Portraits of Abraham Lincoln
Young Mr. Lincoln
Believed to the oldest known image of Lincoln, this daguerreotype is attributed to Nicholas H. Shepherd, an early photographer in Springfield, Illinois. Known as Meserve #1, it was a gift from Robert Todd Lincoln, Lincoln's eldest son, to Frederick Hill Meserve, who gave it to the Library of Congress. Meserve reported that "Lincoln believed it was made in 1848".