Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Happy Birthday, President Lincoln #6 -- February 12, 2013

Today is Abraham Lincoln's 204th birthday. My favorite president.  This year we will observe the sesquicentennials of the conquest of Vicksburg, the Battle of Gettysburg and the Gettysburg Address.  We have already observed the sesquicentennial of the Emancipation Proclamation. 

"Truth is generally the best vindication against slander."  I have frequently thought of this quote when I hear people attacking President Obama for made-up things. 

Collier's Magazine, a popular voice for reform, published this cover for the centennial of Lincoln's birth in February, 1909. 

The image comes from MagazineArt.org (http://www.magazineart.org). 

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