Abraham Lincoln postcard
This photograph was taken by Mathew Brady’s assistant Anthony Berger. It is the picture that was the model for the Lincoln on the penny. Abe normally signed things A. Lincoln. He signed The Gettysburg Address Abraham Lincoln, which was a rarity but that is where the signature for this card came from.
In this picture his torso seems much thicker than it appeared in pictures that he is standing. It must be the way Anthony slumped him for the portrait. I am fairly certain he wasn’t wearing a bullet proof vest.