Abraham Lincoln Portrait Photo Canvas Print From 1860.
Abraham Lincoln was a little-known one-term Illinois Congressman with national aspirations when he arrived in New York City in February 1860 to speak at the Cooper Union. The speech had to be perfect, but Lincoln also knew the importance of image. Before taking to the podium, he stopped at the Broadway photography studio of Mathew B. Brady. The portraitist, who had photographed everyone from Edgar Allan Poe to James Fenimore Cooper and would chronicle the coming Civil War, knew a thing or two about presentation. He set the gangly rail splitter in a statesmanlike pose, tightened his shirt collar to hide his long neck and retouched the image to improve his looks. In a click of a shutter, Brady dispelled talk of what Lincoln said were “rumors of my long ungainly figure … making me into a man of human aspect and dignified bearing.”
✨ Famous Lincoln Portrait Iconic Trivia:
By capturing Lincoln’s youthful features before the ravages of the Civil War would etch his face with the strains of the Oval Office, Brady presented him as a calm contender in the fractious antebellum era. Lincoln’s subsequent talk before a largely Republican audience of 1,500 was a resounding success, and Brady’s picture soon appeared in publications like Harper’s Weekly and on cartes de visite and election Canvas Prints and buttons, making it the most powerful early instance of a photo used as campaign propaganda. As the portrait spread, it propelled Lincoln from the edge of greatness to the White House, where he preserved the Union and ended slavery.
CANVAS PRINT & SHIPPING INFO
This listing is for a canvas print of various sizes, medium A4 (8.25 x 11.75), 12 x 18, 16 x 24, 20 x 30, 24 x 36 inches. Choose your size :-).
This is a uniquely restored enhanced image to get the most wonderful canvas possible.
All images used have been retouched to remove any major imperfections and then enhanced for digital printing.
The images are of the highest quality and 300 dpi.
This is a reprint, printed on high quality artist-grade poly-cotton blend canvas.
The canvas would look great on your wall, or as a present.
★ Beautiful canvas prints, printed on state of the art printers
★ Shipped from the UK for UK customers. We have a distribution center in the UK, mainly using Royal Mail, FEDex or UPS
★ Shipped from the USA for USA customers. We have distribution centers in the USA too, mainly using FEDex, UPS or DHL
★ Shipped from the EU for EU customers. We have a distribution centers Germany, France and other EU states
★ Shipped from AU & NZ for asia pacific customers
★ Canvas frames are made of FSC certified wood.
★ Digitally enhanced and remastered images
★ Mounting kit included, ready to hang
★ Artist-grade poly-cotton blend canvas
Canvas prints are carefully packaged with strong edges to protect the items. We also wrap the items in bubble wrap or kraft paper for additional protection.