Abraham Lincoln is considered one of the country’s greatest presidents and is Illinois’ favorite son. He was the first extensively photographed president, and the first for whom the media helped sway an election. This presentation describes some of those photographs.
In analyzing the known photographs of Lincoln, DePaul University art historian Dr. Mark Pohlad, a specialist in photo history, will also describe the nature of the photographic medium and its technical challenges in the mid-nineteenth century as well as Lincoln’s complex relationship to the then-new medium of photography.
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