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Now, as to the young men. You must not wait to be brought forward by the older men. For instance, do you suppose that I should have ever got into notice if I had waited to be hunted up and pushed forward by older men?”– Letter to William H. Herndon, July 22,1848

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Lincoln Reading
Passing Hello

[Albert C. Chandler recalls Al’s visits to the telegraph office during wartime:] It had so happened for several days that Major [Thomas] Eckert had been out whenever the President came into the office. Coming in one day and finding the Major counting…

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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

Union and liberty! And union and slavery!

Union and liberty! And union and slavery!

This cartoon contrasts Lincoln’s advocacy of equality and free labor in the North to McClellan’s alleged support of slavery.

Speech at Columbus, Ohio, September 16, 1859

Speech at Columbus, Ohio, September 16, 1859

“I cannot fail to remember that I appear for the first time before an audience in this now great State”

The great exhibition of 1860

The Great Exhibition of 1860

The artist satirizes the antislavery orientation of the Republican platform./p>

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