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jkeenley
jkeenley

The image is definitely reversed, as his hair is parted on the wrong side. ANd this is a small point, but this is the first KNOWN photo of Lincoln. It is believed the photo was taken by Nicholas H. Shepherd in Spingfield, IL. The date is unknown, but experts believe it was either in 1846, just after Lincoln's election to Congress, or in 1842, around the time of his marriage.

jjon
jjon

When did the left over right vs right over left buttons become common? He appears to be wearing a wedding band on his left hand.

rjwindisch1967
rjwindisc...

This picture is a mirror image. Note that Lincoln's vest is right over left instead of left over right correct for a male garment. His hair is also parted on the wrong side.

knewyork
knewyork

what is Lincoln holding in his right hand?