Few figures have provoked more questions than Abraham Lincoln, both because of his broad importance and his fantastic complexity. And few figures have proved so malleable. At times, the bearded man in the stovepipe hat seems much like a hologram, a medium for our fears and fantasies.

Few figures have provoked more questions than Abraham Lincoln, both because of his broad importance and his fantastic complexity. And few figures have proved so malleable. At times, the bearded man in the stovepipe hat seems much like a hologram, a medium for our fears and fantasies.

nancy hanks lincoln - Google Search

nancy hanks lincoln - Google Search

One of the last photos taken of Abraham Lincoln

One of the last photos taken of Abraham Lincoln

Amazing colorized photos Abraham-Lincoln http://www.retronaut.com/2012/12/colorized-american-civil-war-photographs/

Amazing colorized photos Abraham-Lincoln http://www.retronaut.com/2012/12/colorized-american-civil-war-photographs/

"President Abraham Lincoln meets with General George McClellan on the battlefield of Antietam in Maryland, 1862."

"President Abraham Lincoln meets with General George McClellan on the battlefield of Antietam in Maryland, 1862."

DK Readers: Abraham Lincoln: Lawyer, Leader, Legend by Justine Fontes,http://www.amazon.com/dp/0756656893/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_SV5.sb112VC4YXP4

DK Readers: Abraham Lincoln: Lawyer, Leader, Legend by Justine Fontes,http://www.amazon.com/dp/0756656893/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_SV5.sb112VC4YXP4

Abraham Lincoln before and after the civil war. 1860, 1865.

Abraham Lincoln before and after the civil war. 1860, 1865.

William "Willie" Wallace Lincoln (1850-1862).  Son of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln.  He died at age 11, the most likely cause of the illness was typhoid fever, contracted from drinking contaminated water.

William "Willie" Wallace Lincoln (1850-1862). Son of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln. He died at age 11, the most likely cause of the illness was typhoid fever, contracted from drinking contaminated water.

*ABRAHAM LINCOLN ~ in His White House Office. This is one of the only photographs of Abraham Lincoln in his White House office. It was taken by Anthony Berger, a Brady operator, to assist the artist Francis B. Carpenter in his massive painting of Lincoln reading the Emancipation Proclamation to his cabinet.

*ABRAHAM LINCOLN ~ in His White House Office. This is one of the only photographs of Abraham Lincoln in his White House office. It was taken by Anthony Berger, a Brady operator, to assist the artist Francis B. Carpenter in his massive painting of Lincoln reading the Emancipation Proclamation to his cabinet.

Abraham Lincoln

How a Speech in New York City Propelled Lincoln to the White House

Abraham Lincoln

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