Today we are excited to offer for sale a rare antique early 1900’s three-dimensional portrait of Abraham Lincoln! This rare chromolithograph features the portrait of the 16th American president. Chromolithography is a unique method for making multi-color prints. This type of color printing stemmed from the process of lithography, and includes all types of lithography that are printed in color. When chromolithography is used to reproduce photographs, the term photochrome is also used. This rare portrait was made from the famous photograph of Lincoln by Anthony Berger of the Brady Gallery, take on February 9th, 1864. Thirty years after his father’s death, Robert Todd Lincoln wrote that “I have always thought the Brady photograph of my father [i.e. this image]… to be the most satisfactory likeness of him.” The image was the model for the engraving of Lincoln used for many years on the five dollar bill, since replaced. The sepia-toned picture features a high relief embossed design: the face and body of Lincoln (along with other small details) have varying degrees of depth that give it a three-dimensional life-like quality. The portrait is marked on the left bottom corner “CAO”. Chromolithograph presents very well and is in very good antique condition, with minor wear/scuffing, toning and patina commensurate with age. There is loss to paper backing around the edges on the back side. Item sold as-is. This is a great opportunity to acquire a rare and truly wonderful hard-to-find three dimensional portrait of the great American president Abraham Lincoln. Will make a fine additional to any well-curate chromolitography and Presidential memorabilia collection. Fresh to the market!
Dimensions: 10-1/2″ in height, 8″ in length