Here we offer a Civil War-era cdv photograph of President Abraham Lincoln, framed in a striking period 19th century maroon velvet mourning frame. The cdv is a less-commonly reproduced mock-up using Matthew Brady's January 8, 1864 photograph, setting the president's head within a traditional oil portrait. The cdv was produced as a memorial just after the president's assassination. The frame is set with true wavy glass.
Which is the kind of sheet glass made prior to modern methods, featuring visible imperfections and a slight wavy lay. It has a jagged edge, but fits the frame fine. Original wire hanger on the back of the frame.
The velvet is well worn and one of the metal corners has a slight crease. The wood at the top of the rear compartment has a chip. The back slides in and out with ease.Measures approximately 5.75 x 4.5-inches overall. This remarkable Civil War era relic will make a wonderful addition to your collection or a very thoughtful gift for an enthusiast. Have you seen all the amazing first and rare editions of iconic books we offer? -- other auctions of classic antiquarian literature and special gifts! Thank you for your interest! The item "Civil War Era Abraham Lincoln CDV Photograph Antique Velvet &Silk Mourning Frame" is in sale since Saturday, January 18, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Other Civil War Original Items". The seller is "iconic-books" and is located in Bronx, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.