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Oddly enough, George Henry Story is best known for his portraits of Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln actually sat for him for three days, and later Story was also responsible for establishing the Presidential pose for Lincoln's first photograph in office. Born in New Haven, Connecticut, Story began his career at 15 as an apprentice woodcarver. However, he also managed to study in Europe for several years. While becoming well-known as a portraitist, he also worked as a curator, serving in that capacity at both the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut, even serving...
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