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.
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.
*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.