Alexander Hesler or Hessler was an American photographer active in the U. S. state of Illinois. He is best known for photographing, in 1858 and 1860, definitive iconic images of the beardless Abraham Lincoln. Hesler was born in Montreal, he was active in the early 1860s, learned daguerrotype and ambrotype photography. He operated studios in Galena and Springfield, took images of people and scenes in Illinois. Using a portable darkroom, he produced landscape scenes from nearby states and territories of what is now the American Midwest. Hesler's known portraits include photographs of the two chief Illinois political figures of his day and federal senator Stephen A. Douglas. In the 1860 presidential election, Lincoln's friends took steps to have Hesler's images copied and recirculated, cementing their stature as works of Lincoln image-making. Hesler's portable darkroom work included a circulated image of Minnehaha Falls, a waterfall located in what was to become the U. S. city of Minneapolis. Hesler was an award-winning photographer whose goal was to create photographs of lasting artistic value.
He was recognized for the quality of both his outdoor photography. Upon Hesler's retirement in 1865, he transferred his Chicago studio and negatives to a fellow photographer, George Bucher Ayres. Several of Hesler's best-known images of Lincoln are platinum prints produced by Ayres from Hesler negatives. Hesler's 1860 glass-plate negatives were used after Lincoln's death as bases for further images of the President, including busts by sculptors such as Gutzon Borglum. Alexander Hesler is buried in Wisconsin. A short documentary film about Mound Cemetery, where he is buried, will release in 2014 and features a segment on Hesler. Media related to Alexander Hesler at Wikimedia Commons Alexander Hesler at Find a Grave
Ian Freeman known by the nickname of "Herbie", is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1980s and 1990s. He played for the Western Suburbs Magpies, he played 65 first grade games in the New South Wales Rugby League premiership with the Magpies, spent a season playing with Barrow in England. He was described as a "hard man" known for his "rugged play", he was known for being bald and bearded. A Cooma junior, Freeman made his first-grade debut with the Western Suburbs Magpies in the first game of the 1983 season, he was a regular in the side that year, playing at either second row. The next year he made all losses. With the threat of Wests being kicked out of the competition, Freeman spent the 1985 season playing with Cooma in the country Group 16 league. Returning to Wests, he was the starting prop in 1986, again in 1987 when he made 22 appearances for the season. In 1986 he captained the Magpies when they had a surprise 30-20 victory over ManlyFreeman missed the first 4 games of the 1988 season due to a suspension imposed after a head-high tackle in a pre-season National-Panasonic Cup match.
Freeman denied the charge, saying, "He went down easily and when I slung him to the ground his head hit hard. I thought my tackle was hard but it was fair." On-ground officials disagreed, saying the opposing player had been unconscious before he hit the ground. Freeman received a reduced sentence because of his clean record. Freeman spent two more years before playing for Barrow in the 1989/90 English season. After retiring, Freeman spent a season coaching Junee. Freeman was honoured as a bench player in the Western Suburbs Magpies' Team of the Eighties. Whiticker and Hudson, Glen. 3000