Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States. He was born in a back woods cabin and had little education. He did love to read and would even read while he was doing his chores like ploughing. Through his love for reading, Lincoln taught himself law and became a lawyer. This led him to politics. Abraham Lincoln had the character to stand by the right as he knew it. He also had a charitable nature in the way he treated others. President Abraham Lincoln was just the man we needed to keep our country together during its critical hour. He propelled our country past the shackles of slavery as no other could.
This portrait of Lincoln was painted in reference to the November 1863. It was taken two weeks before Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address by photographer Alexander Gardner.
Abraham Lincoln did not have a beard most of his life. This earlier portrait of Lincoln was taken in 1860 in Springfield, Illinois by photographer Alexander Hester. Its’ repository is the Chicago Historical Society.
This painting was sold in the auction at the 2010 Lincoln Day Dinner raising funds for the Salt Lake County Republican Party.