Saturday, February 11, 2012

Happy Birthday, Abe

 LC-DIG-ppmsca-19217 (digital file from original recto) LC-DIG-ppmsca-19218 (digital file from original verso) Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540.  Abraham Lincoln, Pres't U.S. / Alex. Gardner, photographer to the Army of the Potomac.
Abraham Lincoln, a Republican and the 16th president of the United States of America. Born  February 12, 1809 and assassinated April 15, 1865. A self-educated, country lawyer who led our country through the deepest of American tragedies.  On April 11 1865, he gave a speech advocating voting rights for blacks. An incensed John Wilkes Booth planned the assassination and just days later at the Ford theatre fired a gun into the back of Lincoln's head.

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