May 1, 2007

Abraham Lincoln - Aoril 1861 - Washington DC

55. Taken by an unknown photographer in Washington in April 1861. As can be seen here, Lincoln inscribed this photograph to Lucy Speed, the mother of one of Lincoln’s oldest and closest friends, Joshua Speed. The text reads, "For Mrs. Lucy G. Speed, from whose pious hand I accepted the present of an Oxford Bible twenty years ago."

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