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

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

Robert E. Lee, his son General George Washington Custis Lee, and his Chief of Staff Colonel Walter H. Taylor

Robert E. Lee, his son General George Washington Custis Lee, and his Chief of Staff Colonel Walter H. Taylor

Cowboy, c. 1890 Jace Parker Seth's brother train and stage robber shot by Liquid Silver

Cowboy, c. 1890 Jace Parker Seth's brother train and stage robber shot by Liquid Silver

Most people believe that Abe Lincoln sported a beard for the majority of his life, but in actuality he spent most of his life without facial hair. He only began growing his whiskers in 1860, during his run for president.

Most people believe that Abe Lincoln sported a beard for the majority of his life, but in actuality he spent most of his life without facial hair. He only began growing his whiskers in 1860, during his run for president.

*ABRAHAM LINCOLN ~ in His White House Office. This is one of the only photographs of Abraham Lincoln in his White House office. It was taken by Anthony Berger, a Brady operator, to assist the artist Francis B. Carpenter in his massive painting of Lincoln reading the Emancipation Proclamation to his cabinet.

*ABRAHAM LINCOLN ~ in His White House Office. This is one of the only photographs of Abraham Lincoln in his White House office. It was taken by Anthony Berger, a Brady operator, to assist the artist Francis B. Carpenter in his massive painting of Lincoln reading the Emancipation Proclamation to his cabinet.

Sacajawea. Stolen, held captive, sold, eventually reunited the Shoshone Indians. She was an interpreter and guide for Lewis and Clark in 1805-1806 with her husband Toussaint Charbonneau. She navigated carrying her son, Jean Baptiste, on her back. She traveled thousands of miles from the Dakotas the Pacific Ocean. The explorers, said she was cheerful, never complained, and proved to be invaluable. She served as an advisor, caretaker, and is legendary for her perseverance and resourcefulness.

Sacajawea. Stolen, held captive, sold, eventually reunited the Shoshone Indians. She was an interpreter and guide for Lewis and Clark in 1805-1806 with her husband Toussaint Charbonneau. She navigated carrying her son, Jean Baptiste, on her back. She traveled thousands of miles from the Dakotas the Pacific Ocean. The explorers, said she was cheerful, never complained, and proved to be invaluable. She served as an advisor, caretaker, and is legendary for her perseverance and resourcefulness.

Museum wax figures of President Abraham Lincoln and his family (Tad, Robert, Mary, Abraham, Willie) photomontage in front of the White House

Museum wax figures of President Abraham Lincoln and his family (Tad, Robert, Mary, Abraham, Willie) photomontage in front of the White House

CIVIL WAR CDV PHOTO OF PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND HIS FAMILY DATED 1865

CIVIL WAR CDV PHOTO OF PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND HIS FAMILY DATED 1865

Emily Todd was Mary Todd Lincoln's half-sister. In 1856 she married Benjamin Helm, a Confederate general. After Helm's death in 1863 Emily Helm passed through Union Lines to visit her sister in the White House. This caused great consternation in the Northern newspapers. Emily Helm took an oath of loyalty to the Union and was granted amnesty

Emily Todd was Mary Todd Lincoln's half-sister. In 1856 she married Benjamin Helm, a Confederate general. After Helm's death in 1863 Emily Helm passed through Union Lines to visit her sister in the White House. This caused great consternation in the Northern newspapers. Emily Helm took an oath of loyalty to the Union and was granted amnesty

Abraham Lincoln's grand daughter's. Robert Lincoln's daughters, Mary and Jessie Harlan Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln's grand daughter's. Robert Lincoln's daughters, Mary and Jessie Harlan Lincoln

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