November 19, 1863: President Lincoln speaks at Gettysburg. Weak, dizzy, and haggard, the President spoke for only 2 minutes, in a speech now regarded as one of the finest in the English language. Lincoln was ill for some time afterwards, and may have been suffering from a mild case of smallpox. This is the only known photograph of Lincoln on that day. He is the figure highlighted in sepia.
The Gettysburg Address Words by Abraham Lincoln Music by Mrs. Patel’s 6th Grade Class (Woodmere Elementary School, Woodmere, New York, 1962) Inscribed and Illustrated by Sam Fink - More info here: http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/06/12/the-gettysburg-address-a-great-speech-and-a-singable-picture-book/