Picture of Lincoln Spirit Photo 1872

The Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne hosts a portion of the Lincoln Financial Foundation collection, including many photos of the Lincoln family. An original print of Mary Todd Lincoln by the infamous spirit photographer William H. Mumler. The photograph was alleged to show the president’s ghost standing behind the former first lady with his hands on her shoulders, lovingly watching over her. Mumler photographed the former first lady in 1872, seven years after her husband’s assassination. (Above text Michelle Pemberton, IndyStar paper, 2012)

I took this photo while at the Association of Professional Genealogists meeting this past week. It is of course behind glass and in light, so my own reflection is also there. In person quite a photo. 

Picture of Lincoln Spirit Photo 1872

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