Albumen photograph, oval, 8 x 6 in. (with original mount 10½ x 8½ in.) neatly affixed to card, BOLDLY SIGNED in ink at base of image "A. Lincoln." On the back is an early owner's inscription: "In June 1864 I took this picture (by Brady) to the 'White House' and procured this autograph - to be sold for the benefit of the Union soldiers. Franklin W. Pitcher." The ink ran too rapidly from Lincoln's pen, so that the letters "A" and "L" are very heavily inked, background and mount are evenly and lightly age-toned, otherwise in very good condition. C. Hamilton and L. Ostendorf, Lincoln in Photographs, O-92 (the present image constituting a vignetted version of that plate)." /> LINCOLN, Abraham. BERGER, Anthony, <I>photographer</I>. Large oval portrait photograph signed ("A. Lincoln"), taken by Anthony Berger of Brady's Gallery in Washington D.C., 9 February 1864. <I>Albumen photograph, oval, 8 x 6 in. (with original mount 10½ x 8½ in.) neatly affixed to card,</I> BOLDLY SIGNED in ink at base of image "A. Lincoln." On the back is an early owner's inscription: "In June 1864 I took this picture (by Brady) to the 'White House' and procured this autograph - to be sold for the benefit of the Union soldiers. Franklin W. Pitcher." <I>The ink ran too rapidly from Lincoln's pen, so that the letters "A" and "L" are very heavily inked, background and mount are evenly and lightly age-toned,</I> otherwise in very good condition. C. Hamilton and L. Ostendorf, <I>Lincoln in Photographs</I>, O-92 (the present image constituting a vignetted version of that plate). | Christie's