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Access Newspaper Archive Institutional Version. 24 Vintage Photographs of Abe Lincoln. 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.”

24 Vintage Photographs of Abe Lincoln

Over 130 photographs of Lincoln exist—here are a few you may not have come across before. The daguerreotype above, taken around 1846, is the earliest known photo of Lincoln. He was 37 years old and had just started campaigning for national office. Lincoln would later win a seat in the US House of Representatives as a member of the Whig party, a spot he held for two years. In 1854, Lincoln returned to politics. A reporter once described Lincoln’s mop as “Wild Republican hair.”

In 1858, Lincoln squared off against Stephen Douglas for Illinois’ Senate seat. Lincoln said this was one of his favorite photographs. It’s the summer of 1860, and Lincoln stands outside his Springfield home with his two sons, Willie and Tad (Abe is the tall one behind the fence). Image result for abraham lincoln ulysses s gran. Abraham Lincoln - President of the United States (POTUS) Links immediately following the image of the American Flag ( ) are links to other POTUS sites.

Abraham Lincoln - President of the United States (POTUS)

All other links lead to sites elsewhere on the Web. Jump to: Presidential Election Results | Cabinet Members | Notable Events | Internet Biographies | Historical Documents | Other Internet Resources | Points of Interest Father: Thomas Lincoln Mother: Nancy Hanks Lincoln Stepmother: Sarah Bush Johnston Lincoln Married: Mary Todd (1818-1882), on November 4, 1842 Children: Robert Todd Lincoln (1843-1926); Edward Baker Lincoln (1846-50); William Wallace Lincoln (1850-62); Thomas "Tad" Lincoln (1853-71) Religion: No formal affiliation Education: No formal education Occupation: Lawyer Political Party: Republican Other Government Positions: Elected to Illinois State Legislature, 1834 Member of U.S.

Presidential Salary: $25,000/year Vice Presidents: Hannibal Hamlin (1861-65); Andrew Johnson (1865) Cabinet: Secretary of State William H. Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Abraham Lincoln Biography. “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…. ” – Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln was born Feb 12, 1809, in a single-room log cabin, Hardin Country, Kentucky.

Abraham Lincoln Biography

His family upbringing was modest; his parents from Virginia were neither wealthy or well known. At an early age, the young Abraham lost his mother, and his father moved away to Indiana. “If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?” Work colleagues and friends noted that Lincoln had a capacity to defuse tense and argumentative situations, though the use of humour and his capacity to take an optimistic view of human nature.

He married Mary Todd in 1842, and they had four children, although three died before reaching maturity. As a lawyer, Abraham developed a capacity for quick thinking and oratory. Lawyer. Abraham Lincoln - U.S. Presidents. My TV provider is not listed.

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Abraham Lincoln

The government will not assail you.... You have no oath registered in Heaven to destroy the government, while I shall have the most solemn one to preserve, protect and defend it. " Lincoln thought secession illegal, and was willing to use force to defend Federal law and the Union. When Confederate batteries fired on Fort Sumter and forced its surrender, he called on the states for 75,000 volunteers. Four more slave states joined the Confederacy but four remained within the Union. The son of a Kentucky frontiersman, Lincoln had to struggle for a living and for learning. "I was born Feb. 12, 1809, in Hardin County, Kentucky.

Lincoln made extraordinary efforts to attain knowledge while working on a farm, splitting rails for fences, and keeping store at New Salem, Illinois. Exploring Abraham Lincoln's 'Melancholy' The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation (ALPLF) Abraham Lincoln. Secondary sources. Access Newspaper Archive Institutional Version. National History Day in Wisconsin. National History Day. Contest Rule Book.