Abraham Lincoln photograph negative sells for $35,250

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Abraham Lincoln photograph negative sells for $35,250

Abraham Lincoln photograph negative sells for $35,250 22 Jun 2012, 11:30 GMT+01

A photograph negative of Abraham Lincoln, though to be his last ever sitting for a photograph, has sold at Cowan's Auctions June 21st sale for £35,250.

The wet-plate collodian glass negative is thought to have been captured in February, two months before Lincoln's assassination in 1865. It shows him sitting and thoughtful, the ghost of a smile on his face.

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