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A Young Abraham Lincoln, c. 1846.
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The earliest known photograph of Lincoln, taken in 1845 or 1846, possibly during his term in Congress. Lincoln was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1846 in the state of Illinois.

Credit: Library of Congress

The earliest known photograph of Lincoln, taken in 1845 or 1846, possibly during his term in Congress. Lincoln was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1846 in the state of Illinois.

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