Photo of Lincoln at Gettysburg, 1863

Photo of Lincoln at Gettysburg, 1863

From the National Archives, this is a small blown-up portion of a photo of the crowd from the day of the Gettysburg Address on Thursday, 19 November, 1863.

From the Archives Prologue Magazine site:

“In 1952, the chief of the Still Photo section at the National Archives, Josephine Cobb, discovered a glass plate negative taken by Mathew Brady of the speaker’s stand at Gettysburg on the day of its dedication as a National Cemetery.

Cobb estimated that the photo was taken around noontime[…]about three hours before Lincoln delivered his famous address.”

The original photo of the whole crowd is here.  It’s amazing Cobb found him; I’ve been looking and I can’t see where he is!

Source: [National Archives: Prologue Magazine]

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