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Abraham Lincoln’s White House

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All creation is a mine, and every man a miner.”- Lecture on Discoveries, Inventions and Improvements, February 22, 1859

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Daniel Webster

“I heard a story last night about Daniel Webster when a lad, which was new to me, and it has been running in my head all the morning. When quite young, at school, Daniel was one day guilty of a gross violation of…

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Abraham Lincoln in Depth

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Abraham Lincoln’s Moods
“Lincoln was a curious – mysterious – quite an incomprehensible man,” wrote William H. Herndon shortly before he died... Read more   View more articles

Cartoon Corner

lincoln-moods President Lincoln enjoyed humor. Many Americans enjoyed making fun of the President. Some of the most recognizable cartoons were published in Harper’s Weekly, a New York City periodical ... Read more

Mr. Lincoln's Visits to Philadelphia

Mr. Lincoln’s Visits to Philadelphia 1848 to 1864

Map of Philadelphia sites visited by Mr. Lincoln from 1848 to 1864.

President Lincolns Cabinet

President Lincolns Cabinet

As President, Lincoln separated his personal feelings from his analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of colleagues…

Moses F. Odell (1818-1866)

Moses F. Odell (1818-1866)

“Although Odell did not always agree with his Republican colleagues, they appreciated his hard work and dedication to the committee’s investigations…”

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