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Lincoln is not an ugly man... Great article on all aspects of Lincoln...



Item # 645938

August 21, 1860

NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Aug. 21, 1860  

* Abraham Lincoln as Republican candidate
* Springfield, Illinois home life described


Page 2 has a nice and interesting article headed: "Lincoln At Home" which has a Springfield, Illinois dateline.
This fascinating article takes an entire column, and begins: "In a large two-story frame house, bearing no slight resemblance to Washington's headquarters...resides the Republican candidate for President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln..." with much more.
There are several subheads in this article including: "His Family and Their Connections" "Whom He Married, and His Wife's Family Relations" "What His Neighbors Say of Him" "His Personal Appearance" and Views of the People Who Have Never Grown Fat in Washington".
As for the portion on his appearance, portions include: "...but as a great deal has been said about his ugliness; I will say a word or two on that score, if only for the purpose of enlisting the attention of the ladies North and South...But Lincoln is not an ugly man. His features may appear rugged to the casual observer but when engag'd in earnest & entertaining conversation, they assume an aspect at once pleasing & engaging..." with much more (see photos).
This is one of the finest articles we have seen describing all aspects of the life of Abraham Lincoln before his election.
Eight pages, very nice, clean condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War

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