The Story of Abraham Lincoln; Or, the Journey from the Log Cabin to the White House Volume 1

The Story of Abraham Lincoln; Or, the Journey from the Log Cabin to the White House Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ... to hear the awkward, homely countryman say, "I believe I will have my picture taken for some of the lawyers at the court house may want to have it." The photographer was too amazed and surprised to reply, but he placed the sitter in position and simply said: "Have you any objections to having your hair pushed back from your forehead?" The unknown sitter smiled and made brief response. Mr. Lincoln's hair was properly arranged according to the photographer's fancy, and the "picture" was pronounced a success. Mr. Hessler says in a letter written some time afterwards to a prominent citizen of Chicago: "Can you imagine my astonishment and surprise when I discovered that the negative which I had in my possession of a supposed ordinary, though rather peculiar, countryman was no other than Abraham Lincoln, the Presidential candidate." It has been my good fortune to secure the copy of a letter written by Mr. Hessler to a well-known citizen of Chicago, regarding the abovementioned photograph. A copy verbatim of the letter is reproduced for my readers' benefit: THE PHOTOGRAPHER'S STORY Dear Sir. My first acquaintance with Mr. Lincoln was in Feb 1857 when he came into my studio in the Metropolitan Block and sat for his negative and as he explained it "So that the lawyers over at the Court House that wanted my picture bad enough to buy it could come and get copies." His tall, gaunt figure at first sight impressed me with the thought who could want your picture? but when seated, a glance at his head and face struck me as one of rare power and goodness--His hair was very long and full over his eyes and forehead. I asked him if I might arrange it to which he replied "Fix it to please you." I ran my...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236602005
  • 9781236602008