- Wishful thinking: Abraham Lincoln and lost daguerreotypes
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- Fri 24 August, 2018
Centro Citibanamex | Hall D | Conference Program
Roger E. Stoddard strongly warned about the danger of wishful thinking: “For bibliographers the most disheartening feature of such studies is the nature of the evidence." This conference, developed by Serge Plantureux, centers on lost daguerreotypes and the most famous photographic subject on earth: Abraham Lincoln. The temptation of impatient wishful thinking has misled several collectors, conservators, curators and auctioneers during the past 68 years, transforming the hunt into a mine field.