on full color collectibles - mugs, premium photo prints, full
sized posters and greeting cards are now available at our
Color of Lincoln store.
Lincoln described himself for the
" If any personal description of me is thought
desirable, it may be said, I am, in height, six feet, four inches,
nearly; lean in flesh, weighing, on an average, one hundred and
eighty pounds; dark complexion, with coarse black hair, and grey
eyes -- no other marks or brands recollected"Abraham
Lincoln . December 20, 1859 - Autobiography
Now we can see the man as self-described with our
the photos are a significant modification to the library of Lincoln
photos and give a more realistic vision of the man, I feel that
it is likely that future images of Lincoln will include the digital
color images in conjunction with the black and white historical
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum has the complete
Color of Lincoln photographs as part of the reference collection.
The gift was received at the Library in early May, 2008 and marks
a significant milestone as the public has available the first and
most complete Abraham Lincoln color photograph collection.
Eaton - January, 2009)
Comments from Lincoln historians :
Eatonís colorization of the Lincoln photographs stands as an excellent
example of an Ďa-ha!í moment of invention. We see his work and say
to ourselves, ĎWhy didnít someone think of doing this sooner?í But
no one had... I applaud his technical prowess, his organizational
acumen, and his artistic aplomb in bringing Abraham Lincolnís immemorial
visage into the 21st century. The book is a substantial contribution
to the history of photography, of colorization, and of Lincoln iconography."
James Cornelius, Curator, Lincoln Collection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential
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