Gardner and Lincoln: Portraits in Greatness

Just came across this article by William Newton at The Federalist online about the exhibit at the Na...

Just came across this article by William Newton at The Federalist online about the exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. of Alexander Gardner's photos.

Lincoln's Favorite Photographer Illuminates Post-Civil War America

Drat! We were just there ten months ago, but this exhibit started in September and ends in six weeks. Wish I could hop in my truck and go there.


My wife and I saw a very nice exhibit of early daguerrotypes at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, when we were there in late December 2015. And when we visited Lincoln's home in Springfield, Illinois, last August, I picked up and have since read with great enjoyment Richard S. Lowry's excellent recent book The Photographer and the President: Abraham Lincoln, Alexander Gardner & The Images That Made a Presidency.

I don't want to live in Los Angeles, New York or Washington, D.C. But I do wish I could visit more often, to see these great exhibits!

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