File Details: ADASm, 400 DPI, TIFF, Original Photograph, 1.6 Mb

Image ID: ADAS


by Berger (Anthony)



Negative Size:

8 in. x 10 in. tetraplex


book; chair

Locations & Lines:

Washington DC; District of Columbia


Lincoln (Abraham); Lincoln (Thomas)

Structures & Establishments:

Brady's National Photographic Art Gallery (Washington DC)


Allen County Public Library; Illinois Library; Library of Congress; National Archives; USAMHI – MOLLUS collection

Library of Congress says: Abraham Lincoln, U.S. President, looking at a photo album with his son, Tad Lincoln, Feb. 9, 1864. [“Lincoln and Tad study a Brady album in this photograph by Anthony Berger, Brady’s gallery, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, February 9, 1864. One of the most popular Lincoln portraits, this is the only close-up of him wearing spectacles. It was issued in huge quantities in many variations, with and without Brady’s permission.” “The retouched scene changed the album into a family Bible.” (Source: Ostendorf, p. 183-4)]

Ostendorf, no. 93-A
Meserve, no. 127