George Grey Barnard (American, 1863–1938). Abraham Lincoln, ca. 1911–17; executed, ca. 1919. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Morris K. Jesup Fund, 1929 (29.161)
William Marsh (American, 1850s–1860s). Abraham Lincoln, May 20, 1860. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gilman Collection, Purchase, Joyce F. Menschel Gift, 2005 (2005.100.89) | This photograph, made in Springfield, Illinois, was the first portrait taken of Abraham Lincoln after he had received the nomination for president at the Republican National Convention in Chicago.
I know. I have a lot of pet peeves where 'death photos' are concerned. Frenzied acceptance of any glamorous, tragic, or 'poignant' story is gleefully accepted with no accompanying research. This photo for example, has never been authenticated as a photo of Edgar Allen Poe. As a matter of fact MANY maintain that it is, in no way, Poe. Yet I see it all over the place, authoritatively titled as Edgar Allen Poe.
"Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as the heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere. Destroy this spirit, and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors. Accustomed to trample on the rights of those around you, you have lost the genius of your own independence, and become the fit subjects of the first cunning tyrant who rises." - Abraham Lincoln criticizing supporting tyranny over liberty as Foreign Policy