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Saturday, November 12, 2016

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum

Above, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Along with Abraham Lincoln's tomb, home and train depot (from which he departed Springfield to go to Washington to assume the presidency), Springfield also has the Abraham Presidential Library and Abraham Presidential Museum. The Library and Museum are in two separate buildings across the street from each other.

The Library is purely a research facility while the Museum has the Lincoln exhibits.

Above, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

I went to the Museum and found it interesting. They have a film on the life of Lincoln that is best seen before touring the rest of the Museum.

Here are some of the exhibits:

Above, Lincoln studying in his Kentucky log cabin. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Above, Sen. Stephen A. Douglas and Lincoln debate during the 1858 senate campaign. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Above and below, Lincoln reads a newspaper in his law office while his sons play. Photos by Armand Vaquer.


Above, gowns worn by rivals of Mary Todd Lincoln's social circle. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Above, political cartoons of Lincoln's day in The Whispering Gallery. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Above, the death of William "Willie" Lincoln. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Above, Lincoln reads the Emancipation Proclamation to his cabinet. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Above, The War Gallery presents images of the Civil War. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Above, uniforms of the Confederate Army. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Above, uniforms of the Union Army. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Above, photographs of Lincoln from his election in 1860 to his last days in 1865. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Above, life masks of Lincoln from 1860 and 1865 show how much the President aged. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Above, John Wilkes Booth enters the Presidential box at Ford's Theater to assassinate the President. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Above, the Lincolns enjoy "Our American Cousin" before the shot is fired. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Above, Lincoln lies in state after the assassination. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Above, the First Family in front of the White House. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

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