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History: Abraham Lincoln

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Abraham Lincoln

First Known Photo of Lincoln

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Recommended Sites on Lincoln

For president Abram Lincoln. For vice president Hannibal Hamlin
For President Abram Lincoln. For Vice President Hannibal Hamlin.
Philadelphia: H.C. Howard, 1860.
Woodcut or lithograph on linen.
Prints & Photographs Division.
Reproduction Number:
LC-DIG-01637

General Information

The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation   Biographical information about Lincoln; timeline; a selection of his most famous speeches and letters; a virtual tour of the places important in Lincoln’s life; and the Gettysburg Address.

Abraham Lincoln Online   Lincoln-related news; speeches and writings; images of places in Lincoln's life; and links to other Lincoln Web sites.

American President: An Online Reference Resource - The Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia presents essays about Lincoln and his life before and during his presidential terms and information on Lincoln's private and public papers.

Lincoln Home National Historic Site  The full text of the Lincoln-Douglas debates, speeches, quotes, essays, images, timelines, and biographical information on Lincoln and his family

The Lincoln Institute  Topics include: Mr. Lincoln's White House; Mr. Lincoln and Freedom; Mr. Lincoln and Friends; Mr. Lincoln and the Founders; Mr. Lincoln and New York; and Abraham Lincoln's Classroom.

POTUS: Abraham Lincoln  The Internet Public Library's POTUS (Presidents of the United States) Web site provides background information, election results, a list of cabinet members, notable events, Links to biographies, historical documents, and other presidential sites are also included.

The History Place - Lincoln - Time Line and Photographs

Primary Sources

Lincoln/Net - Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project  Historical materials concerning Abraham Lincoln's Illinois years (1830-61), including biographical information, essays, thematic materials, primary-source documents, lesson plans, images, and video presentations.

The Papers of Abraham Lincoln  Sponsored by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum working to provide all documents written by Lincoln. Also contains the Lincoln Log, a chronology of Abraham Lincoln's life that can be browsed or searched by date. and an extensive bibliography on Lincoln's life.

The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln Published by the Abraham Lincoln Association in 1953, the University of Michigan's Web site presents the full text of The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, an eight-volume set of Lincoln's correspondence, speeches, and other writings. 

HarpWeek: The Presidential Elections 1860-1912 Political cartoons from Harper's Weekly, Leslie's Illustrated Weekly, Vanity Fair, Puck, Judge, and American Political Prints, 1766-1876 with explanations of the historical context and images of each cartoon, campaign overviews, biographical sketches, and a review of the era's major issues,