Unidentified photographer, Lincoln Portrait Inscribed by Lincoln to Fanny Speed, wife of his closest friend, Joshua Speed [taken between March 1 and June 30 1861], 1861, Salted Paper Print, 11.5 x 9.5 in, N/A.
LOEWENTHEIL GALLERY AT THE 19TH CENTURY SHOP
John Thomson, John Adams Whipple, Lai Fong, O.H. Willard, Thomas Child
Masterpieces of Early American Photography
The Loewentheil Gallery will present landmark 19th-century American photographs at Paris Photo New York. One highlight is the first portrait of Abraham Lincoln as president, a large oval salted paper print inscribed by Lincoln. The leading Lincoln photograph authority, Lloyd Ostendorf, called it “the most valuable Lincoln photo in existence.” Other Brady highlights are a magnificent Imperial salt print of Samuel F. B. Morse and a camera from Brady’s own studio with impeccable provenance. The Loewentheil Gallery will also exhibit a unique monumental six-foot panorama of San Francisco taken in 1888 by the celebrated artist William Henry Jackson. In addition we will feature a selection of important 19th-century mammoth American West landscape photographs by Carleton Watkins, William Henry Jackson, and Charles Weed.