Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, was the first president to be photographed extensively. In the following photos, you can take a look at some of the iconic images that help document his life, from his early years in politics to his rise to the presidency.
Lincoln is seen here in a photograph by Alexander Gardner, one of the first photographers to capture battlefields during the Civil War.
In this file photo, a copy of a daguerreotype taken by N.H. Shephard in Springfield, IL in 1846, when Lincoln was a Congressman, is displayed. It is the earliest photograph of Abraham Lincoln known to exist. The original daguerreotype is in the collection of the Library of Congress.