33 Iconic Portraits Of Abraham Lincoln from 1846-1865 (In Chronological Order)

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1846

More than a century after his assassination Abraham Lincoln remains America's most beloved President. During his brief tenure as a politician in the United States he posed for a collection of photographs that show the weight of caring for an entire country as it slipped into war.

This fascinating look at one of the most discussed political figures of the last 200 years shows the way that power and responsibility change a person, in this case for the better.

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This daguerreotype is the earliest confirmed photographic image of Abraham Lincoln. It was reportedly made in 1846 by Nicholas H. Shepherd shortly after Lincoln was elected to the United States House of Representatives.