April 16, 2007

Abraham Lincoln - February 1857 - Chicago

3. Taken by Alexander Hesler in Chicago, IL on February 28, 1857. Lincoln thought this likeness "a very true one, though my wife and many others do not." He deliberately mussed up his hair because, he thought, people who knew him wouldn't recognize him with neatly combed hair. Hesler would journey to Springfield three years later to take a famous series of pictures of the newly nominated Republican presidential candidate.

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