Photograph Signed. Dorothy Lamon TEILLARD, c. 1859-?

Photograph Signed.

The daughter of one of Abraham Lincoln's law partners and his presidential bodyguard, Ward Hill Lamon (1828-93), she pieced together and edited her father's book "Recollections of Abraham Lincoln, 1847-1865" (Chicago, 1895); a bawdy and not particularly popular companion to the president, Lamon authored (it was actually ghostwritten) an 1872 "Life of Abraham Lincoln" that's considered the first debunking biography of the president. PS, 8½" X 11", n.p., 1945 November 4. Very good. Small glue stain at upper right, well away from image. This most unusual PS does not depict Teillard herself, but rather is a thermofax copy of a 3½" X 3½" portrait of a young Ward Hill Lamon, centered and with large margins. Early head-and-shoulders portrait showing a youthful Lamon with long curly hair and flowing goatee. On the ample lower margin, his daughter inscribes it big and bold: "With regards of / Dorothy Lamon Teillard / November 4, 1945." Though written while well into her 80s, Teillard's script is fluid and attractive. A quite uncommon autograph in an unusual form. Item #15881

Price: $195.00

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