April 19, 2007

Abraham Lincoln - February 1861 - Philadelphia

45. One of three photographs (see #46-47) taken by Frederick De Bourg Richards in Philadelphia on February 22, 1861. Lincoln’s journey from Springfield to Washington took a somewhat circuitous route. Lincoln is seen here outside of Independence Hall on George Washington’s birthday, just after sunrise, participating in a flag-raising ceremony to commemorate the recent admission of Kansas into the Union.

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