Sunday, May 10, 2009

Lincoln Exhibit at the Library of Congress

Went to a great exhibit on Lincoln at the Library of Congress on Friday. I just happened to be paging through the style section and saw an ad. I'm lucky because this is the last weekend of it.

Here's the description of it:

The exhibit marks the greatest assemblage of objects from the Library’s Lincoln collections in history, with original drafts of documents in Lincoln’s hand such as his first and second inaugural addresses, the Emancipation Proclamation and the Gettysburg Address. For the first time ever, the exhibit unites an exchange of letters between Lincoln and Grace Bedell in which the young girl urges the Illinois politician to grow a beard. These letters are on loan to the exhibition from the Benjamin Shapell Family Manuscript Foundation and the Detroit Public Library.

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