Because we’re still completely blown away, even after our first post about it 4 months ago, here’s a slightly different look at veteran Hollywood special effects artist Kazuhiro Tsuji’s incredibly awesome bust of Abraham Lincoln.
John Wilkes Booth
- John Wilkes Booth was almost 27 years old when he shot President Lincoln on April 14, 1865 — it was two weeks before Wilkes’ May 10th birthday.
- John Wilkes Booth was 5′ 8″ tall.
- “At no time did any of John Wilkes Booth’s family identify the body at Garrett’s farm; not on the Montague, not at Weaver’s Funeral Home, and not at the barn. The government could have brought the Booth family forth, but chose not to. Joseph Booth, John’s brother, said numerous times that neither he nor Edwin Booth ever identified the body.” Over 95% of all Booth descendants today believe the body was not that of John Wilkes Booth.
Creator: Meade Bros. —Photographer Source: Print Collection portrait file. / B / John Wilkes Booth .Location: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building / Print Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs Digital ID: 1122182 Record ID: 434444
The Last Photograph of Lincoln Made the Week Before His Death
Source: Print Collection portrait file. / L / Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865. Location: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building / Print Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and PhotographsDigital ID: 1560882 Record ID: 1043795 NYPL Source
Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865
From an Ambrotype Made a Few Days After the Debate at Galesburg, Illinois, October 7, 1858
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Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865.
- His son, Robert Todd Lincoln, was in the vicinity of the assassination of three presidents: Lincoln, Garfield, and McKinley.
- Born in Kentucky, Mary Todd Lincoln received scorn from Southerners, who believed she was a traitor to her birth, and suspicion from Northerners who accused her of treason, throughout her husband’s tenure in the White House during the Civil War.
- During his term, the population of the United States was 32 million.
Source: Print Collection portrait file. / L / Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865.Location: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building / Print Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs Digital ID: 1560870Record ID: 1043783 NYPL Digital Collection
Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865.
Source: Print Collection portrait file. / L / Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865. Location: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building / Print Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs Digital ID: 1560840 Record ID: 1043753 Source NYPL Digital Collection
Abraham Lincoln Pardons John Connor for Desertion
-President Abraham Lincoln Pardoned, Commuted or Rescinded the Convictions of 343 People During His Term
Source: Ruckman, Jr., P. S. (1995-11-04). “Federal Executive Clemency in United States”. Retrieved 2011-03-19.
Creator: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 —Created Date: 1864 Apr 22 Source: Abraham Lincoln collection, 1847-1864 / Original Manuscripts by Lincoln Location: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building / Manuscripts and Archives Division Catalog Call Number: MssCol 1761 Source: New York Public Library Digital Gallery
The Riderless Horse- Represent’s a Fallen Leader Looking Back On His Troops For the Last Time.
Abraham Lincoln was the first president of the United States to be officially honored by the inclusion of the caparisoned horse in his funeral cortege. When Lincoln’s funeral train reached Springfield Illinos his horse Old Bob, who was draped in a black mourning blanket, followed the procession and led mourners to Lincoln’s burial spot.
This marks the first time we have photographs of the riderless horse participating in the funeral of an American president
Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/6455403
Traditionally, simple black riding boots are reversed in the stirrups to represent a fallen leader looking back on his troops for the last time.
The custom is believed to date back to the time of Genghis Khan, when a horse was sacrificed to serve the fallen warrior in the next world. The caparisoned horse later came to symbolize a warrior who would ride no more. Others suggest that this tradition hailed from over a thousand years before Genghis Khan, when the Afghan people represented the Buddha as a riderless horse.
Photo: Washington, D.C. (Jun. 9, 2004) - Symbolic of a fallen leader who will never ride again, the Caparisoned horse is led down Constitution Ave., following the Caisson carrying the body of former U.S. President Ronald Reagan Source: Wiki
Enthusiastic Members of The Crowd at Lincoln’s Second Inauguration
The Library of Congress discovered unseen photos of President Abraham Lincoln’s second inauguration. They’d been housed at the library for years, hidden by an error in labeling.
More Photos here: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=19094867
Looking at History
African American Troops Marching at Lincoln’s 1865 Inauguration
Abraham Lincoln’s second inauguration marked the first time that African Americans officially participated in the ceremonies, with African American soldiers taking part in the march.
Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA Washington, District of Columbia. Crowd at President Abraham Lincoln’s second inauguration
President Lincoln’s Horse Old Robin
Photograph shows, Rev. Henry Brown, with Abraham Lincoln’s horse on the day of Lincoln’s funeral.
Mr Brown was a minister and an occasional handyman for the family, he led Lincoln’s favorite horse Robin — also known as “Old Bob” — behind the president’s coffin. Old Bob’s stirrups held a pair of Lincoln’s boots turned backward.
F.W. Ingmire, photographic artist, City Gallery, West Side of Public Square, Springfield, Ill.
- Creator(s): Ingmire, F. W., 1822-1876, photographer
- Date Created/Published: [Springfield, Ill. : s.n., 1865]
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540
A Famous Figure Lost to History- James Tanner, Army Stenographer was an amputee who lost both legs in Battle of Second Bull Run (Manassas)
Without This Man We Would Have No Comprehensive Record of the Night Lincoln Was Assassinated.
Tanner studied stenography and worked at the War Department in Washington. On the evening of April 14, 1865 he hurried to Ford’s Theater on hearing that President Lincoln had been shot. He remained there throughout the night with Secretary of War Edwin Stanton and took a complete shorthand notes as the search for the assassin was planned and carried out. His record of events that evening at the Peterson House (across from the theater) remain the most comprehensive record of the events that followed the President’s shooting. He later founded a Veteran’s organization and spoke at the dedication of the Confederate Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery.
James Tanner died at Washington, D.C. on October 2, 1927 and was buried in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery.
National Geographic Channels The scene following the shooting of Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theater in the television film “Killing Lincoln,” which is based on the best-selling book by Bill O’Reilly.
Thomas P. “Boston” Corbett-The Man that Killed John Wilkes Booth was “Mad as a Hatter” -
Corbett castrated himself with a pair of scissors in order to avoid the temptation of prostitutes. He then ate a meal and went to a prayer meeting, before going for medical treatment.
He disappeared after 1888, but circumstantial evidence suggests that he died in the Great Hinckley Fire in 1894, although this remains impossible to substantiate. Born in England, He became a hatter in Troy, New York. It has been suggested that the fumes of mercury used in the hatter’s trade caused Corbett’s later mental problems.
Corbett shot Booth with his Colt revolver despite Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton’s orders that Booth should be taken alive. Eyewitness Lieutenant Edward Doherty, the officer in charge of the soldiers who captured Booth and Herold, stated that “the bullet struck Booth in the back of the head, about an inch below the spot where his shot had entered the head of Mr. Lincoln.” His spinal cord was severed, and he died two hours later. When asked later why he did it, Corbett answered that “Providence directed me”
Boston Corbett was immediately arrested for violation of his orders, but Stanton later had the charges dropped. Stanton remarked, “The rebel is dead. The patriot lives.” Corbett received his share of the reward money, amounting to $1,653.84
The earliest known photographic portrait of Abraham Lincoln, was made in 1848 when Lincoln was 39 years old.
Early Photo of Abraham Lincoln?
In 1977 Albert Kaplan purchased the daguerreotype receipted as “Portrait of a Young Man” from an art gallery in New York.
The substantial number of identical characteristics of the young man of the Kaplan daguerreotype and those of Abraham Lincoln include,
- Identical horizontal and vertical facial bone structure;
- Identical soft tissue landmarks including the appearance and implantation of the hair, the height of the forehead, the robust nose, the well marked philtral columns of the upper lip, the pouting lower lip, and the shape of the ear with its free-hanging, detached lobe;
- Identical congenital anomalies including his rare bilateral ptosis, and prominent ears;
- Identical acquired facial sequellae of his childhood head trauma including exophoria of the left eye. Dr. Kempf described Lincoln’s other trauma-induced facial deformities: “The right side of the chin is larger than the left ….”, and “The left half of the upper lip is somewhat thicker than the right ….”, and “His cheek bones were unusually high and prominent. The right was larger than the left, and the right orbital ridge and lower jaw were more heavily developed than the left, giving the whole face a decided morphological curve toward the right. This deformation becomes distinctly visible when the full face photographs are turned upside down.”
Accordingly, the poster concludes that the Abraham Lincoln of the early 1840s is, without the possibility of misidentification, the very man of the Kaplan daguerreotype.
Mr. Kaplan waives all copyright restrictions. Non profit and commercial use
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