Abraham Lincoln inauguration photograph to make $30,000?

A rare photograph of Abraham Lincoln's first inauguration, on March 4, 1861, is offered at Sotheby's.

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The photo shows the scale of the ceremony

The person behind the camera is unknown, but it's possible that it could have been Alexander Gardner - a pioneering photojournalist who photographed Lincoln throughout his presidency.

Sotheby's believes this to be the first time a copy of this print has been offered at auction. It's valued at $20,000-30,000 ahead of an October 7 photography sale.

An exceptional signed photograph of Lincoln made $175,000 in a dedicated auction at Heritage on September 17.

Click here for our stunning piece of Lincoln memorabilia.

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