A pictorial tribute to our sixteenth president ~ Abraham Lincoln ~ on the 208th anniversary of his birth in Hardin County, Kentucky.
His parents were illiterate rural farmers. As a youth he had his chores beside toiling in the fields with his father. Abe’s schooling was limited; however, sufficient to learn his ABCs and write his name.
Later as a “Whig” he was elected to the Illinois State Legislature. He had an interest in the principles of Henry Clay — education, internal improvements, banking and economic development to promote growth and opportunity.” At this time John T. Stuart, a Springfield lawyer, was mentoring him through the fundamentals of preparing Lincoln to become a lawyer. He obtained his license in 1836.
Restored original Lincoln’s Law Office Springfield, IL
On 4 November 1842 he married Mary Todd. She was the daughter of a Lexington, KY banker. Mary’s education and early life was in contrast to Lincoln’s early life. She was educated, cultured and socially prominent.
Mary Todd Lincoln Circa 1846
“A man of great ability, pure patriotism, unselfish nature, full of forgiveness to his enemies, bearing malice toward none, he proved to be the man above all others for the great struggle through which the nation had to pas to place itself among the greatest in the family of nations.” ~ General Ulysses S. Grant
Leaving Springfield, Il to Washington, DC
Lincoln & Mary Circa 1861
With the Army
Lincoln at Antietam, MD – 1862. ( Gen McCllelan 3rd fr left)
“Now he belongs to the ages”
Presidential Box at Ford’s Theater
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Back to Springfield
Final Resting Place
Several downtown blocks have been restored by the National Parks to the time of Lincoln
Lincoln’s house – Interior Photos
And for the Ages
Mount Rushmore – Lincoln – right
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