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  • Sharon Cappetta

    Abraham Lincoln, c. 1846 (Courtesy Of The Library Of Congress)

  • Karen J Getz

    Daguerreotype Photo of young Abraham Lincoln

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    Abraham Lincoln’s personal secretary John Nicolay believed that no photograph could capture Honest Abe’s essence: “There are many pictures of Lincoln,” he said, “[but] there is no portrait of him.” (only 130+ photographs of Lincoln exist) 24 Vintage Photographs of Abe Lincoln | Mental Floss

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    Beardless Abraham Lincoln. One of the greatest men in American history!

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Entering the presidential nomination process as a distinct underdog, Lincoln was eventually chosen as the Republican candidate for the 1860 election for several reasons. His expressed views on slavery were seen as more moderate than those of rivals William H. Seward and Salmon P. Chase. His "Western" origins also appealed to the newer states: other contenders, especially those with more governmental experience, had acquired enemies within the party and were weak in the critical western states.

[Abraham Lincoln, seated next to small table, in a reflective pose, May 16, 1861 wem

Apparently Abraham once said of Robert that he reached the apex of his intelligence at 5. Ouch. *ROBERT T. LINCOLN: taken 1870 (1st born)

One of the few photographs of Lincoln inside the White House was taken in this room by Matthew Brady in 1864. It was not until after the renovation of the White House undertaken during the Truman administration that this room became so exclusively associated with Lincoln.

She wore this when her son Willie died in the White House in 1862 and again in 1865 after her husband was assassinated. Mary Todd Lincoln

"The suit and hat worn by Lincoln on the night of his assassination. Photograph made by the Smithsonian, circa 1890."

Mary Lincoln wore the strawberry dress in her first spring as First Lady, in 1861. (photo via the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum)

Mary Todd Lincoln, First Lady 1861-1865

The Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln, March 4, 1861 at the unfinished Capitol, Washington D.C.

"With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan - to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations." - Abraham Lincoln

Gustav Schurmann Twelve-year-old who served in the Civil War as bugler and orderly to Generals Philip Kearny and Daniel Sickles. He served with the “Mozart Regiment,” which was made up of New York men. He also met and befriended Tad Lincoln.