Law" stamp on back.  The "W H Abbott" stamps (as seen on htis photo) were the earlier 1960 circa before he merged with Law.  

Condition Issues : Age soiling with minor spot in upper right blank area. . Straight Borders and Sharp Corners. Lincoln's Portrait is OUTSTANDING with Superb Detailing and a deep sepia tone. . The Hand Cancelled Black Ink is easily Legible . The Overall EYE APPEAL is Wonderful !

Note: Cvtreasures stamp not on original