Photographs of Abraham Lincoln | Newberry

Photographs of Abraham Lincoln

Saturday, June 8, 2013
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Saturdays, June 8 – 22

1 – 3 pm

Led by Mark B. Pohlad

This course examines the intriguing photographs of the first extensively photographed American president. It traces the portraits of cameramen such as Matthew Brady, Alexander Gardner, Alexander Hesler, and Samuel Alschuler. We will investigate their photographs in relation to Lincoln’s enigmatic face and body as well as his biography and political career. We will also explore how artists used photographs in creating their own Lincoln works and the research of early historians of Lincoln photography.

Mark B. Pohlad is Associate Professor of Art and Art History at DePaul University.

Materials List
No materials required.

CPDU credit is available for Illinois teachers seeking recertification.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.

Cost and Registration Information 

Three sessions, $110
The registration deadline has passed. To register with a $20 late fee, please call (312) 255-3700.