We here at My Public Lands were wondering what our friends at Today’s Document would be posting for the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address.  Surely it wouldn’t just be a copy of the text.  Sure enough, they outdo themselves with the first, and possibly only, photo of Lincoln at Gettysburg!


Lincoln at Gettysburg

150 years ago on November 19, 1863, four months after the battle, President Abraham Lincoln came to Gettysburg to dedicate the national cemetery for the Union dead. In his remarks, he paid tribute to the brave men who died there and insisted that their sacrifice would increase the will of the people to fulfill America’s promise. Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, a rhetorical masterpiece delivered in less than three minutes, defined the war as necessary for the survival of the nation and its ideals.

This rare photo from a glass plate negative by Matthew Brady is the first–and possibly only–photograph of Lincoln at Gettysburg.


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