Is That Abraham Lincoln?


A New York photography expert has unveiled what he believes is one of the last photographs of President Abraham Lincoln before he was assassinated in 1865.  Only 130 photographs of President Lincoln were ever taken, and before this discovery, none with him in front of the Executive Mansion.

The purported find came after Ulysses S. Grant VI, the great-great-grandson of the former president and Civil War general, recently spotted a tall figure in the background of a photograph of the White House in a family album. Keya Morgan, the collector and Lincoln aficionado who has since bought the photograph, helped identify the man as Lincoln.

The AP says Grant also discovered a handwritten note on the back of the photo that reads, "Lincoln in front of the White House." It was apparently written by Gen. Grant's youngest son.

The figure in the photo is very tall and bearded, although his facial features are obscured. Lincoln was 6-foot-4.


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Who gives a rat's ass? Seriously, I saw this earlier, and the Yahoo news photo was of the guy holding the photo. I was convinced then -it ain't no big deal, and now that I've seen the actual photo, I'm unimpressed.

Even if it's real, it's not a good photograph. Wow, look that there's Abe Lincoln. -What, that spot of black there?
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