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His new beard makes Lincoln 'an exceedingly presentable man'....



Item # 629608

February 13, 1861

WESTERN CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE, Cincinnati, Ohio, Feb. 13, 1861 

* Abraham Lincoln as president-elect

Page 5 has several small yet significant items including a report of Lincoln leaving his hometown & his route to Washington; "Fort Pickens" concerning the situation at South Carolina; "the Palmetto flag" noting: "The first attempt of a vessel to enter a foreign port under the flag of the "Independent Republic of South Carolina" was made at Havana..." with more; and the most interesting: "Whiskers" which notes: "The forbidding visage of Mr Lincoln has been modified by a growth of whiskers. The improvement...is remarkable. The gaunt, hollow cheeks and long, lank jawbones are so enveloped as to give fullness & rotundity to the entire face, and if he escapes the barbers, the President elect will go to Washington an exceedingly presentable man..." (see).
Eight pages, various foxing, generally good condition.

Category: Yankee

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