Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Early Images Of Lincoln
Since we are discussing Lincoln & the Convention of 1860, I thought I'd better show what he looked like: no beard!
The tale is true that he grew "whiskers" at the request of a young girl in New York, who wrote him a letter. When the famous Inaugural Express went through New York State in February of 1861, Lincoln made certain that one of his stops was in her small town. He stood at the end of the train to meet her.
She had brought a bouquet for him, but was so excited and unnerved by the whole experience that she forgot to give him the flowers.
Awwwww . . .