Some of our favorite documents at the Rosenbach Library are their collection of newspapers from the time of Lincoln’s death. There’s something immediate and ephemeral about them; they somehow feel closer to everyday life than other more rare and personal documents. There are only a few pages in these newspapers, and the bulk of those pages is devoted to ads, among which are opportunities to invest in oil, timber, cotton and land, all of which provide a reminder for the capitalist frictions between North and South that were an underlying cause of the Civil War. There are also prominent ads for flags, black cloth and portraits of Lincoln, which provide some everyday capitalist context for the death of Abraham Lincoln.
One Lincoln After Another
Artists Chris Kubick and Anne Walsh work together collaboratively on historically-based multimedia work under the name Archive. Archive’s work has included performance lectures, spoken word CDs, video games, exhibitions, and works on paper.
Archive presents “One Lincoln After Another,” finding Abe through short webisodes involving spirit mediums, photographs of Lincoln documents, sculptures made from Lincoln’s death mask, a Lincoln “presenter,” and a trip to several Lincoln monuments, including one in Tijuana, Mexico.
I spent Thanksgiving of 2008 in the Shenandoah Valley, an area which was the scene of many conflicts ...
Seeing Lincoln's clothing make him seem more real.
From the Kentucky Historical Society http://history.ky.gov/kylincoln/
Great site if you're interested in visiting Lincoln's home.
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