Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865

Assassination of Abraham Lincoln Currier, N. (1813-88) and Ives, J.M. (1824-95) / Collection of the New-York Historical Society, USA
Assassination of Abraham Lincoln Currier, N. (1813-88) and Ives, J.M. (1824-95) / Collection of the New-York Historical Society, USA

Mount Rushmore National Memorial (granite), Borglum, Gutzon (1867-1941) / Keystone, South Dakota, USA
Mount Rushmore National Memorial (granite), Borglum, Gutzon (1867-1941) / Keystone, South Dakota, USA

Abraham Lincoln 1864 American School, Private Collection / Peter Newark American Pictures
Abraham Lincoln 1864 American School, Private Collection / Peter Newark American Pictures

Abraham Lincoln was born on 12 February 1809 in a one-room log cabin near Hodgenville, Kentucky. His parents were poor pioneer farmers and Lincoln was largely self-educated.

The16th President of the United States successfully led the country through its greatest internal crisis, the American Civil War, preserving the Union and ending slavery. He was the first American president to be assassinated.  

See below for pictures relating to Lincoln's life and legacy.
The Peter Newark American Pictures Collection is exceptionally rich in its holdings of Americana, Old West and Native American imagery.

The Log Cabin in which Abraham Lincoln was born in / Peter Newark American Pictures
The Log Cabin in which Abraham Lincoln was born in / Peter Newark American Pictures

Abraham Lincoln as a young boy American Photographer, (19th century) Peter Newark American Pictures
Abraham Lincoln as a young boy American Photographer, (19th century) Peter Newark American Pictures

Abraham Lincoln riding through Richmond, Virginia, to cheers of the freed black inhabitants at the end of the American Civil War on April 4th 1865 / Peter Newark American Pictures
Abraham Lincoln riding through Richmond, Virginia, to cheers of the freed black inhabitants at the end of the American Civil War on April 4th 1865 / Peter Newark American Pictures

Abraham Lincoln Centennial Souvenir Postcard, 1909 / Peter Newark American Pictures
Abraham Lincoln Centennial Souvenir Postcard, 1909 / Peter Newark American Pictures


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