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Lincoln and the Camera

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Lincoln and the Camera

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Abraham Lincoln's rise to public life coincided with the invention of photography and he used that to his political advantage.

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There have been nearly 15,000 books written about Abraham Lincoln, and still more are rolling through the printing presses. He is perhaps the most covered and yet most enigmatic figure in American history. Gain all new insights from the three men who had unprecedented access to our nation's sixteenth President: his personal secretaries.

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