BERKELEY, Calif. — Five period photographs of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) offering intriguing insight into the man are all included in the upcoming Fine Photography sale scheduled for Thursday, February 22 at PBA Galleries. The complete catalog is available for bidding now at LiveAuctioneers.

Mathew Brady (circa 1822-1896) is arguably the most famous photographer of the 19th century, having documented the American Civil War from the perspective of the Union Army. Brady was an early adopter of the daguerreotype form of photography, and he is best remembered for photographing a number of U.S. presidents, including Abraham Lincoln. On January 8th, 1864, Brady had a photography session with Lincoln, from which this carte de viste (visiting card) was drawn. Published by Anthony Bros. of New York in 1864, the card is estimated at $1,500-$2,500.

Alexander Gardner (1821-1882) was originally from Scotland, but came to America to pursue a career in photography. This photogravure of Lincoln is today known as The Gettysburg Portrait, having been captured by Gardner on November 8, 1863, just eleven days prior to Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. It was published under license by Gilbo & Co. of New York in 1901, it now carries an estimate of $1,000-$1,500. The sale also includes this Gardner carte de visite of Lincoln seated and holding both paper and reading glasses from the same session. It is estimated at $700-$1,000.

Taken on March 6, 1865, this photo is often referred to as the ‘final’ image captured of President Lincoln prior to his assassination on April 14 at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C.. It was the work of Henry F. Warren, who, according to period accounts, asked Lincoln’s son, Tad, to persuade his father to sit for the image. The irked look on Lincoln’s face is presumably a reflection of having been talked into the sitting by his son. Published in 1865, the vintage albumen vignette photograph is mounted to a sheet and is in what the lot notes call “near fine” condition. It is estimated at $1,000-$1,500.

A carte de visite by George Ayers, who originally photographed Lincoln after his nomination to the Republican Party ticket in 1860, is an undated but later view of the president. The original image has been remounted onto later paper to preserve it, and it is estimated at $400-$600.