A great man.
An ugly man.
A loving father.
Savior of the United States.
God alone understands
the complexity of his mind, the difficulty of his task,
and the enormity of his accomplishments.
Happy Birthday, Mr. Lincoln.
And thank you.
Above: a young Abraham Lincoln, tussled as usual.
Above: a young Mary Todd Lincoln
Above: Robert Lincoln, the Lincolns' firstborn, was 22 years old
at the time of his father's assassination.
Above: Willie Lincoln, third born, died shortly after his 11th birthday.
Above: President Lincoln and his son Tad
Above: Lincoln with Allan Pinkerton and Major General John Alexander McClernand at Antietam.
Above: The Ford Theater
Left: Abraham Lincoln in his stovepipe hat.
Right: Mary Todd Lincoln