Original uncropped photo of Speakers Stand at Gettyburg. After close examination of this glass plate negative in 1952 by Josephine Cobb, this became the first and only known and proved photo of Lincoln at Gettyburg to deliver his historic speech. (see other photo of cropped detail of this photo of Lincoln in the crowd). Amazing detail and discovery!

Prologue: Pieces of History » Rare photo of Lincoln at Gettysburg. Great detail zoomed in close of the only known photograph taken of Lincoln at Gettysburg from a long distance away. Outstanding detail.

Amazing photograph of a very historical day with Troops marching in Gettysburg from the town towards the Memorial Cemetery for Mr. Lincoln to make history by giving his Gettysburg Address speech. He would perhaps be somewhere in the photograph or very near in the procession. *s*

Abraham Lincolns Last Day

"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

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

The Original Lincoln Logs: I grew up playing with Lincoln Logs. They were stored in a metal and cardboard canister.

Drive in movie speaker

CDV of President Abraham Lincoln. (unusual cropped-hair portrait).

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Lewis Payne, seated and manacled, at the Washington Navy Yard about the time of his 21st birthday in April 1865, three months before he was hanged as one of the Lincoln assassination conspirators. Photograph by Alexander Gardner, probably taken aboard the ironclad U.S.S. Montauk or Saugus.

Union officer with "contraband", 1862...two months after this photo was taken President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

Wedding day photograph of Abraham and Mary Lincoln, November 4, 1842 in Springfield, Illinois.

In 1950, the interior of the Whitehouse was dismantled, leaving the house as a shell. It was then rebuilt using concrete and steel beams in place of its original wooden joists.

Robert Todd Lincoln, son of Abraham Lincoln, attending the dedication exercises at the Lincoln Memorial (May 30, 1922).

Lady Liberty's head in Paris park, 1883 - Rare photos of the Statue of Liberty under construction in 1883

Charles D’Emery’s 1938 photo shows the forming of Lincoln’s face at South Dakota’s Mount Rushmore.

A clever and artful composite of the State Box at Ford's Theatre on April 14, 1865. Major Rathbone on the left with fiance, Clara Harris. Mary and the President sit watching the comedy Our American Cousin while in the dark background, J. Wilkes Booth quietly creeps up from behind to deliver the fatal point blank gunshot to the President's head.

“I care not for a man’s religion whose dog or cat is not the better for it…I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

July 1863. "Gettysburg, Pa. Three captured Confederate soldiers, likely from Louisiana, pose for Mathew Brady on Seminary Ridge following the Battle of Gettysburg." Wet plate glass negative, half of stereograph pair.

In 1956, on the game show I've Got A Secret, host Garry Moore brought on 96-year-old Samuel Seymour. Here's his secret: He was sitting in Ford's theater the night Lincoln was shot. He was 5 years old and remembered John Wilkes Booth bounding from Lincoln's box onto the stage. Here he is on television, describing what he saw.

Rudolf Höss pitifully attempting to avoid the noose at Auschwitz. There have been accusations -made by those of less-than-stellar character - that Höss was tortured by the British before his trial.