Photo of Lincoln without his beard sells for £100k



2015-06-26 11:37:58

Photo of Lincoln without his beard sells for 100k

Rare early photo of US president makes surprise appearance at Hollywood memorabilia auction

A rare signed portrait of Abraham Lincoln - depicting the future US president without his famous beard - has sold for a staggering 104,794.

The photograph sold at the Profiles in History auction house in Hollywood, Los Angeles, US.

The sepia image is thought to have been taken in Illinois on 1858 and bears the ink note: "Yours truly, A. Lincoln."

The rare find cropped up in a sale of iconic film memorabilia.

Other big lots included an original TIE Fighter model used in the 1977 Star Wars film whichsold for 203,767; and a hoverboard ridden by ridden by Michael J Fox in the 1980s Back to the Future films, which sold for more than 32,000.

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