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We shall sooner have the fowl by hatching the egg than by smashing it.”– Last Public Address, April 11, 1865

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Demands of South

He avoided discussing the political questions of the day. The nearest he would come to it was to illustrate with quaint humor and simplicity the demands of the South upon the North by a little home story. He said it…

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Abraham Lincoln in Depth

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

Abraham Lincoln's Beautiful Face

Abraham Lincoln’s Beautiful Face

We remember his grave face in granite and marble. Friends remembered Abraham Lincoln”s face differently. His ””expression in repose was sad and dull; but his ever-recurring humor, at short intervals, flashed forth with the brilliancy of an electric light,”” recalled Adjutant-General James B. Fry…

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Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass led an unusual life.

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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"The self-tutored lawyer from Illinois could not understand those 'don't care' politicians, such as Senator Stephen A. Douglas, who pretended indifference to involuntary servitude."

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