Monday, November 19, 2007

Gettysburg Address

This is not one of the clearest pictures we have ever featured, but it might be one of the most interesting. The picture shows Abraham Lincoln, just as he was about to give the Gettysburg Address. He is pictured in the center. He is seated on the platform. The Gettysburg Address was given to dedicate the memorial at the Gettysburg battlefield.
Abraham Lincoln gave this famous speech on this day, November 19, in the year 1863.

2 comments:

  1. The guy to Lincoln's left, or looking at the picture, on the right(with the top hat and burly beard) is freakin HUGE.

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  2. If I remember correctly, virtually no-one heard the actual address (no PA systems in those days). It became famous when it was published in newspapers a short while later.

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