Because we’re still completely blown away, even after our first post about it 4 months ago, here’s a slightly different look at veteran Hollywood special effects artist Kazuhiro Tsuji’s incredibly awesome bust of Abraham Lincoln.
still don’t get what people say about him being ugly
so gorgeous I can’t
I knew eventually this would come around with my tag attached to it
FINALLY someone understands his voice wasn’t deep!
why is this actually my life
Honest Abe’s Congressional Expenses:
Researchers at the National Archives are still finding fascinating records related to President Lincoln. Our guest blogger David Gerleman of the The Papers of Abraham Lincoln just found a missing piece of Lincoln’s history—his pay and mileage records for the 30th Congress.
Congressional pay was based on a per diem basis stemming from an 1818 law by which members received $8 per day and $8 per 20 miles traveled to and from their districts. However, the legislation did not specify the shortest route, a fact later prompting investigation when former member-turned-newspaperman Horace Greeley publicly reproached members for taking less-than-direct routes home
You can read the whole story here:
AI WHERE ARE YOU
LOOK, ONE OF THE FEW TIMES LINCOLN KEPT HIS OWN BOOKS
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Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 - April 15, 1865)
“His features, even supporters conceded, were not such ‘as belonged to a handsome man.’ In response, his face was ‘so overspread with sadness,’ the reporter Horace White noted, that it seemed as if ‘Shakespeare’s melancholy Jacques has been translated from the forest of Arden to the capital of Illinois.’ Yet, when Lincoln began to speak, White observed, ‘the expression of sorrow dropped from him instantly. His face lighted up with a winning smile, and where I had a moment before seen only leaden sorrow I now beheld keen intelligence, genuine kindness of heart, and the promise of true friendship.’ If his appearance seemed somewhat odd, what captivated admirers, another contemporary observed, was ‘his winning manner, his ready good sense of humor, and his unaffected kindness and gentleness.’”
(Team of Rivals, Doris Kearns Goodwin)
this is a gorgeous edit of that photograph
Happy 204th Birthday to my favorite President in history, President Abraham Lincoln.
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Abraham Lincoln is getting a birthday present that everyone can enjoy: his own smartphone application.
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation, along with AT&T, officially launched its free “Abe App” today – Lincoln’s 204th birthday. The app lets everyone explore Lincoln…
….now I HAVE to get a smartphone……