Bold ink signature as president, "A. Lincoln, July 16, 1864,” on an off-white 4 x 1.75 slip. Handsomely matted with a CDV-style portrait of Lincoln, also taken in 1864, printed later by Frederick Hill Meserve and affixed to a period carte-de-visite mount, to an overall size of 8 x 10. The mat is hinged to the backing board for easy viewing, with the signature slip and photograph conservatory-mounted to the board for easy removal or for framing and preserving as presented. In fine condition. On this day, along with official duties, President Lincoln attended an evening concert of the Marine Band at the White House.
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