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The Photograph that Made Lincoln President

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Photo by Mathew Brady. Courtesy the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

On February 27, 1860, Abraham Lincoln gave a speech in New York City that convinced his audience that he was a serious constitutional thinker and an eloquent representative for the Republican party. Before the speech, he had his portrait taken by Mathew Brady, a portrait that became known as the “photograph that made Lincoln president.”