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Declaration of Independence
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This portrait was painted from a photograph and shows the beardless Lincoln when he was a lawyer and rising young political figure in Illinois; the photograph was taken on June 3, 1860, in Springfield by Alexander Hesler, who made several photos of Lincoln at that time.
Gift of Faust Azzaretti
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