Keeler - Dr Theodor Hansmann and Spirit Of Abraham Lincoln Spirit Photograph

Dr. Hansmann & Spirit of Abraham Lincoln

A 1903 spirit photograph by William M. Keeler featuring Dr. Theodor Hansmann and the spirit of Abraham Lincoln.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 – 1865) – American lawyer, politician, and statesman who served as the 16th president of the United States from 1861 until his assassination in 1865. Lincoln led the nation through the American Civil War and succeeded in preserving the Union, abolishing slavery, bolstering the federal government, and modernizing the U.S. economy.

Dr. Theodor Hansmann (1821-1912) – Physician and Spiritualist from Washington, D.C. and was reported to have worked as Abraham Lincoln’s medical advisor. He had sittings with many celebrated spirit photographers and mediums. He was known for having his photograph taken with famous spirits including John Wilkes Booth, Robert E. Lee, George Washington, and Abraham Lincoln.

Photograph ID: 2022.1213.2318

Photographer: William M. Keeler

Type: Gelatin Silver Print

Year: 1903

Courtesy of: Robert D. Fink Collection

Personal Collection: Yes

Dimensions: 4" x 3"

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