On this, the 140th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s address on a former battlefield in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, I point you to the only known photo of Lincoln at the ceremony. More interesting than the photo is the story behind the photo; according to the Library of Congress website, the glass plate negative sat unrecognized in the National Archives for over 50 years before someone recognized Lincoln buried in the crowd. (Test yourself by checking out the entire photo before clicking through to the detail; I bet you can’t find him!)

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You want something really moving? Listen to the only known audio interview of someone who actually witnessed Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.

• Posted by: kevin d. white on Nov 20, 2003, 12:12 PM


• Pinged by anil dash's daily links on Nov 20, 2003, 2:35 PM

I’ve been watching Ken Burns’ The Civil War DVD this weekend.

• Posted by: The Commissar on Nov 22, 2003, 7:56 PM

Great link on the anniversary of a great day! Cool.

• Posted by: Anthony on Nov 23, 2003, 3:34 PM
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