Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Abraham Lincoln's 200th Birthday ~ February 12, 1809 - 2009 . . .

Commemorative Stamp set issued by the US Postal Service to celebrate the Lincoln bicentennial. Buy only what you need or want to keep because postage is going up to 44 cents in May! Yet another increase with no added service.

Lincoln Portrait by Anthony Berger
at the Mathew Brady Studio 1864.

This image released by George Eastman House is a broken glass-plate interpositive of a clean shaven Abraham Lincoln, taken by Alexander Hesler at the Illinois state Capitol in Springfield on June 3, 1860.

The following photos are from Time Magazine.
Click to enlarge. Buttons don't work.

End of photos from Time Magazine.

When I was in school we celebrated this iconic President's birthday every February 12th. Now we have Presidents' Day which is celebrated next Monday so we can have a long weekend. It combines Lincoln's birthday and George Washington's birthday (February 22nd). I don't think children are taught the true dates for each President's actual birthday. What a shame.

Happy Birthday Honest Abe!

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Millie said...

Fabulous tribute to one of my heroes Rosemary! I had a chance to visit the Lincoln Museum located in the basement of Ford's Theatre in Washington & it truly was a defining moment for me. To see the frock coat Abe was wearing on the night of his assissination in its glass cabinet was incredible. What a huge bear of a man he really was, & those massive leather boots - wow! I need to go back again!
Millie ^_^

Cass said...

Wonderful post honoring one of our greatest Americans! I just now stumbled onto your blog, and it's wonderful! Love your cottage, too. I will be back! Cass

Sabina said...

Rosemary, you really outdid yourself on your tribute to Lincoln!! Wow!!