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Let us neither express nor cherish any hard feelings toward any citizen who by his vote has differed with us. Let us at all times remember that all American citizens are brothers of a common country, and should dwell together in the bonds of fraternal feeling.”– Remarks at Springfield, November 20, 1860

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“Gentlemen, when I was a young man I used to know very well one Joe Wilson, who built himself a log-cabin not far from where I lived. Joe was very fond of eggs and chickens, and he took a good deal of pains in fitting up a poultry bed. Having…

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Abraham Lincoln in Depth

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Abraham Lincoln’s Moods
“Lincoln was a curious – mysterious – quite an incomprehensible man,” wrote William H. Herndon shortly before he died... Read more   View more articles

Cartoon Corner

lincoln-moods President Lincoln enjoyed humor. Many Americans enjoyed making fun of the President. Some of the most recognizable cartoons were published in Harper’s Weekly, a New York City periodical ... Read more

A Little Game of Bagatelle

The contest for the presidency in 1864 is depicted as a game of bagatelle (a game similar to pool…

The Great Political Political Race

The Great Political Political Race

This cartoon uses the common horserace metaphor for the 1860 presidential election.

Abraham Lincoln's Health

Abraham Lincoln’s Health

Abraham Lincolns vigorous health was promoted in the 1860 presidential campaign by his image as a rail-splitter.

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