Picturing Lincoln: Famous Photographs That Popularized the President

Picturing Lincoln: Famous Photographs That Popularized the President

by George Sullivan


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We all carry around pictures of Lincoln—on our pennies and five-dollar bills. These are among countless images created by engravers and other artists who copied, by hand, portraits that Lincoln posed for in a photographer’s studio. This engaging and attractive book depicts the five most famous Lincoln photographs and their numerous reproductions, which appeared, often dramatically and even comically altered, everywhere from newspapers and magazines to flyers, postcards, and campaign buttons. George Sullivan tells the fascinating story behind each image, providing insight about the early photographic process as well as a unique perspective on the political career of our sixteenth president. Bibliography, index.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780395916827
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 10/28/2000
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

George Sullivan is a best-selling nonfiction author with more than 100 books to his credit, including highly accoladed Berenice Abbott, Photographer. He lives in New York City.

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