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    Written by: Michael Dalby 12/6/2007 11:18 AM 

    Mr. Lincoln, I presume?

    "Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."  These words, spoken on November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania begin one of the most memorable speeches in American History.  Recent report of an undiscovered photograph of Lincoln at Gettysburg has encourages Lincoln enthusiasts to reconsider known photographs of the president.  The John G. White Special Collections Department has in its holdings several works that attempt to present all the known photographs of President Lincoln. "The photographs of Abraham Lincoln" by Frederick Hill Meserve contains mounted portraits including one that is purported to be the first photograph of Mr. Lincoln and a detail of a photograph taken at Gettysburg that shows the president hatless and seated on the platform in the center of the crowd.


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