The Henry Luce III Center for the Study of American Culture will be closed for renovations from August 31, 2014 through December 2016. Please check back in the fall for details of our exciting new galleries and installations.
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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